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  • Perth unites to celebrate Pride
  • Comment: #metoo
  • New tax on foreign property buyers
  • Chevron abandons drilling plans in the Bight
  • Perth unites to celebrate Pride

    Perth unites to celebrate Pride

    Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

    October 23, 2017

    Rainbows, crazy costumes, music, fun and a whole lot of glitter. On November 25, over 20,000 people are expected to flood the CBD for the 2017 Perth Pride Parade, which is part of Perth’s PrideFest. Growing out of a protest movement in 1989 challenging discriminatory laws against LGBT+ people, PrideFest...

    Donna Kebab A.K.A Danny Rogers Photographer: Claire Alexander

  • Comment: #metoo

    Comment: #metoo

    Danielle Blanch, Reporter

    October 23, 2017

    Here are some stats which should concern you: Over 12 million people on Facebook have taken part in the #metoo campaign in the past week. Research by the Australia Institute in 2015 found nine out of 10 women have been harassed in public. In 2016 the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that the ...

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  • New tax on foreign property buyers

    New tax on foreign property buyers

    Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

    October 23, 2017

    In the September Budget WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced a new tax to be imposed on foreign property buyers in WA. The extra 4% tax is set to repair part of the $4.2bn Western Australian state net debt by 2021. The new tax surcharge is an addition to the existing 5.15% duty payable surcharge. The...

    South Perth housing from Kings Park

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  • Chevron abandons drilling plans in the Bight

    Chevron abandons drilling plans in the Bight

    Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

    October 22, 2017

    Energy giant, Chevron, has abandoned its $400 Million plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. A year after fellow multinational oil player British Petroleum (BP) gave up its ambitions for drilling in South Australia's Bight; Chevron announced that due to low oil prices, the project could...

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Bitcoins: What are they? Should I invest?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

Dutchman Didi Taihuttu recently packed it all in and sold everything he owned for Bitcoins. Currently waiting on a campsite with his family, he is claiming that he is waiting...

COMMENT: A matter of Church or State?

COMMENT: A matter of Church or State?

October 23, 2017

One word comes to mind when I think of the Catholic Church: Hypocrites. Last week Sydney's Archbishop Anthony Fisher advocated the “no” vote in a Sunday congregation at St Mary's Cathedral, stating tha...

Comment: #metoo

Comment: #metoo

October 23, 2017

Here are some stats which should concern you: Over 12 million people on Facebook have taken part in...

Four-legged fellows wreaking havoc across Perth

Four-legged fellows wreaking havoc across Perth

October 23, 2017

Dogs, so innocent and adorable … or so it seems. Over the course of 2017 there has been an average...

COMMENT: Stop the stigma on homelessness

COMMENT: Stop the stigma on homelessness

October 23, 2017

Imagine coming home from a day of work and having the sidewalk of some run down street be your couch....

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Ella Munro: A modern day Janis Joplin.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017

Ella Munro is a 23-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Perth, WA. In her short life, she has experienced what she describes as a ‘series of unfortunate events’....

What’s on in November

What’s on in November

October 23, 2017

With more hot days on the way there are plenty of events this November to get you moving in the sunshine. The Great F...

Perth unites to celebrate Pride

Perth unites to celebrate Pride

October 23, 2017

Rainbows, crazy costumes, music, fun and a whole lot of glitter. On November 25, over 20,000 people are...

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

October 22, 2017

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia,...

Russian film festival returns

Russian film festival returns

October 22, 2017

Grab your ushanka and vodka as Australia prepares to say nostrovia to the 2017 Russian Resurrection Film...

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Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

Andrew Fewster, Reporter

October 23, 2017

Due to global warming, rising water temperatures are having dramatic effects on the ecology of coral reefs, recent studies have shown. One study shows that as waters warm, fish are able to extend their hunting range, which will impact on invertebrates such as crabs, lobsters, and sea urchins. “As...

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

October 22, 2017

For several weeks, the presence of a large vehicle in the car park has puzzled students at Edith Cowan...

Government linking our data

Government linking our data

October 22, 2017

The State Government may soon have more detailed profiles on each West Australian following a study posted...

Want to control your dreams?

Want to control your dreams?

October 22, 2017

If you dream often, I’m sure you've wanted to control your dreams. What if there was a way for you...

Fright or flight?

Fright or flight?

October 22, 2017

The odds of a person being in a plane crash are extremely low, 1 in 29.4 million to be exact, at least...

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Drama and destinations: AFL TRADE WRAP

Jackson Lavell Lee, Reporter

October 23, 2017

The 2017 Trade period saw two of the biggest superstars of the AFL over the past decade traded, and while West Coast landed an important inside midfielder, Fremantle delivered the most fruitful trade period in its history. The trade period can be complicated and confusing, with player loyalty seemingly...

First Australian to complete the Peak and Pond Challenge

First Australian to complete the Peak and Pond Challenge

October 23, 2017

Mullaloo Surf Life Saver Jason Snell has become the first Australian and the eighth person in the world to...

What’s On: Get on your hike

What’s On: Get on your hike

October 22, 2017

Perth is home to many bush walks and hiking trails, and with spring in full bloom now is a great time...

Suspension of disbelief

Suspension of disbelief

October 16, 2017

Sometimes we need pain to contrast the pleasures in life. Without it we wouldn’t have anything to measure...

Ditch screen time for green time this October

Ditch screen time for green time this October

October 16, 2017

Outdoors WA is encouraging West Australians to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the state's...

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Quality journalism by ECU students
Quality journalism by ECU students