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Languages falling silent

Languages falling silent

Kelly Mari 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...

WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

Paul van Lieshout Hunt, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under News

Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of a boost in indigenous education funding to $46.7 million in WAhas 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...

Maggot Farms the Future of Environmental Aquaculture

Maggot Farms the Future of Environmental Aquaculture

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

May 30, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Slideshow

A Western Australian company is embracing environmental sustainability by providing fish farmers with a maggot feast as an alternative to current fish food. The company has a focus on environmental sustainability. This year, it has started to produce a new range of fish-food for aquaculture farmers,...

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under News, Slideshow

Two WA councils have joined the cause for marriage equality, passing motions calling on the Federal Government to legalise marriage for people of diverse sexuality and gender. Fremantle Council and Bayswater Council voted on Wednesday 26 April to show public support for same-sex marriage. Fremantle...

SA waste dump a bad idea: expert

James Williams, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under News

Four hundred South Australian citizens will be chosen for a jury to help consider the state's future approach to nuclear waste. The decision was made the day after a Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission report said that the public should be pursued if they want the plant. South Australian Premier...

Uni students helping the nation this election season

Uni students helping the nation this election season

Zeta Morgan, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under News

In an Australian first, university students are taking the reigns in this year's election, playing a hands-on role in delivering important and accessible information to a wide and diverse audience. In conjunction with the Journalism and Education Research Association of Australia (JERAA) and the...

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