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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...

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,...

Will Vote Compass make you second-guess your vote?

Will Vote Compass make you second-guess your vote?

Drewe McAllister, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2016


Filed under News

The Australian Federal Election is not too far away and if you're not one hundred percent sure where your vote will be going, the ABC Australian Vote Compass will certainly give you a clearer understanding. Vote Compass is a tool developed by political scientists for exploring how your views align...

What does the big DD mean for the Senate?

What does the big DD mean for the Senate?

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

April 25, 2016


Filed under News

July the 2nd looms as the date Australia heads once again to the polls, after the Senate refused to pass the Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill for a second time, providing the Federal Government with a trigger to call a double dissolution. The Bill was defeated by 36-34 votes,...

Q&A: Dr Lekkie Hopkins: The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman

Q&A: Dr Lekkie Hopkins: The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman is a non-fiction new release from Dr Lekkie Hopkins, Women's Studies academic and lecturer at ECU. May Holman became Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian at age 31, and held her seat for 5 terms. She campaigned tirelessly for the rights of those in...

Political Poker played in the Senate

Political Poker played in the Senate

Zeta Morgan, Staff reporter

March 23, 2016


Filed under News

Australian politics has become a game of poker after Malcolm Turnbull announced a double dissolution if the ABCC bill is not passed, forcing a possible early election. Mr Turnbull called the Senate’s bluff and declared Australia will be heading back to the polls on 2 July if Senators do not pass...

Talking Politics: What do you know?

Talking Politics: What do you know?

Dana Alhuneidi Cam Inglis, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2016


Filed under News

We are off to an election, over the complex issue of the ABCC (that's the Australian Building and Construction Commission) and the threat of a double dissolution — but do voters know what the issues are? We checked.         

The great Senate shake-up: 5 things you need to know

The great Senate shake-up: 5 things you need to know

Zeta Morgan and Tillara Casey

March 3, 2016


Filed under News

The voting system for Senate elections in Australia may be changing. Under the proposed system, parties will no longer be able to swap preferences and voters will be able to number more than one box above the line on the ballot paper. Updated changes this week now suggest you can have optional preferential...

Media reform bill to face parliament this week

Media reform bill to face parliament this week

Lorraine Sindel, Staff reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under News

A draft media reform bill was approved by the Coalition today, and is expected to be introduced in parliament this week. The planned changes behind the bill will see the removal of the 'two-out-of-three' cross media ownership law, and the reach rule. The 'two-out-of-three' rule prevents media...

Hockey’s fall from grace: former Treasurer quits parliament

Hockey’s fall from grace: former Treasurer quits parliament

Christopher May, Staff reporter

October 27, 2015


Filed under News

Former treasurer Joe Hockey, one of the casualties in last month's leadership spill that saw Malcolm Turnbull replace Tony Abbott as Prime Minister, has quit parliament,  triggering a by-election in the historically safe Liberal seat of North Sydney. It is expected that Joe Hockey will replace...

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