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More people leaving Australia than arriving

Australia’s population growth has slowed to close to zero in the year following the international border closure in March 2020, with more Australians leaving the country than have been able to return.  Overseas arrivals decreased by 81.4 percent in the year leading up to March 2021, compared to a 44.5 percent decrease in departures, ABS […]


Thousands demand justice for women

Thousands of protesters marched in the rain to demand safer workplaces and justice for victims of sexual harassment and assault as part of the March 4 Justice rally in Brisbane. The protest was part of a nationwide series of rallies in 40 different cities and towns on 15th March, inspired by recent rape and sexual […]


‘Show Me the Way to Go Home’: the short, splendid career of Mavis Ngallametta

Some paintings look impressive from a distance, others entice one to step closer to explore the details. Mavis Ngallametta’s remarkable large-scale works manage to do both, luring one in for a closer look, much like a fairy tale book with magnificent illustrations. ‘Show Me the Way to Go Home’ is a magical exhibition that showcases […]


Hiking in untamed Finnish Lapland

Time is different in Lapland. If you’ve ever tried to get to a campsite in a hurry on a road filled with casually strolling reindeer, you know what I mean. There is no point hurrying. Luckily, we are travelling in summer, when the golden sunset stretches late into the night. Kilpisjärvi, an isolated village in […]


Study from home a tough assignment for many kids

New learning formats and the lack of socialisation with friends has resulted in worsening mental health after the closure of schools caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to students interviewed by Newbytes. The coronavirus has killed more than 400,000 people throughout the world this year and has infected more than 7 million since its spread […]


Protestors challenge News climate coverage

About 350 climate change protestors gathered outside News Corp’s Sydney headquarters on Friday night to protest against the media company’s coverage of global warming issues and Australia’s disastrous bush fire season. The ‘Lie-In’ protest saw those gathered sit and lie down in front of the Surry Hill’s headquarters of News Corp, home of the Daily […]


Bushfire crisis sparks climate change rally

Tens of thousands of climate change and indigenous rights protestors gathered at Sydney’s Town Hall on Friday night calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to be sacked over the federal governments response to the bushfire crises. The rally was organised by Uni Students for Climate Justice along with various Extinction Rebellion groups in response to […]


Rabbi hopes to lead by example

Australia’s first female senior rabbi says her appointment to the high position can be of benefit to both young women and men of the Jewish faith. Rabbi Nicole Roberts will lead the North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) in Chatswood where she has already served for six years and has helped create programs such as “Teen […]


Doctor slams telco on base station risks

A Coogee doctor has blasted teleco TPG over its community consultation on small cell base stations in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. “The way you have conducted yourselves so far has been absolutely appalling,” Dr Rahul Sen told a public meeting to loud applause from local residents. Dr Sen said the jury was still out on the […]


Council to report on base station health concerns

Sutherland Shire Council may be powerless to act in the interest of residents over the installation of small cell mobile phone base stations (MPBS) in residential areas. At Monday night’s council meeting Councillor Kent Johns said concerned residents had petitioned him on potential health risks associated with MPBS installations. State planning law classifies the installation […]


Street poll: an Indigenous Day holiday?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s proposal for a national day to celebrate indigenous peoples, culture and heritage has drawn a mixed response from politicians and the public. Members of Parliament have already lined up on different sides on the issue. Special envoy for indigenous affairs and former prime minister Tony Abbott disagreed with the proposal while […]


Street poll: Trust in media at all-time low

Trust in the news media is falling, with fewer than one-third of Australians saying they trust the media. Mexicans, Canadians and Indonesians all have more trust in the media then Australians, according to an international study by the Edelman Group. The Edelman Trust Barometer revealed that the trust Australians have in the media is at […]


Lana Lyric – a look that captures attention

By day Lana Lyric is a security professional, training security officers around the globe with a file hosting service. By night she is an artist in the music industry (as well as a performing artist, music producer and sound engineer) with her own company, working on her music as well as producing other artists’ work. […]


Dr Feelgood drummer Kevin Morris is an emotional rock

At 63, Dr Feelgood’s leader Kevin Morris still tries to thrash the drums as hard as he did when he joined the band in 1983. He seems reluctant to pass the torch to a generation either unwilling or unfit to wrest it from him. “We carry on touring because we all love it,” he told […]


Action urged on radiation risks

Worried Kingsford residents have turned to Randwick City Council for help after telecommunications company TPG began installing small cell base stations near homes and schools. They object to a lack of community consultation from the telco as well as the possible adverse health impacts – especially on children – of long term exposure to radio-frequency […]


Protestors demand end to live sheep trade

About 500 protestors gathered at Sydney Town Hall last week to call for a ban to the live export industry. The protestors braved wet weather to demand immediate action by the federal government to end live exports. The rally was held by the Animal Justice Party NSW in response to government reactions to TV footage […]


Residents angry at recycling bin noise

7am on Sunday mornings is usually a time for sleep ins, but not for Malabar residents who have to put up with the sound of bottles crashing into trucks collecting recycled drink containers. Angry locals say they had no idea what was happening when what looked like shipping containers were placed in the car park […]


Panthers overcome injury woes to beat Bulldogs

The Penrith Panthers secured their sixth win of the NRL season in round 8 on Friday night, beating the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 22-14 despite losing their fullback Dylan Edwards to a shoulder injury. Edwards injured his shoulder in the 13th minute meaning he will now join halfback Nathan Cleary on the sidelines. The Bulldogs were […]


Swans beat Cats in thrilling finish

A seven goal to one final quarter from the Sydney Swans propelled them to a much-needed away victory over the Geelong Cats at Geelong’s Kardinia Park/GMHBA Stadium on a sunny afternoon yesterday. Sydney 12.14 (86) defeated Geelong 10.9 (69) in a seesawing affair where the result was confirmed only two minutes from the final siren […]


Council attacked for ‘archaic’ zoning laws

A Randwick City Council community forum has been told that current zoning laws are “archaic” and should be changed as they are causing unnecessary distress. Angry residents said they were worried about impact on property values and problems selling their homes. There was standing room only as 73 registered speakers expressed their views in two-minute […]


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