Burger Day tasting notes

We ate for you

Kate Purnell, Malcolm Coleman, Steven Jones, Bridget Turner, Sharni Harman, Mason Smith, and Holly Edwards-Smith

May 20, 2019

The UK celebrates National Burger day/week/month in August, but Australia seems to be following the lead of the US and celebrating it this year on May 28, with some publications listing gimmicks and giveaways planned around the country. Our offering to you, dear readers, is that we ate burgers for yo...

Ethical fashion: Whose sweat are you wearing?

Ethical Fashion 
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Bridget Turner, Reporter

May 14, 2019

Do you know how your clothes are produced? What kinds of working conditions the people who make your clothes experience? Are the materials ethically sourced? If you drew a blank at these questions you are not alone. Baptist World Aid Australia recently released its annual Ethical Fashion Report. It is the company's sixth consecutive report and 130 companies...

The new age of computer scams and viruses.

Hacker's hand in a dark room.

Joshua Smith, Reporter

May 12, 2019

Getting a virus on your computer is embarrassing, especially if you’re a young person. It seems like viruses should only be a concern for our parents, grandparents, or weird uncle. But viruses are always evolving and getting caught out clicking a dodgy link or opening a malicious website is more...

Fab or Fad diets?

Think before starting a juice cleanse.

Brooke Couper, Reporter

May 12, 2019

Fad diets are trendy weight loss plans that promise extreme results. These diets guarantee results like amazing health benefits, disease cures or weight loss. However there is normally little, or no scientific evidence to back up these claims. Accredited practising dietician Catherine Properzi said,...

Lo-fi wines: Taste the wildlife

Natural wines. Photo by Carlotta Piccinini. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Henry Sims, Reporter

May 6, 2019

The lo-fi wine movement, commonly referred to by drinkers as the 'natural wine' movement, has taken the Australian wine market by storm. Over the last ten years menus in bars and restaurants have increasingly catered to lovers of this particular type of wine. Although even describing it as a 'type'...

Drinking: brought to you by sport?

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Julian Vicentini, Reporter

May 6, 2019

It's in your face at all professional sporting events. Sponsorship and advertisements are everywhere, shamelessly trying to promote their company or business. The most common? Alcohol advertisements. You can't attend sporting events without seeing them. Are they harmless attempts to promote their...

Animals and us on country roads

10 month old Joeys in Ann's care in Chittering

Holly Edwards-Smith, Reporter

April 29, 2019

Getting your license is one of the most exciting times in your young life. Having the freedom to travel where you want and not have to rely on others or work around public transport is liberating. We are taught so much about the road in this time: How to merge, who has right of way and things we should...

How many hours did you get?

Sleeping on the job
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Bridget Turner, Reporter

April 28, 2019

Are you getting enough sleep? That’s the age-old question. Although, it is no longer just about getting enough sleep but getting quality sleep. The Federal Government commissioned an Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia in 2018. The findings, tabled this month, included that 4 out of...

Posture problems? Stand corrected.

Has the study slouch set in?

Brooke Couper, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Putting in a bit of effort to improve your posture can pay off in reduced pain, better blood flow, healthier organs and more, according to a local physiotherapist. Posture is defined as the position in which someone holds their body when standing, sitting, sleeping and occurs during all hours of the...

Bilbies not bunnies this easter

Consider the bilby

Holly Edwards-Smith, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Easter this year falls on Saturday 21 April. It was traditionally associated with Christianity but originated as a pagan holiday well before the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In 21st Century Australia, Easter is recognised as a national holiday. There are public holidays on Good Friday, Easter Saturday,...

COMMENT: Media prefer drugs to alcohol

COMMENT: Media prefer drugs to alcohol

Grenville Francis

April 12, 2019

Ice epidemic! Ecstasy plague!! Record heroin haul!!! Sensational, spellbinding headlines that may seduce you to click, read, watch or listen to and maybe go: “Bloody druggies… lock em up!” You might to also want to go: “Bloody drunkards … lock em up too!!” Quite simply because alcohol...

Mass meditation – Focus for a moment

Mass Meditation Photo by Buddha's Birthday Perth

Razia Osmani, Reporter

April 8, 2019

When you hear the word meditation? What comes to mind? If you said you don't find meditation easy, and you imagine yourself sitting in a quiet place on the floor with your eyes closed, legs crossed, hands on your knees, then you are not wrong. But what if I told you there are numerous different...

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