NewsVineWA

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...

PM shelves discrimination inquiry

Religious freedom or discrimination?

Nicholas Doyle

April 13, 2020

The Federal Government has shelved an inquiry which would have provided laws to protect LGBTIQ+ students and teachers from being expelled or fired on the grounds of religious beliefs. The inquiry was first put forward to the Australian Law Reform Commission in April last year and had a deadline of December 2020. Attorney general Christian Porter has now post...

The danger of deathcap mushrooms

Wild Death Cap Mushroom

Bella Sardelis, Reporter

March 29, 2018

The Food Safety Information Council warns Western Australians not to pick or eat wild mushrooms, as deadly deathcap mushrooms are beginning to appear in Southern and Western Australia. In a media release, Council Chairwoman Rachelle Williams said that gathering wild mushrooms can be a life-threatening ri...

New tax on foreign property buyers

South Perth housing from Kings Park

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

October 23, 2017

In the September Budget WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced a new tax to be imposed on foreign property buyers in WA. The extra 4% tax is set to repair part of the $4.2bn Western Australian state net debt by 2021. The new tax surcharge is an addition to the existing 5.15% duty payable surcharge. The...

Gold royalty out, payroll tax in

Gold royalty out, payroll tax in

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter- ECU Daily

October 21, 2017

The Labor State Government is battling through the long process of getting its budget, announced in September, through the Upper House where the support of other parties is needed, because Labor don't have a majority in both houses. The Liberal Party has said that it will pass a payroll tax change...

Ditch screen time for green time this October

ECU beach volleyball competitors

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017

Outdoors WA is encouraging West Australians to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the state's landscape this month for Outdoors October. There are a variety of activities and events being organised for people to enjoy such as bush walks, camping, boating and many more. Jamie Bennett, the Executive Officer of Outdoors WA, said: “Outdoors...

Regular E-users take more risks

One in five young Australians take ecstasy pills

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter- ECU Daily

October 10, 2017

The latest data from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), shows that half of the one in five young Australians who regularly use psychostimulant drugs report mental health problems. Quarter of them experienced adverse events related to their...

Mixed reactions to proposed liquor bans in the Pilbara.

Mixed reactions to proposed liquor bans in the Pilbara.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017

The Pilbara region in WA could be facing tougher alcohol restrictions if a police proposal on the matter goes ahead. While no decision has been made yet, WA Police have recommended restrictions on full-strength alcohol with the Liquor Licensing Authority. Police initially applied for the restrictions...

Water safety in WA: Two touching stories

Drowning fatalities increased by 17% in WA in the last year

Vesh Arumugam

October 2, 2017

This is my story: It was a beautiful sunny day. The sun was scorching but the sound of waves was soothing. I was just five-years-old. My sister, who was 12, jumped into the pool. Her weight swooshed the water, forming baby waves in the pool. My dad urged me to jump in. My mum was wary, but she was too...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 2, 2017

Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

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...

Good job prospects for WA grads

Good job prospects for WA grads

Greg Corrigan, ECU Reporter

September 3, 2017

Recent data from the Good Universities Guide reveals that students graduating from universities in WA are earning much more than those attending other universities around Australia. Good Education Group released the Good Universities Guide for 2018 last Monday, ranking Australia’s universities so...

Quality journalism by ECU students
wa