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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...

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...

Broome boating bucks

Broome boating bucks

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under News

The McGowan Government has allocated $9.7 million to upgrade boating facilities in Broome and help start the new marina. The upgrades include new public toilets, vehicle and trailer parking, construction of an access stairway and an extension to the flexmat hardstand to enable safer boat launching. P...

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,...

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