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Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 4, 2017


Filed under News

Mining giant Rio Tinto has taken a stance on domestic violence, announcing special leave entitlements for people experiencing violence at home. This comes after the McGowan Government stated that public sector workers, including casual employees, experiencing family problems and domestic violence...

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,...

More girls than boys drunk in ambulances

More girls than boys drunk in ambulances

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU reporter

August 27, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Young women are requiring more urgent medical care for alcohol intoxication than young men, according to new state-wide ambulance figures. For the first time, St John Ambulance and the WA McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth (MCAAY), have provided female and male breakdowns of ambulance...

‘Sharing the Love’ on community radio

‘Sharing the Love’ on community radio

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

RTRFM 92.1 community radio is celebrating its 40th year on the air in Perth and to help cover the costs of running the station, it has just hosted its latest annual Radiothon. Radiothon, that ran from 11-20 August, encourages listeners and supporters to 'Share the love' by pledging donations either...

A gift to Girl Guides

A gift to Girl Guides

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under News

Last week Girl Guides WA was one of nine organisations to win a State Government contract to continue providing youth services in Western Australia. The bid, worth over 350k for five years, will allow Girl Guides to continue their mission iof empowering young women to grow into confident and self-respecting...

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...

WA Women In Care Denied Dignity

WA Women In Care Denied Dignity

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

Western Australian women are being denied access to basic sanitary and hygiene products while in the care of WA hospitals, refuges and mental health units. Jennifer McGivern, a WA nurse and founder of charity Worthy Australia, told ECU Daily: “I've worked in both public and private hospitals across...

DeeDee Noon tells a Toy Story

DeeDee Noon tells a Toy Story

Tim Meuzelaar, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under News

PhD candidate DeeDee Noon is taking us back to our childhoods. Her latest photographic portraiture project investigates the bonds that people of all ages have with their treasured toys. Noon is currently recruiting participants to visit her studio to have their pictures taken in a ‘photo booth’...

Reconnecting with your city: 8 Perth places to unwind

Reconnecting with your city: 8 Perth places to unwind

Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under Slideshow

Humans. We aren’t invincible. Sometimes, they need a break. For students, this time of semester can get pretty stressful, mostly due to the penny dropping of “oh, I have real assignments I have to actually do by a real due date”. Whether it’s work or study getting us wound up, it’s worth...

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