‘I’d rather the chemo’: A teenager’s battle with the black dog after beating cancer

At 15-years-old, Georgia Rhodes wanted nothing more than to blend in with the crowd. But nothing makes you stand out like a cancer diagnosis. Only some are lucky enough to beat the disease, but according to Georgia, surviving after cancer is the bigger battle. How will being ‘the cancer kid’ define the rest of her life?

Shrinkflation bites: Australian grocery prices are rising as portions get smaller

Australian consumers are getting less bang for their buck as supermarkets are downsizing their products while keeping prices the same. The move, dubbed ‘shrinkflation’ by economists, is a way for companies to increase the price of popular brands without having to swap...

Ep 3: If it’s my body, why isn’t it my choice?

It’s Episode 3 and this week we’re discussing critical issues surrounding women’s rights, particularly in the US and how this is affecting us here in Australia with the recent federal election. We would love to hear your thoughts, so tweet us @WCWSA_podcast or dm us...

Unemployment rate drops to 3.9 following Omicron wave

The unemployment rate in Australia is as low as it’s been since 1974, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS reported the unemployment rate sitting at 3.9 per cent last month, following the federal election’s focus on economic management. The...

Arcadians prepared to ‘Be More Chill’ post-lockdowns

Corrimal's The Arcadians Theatre Group is set to perform its production 'Be More Chill' on Friday, after a year of preparations and setbacks. The group first tarted preparations for the production in May last year but due to lockdowns had to restart for 2022....

Influencing Environment Voting

  Thousands of UOW students voted in this year's federal election and lots of us would have been voting for the first time. The Australian Labor Party headed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese won enough seats to form a majority government, but the election...

Oz-Tag titles tear at the national loyalty heart-strings

When Richard received a call offering him a spot in the Greek national Oz-Tag team it didn't cross his mind he wasn't Greek. He took the opportunity and was ecstatic to be a non-heritage player. His wife, Loshni, said she was proud to know her husband was good enough...

The handicap of tea and scones

What group is against petroleum exploration licenses on agricultural land, lobbies to resolve female homelessness in Australia and put 'best before' dates on food jars? Is it Lock The Gate? Is it the Australian Consumers Association? Is it Shelter? In fact, it's The...

His Boy Elroy’s Shell Cove Marina store won’t go ahead

Wollongong-based burger restaurant His Boy Elroy will not go ahead with its planned expansion into the Shell Cove Marina precinct. Announced on the May 13, the expansion would have been the company's second permanent store in the Illawarra. Owner Lachlan Stevens said...

Rugby hospitalisations down but young players still taking the hits

Hospitalisations from sporting injuries sustained while playing rugby were down during the financial year of 2019 to 2020 when compared to the previous two financial years. Statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show there were 2,653...
Oz-Tag titles tear at the national loyalty heart-strings

Oz-Tag titles tear at the national loyalty heart-strings

When Richard received a call offering him a spot in the Greek national Oz-Tag team it didn't cross his mind he wasn't Greek. He took the opportunity and was ecstatic to be a non-heritage player. His wife, Loshni, said she was proud to know her husband was good enough...

The handicap of tea and scones

The handicap of tea and scones

What group is against petroleum exploration licenses on agricultural land, lobbies to resolve female homelessness in Australia and put 'best before' dates on food jars? Is it Lock The Gate? Is it the Australian Consumers Association? Is it Shelter? In fact, it's The...