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Perth unites to celebrate Pride

Perth unites to celebrate Pride

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Rainbows, crazy costumes, music, fun and a whole lot of glitter. On November 25, over 20,000 people are expected to flood the CBD for the 2017 Perth Pride Parade, which is part of Perth’s PrideFest. Growing out of a protest movement in 1989 challenging discriminatory laws against LGBT+ people, PrideFest...

Comment: #metoo

Comment: #metoo

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Here are some stats which should concern you: Over 12 million people on Facebook have taken part in the #metoo campaign in the past week. Research by the Australia Institute in 2015 found nine out of 10 women have been harassed in public. In 2016 the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that the ...

New tax on foreign property buyers

New tax on foreign property buyers

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

In the September Budget WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced a new tax to be imposed on foreign property buyers in WA. The extra 4% tax is set to repair part of the $4.2bn Western Australian state net debt by 2021. The new tax surcharge is an addition to the existing 5.15% duty payable surcharge. The...

Chevron abandons drilling plans in the Bight

Chevron abandons drilling plans in the Bight

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Energy giant, Chevron, has abandoned its $400 Million plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. A year after fellow multinational oil player British Petroleum (BP) gave up its ambitions for drilling in South Australia's Bight; Chevron announced that due to low oil prices, the project could...

Accused killer’s charismatic police interivew

Accused killer’s charismatic police interivew

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A recorded police interview with Jemma Victoria Lilley (26), accused of murdering Aaron Pajich, shows her confidentially speaking with officers about her knowledge of the then missing 18-year-old. The video played in The Supreme Court, showed Ms Lilley in questioning a week following Mr Pajich’s...

The silent tragedy of SIDS

The silent tragedy of SIDS

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Amber Campbell was 20 when she gave birth to her daughter, Jacinta Joyce “JJ” Franks. JJ was born in Bunbury on 5 May 2017. She was a healthy weight at 6 pounds and 8oz, and was instantly adored by Miss Campbell and her partner Kayne Franks (26). Nobody could have predicted that their joy...

Suspension of disbelief

Suspension of disbelief

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Sometimes we need pain to contrast the pleasures in life. Without it we wouldn’t have anything to measure our happiness against. But what if pain could bring pleasure? While most people don’t even have their ears pierced, some are willing to be hung from the ceiling by sharp hooks. Body suspension...

New ECU Guild President

New ECU Guild President

Apanda Anyuon, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After an intense three days of voting, Stewart Lee has been elected President of the ECU Student Guild for 2018. Mr Lee from the LIFT Group and Aqila Burhani from the INSPIRE Group were the two nominees chosen to run for the position of Guild President. The ECU Student Guild is a student union run...

COMMENT: Think twice about Afterpay

COMMENT: Think twice about Afterpay

Mari Spanja, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

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