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Funds for Stolen Generation classes

Aboriginal Dot Painting
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Kate Purnell, Reporter

April 8, 2019

The Healing Foundation is accepting grant applications from schools nationwide to assist with teaching students about the Stolen Generation. Grants of up to $700 are available, and resource kits designed for Pre-Primary to Year 9 students are supplied. The organisation is dedicated to working with co...

Cyber-age reboot for Australia’s defamation laws

From The Journalist's Guide to Media Law

Lorraine Ochieng, Reporter

April 8, 2019

Is it okay to say or publish terrible lies about people? No. It's called defamation and there are laws against it. But are our laws outdated and do they go too far or not far enough? Have they kept up with the internet? That's what a group of Australia's most senior lawyers are now looking into. Australia's...

Comment – Dear Tim: Time for your lesson.

Tim Blair in The West

Holly Edwards-Smith, Razia Osmani, and and other NewsVineWA writers

April 8, 2019

Attention, Tim Blair. We read your toxic Daily Telegraph blog - that for some reason The West Australian saw fit to re-publish on March 18. We are writing now because you and a few other old denialists obviously missed the point of what you called the ‘little climate party’. Therefore, we’re goin...

Independent media on the rise

Goodbye Newspaper 
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Bridget Turner, Reporter

April 2, 2019

The ever-growing expansion of online activity is shaking up the way we consume news. The spread of journalism through social media can benefit news organisations, by driving traffic back to their websites, or harm them by taking their content and using it to drive attention to advertising that lines...

Electrifying car challenge sparks passions

eV Challenge vehicles

Julian Vicentini, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Start your batteries, the Electric Vehicle (eV) Challenge is upon us: where local and up-coming engineers are ready to put their powered vehicles to the test. First initiated by Murdoch University, the event has been running since 2001, requiring competitors to race their own designed and built electric...

COMMENT: Gun laws, is Australia doing enough?

COMMENT: Gun laws, is Australia doing enough?

Steven Jones, Reporter

March 29, 2019

Australia’s gun laws have once again been thrown into the limelight following the tragedy of the Christchurch terror attacks and Al Jazeera's undercover investigation into Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party and the US gun-rights organisation National Rifle Association (NRA). In a two-part series three years in the making, Al Jazeera exposed One Natio...

Earth Hour #Connect2Earth

The EarthHour 2019 Logo

Razia Osmani, Reporter

March 29, 2019

This Earth Hour on Saturday 30 March 2019 from 8.30PM to 9.30PM connect to Earth by switching off and joining the biggest global movement for the environment. Earth Hour first took place in Sydney on the 31 March 2007 as the lights-off event, the following year in 2008, Earth Hour was held internationally...

Swan River health in jeopardy again

Swan River

Steven Jones, Journalist

March 25, 2019

The Swan River’s health is once again in question almost exactly two years after multiple dolphins died due to toxic pollutants. A media release from the Western Australian Department of Health earlier this month warned Perth residents against eating fish, crabs or shellfish caught in the Swan River. The...

Is a balloon release littering?

Balloons flying (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Julian Vicentini, Reporter

March 25, 2019

The City of Fremantle could soon be boycotting helium balloons, with the council altering changes to a 17-year-old law. If residents and visitors of the City of Fremantle are caught littering gas-filled balloons on local government property, they could face serious infringements. Currently, under...

Is the dentist too expensive?

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Razia Osmani, Reporter

March 25, 2019

The Australian dental care system has been under some assessment recently, as the current policies fail to provide affordable and accessible dental care to Australians. This failure affects Australia's working class the most. When you get injured or get sick, you are covered through Medicare, however,...

United in Harmony

United in Harmony

Brooke Couper, Reporter

March 25, 2019

Australia is an energetic, multicultural country. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission it is home to "Australians who identify with more than 270 ancestries.” And that, the organisers of Harmony Day claim, is a reason to celebrate. Harmony Day turned 20 this year, having been established...

Where should your vote go?

Where should your vote go?

Holly Edwards-Smith, Reporter

March 18, 2019

In May this year there will be a federal election. If you are an Australian citizen over the age of 18, you must vote to avoid a nasty fine. Not only do you have to vote but you should want to vote and (as cringy as it sounds) use it to make the changes YOU want. If you don’t know much about Australian...

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