Love Fire

https://youtu.be/HHGyK9cxpgsClara and Leo, a married couple from Columbia, share their story of how they met and their current feelings for each other. Clara and Leo met in 2010 at a dance party in Bogota, the capital city of Columbia. “At the moment when I saw Clara,...

NSW experiences intense rainfalls; climate change responsible

The South Coast suburb of Kiama experienced heavy rainfall earlier this month. Roughly 205mm of rainfall fell between May 9 -13, as multiple areas along the NSW coast experienced downpours nearly double the expected monthly average. Both the Wollongong and...

Illawarra offshore wind farm noise impacts overestimated

While the proposed Illawarra offshore wind farm has sparked concerns about underwater noise, its impact on marine life may be overestimated and less harmful than climate change effects, according to University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers.  Blue Energy Futures Lab,...

More than 200 non-target animals captured by NSW coastline nets

There have been calls from environmentalists, residents and politicians to pull shark nets from the water permanently, with data from the Humane Society International (HSI) finding that they are doing greater harm than good. The Humane Society International (HSI) has...

30,000 Australians unemployed in April

The rise in the national unemployment rate has resulted in a staggering 30,000 more Australians being without work. In April 2024, the Labour Force survey participation increased by 0.1 per cent, reaching 66.7 per cent. This rise was inclusive of both employed and...

Call for a rise in national minimum wage to ease financial hardship

Australian employee households need a raise in the minimum wage to overcome the cost-of-living crisis by at least 1.7 per cent, according to the latest data published by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The Federal Budget 2024 has revealed the $7.8bn...

COVID-19 strains threaten aged care facilities across NSW

 COVID-19 remains a problem for aged care facilities across New South Wales.   New information collected by The Department of Health and Aged Care states that COVID cases are rising in aged care facilities as of January 2024.  Health.gov.au says that the new strains...

The dreaded word in contact sports: concussion

Head injuries and concussions are continuing to rise in Australian sport, leading to calls from medical experts for significant rule changes to minimise potential harm. According to the Australian institute of welfare, 83 per cent of all hospitalised intracranial...

Students impacted by new government budget

Australian students have been heavily impacted by the budget as a range of introduced initiatives are set to benefit those in the higher education system. Following the Australian Universities Accord report produced in February, the new budget focuses on the issues of...

Cumberland Council book ban overturned

Cumberland City Council has reversed its ban on same-sex parenting books. Cumberland resident Caroline Staples spoke at the meeting, presenting a petition with over 42,000 signatures in favour of the ban being dissolved. University of Wollongong lecturer in...

Love Fire

https://youtu.be/HHGyK9cxpgsClara and Leo, a married couple from Columbia, share their story of how they met and their current feelings for each other. Clara and Leo met in 2010 at a dance party in Bogota, the capital city of Columbia. “At the moment when I saw Clara,...

The dreaded word in contact sports: concussion

The dreaded word in contact sports: concussion

Head injuries and concussions are continuing to rise in Australian sport, leading to calls from medical experts for significant rule changes to minimise potential harm. According to the Australian institute of welfare, 83 per cent of all hospitalised intracranial...

Cumberland Council book ban overturned

Cumberland Council book ban overturned

Cumberland City Council has reversed its ban on same-sex parenting books. Cumberland resident Caroline Staples spoke at the meeting, presenting a petition with over 42,000 signatures in favour of the ban being dissolved. University of Wollongong lecturer in...