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Hedonism and the Dark Triad

Hedonism and the Dark Triad

Oliver Pomeroy, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News

We all indulge in pleasures throughout our lives. Even if we try to suppress these desires, in the end they ultimately drive us. Hedonism, put simply, is the pursuit of self-indulgence. For a more detailed description, Desirée Kozlowksi’s 2012 chapter on hedonic pleasure (found within Beyond Sensation: Exploring the Nature of Sensory Pleasure) has an answer. It says: “Things that give us pleasure – so...

Touch: the least used sense

Touch: the least used sense

Vanessa Vlajkovic, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017


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This year marked the ninth European Deafblind International Conference, held in Aalborg, Denmark, over September 5 to 8. The conference attracted 500 participants from over 30 countries, with a large European representation but also with Australians and Americans present. The theme for the conference...

Baclofen ‘cure’ not all it seems

Baclofen ‘cure’ not all it seems

Paul van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

September 18, 2017


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A Perth researcher will use pharmaceutical drug Baclofen as an attempt to cure methamphetamine addiction in a world first trial. The trial follows a study by Dr Amanda Stafford, who found that Baclofen, a muscle relaxant, diminished extreme cravings. Baclofen is a low-cost drug that has previously...

Spirit Walker snubbed by Turnbull.

Spirit Walker snubbed by Turnbull.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Clinton Pryor ’s most immediate goal is to “rest and get back into normal life.” He was disappointed by the reception he received from PM Malcolm Turnbull  after he completed his Walk for Justice from Perth to Canberra. The 27-year-old embarked on the journey just over a year ago from Matagarup/Heirisson...

Sexual Violence on campus

Sexual Violence on campus

Yvonne Ardley

September 11, 2017


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A report by the Australian Human Rights Commission on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities shows that over half (51%) of students reported being sexually harassed on at least one occassion in 2016. Over 30,000 students across all 39 Australian Universities took part in the ...

The fight for Horizontal Falls

The fight for Horizontal Falls

Megan Birch, ECU Reporter

September 11, 2017


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Environmental conservation companies in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia are worried about the future of the land surrounding the Horizontal Falls. Last month a Rio Tinto exploration camp and bulldozer were seen 15km from the falls. Chantelle Roberts, Campaign Coordinator for The Kimberley...

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 11, 2017


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When people think of Australia, I guarantee you that one of the first things that comes to mind is the Great Barrier Reef. Now in its second year of serious coral bleaching, I would think our Government would be putting protective measures in place to keep us from losing an Australian icon. Instead,...

Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Ecu Reporter

September 11, 2017


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Anti-whaling and marine environment conservation organization Sea Shepherd has announced it will no longer fight Japanese whaling fleets in the Southern Ocean. Founder Captain Paul Watson has accused the US, Australian and New Zealand governments of being “hostile” towards the environmentalists...

COMMENT: Respect for the triggered

COMMENT: Respect for the triggered

Holly Ferguson, ECU Reporter and Dircksey Editor

September 10, 2017


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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...

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