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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...

New York style love on screen

New York style love on screen

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This month Luna Cinemas will be screening a much acclaimed and intriguing psychological mystery family drama called, The Only Living Boy in New York. Titled after the 1970 song by Simon & Garfunkel, The Only Living Boy in New York tells the tangled story of a young college graduate who engages...

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...

WA’s first female surveyor general

WA’s first female surveyor general

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under News

For the first time in Western Australian history, the Surveyor General role has been awarded to a woman. Dione Bilick will join the historic list of WA Surveyor Generals that includes John Septimus Roe and John Forrest. Bilick has been a long term employee for Landgate and has extensive experience...

Greece Is Coming To ECU!

Greece Is Coming To ECU!

Tayla Damir

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Slideshow

Grab your toga and get ready to party! Edith Cowan University 's Joondalup tavern will host the fourth Annual Toga Party on 21 April 2017.   ECU Parties and Events,  an ECU run group founded by ex ECU student Trent Barron, will host the toga party.   Jason Duffin, President of...

Tasmania winner in CSIRO research centre deal

Tasmania winner in CSIRO research centre deal

Alex Warner, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under News

The CSIRO has announced plans for a national climate research centre to be based in Hobart with the new research centre to be staffed by 40 full-time scientists who will focus on climate modelling and projection for Australia. The 40 scientists will be drawn from existing CSIRO teams and will work...

ABC to face facts after budget cuts

ABC to face facts after budget cuts

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under News

Speculation surrounding the potential termination of ABC's Fact Check program has caused an online uproar. The program, which works to hold public figures accountable by checking the accuracy of their statements, has suffered cuts to funding that were revealed in the 2016 Federal Budget. An ABC...

Budget 2016: Backpacker tax left unchanged

Budget 2016: Backpacker tax left unchanged

Shelley Timms and Calle Bolmgren

May 4, 2016


Filed under News

There will be no change in the so-called 'backpacker tax', the 2016 Federal Budget has revealed — despite fears from farmers that it will cripple their access to holiday workers. The tax, introduced in the 2015 Budget, sees backpackers pay 32.5 per cent from the very first dollar they earn, a move...

Negative what? Housing battle heats up

Negative what? Housing battle heats up

James Williams and Jonah Highman

April 28, 2016


Filed under News

Changes to negative gearing, the policy that creates taxable loss when a property's ownership costs outweigh its income, could save the Federal Government $5.3 billion a year, according to a report released yesterday by the Grattan Institute. The institute claims that the tax concessions that "largely...

Plot thickens in 60 Minutes abduction saga

Plot thickens in 60 Minutes abduction saga

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under News

UPDATE 7:30pm Wednesday: It has been reported that charges against 60 Minutes crew members and Sally Faulkner have been dropped and they are free to leave Lebanon. The case against those involved in the botched child abduction attempt in Beirut has been adjourned until later today, as lawyers work t...

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