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​

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

Society’s Assumptions starring Mel Waters

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

Gender stigma contributes to more men taking their own lives

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

The travels of South Australian HeartKids and their mums

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

Worldsend Hotel closes to make room for the West Oak

By Emily Pemberton The Worldsend Hotel has closed its doors for the last time after two decades of service. The pub was in prime location for UniSA students and was a well-known social hub for students at the City West campus. Fortunately, local nightclub manager, Hugo Pedler, and business partners have taken over the pub and are rebranding it as the West Oak. “A few … Continue reading Worldsend Hotel closes to make room for the West Oak