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I am a survivor

At a time of ongoing hostility towards refugees’ arrival in Australia, it is more important than ever to see the issue through the eyes of those deepest affected. Eliza Walker tells the story of a woman who emigrated from war-torn Slovenia to Australia by boat in the 1950s, recounting her experiences of survival and extensive […]

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The Halal Snack Pack: Religious tolerance in a polystyrene box

In 2015, a delicious phenomenon revolving around the humble little kebab shop began to emerge online. The Halal Snack Pack has become a symbol of the acceptance of Islam in modern Australia. Known as ‘HSP’ for short, it is a simple dish of crispy chips, kebab meat, melted cheese, and drizzled sauce, served in a […]

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BroadAgenda launches at the University of Canberra

On International Women’s Day, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation director, Virginia Haussegger AM, officially launched the foundation’s new blog, BroadAgenda, at the University of Canberra. The launch of BroadAgenda, on March 08, was attended by a mix of University of Canberra students and staff, including Vice Chancellor, Deep Saini, who spoke at the event. BroadAgenda is an […]

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NowUC News Monday

A television news bulletin produced by second year journalism students at the University of Canberra. In this bulletin: Student anger at lack of UC parking Jobs under threat in the greyhound industry, and Floriade organisers claim success despite criticisms

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NowUC News Thursday

  A television news bulletin produced by second year journalism students at the University of Canberra. In this bulletin: Locals push for a Murrumbateman school Park running takes the Capital by storm, and Tourists flock to Floriade.

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NowUC News Wednesday

A television news bulletin produced by second year journalism students at the University of Canberra. In this bulletin: Eating disorders increase among young men Rising concern about antibiotic resistance International flights boost tourism in Canberra, and Escape rooms; the latest craze in the Capital.

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NowUC News Tuesday

A television news bulletin produced by second year journalism students at the University of Canberra. In this bulletin: Parking fees causing financial stress for students High rise development changing the face of the capital, and Canberrans giving coffee to those in need

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High cost of university parking fines

By Isaac Nowroozi More than $500,000 in fines for parking offences were issued at the University of Canberra in the 2015 / 2016 financial year. According to figures from the Australian Capital Territory government, 4674 fines were issued in total, resulting in a grand total of $557,039 worth of tickets. The fines, which cost anywhere […]

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All aboard for the ACT election

By Tom Storey The promise of a $939 million light rail system was the controversial centrepiece for the recent 2016 ACT Election. With ACT Labor holding power in Canberra for the past 15 years, the decision of the Legislative Assembly to implement a costly public transport network divided the community, especially on North-South lines. The […]

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Life in Bloom – Floriade Festival 2016

By Lewis Haskew It’s Australia’s largest celebration of spring, the annual Floraide Flower Festival. The biggest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere made its return this year for a month of flowers, performances and family fun at Commonwealth Park in Canberra. Now in its 29th year the festival has been faced with uncertainty […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Risking his life for his health

Fares Yousef Ahmed is a 21-year-old student at Qatar University. He is slight, at 57kg, but he hasn’t always been. […]

Q&A With Rami Sultan

Meet Rami Sultan. His huge smile and positive outlook are the first thing you will notice. Rami grew up in […]

Laith Mofleh, Gaza Refugee Camp Volunteer

To Australian audiences, refugee success stories are usually framed by the generous efforts of Westerners in a foreign country. They travel to the country in […]

Walking the talk: it’s not over for Beki Smith

Beki Smith doing the hard training yards along Lake Burley Griffin Source: Instagram/Beki Smith By Rochelle Riley Beki Smith was ready […]

I Heard It Through The Grape Vine

Wine making, to wine connoisseurs, has always been known as an art form. The wine making industry has evolved from […]

A Buddhist life

Development of Quang Minh Temple over the Maribyrnong River, Melbourne. Source: DieantArt By Khoi Tung Ngo I am a Buddhist […]