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WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

Paul van Lieshout Hunt, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


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Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of a boost in indigenous education funding to $46.7 million in WA has sparked criticism from the State Labor Government who said that under the current agreement, indigenous students would be $5.5 million worse off. The deal will see funding for each indigenous student...

Explained: Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite

Explained: Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite

Oliver Pomeroy, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


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Unless a high court challenge is raised, a postal plebiscite on marriage equality will be held in November of this year. This follows the senate’s decision to block the compulsory vote that was proposed by the Liberal Party. A plebiscite is a vote conducted by the government to gauge the opinion...

Bright skies for local apprentices

Bright skies for local apprentices

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

August 14, 2017


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WA Premier Mark McGowan has promised to boost the number of student trainees and apprenticeships in WA this year, the question is, has he fulfilled this promise? Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery, said that consultation will be held extensively over the next couple of months to closely...

Perth’s deaf-blind youth group hoping to embark on a trip to the UK

Perth’s deaf-blind youth group hoping to embark on a trip to the UK

Megan Birch, ECU Reporter

August 13, 2017


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Six young, deaf-blind people, from Perth from the group the Sea Star Signers, are raising funds to journey to the UK in 2018 as part of an exchange trip with a group from Cornwall. The group have raised over $10,000 so far and are hoping to get to their target of $20,000 by January next year. The...

Orangutangs Pushed to the Limits by Palm Oil Consumption

Orangutangs Pushed to the Limits by Palm Oil Consumption

Mollie Homer, Reporter

June 6, 2017


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"An area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production." - WWF

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Students Sleep Out to Tackle Homelessness

Students Sleep Out to Tackle Homelessness

Mollie Homer, Reporter

June 6, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Slideshow

More than 100 Year Ten students from Sacred Heart College braved the cold for a Friday night sleepout recently. to raise awareness and funds for homelessness. With nothing more than a cardboard box, sleeping bag and the clothes they were wearing to protect them from the night, the students were given...

WA State Library Commemorates Indigenous Struggle

WA State Library Commemorates Indigenous Struggle

Blair Jackson

May 30, 2017


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The WA State Library is holding an exhibition to commemorate 50 years since the historic 1967 citizenship referendum for Indigenous Australians. The referendum changed the constitution to count Aboriginal people as full citizens. Damien Webb, Indigenous Special Curator at the State Library, told...

Growing Calls for Margaret Court Arena Name Change

Growing Calls for Margaret Court Arena Name Change

Sean Russell

May 30, 2017


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Margaret Court is under on-going criticism after saying she would boycott Qantas due to Chief Executive Alan Joyce’s stand on same sex marriage. Calls for Margaret Court Arena to have its named changed have increased over the past couple of days, with tennis legend Martina Naratilova calling for...

The Modern Day Bride

The Modern Day Bride

Sarsha Tombides, Reporter

May 30, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

sIf Sex and the City’s, Carrie Bradshaw didn't teach you that weddings were no longer about tradition but fun and fashion, Prince Harry's girlfriend, and Suits star Meaghan Markle did. When Pippa Middleton and hedge fund manager James Matthews tied the knot Ms Markle drew backlash for her choice...

Perth Public Transport Second Most Expensive in Australia

Perth Public Transport Second Most Expensive in Australia

May 30, 2017


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  Perth’s struggling university students may think it is rent, phone bills, textbooks and the occasional splurge on a box of Krispy Kremes eating a whole in their pocket. But new research, showing the city’s bus and train fares are the second most expensive in Australia, says public transport...

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