Australia’s war against IS

Words by Rowan Taylor Tony Abbott has committed Australia to war. On the 14th of September, our Prime Minister announced that 600 military and air...

Tackling stigma in sport

Words by Raelee Lancaster Before the Waratahs played the Highlanders at Allianz Stadium on the 6th of July, Macquarie University took on (and lost to)...

World Congress of Families comes to Australia

Words by Kira Henderson Offering their 400 guests sessions on topics such as, “the Impact on children of legalising ‘Same Sex Marriage’”, “Economic and Social...

NSW in green heaven

Words by Emma Vlatko NSW looks to be one step closer to legalising medical marijuana. The Government announced on the 16th of September that they...

Macquarie University takes MUPRA to Court

Words by Emma Vlatko Macquarie University has taken seven of its postgraduate students to the Supreme Court. The University claims that the students, who are all...

Reimagining the mummification process

Words by Ben Nour In what has been considered by scholars worldwide as groundbreaking work, Dr Jana Jones, a Macquarie University Research Fellow, and her...

Captain’s Call: Tony Abbott’s Paid Parental Leave Scheme

WORDS by Anna Glen Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s controversial $5.5 billion Paid Parental Leave Scheme (PPLS) has been put on the backburner, with the legislation...

The question of pre-natal tests for Down syndrome

Words by Amelia van der Rijt We all remember the story of baby Gammy, born with Down syndrome to a surrogate mother and then allegedly...

Q&A with Luke Dubber from Hermitude

WORDS | Sharmaine Spencer  Sharmaine: Tell us something unique about yourself as a musical group? And how did Hermitude get started? Luke Dubber: Well, we...

An interview with the 2014 Bruce Allen Prize winner

WORDS | Ravini Abeysekara Indigenous student Sophia Kobacker, enrolled in Bachelor of Arts – Media, was awarded the Bruce Allen Prize in...

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Review: Oceans from here

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