Is private health insurance useful or useless?


What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘private health insurance? Maybe expensive, waste of money, or necessary? Private health insurance was something that was drilled into me as soon as I turned 18, with the notion that it is better to get it now, than when it’s too expensive at a later date. […]


An age of rage


At the start of the week, during her trip to the United States, Greta Thunberg addressed the UN hoping to encourage them to act on the climate emergency. As a representative of our generation, she accused the adults in the room of ruining her childhood.Protesters support youth climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Photo by Change.org […]


DC Comics: A Reboot in Crisis.

Arts & Entertainment Opinion

Since its establishment in 1937, DC Comics has published countless stories based on the immense number of characters it has collected under its belt throughout the decades. Image sourced from Kotaku.com.au All these characters are kept going by new writers who are brought in to reboot their storylines by creating a crisis that changes their world. […]


Why international students should be concerned about their workers’ rights


According to Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan, international education contributed $32.4 billion to the Australian economy in 2017-18. Every year, the statistics show a significant increase in the number of overseas students choosing Australian education. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says more than 200,000 students are experiencing global study in the state. However, SBS News […]


OPINION: Being shy isn’t necessarily a negative thing


What is the first thought that comes into your head when you hear the word ‘shy’? Is it something negative, like ‘introversion’, or ‘no friends’, or ‘loser who is destined for nothing great’? Maybe it’s all of the above. Societal norms have shaped us to believe that to be successful we must be social beings […]


Why we need free money


American entrepreneur and US presidential hopeful Andrew Yang’s flagship proposal is to give every American adult a monthly dividend of $1000. Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a type of social security that guarantees all within a population a certain amount of money, no strings attached. So why is UBI a good idea, and why should […]


Opinion: We should all be concerned about our leader’s commitment to Climate Change

Environment & Technology Opinion Politics

It’s about time our leaders were called out for their lack of commitment to climate change. Last week, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison handed the Pacific Nations a $500 million package to help them invest in renewable energy and become more resilient to climate and weather events, but refused to sign the declaration acknowledging that […]


The push for modesty is toxic


Far from addressing the objectification of women, the push for modesty is exacerbating the problem


Kylie Jenner’s face-scrub faux pas: does she even care about her fans?


The Kardashian-Jenners have used their celebrity for good, but they’re hoodwinking many of their young fans with questionable beauty and health products.

Adrianne Kalla

No such thing as a Shorten thing

Opinion Politics

SIMILAR to weather predictions, election polls have been proven historically wrong following this year’s Federal election, leaving many Melbourne voters shocked.  Here are three reasons I think the Liberal’s “miracle” came true. 1. Labor isn’t about labour. In a word – Adani. “We will adhere to the science, the law, we won’t create sovereign risk,” […]


Why the world hates a vegan


If you are a vegan and believe there is a tsunami of hate directed your way, you are not being paranoid. In Australia, with its meat-centric diet and a barbecue culture where much more than a shrimp is thrown on the grill, vegetarians and vegans, who incidentally make up about 5 and 2 per cent […]


Where should our sympathies lie?


Death comes about in many ways. For 21-year-old Shania McNeill, it was her own reckless and irresponsible actions that caused her untimely death.Car crash. Photo: ARTYOM KULAKOV, Pexels via CC. So, should we feel guilty about what happened to her? Snapchat videos taken moments before she collided with another driver were investigated by police. They […]


Why long-distance relationships are so hard yet so worth it


I have been in a long-distance relationship for almost four years. At the beginning, I did not know what to expect. My boyfriend had received an offer from Queensland University of Technology and I decided to do my Bachelor degree in Melbourne.Connecting hearts. Image via Creative Commons I got a lot of grief from my […]


Opinion: India and its unfair obsession with skin colour


As Europeans spend a whooping amount of money and time to achieve a fake tan, Indians are doing the same to get white skin. India’s whitening cream market is swelling year after year.Fair & Lovely Cream Advertisement. Image: Supplied by samacharnama.com Women of dark complexion face humiliation in every stage of their lives. Both in […]

Still image of Essendon fans booing

Booing debate is just “outrage porn” gone wrong


However ugly it may appear, booing is an expression of our passion for sport

Liam Ellison

Opinion: Why Folau has to go

Opinion Sport

 Israel Folau. Photo by NAPARAZZI, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The Wallabies lost nine of their 13 tests last year and have fallen to a lowly 6th in the world rankings. They could well deliver Australia’s worst ever World Cup performance later this year. Our Super Rugby teams are so far behind their competitors that […]


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