Concern continues over jailing of climate protester Violet Coco

On 13 April, 2022, an Australian climate activist Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco blocked a lane on the Sydney Harbour bridge for 28 minutes as a part of the protest drawing attention towards climate change. She was recently sentenced to 15 months in jail, convicted under...

Positive signs as Australia, China mark 50 years of diplomatic relations

China and Australia have marked 50 years of diplomatic relations. It was on December 21, 1972, when then-Prime Minister Gough Whitlam opened the diplomatic door to the People's Republic of China.The Chinese Ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian, recently met with Prime...

Illawarra Shoalhaven mental illness statistics higher than national average

Recent data has indicated that the scope of mental health related illness in the Illawarra Shoalhaven district is consistently higher than NSW and national averages, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, HealthStats NSW and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide...

Illawarra acrobatics team wows at Australia’s Got Talent

An Illawarra gymnastics and acrobatics club has received a standing ovation at the  Australia’s Got Talent auditions. The all-girls team ‘Acromazing’, from Oak Flats, will proceed to the next round in the competition after earning glowing praise from all four judges...

Accessibility to NDIS funding made difficult

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been accused of failing to support those with a disability, with funding being denied or the process to access funding being prolonged. A relative of a person living with autism spectrum disorder, Meg Bronner,...

Macarthur residents clutch their wallets as Inflation soars

Campbelltown citizens continue to struggle with the cost of living as Australia’s inflation rates reach 7.3%, the highest level since 1990. Data released this month by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), revealed that the overall cost of living has increased by...

Thrift-shopping: The future of fashion

While rapper Macklemore and Gen Z have romanticised thrift-shopping as ‘trendy’, its true worth is hidden in its impact on the environment and clothing sweatshops. When you walk into a thrift store, do you turn your nose up at the smell of musty clothing and dusty...

Can Purple Foods Assist in Dementia Treatment?

The Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute is searching for participants for a six-month study into the cognitive benefits of eating purple foods. The study, led by the University of Wollongong’s Professor Karen Charlton and associate Dr Vinicius Andre de...

Wollongong Conservatorium of Music celebrates 50 years

The Wollongong Conservatorium of Music has celebrated 50 years of music education in the Illawarra, with a free music festival in the surrounding Botanic Garden. The music celebration showcased both staff and student orchestras, choirs and bands, along with headlining...

Public art brings colour to Campbelltown City

Campbelltown precinct is set to receive a vibrant cultural boost as acclaimed artists paint the streets as part of the city's revitalisation program. The public art installations are in collaboration with local businesses, and property owners to revive Queen Street’s...
Accessibility to NDIS funding made difficult

Accessibility to NDIS funding made difficult

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been accused of failing to support those with a disability, with funding being denied or the process to access funding being prolonged. A relative of a person living with autism spectrum disorder, Meg Bronner,...

Macarthur residents clutch their wallets as Inflation soars

Macarthur residents clutch their wallets as Inflation soars

Campbelltown citizens continue to struggle with the cost of living as Australia’s inflation rates reach 7.3%, the highest level since 1990. Data released this month by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), revealed that the overall cost of living has increased by...

Thrift-shopping: The future of fashion

Thrift-shopping: The future of fashion

While rapper Macklemore and Gen Z have romanticised thrift-shopping as ‘trendy’, its true worth is hidden in its impact on the environment and clothing sweatshops. When you walk into a thrift store, do you turn your nose up at the smell of musty clothing and dusty...

Can Purple Foods Assist in Dementia Treatment?

Can Purple Foods Assist in Dementia Treatment?

The Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute is searching for participants for a six-month study into the cognitive benefits of eating purple foods. The study, led by the University of Wollongong’s Professor Karen Charlton and associate Dr Vinicius Andre de...

Wollongong Conservatorium of Music celebrates 50 years

Wollongong Conservatorium of Music celebrates 50 years

The Wollongong Conservatorium of Music has celebrated 50 years of music education in the Illawarra, with a free music festival in the surrounding Botanic Garden. The music celebration showcased both staff and student orchestras, choirs and bands, along with headlining...

Public art brings colour to Campbelltown City

Public art brings colour to Campbelltown City

Campbelltown precinct is set to receive a vibrant cultural boost as acclaimed artists paint the streets as part of the city's revitalisation program. The public art installations are in collaboration with local businesses, and property owners to revive Queen Street’s...

Coal spill in national park not reported on time to EPA

Coal spill in national park not reported on time to EPA

There has been outrage after a Helensburgh coal mine failed to report in time a dangerous wastewater spill into a creek in the Royal National Park. The Environmental Protection Agency did not learn of the spill coming from Metropolitan Mine until three days after it...