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Bitcoins: What are they? Should I invest?

Bitcoins: What are they? Should I invest?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017


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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 for the eventual boom in cryptocurrency. He is not the only one sold on their prosperity. Many (probably not to the extent...

COMMENT: A matter of Church or State?

COMMENT: A matter of Church or State?

Megan Birch, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017


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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 that the government should “keep out of the bedroom” When I saw his speech pop up on every m...

Comment: #metoo

Comment: #metoo

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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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 ...

Four-legged fellows wreaking havoc across Perth

Four-legged fellows wreaking havoc across Perth

Vanessa Vlajkovic, ECU Daily Reporter

October 23, 2017


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Dogs, so innocent and adorable … or so it seems. Over the course of 2017 there has been an average of five dog attacks per day across Perth. According to City of Cockburn Rangers and Community Safety Manager Michael Emery almost 12% of the City of Cockburn rangers' jobs are associated with dog attacks. As...

COMMENT: Stop the stigma on homelessness

COMMENT: Stop the stigma on homelessness

Andjela Ergic, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017


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Imagine coming home from a day of work and having the sidewalk of some run down street be your couch. Imagine the cold, winter night and the fear of what lies in the dark consuming your thoughts, while you lie on a thin blanket praying that you will make it through the night. This is the reality that...

New tax on foreign property buyers

New tax on foreign property buyers

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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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...

ECU Social Work Lecturers release book

ECU Social Work Lecturers release book

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

October 22, 2017


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Two ECU lecturers of Social Work, Dr Lynelle Watts and Dr David Hodgson, in the School of Arts and Humanities will be releasing a book this week which they co-authored on social work. The Bunbury authors are set to launch the book in Perth tomorrow (October 24) at the City West Lotteries House after...

Chevron abandons drilling plans in the Bight

Chevron abandons drilling plans in the Bight

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

October 22, 2017


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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...

COMMENT: The humanitarian shortcomings of our Government

COMMENT: The humanitarian shortcomings of our Government

Oliver Pomeroy

October 22, 2017


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I firmly believe that Australia is not doing all that it can to protect human rights. It's funny that I should express this opinion now, considering Australia was just awarded a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). However, even Julie Bishop conceded that one of the benefits of having a seat was that it w...

Gold royalty out, payroll tax in

Gold royalty out, payroll tax in

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter- ECU Daily

October 21, 2017


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The Labor State Government is battling through the long process of getting its budget, announced in September, through the Upper House where the support of other parties is needed, because Labor don't have a majority in both houses. The Liberal Party has said that it will pass a payroll tax change...

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