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Students take to the streets against Gonski

On Wednesda,y 16 April university students across Sydney protested the federal government’s $2.8 billion cuts to the higher education sector. The protest was part of the National Tertiary Education Union’s (NTEU) National Day of Action, with rallies at UNSW, UTS and a subsequent demonstration amongst Sydney University students outside of Sydney MP Tanya Plibersek’s office.…

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Community campaigners save the Kimberley

“Waylay and delay. Educate and mobilise. Stop it.” Such were the objectives of the campaign won on Friday, April 12 with the withdrawal of Woodside Energy from the $45 billion Browse LNG gas project. The local community managed to stop the world’s second largest liquefied natural gas hub at James Price Point, near Broome. The…

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DA FUQ: “Mainstream” “Party”

Some of the Mainstream Party’s policies are pretty sound, really. For instance, they advocate the implementation of a pneumatic mail service, with all manner of items being sent from address to address via tubes and compressed air.  Sadly, a pneumatic fast food service would mean you’d have to stack pizza slices and all the grease…

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The struggle for Recognition

Australia is unique in the post-colonial Western world for not acknowledging their indigenous population in their constitution. While the United States recognises the sovereignty of Native American tribes in trade and diplomacy, and the Canadians outline the various indigenous groups that lived and continue to live in the area, the extent of the Australian constitution…

Drones at Home
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Droning on about animal welfare

An animal welfare group’s use of surveillance drones is set to pose an unprecedented challenge to Australian trespass and privacy laws. Rights group Animal Liberation has recently announced that it will use an airborne surveillance drone to monitor farmers’ treatment of their livestock. Executive director Mark Pearson told the ABC that drones will facilitate the…