Ella Munro: A modern day Janis Joplin.

Image of Ella Munro.
Courtesy of Avalon Haloho.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017

Ella Munro is a 23-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Perth, WA. In her short life, she has experienced what she describes as a ‘series of unfortunate events’. These events include homelessness and a near death experience. This has encouraged personal growth that she expresses musically. Munro’s...

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...

Macy Gray: Anything but Dull

Macy Gray backstage at The Astor in Mt Lawley

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017

Following Macy Gray’s performance at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday night, a flood of articles swarmed online claiming that the ‘I Try’ singer had left fans bitterly disappointed. Gray recently completed a European tour and has been performing Live DJ sets across Indonesia, Australia and...

Spirit Walker snubbed by Turnbull.

Spirit Walker Clinton Pryor

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017

Clinton Pryor ’s most immediate goal is to “rest and get back into normal life.” He was disappointed by the reception he received from PM Malcolm Turnbull  after he completed his Walk for Justice from Perth to Canberra. The 27-year-old embarked on the journey just over a year ago from Matagarup/Heirisson...

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 4, 2017

Mining giant Rio Tinto has taken a stance on domestic violence, announcing special leave entitlements for people experiencing violence at home. This comes after the McGowan Government stated that public sector workers, including casual employees, experiencing family problems and domestic violence...

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...

COMMENT: Turnbull bets the farm on ‘yes’ postal vote

The inaction around marriage equality could result in the PM (above) losing his government. 

Obtained from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Political Reporter

August 21, 2017

Proverbs 29:18: ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ And so, with Malcolm Turnbull at the helm, the Federal Liberal Party will proceed to its demise. The Federal Government is not a united front. Had the Prime Minister rallied the forces and acted like a leader should, the wedge of Mar...

What is the GST? And why is Western Australia so mad about it?

Aerial Image of the Western Australian Pilbara region town, Paraburdoo.

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

August 15, 2017

The Western Australian government has put in a formal submission to seek a fairer share of the GST revenue from the Commonwealth Grants Commission. This comes after an unsuccessful meeting last month between state Premier Mark McGowan and several federal members of parliament in Perth, including Prime...

WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt. Image supplied from electorate office.

Paul van Lieshout Hunt, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of a boost in indigenous education funding to $46.7 million in WA has sparked criticism from the State Labor Government who said that under the current agreement, indigenous students would be $5.5 million worse off. The deal will see funding for each indigenous student...

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Image supplied; City of Fremantle Council chambers

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

May 9, 2017

Two WA councils have joined the cause for marriage equality, passing motions calling on the Federal Government to legalise marriage for people of diverse sexuality and gender. Fremantle Council and Bayswater Council voted on Wednesday 26 April to show public support for same-sex marriage. Fremantle...

Uni students helping the nation this election season

ECU Students Jacinta and David interview Greens candidate for the seat of Perth Tim Clifford.

Zeta Morgan, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016

In an Australian first, university students are taking the reigns in this year's election, playing a hands-on role in delivering important and accessible information to a wide and diverse audience. In conjunction with the Journalism and Education Research Association of Australia (JERAA) and the...

Ballard and Catholic Bishop unite to defeat ‘gay panic’ defence

Ballard and Catholic Bishop unite to defeat 'gay panic' defence

Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

May 19, 2016

In an unlikely partnership, comedian Tom Ballard and Catholic Bishop in Queensland Paul Kelly have taken to the International Day Against Homophobia, teaming up to end the use of the so-called "gay panic" murder defence. The defence, which allows a murder charge to be downgraded if the defendant can...

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