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Perth Mint taps China’s golden appetite

Perth Mint taps China’s golden appetite

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Kings Park’s blooming festival

Kings Park’s blooming festival

Mari Spanja, Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

From delicate blossoms to endless carpets of daring texture, the Kings Park festival this September is set to showcase some of the most unusual plants in the world. The event is one of the longest running festivals in Australia, with more than half a million people expected to visit this year. The...

Remember to ask R U OK?

Remember to ask R U OK?

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

This 14 September is R U OK? Day, an initiative seeking to prevent suicide by encouraging active listening so that everyone experiencing personal issues has someone caring to turn to. On the day anyone who is worried about a family member or friend is encouraged to ask; R U OK? Mental health care...

Skate your way downtown

Skate your way downtown

Brigid Dix, Reporter
August 20, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

With Perth is shivering its way through winter, it's easy to stay cosy at home, but why do that when you can skate your way through Perth to keep warm? Perth in winter isn't as cold as Europe, and we don't have the privilege of our waterways freezing over and becoming a temporary ice rink, but we...

Climate Change at the Perth Winter Arts Festival

Climate Change at the Perth Winter Arts Festival

Jackson Lavell-Lee, ECU Reporter
August 14, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Climate Change is a topic that should be discussed more often according to Moana Project space and Success arts director Dale Buckley. ‘Ruins’ and the workshop Climate Changing, designed and directed by Buckley are two of the climate inspired art exhibitions at the Perth Winter Arts Festival, where pe...

Margaret River Pro set to continue

Margaret River Pro set to continue

Lisa Simcock, ECU, Reporter
August 14, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Popular surfing event Margaret River Pro is set to stay in the World Surf League (WSL) for another two years, ending speculation it would be axed from the Championship Tour. The Margaret River Pro 5 year contract was coming to an end, but with extensive campaigning by Surfing WA, the McGowan Government...

Flu season stoush over pharmacy jabs

Flu season stoush over pharmacy jabs

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter
August 13, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

The Australian Medical Association’s concern over pharmacy influenza vaccinations is a case of protectionism from the doctors' advocacy group, according to communications contact for the Pharmacy Guild of WA, Greg Turnbull. The flu season of 2017 is the first where pharmacists across Australia are...

SOMA: Launching ‘Magnum Hopeless’

SOMA: Launching ‘Magnum Hopeless’

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter
August 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Local hip-hop artist SOMA aka Phil Haller will be launching his second album “Magnum Hopeless” on Friday September 1 at Babushka Bar in Leederville. Originally from Leeds, Haller, mixes sophisticated sentence structures with a bastardization of English/Aussie slang producing unique, raw and edgy...

Let’s Talk About Sex – For Teens

Yvonne Ardley, Staff
June 6, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase, Slideshow

“I’m going to make your life that much of a living hell you’re going to want to kill yourself.” These were the words texted to 16-year-old Emily* by her boyfriend of three months when she tried to break up with him. Emily’s boyfriend, who had also taken a photo up her skirt without her consent,...

Perth Pot Plant PhD Study

Perth Pot Plant PhD Study

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter
May 30, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Do you love the idea of  owning indoor plants, but can’t even be trusted with a cactus? Then PhD candidate Danica-Lea Larcombe, of ECU, has an offer for you. Ms Larcombe is calling on Perth citizens to participate in her PhD study, that will explore the possible relationships between the microbiota...

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