Puff the Magic Dragon

WORDS | Ben Nour Weed, pot, hash, grass, hemp. There are numerous slang words used to refer to cannabis and seemingly just as many films,...

Should Australia “ban the burqa”?

 Words by Rana Al-Shibly Prime Minister, Tony Abbott called them "confronting"; Liberal Senator, Cory Bernardi called them "un-Australian"; and Speaker of the House, Browyn Bishop...

The Price of Freedom?

Words by Neha Babu Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s agreement with Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng to relocate asylum seekers from Nauru into the developing...

The Unstoppable Ebola Virus

Words by Ingrid Pazderski The Ebola Virus has put the world on high alert, and unfortunately, it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The global death...

Australia’s new terror laws

Words by Emma Vlatko “Regrettably, for some time to come, the delicate balance between freedom and security may have to shift.” (Tony Abbott, 22nd September, 2014) The...

Gough Whitlam (1916 – 2014)

“Everywhere we look in our remarkable modern country, we see the hand and work of Whitlam” (Bill Shorten, 21 October 2014) Edward Gough Whitlam was...

Abbott sits out UN Climate Change Summit

Words by Michael Maglis "We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last to be able to do anything...

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Words by Emma Vlatko Just days after the Hong Kong Government cancelled formal negotiations with student activists, forcing over 10,000 pro-democracy supports back onto the...

Getting prepared for the bushfire season

Words by Amelia van der Rijt Bushfire season is once again upon us, and with temperatures tipped to soar ten degrees above average, the NSW...

Epping/Chatswood rail line to close

Words by Raelee Lancaster Opened in 2009, the Epping/Chatswood rail line has for six years been a convenient mode of transportation for many Sydney commuters, and...

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Phantastic Ferniture - Phantastic Ferniture The name might make you roll your eyes, but Sydney alt-rock trio Phantastic Ferniture’ debut is far and away...

Review: When things fall apart by Pema Chödrön

Words || James Booth “I just really want to learn more about Buddhism”. I am sitting on the bed of my partner, and he gleefully...

Review: Oceans from here

Words || Ellie Sindel Located on Sydney’s famous Oxford Street, surrounded by cafés and various storefronts proudly displaying the Pride flag, stands the Australian Centre for...