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COMMENT: Think twice about Afterpay

COMMENT: Think twice about Afterpay

Mari Spanja, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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This year Afterpay has recently appeared in many stores I shop at around Perth. The digital service makes it possible for a consumer to buy something now and take it home while paying it off later in four equal instalments. So far 31,000 stores including Big W, Cotton On and Myer have used the...

Weapons cache at murder house

Weapons cache at murder house

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

October 8, 2017


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The Supreme Court has heard evidence of a weapons stockpile on the property where 18-year-old Aaron Pajich was brutally murdered in 2016. Police witnesses say they found sets of hunting knives, a garrote, surgical saw, machete, a sabre, scalpels, meat cleavers and military style knives, throughout...

EXPLAINER: Elon Musk’s Mars Plan

EXPLAINER: Elon Musk’s Mars Plan

Andjela Ergic, ECU Reporter

October 8, 2017


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As children, many of us dreamed of becoming astronauts and visiting Mars, but those dreams were quickly tarnished when we were told that our generation may never get to see the red planet. However, a new hope has emerged promising to send humans to Mars in five short years. Elon Musk, entrepreneur,...

Freedom in the workplace

Freedom in the workplace

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

October 2, 2017


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A recent study has found employees who are given responsibility and freedom at work are more likely to thrive. The research, conducted partly by Curtin University Researcher Dr Amy Tian, determined that empowering employees with leadership increased productivity, creativity and a willingness to take...

Say bye to single use plastic bags

Say bye to single use plastic bags

Mari Spanja, Reporter

October 2, 2017


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Premier Mark McGowan has announced Western Australia will ban single-use plastic bags from the start of July in 2018. South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and ACT have already moved to ban plastic bags – and now WA is next to join. "Five out of seven states have now listened to the concerns...

YES money for at-risk youth

YES money for at-risk youth

Andjela Ergic, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017


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The Youth Engagement Scheme (YES) has been granted $250,000 in funding to help connect potentially at-risk youth with their communities through recreational and sporting activities. The scheme, administered by the Department of Sport and Recreation, is targeting youth between the ages of 8 to 18 residing...

More than a game

More than a game

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017


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Indigenous adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected to the community, according to a new report on Indigenous participation in sport, by The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). The importance of sport to the lives of Indigenous Australians has been widely acknowledged,...

Broome boating bucks

Broome boating bucks

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017


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The McGowan Government has allocated $9.7 million to upgrade boating facilities in Broome and help start the new marina. The upgrades include new public toilets, vehicle and trailer parking, construction of an access stairway and an extension to the flexmat hardstand to enable safer boat launching. P...

Students not reporting sexual harassment & assault

Students not reporting sexual harassment & assault

Holly Ferguson, Reporter

September 18, 2017


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*The following article discusses themes of sexual harassment and assault. Reader discretion is advised*  Worrying statistics reveal low levels of ECU students reporting on sexual assault and harassment, occurring both on and off campus. Statistics in The Australian Human Rights Commission’s (H...

COMMENT: Faith in an Institution of Lies

COMMENT: Faith in an Institution of Lies

Megan Birch, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017


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The Catholic Church has lost the bearings on its moral compass. Growing up, the Catholic faith was something I never really understood, despite "technically" being Catholic myself. I was baptised as a young child, attended a Catholic High School, I said my ‘Hail Mary’s’ and ‘Our Father’s’...

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