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The Hard Times

It’s a tough time for print media. With the rivers of gold long dried up, digital in a state of flux, and the news cycle more complex than ever, now out newspapers face the threat of further regulation. Nick Rowbotham looks to the future after Finkelstein.

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Shooting to kill: time to rethink the Taser?

The recent death of a Brazilian student stunned by a Taser has failed to change perspectives on Tasers as non-lethal alternatives to guns, writes Eleanor Gordon-Smith. The question is not whether they quell crime. For guns, too, quell crime. The question is whether they are truthfully a non-lethal alternative to handgun use.

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An Education Revolution?

In the battle to absolve the national crisis of education inequality, Tech for Australia picks our best and brightest graduates and sends them to the most disadvantaged schools. There’s just one thing – they’re not teachers. Edwin Zorilla looks at a program that divides as much as it conquers.

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Riding the Tech Wave

Innovative. Entrepreneurial. And all aiming to stike it big. James Alexander shines the spotlight on the surging number of Sydney University students founding tech startups.

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Fukushima fall out: Japan one year on

“Yes, even by Koriyama standards, this is cold,” the cabbie says cheerfully, snow-laden winds buffeting the windscreen. I’m in northern Japan, Fukushima Prefecture, to attend a meeting between a group of Tokyo lawyers and local farmers. A group of schoolgirls on bikes struggle past in skirts and socks, and a small, morbid part of my…

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Money Changes Everything

While universities are required to consult student organisations about how the Student Services and Amenities Fee should be spent, they have no obligation to pass any of it on to student unions, councils, or other organisations. Adam Chalmers investigates where your money might end up, amid ongoing tension between the student union and the university.