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WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life skills, like self-confidence and collaboration. What was once a single 18-piece ensemble has grown...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 16, 2017


Filed under News

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has increased by more than 50% in the past year, bringing the total listings to more than 8000. The re...

Regular E-users take more risks

Regular E-users take more risks

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter- ECU Daily

October 10, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

The latest data from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), shows that half of the one in five young Australians who regularly use psychostimulant drugs report mental health problems. Quarter of them experienced adverse events related to their...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 9, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD student Gillian McCarthy, from Victoria's School of Design, along with Dr Brian Robinson from the Facult...

Say bye to single use plastic bags

Say bye to single use plastic bags

Mari Spanja, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under News

Premier Mark McGowan has announced Western Australia will ban single-use plastic bags from the start of July in 2018. South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and ACT have already moved to ban plastic bags – and now WA is next to join. "Five out of seven states have now listened to the concerns...

Languages falling silent

Languages falling silent

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Daily Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

By the turn of the next century more than half of the known 7,000 languages spoken on earth may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about culture, history, the environment and the human brain, according to linguist Anthony Woodbury. Many of these are spoken by small groups of Indige...

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

When people think of Australia, I guarantee you that one of the first things that comes to mind is the Great Barrier Reef. Now in its second year of serious coral bleaching, I would think our Government would be putting protective measures in place to keep us from losing an Australian icon. Instead,...

Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Ecu Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

Anti-whaling and marine environment conservation organization Sea Shepherd has announced it will no longer fight Japanese whaling fleets in the Southern Ocean. Founder Captain Paul Watson has accused the US, Australian and New Zealand governments of being “hostile” towards the environmentalists...

‘Yes’ events are happening

‘Yes’ events are happening

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under News

The High Court is expected to make an announcement on Thursday about the success of legal challenge to the marriage equality postal vote. In the meantime the campaigns are running full steam ahead, as the current plan has the first postal vote letters scheduled be sent out on September 12. For people...

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


Filed under News

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...

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