By Aidan Curtis Police needed to block off parts of North Terrace after thousands of people gathered on the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide for a second rally in favour of same-sex marriage. The rally was held to give people another chance to show the Government what they think of same-sex marriage and the postal vote. The rally’s MC, Zane Dean, said he was … Continue reading Campaigners gather for final yes vote
By Aidan Curtis The Federal Budget announced an increase to university fees of 1.8 per cent starting in 2018, with a total increase of 7.5 per cent by 2021. Graduates will also have to start repaying their HECS debts while earning money in a lower income bracket. Now, in an ideal world, everything would be free and no one would fight over anything and we’d … Continue reading University Fees
By Aidan Curtis. The same-sex postal vote is here. Since September 12th, the ballot papers have begun rolling out to the registered voters of Australia. Voters have until 6pm on November 7, 2017 to mail back their votes, but the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has recommended returning the votes by October 27. Many have called the postal vote a waste of time considering it … Continue reading THE POSTAL VOTE: UNISA RESPONDS
By Shannon Chamberlain. Mel Waters is being forced to perform. Who’s forcing Mel, you ask? It might be you. Mel is transgender non-binary and identifies as pansexual. This means they are transitioning from the female gender they were assigned at birth to non-binary, which is neither male nor female. Mel feels more masculine than feminine and is sexually attracted to trans men, trans women, cis … Continue reading Society’s Assumptions starring Mel Waters
By Shannon Chamberlain. A new study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals the number of South Australian men who died by suicide is three times higher than that of females. The study shows a total of 174 men and 62 women took their own lives in 2015. Chair of Mental Health Nursing at the University of South Australia Professor Nicholas Procter says the … Continue reading Gender stigma contributes to more men taking their own lives
By Shannon Chamberlain “A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.”— George Herbert, British poet Every day in Australia, eight babies are born with heart defects. And to make matters worse, Adelaide stopped offering major Childhood Heart Disease surgery in the early 2000s. HeartKids SA/NT director, Maryanne Noone says, on average, two to three families every week have to travel from the Flinders Medical … Continue reading The travels of South Australian HeartKids and their mums
Kelly Hughes. The power of social media could never have been foretold by the Journalism and public relations sector. Its influence has been palpable and inserted a contemporary new layer of communication into the media mix. The rise of citizen journalism has seen an evolving platform for the way breaking news and global events are now covered by everyday citizens with access to a digital … Continue reading How Social Media Changed the Face of Public Relations and Journalism
By Kelly Hughes. After the eruption of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, women took to twitter to divulge incredibly raw, harrowing and personal accounts detailing their own experiences of sexual assault. Men’s violence against women, sexual assault, rape and gendered violence are amongst the world’s most distressing and underreported issues faced by women. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of sexual assaults … Continue reading What We Must Learn From Harvey Weinstein.