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COMMENT: Respect for the triggered

COMMENT: Respect for the triggered

Holly Ferguson, ECU Reporter and Dircksey Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under News

As the editor of a student magazine, I always strive to ensure that I, my section editors and our contributors consider the thoughts and feelings of readers and provide trigger warnings where necessary. But, I have learnt that the topic of trigger warnings is very divisive and controversial. This y...

Sexism blamed for gender pay gap

Sexism blamed for gender pay gap

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017


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Sexism is the most likely reason behind the gender pay gap according to a study conducted by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. The study examined 50% of the working population in New Zealand from 2001 to 2011 and looked at key areas; productivity, willingness to bargain, different workpla...

Review into ‘gaming’ of health star system

Review into ‘gaming’ of health star system

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Stakeholders in the food and beverage industry, government, health organisations and the public have recently given input into a planned review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system. Michael Moore, CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), has said while the national HSR system has...

‘Yes’ events are happening

‘Yes’ events are happening

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

September 4, 2017


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The High Court is expected to make an announcement on Thursday about the success of legal challenge to the marriage equality postal vote. In the meantime the campaigns are running full steam ahead, as the current plan has the first postal vote letters scheduled be sent out on September 12. For people...

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 4, 2017


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Mining giant Rio Tinto has taken a stance on domestic violence, announcing special leave entitlements for people experiencing violence at home. This comes after the McGowan Government stated that public sector workers, including casual employees, experiencing family problems and domestic violence...

Hanson laid bare in new book

Hanson laid bare in new book

Paul van Lieshout Hunt, Political Reporter

September 4, 2017


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Please Explain: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Pauline Hanson is a new biography, tracing the humble beginnings of Australia’s most polarising members of Parliament. Written by Walkley Award winning journalist and documentary maker Anna Broinowski, the book canvasses the ‘lonely years,’ after...

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

September 3, 2017


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The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

Time to dump male stereotypes

Time to dump male stereotypes

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

September 3, 2017


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A study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute shows that one in five grade three boys in Australia have common emotional and behavioural problems and lag one year behind their female classmates. The study examined the behaviour and emotional status of about 1200 children in schools across Melbourne....

Drug swabs for jobless in Mandurah

Drug swabs for jobless in Mandurah

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

September 3, 2017


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Mandurah job seekers will be hit with random drug testing before they receive welfare payments. The city will be one of three locations to trial the drug testing across Australia commencing in January, if the plan gets Senate approval. New job seekers signing up for Centrelink will be checked for...

Transparency about renewable energy

Transparency about renewable energy

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

September 3, 2017


Filed under News

Research and consultancy company Green Energy Markets has released its first Australian Renewable Index Report to help the whole community understand the contribution renewables are making to the energy market. The Index will be releasing its findings every month and will report on renewable energy...

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