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Africa’s Democratic Dogs

Africa’s Democratic Dogs

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

The idea might sound howling mad, but African wild dogs in Botswana are using a majority style voting system to decide when the pack will start their hunt, according to a recent international study. The study showed that dogs need to reach what is called a “quorum threshold” before they start t...

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

September 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

Is Perth vulnerable to terrorist attack?

Is Perth vulnerable to terrorist attack?

Andrew Fewster, ECU Daily Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under News

Barcelona, Manchester, Turku, it seems like every week there is another terrorist attack claiming more innocent lives. Even Australia has experienced the horror, with the Lindt Café siege in Sydney in 2014 and the shooting of Curtis Cheng in 2015. Unlike the spectacular Twin Towers attack on 11 September,...

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...

Sitting for extended periods may lead to dementia

Sitting for extended periods may lead to dementia

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Extended periods of sitting can be detrimental to brain function. This can include potentially increasing the risk of dementia, a recent study by UWA and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute has found. The study shows that long periods of inactivity can cause the brain's glucose levels to fall outside...

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