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...

Journey of a musician: insights into the creative sector

Establishing oneself can feel like a never-ending battle in the dynamic world of creative arts, requiring perseverance, dedication and unique flair. Accomplished musician Lucy Filetti shared her experiences of the inherent highs and lows in the creative industry and...

The Spot: Trees receive emails from grateful city folk

An interactive map designed to maintain the health of trees in the City of Melbourne has received an unexpected and joyous public response. The map allocated each tree their own email address and encouraged people report signs of sickness or damage that would...

More Australians don’t use their tertiary qualifications

People who have a tertiary qualification aren’t using it in their current job, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Latest figures show that 21 per cent of people have jobs that don't require their current university or TAFE qualifications, an...

The statistics behind Jason Demitriou’s departure from the Rabbitohs

On Tuesday, April 30th, the South Sydney Rabbitohs announced the sacking of head coach Jason Demetriou after three years of leading the club. This decision comes as no surprise to Souths followers and footy fanatics alike as Souths start the 2024 season just one win...

Dude, where are my wheels?

Minette Kirkegaard had recently begun university when she found herself victim to a series of unfortunate events. This short audio feature recounts the emotions and challenges of student life when things go wrong. Warning: this story contains explicit language....

Lost in illusion, or awakened reality? The story of a trip

While on a cosmic voyage into a realm of taboo and darkness, Shawn (not his real name) takes a chilling peek behind the curtain. As he questions the very origins and limits of reality, his narrative sketches a portrait of life lived in the shadows of liminality. "Is...

Adoption rates within Australia decline, data shows

Recent data published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show a continued drop in adoption rates in Australia. Director of the Children and Families Research Centre at the University of Sydney, Amy Wright said that while there was an increase in...

NSW regional areas surpass state average in assault cases

Sexual assault incidents are on the rise in the Shoalhaven, with an increase of 11 per cent in the last two years.  The region is higher than the state rise of sexual reports, with NSW recording a rise of 10.2 percent for the same period.  The BOSCAR statistics also...

Nicho Hynes: A year of triumphs, tribulations, and an international debut

Nicho Hynes is unlikely to forget Saturday October 28, 2023. As a crowd was piling into the stands - a sea of green and gold, littered with black jerseys - he emerged from the tunnel to take in the scenes. His NRL career had started just five years ago at the...
30,000 Australians unemployed in April

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...

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...

Students impacted by new government budget

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 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...