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Clover is friend as well as foe

Clover is friend as well as foe

Clare Varcoe

September 14, 2020

Most people view clover as an annoying weed in their garden, but clover is a natural fertiliser and vital for feeding livestock. The natural bacteria that grows in its root system takes nitrogen from the air and puts it into the ground to feed other plants, but unlike artificial fertilisers, it doesn’t...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 16, 2017

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has increased by more than 50% in the past year, bringing the total listings to more than 8000. The re...

COMMENT: Think twice about Afterpay

COMMENT: Think twice about Afterpay

Mari Spanja, Reporter

October 9, 2017

This year Afterpay has recently appeared in many stores I shop at around Perth. The digital service makes it possible for a consumer to buy something now and take it home while paying it off later in four equal instalments. So far 31,000 stores including Big W, Cotton On and Myer have used the...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 9, 2017

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD student Gillian McCarthy, from Victoria's School of Design, along with Dr Brian Robinson from the Facult...

Say bye to single use plastic bags

Say bye to single use plastic bags

Mari Spanja, Reporter

October 2, 2017

Premier Mark McGowan has announced Western Australia will ban single-use plastic bags from the start of July in 2018. South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and ACT have already moved to ban plastic bags – and now WA is next to join. "Five out of seven states have now listened to the concerns...

Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia Jeff Hansen at Sea Shepherds 40th anniversary event in Perth Western Australia

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Ecu Reporter

September 11, 2017

Anti-whaling and marine environment conservation organization Sea Shepherd has announced it will no longer fight Japanese whaling fleets in the Southern Ocean. Founder Captain Paul Watson has accused the US, Australian and New Zealand governments of being “hostile” towards the environmentalists...

New York style love on screen

New York style love on screen

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017

This month Luna Cinemas will be screening a much acclaimed and intriguing psychological mystery family drama called, The Only Living Boy in New York. Titled after the 1970 song by Simon & Garfunkel, The Only Living Boy in New York tells the tangled story of a young college graduate who engages...

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

WA Liberal State Conference

September 3, 2017

The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

WA’s first female surveyor general

Surveyor General Dione Bilick

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017

For the first time in Western Australian history, the Surveyor General role has been awarded to a woman. Dione Bilick will join the historic list of WA Surveyor Generals that includes John Septimus Roe and John Forrest. Bilick has been a long term employee for Landgate and has extensive experience...

Greece Is Coming To ECU!

Credit: ECU Parties and Events

Tayla Damir

April 21, 2017

Grab your toga and get ready to party! Edith Cowan University 's Joondalup tavern will host the fourth Annual Toga Party on 21 April 2017.   ECU Parties and Events,  an ECU run group founded by ex ECU student Trent Barron, will host the toga party.   Jason Duffin, President of...

Tasmania winner in CSIRO research centre deal

Tasmania winner in CSIRO research centre deal

Alex Warner, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2016

The CSIRO has announced plans for a national climate research centre to be based in Hobart with the new research centre to be staffed by 40 full-time scientists who will focus on climate modelling and projection for Australia. The 40 scientists will be drawn from existing CSIRO teams and will work...

ABC to face facts after budget cuts

Credit: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

May 13, 2016

Speculation surrounding the potential termination of ABC's Fact Check program has caused an online uproar. The program, which works to hold public figures accountable by checking the accuracy of their statements, has suffered cuts to funding that were revealed in the 2016 Federal Budget. An ABC...

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