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Facebook, Google face senate committee into journalism

Facebook, Google face senate committee into journalism

Vanessa Vlajkovic

August 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

It’s no secret that a great deal of the information we read on the internet and elsewhere is fake – the question is, how much fake can we tolerate and how do we distinguish between what’s true and not? The Senate Select Committee on the Future of Public Interest Journalism has been tasked with...

The complex legality of vaping

The complex legality of vaping

Oliver Pomeroy

August 28, 2017


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As a subculture and an activity, vaping has grown exponentially over the past five years, attracting more people to the recreational activity. There are meet-ups that are organised in online messaging boards, and conventions held to bring the consumer and the producer closer together. There are...

WA Tourism blindsided by AirBNB

WA Tourism blindsided by AirBNB

Jackson Lavell-Lee, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


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Tourism WA has been asked by the State Government to reprioritise $2 million of its budget to help fill empty hotel rooms in Perth, but the plan is considered by some stakeholders to be a band aid solution for an over-supplied industry that was ill-prepared for the arrival of AirBNB. Launching the...

Robotic Love: Future of Humanity?

Robotic Love: Future of Humanity?

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


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The thin line between human and robots is quickly being crossed. With the speed technology is developing and its impact in our lives, it may be safe to say that robots will be soon taking over. How would you feel if your best friend in your twilight years was a robot? Is one of the many thought-provoking...

COMMENT: Turnbull bets the farm on ‘yes’ postal vote

COMMENT: Turnbull bets the farm on ‘yes’ postal vote

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Political Reporter

August 21, 2017


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Proverbs 29:18: ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ And so, with Malcolm Turnbull at the helm, the Federal Liberal Party will proceed to its demise. The Federal Government is not a united front. Had the Prime Minister rallied the forces and acted like a leader should, the wedge of Mar...

Perth Mint taps China’s golden appetite

Perth Mint taps China’s golden appetite

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


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The Perth Mint is taking advantage of China’s booming gold market, with exports growing to $11 billion last year. The growth has come quickly, from 110 tonnes in 2011 to 232 tonnes last year, with a growth of more than 8% last year. Despite China being the world’s largest gold producer, the...

WA’s first female surveyor general

WA’s first female surveyor general

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


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For the first time in Western Australian history, the Surveyor General role has been awarded to a woman. Dione Bilick will join the historic list of WA Surveyor Generals that includes John Septimus Roe and John Forrest. Bilick has been a long term employee for Landgate and has extensive experience...

Tiger selfie ban

Tiger selfie ban

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


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PETA has issued an open letter to Tinder urging them to ban photos that contain images of tigers. In the letter, Associate Director of Campaigns from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Ashley Fruno, outlined the ordeals these animals have to go through for the perfect snap. “Ba...

A gift to Girl Guides

A gift to Girl Guides

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


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Last week Girl Guides WA was one of nine organisations to win a State Government contract to continue providing youth services in Western Australia. The bid, worth over 350k for five years, will allow Girl Guides to continue their mission iof empowering young women to grow into confident and self-respecting...

What is the GST? And why is Western Australia so mad about it?

What is the GST? And why is Western Australia so mad about it?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

August 15, 2017


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The Western Australian government has put in a formal submission to seek a fairer share of the GST revenue from the Commonwealth Grants Commission. This comes after an unsuccessful meeting last month between state Premier Mark McGowan and several federal members of parliament in Perth, including Prime...

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