The Modern Menagerie

Image Source: instagram. By: Kelly Hughes At times, the blend of intense boredom and distraction have me glued to my phone, scrolling hungrily through instagram profiles of click-bait people. They’re not real people. Real people don’t wake up in Miami at 8 o’clock in the morning to take their hundred dollar gym gear and perfectly groomed puppy for a light jog down exclusive beach resorts. … Continue reading The Modern Menagerie

Lack of empathy towards Indigenous Australians surrounding the history of January 26 needs to improve

By Francesca Atkinson Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are often reminded of the grief Indigenous Australian’s have been put through since the time Great Britain invaded their land and colonised it as their own. Indigenous Australian’s often find it unbearable to celebrate January 26 as Australia Day rather observing the day as one of survival for their people. Terri Jarrett of Gumbaynggirr heritage has … Continue reading Lack of empathy towards Indigenous Australians surrounding the history of January 26 needs to improve

Little Afghanistan​

By Oliver Spring Kilburn’s Hazara Afghani population has increased dramatically over recent years due to refugee settlement in the surrounding suburbs.  Between 2011 and 2016, Kilburn’s Afghanistan-born residents increased by 5.8 percent, with the national population growing from 28,599 to 46,799. Considering Kilburn’s size, this identifies a significant Afghan community which appears to be growing. Media coverage of refugees or ‘boat people’ has become more … Continue reading Little Afghanistan​

Addressing the gender gap in Adelaide’s music scene

By Sam Bradbrook As the Australian music scene grows and evolves it is yet to solve its decades-old problem with gender equality. Falls Festival is the latest institution to come under fire, after revealing a line-up that only included 11 women out of 100-plus artists. It is a national trend that stretches down to local, city-based music scenes, and Adelaide is unfortunately no different. Cassie … Continue reading Addressing the gender gap in Adelaide’s music scene

South Australian drivers to face new penalties under the State Government

By Giorgina McKay Stronger accessible parking penalties will soon be implemented by the South Australian Government. The proposal was introduced by the Dignity for Disability party of South Australia. “This is very much a safety thing and we need to send that message,” Kelly Vincent, Dignity for Disability MLC, said. “That’s why I think a demerit point on top of the fine is a good … Continue reading South Australian drivers to face new penalties under the State Government

The Toughest Competition Is Still Internal For Gay Women

By Christopher Dastoor Gay women still face mental obstacles when it comes to playing sport, as the battle for social acceptance and equality continues. Retired hockey player De-Anne Gilbert’s career started at age 16 when she made the Adelaide Suns in 2002, followed by the Hockeyroos development squad in 2005. Gilbert received a scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport, moved to Perth and was … Continue reading The Toughest Competition Is Still Internal For Gay Women

Campaigners gather for final yes vote

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

THE POSTAL VOTE: UNISA RESPONDS

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