Indigenous crime, how much time?

It is no secret Indigenous people in Australia experience much higher rates of contact with the justice system than white Australians. Continue reading Indigenous crime, how much time?

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Society’s Assumptions starring Mel Waters

By Shannon Chamberlain. Mel Waters is being forced to perform. Who’s forcing Mel, you ask? It might be you. Mel is transgender non-binary and identifies as pansexual. This means they are transitioning from the female gender they were assigned at birth to non-binary, which is neither male nor female. Mel feels more masculine than feminine and is sexually attracted to trans men, trans women, cis … Continue reading Society’s Assumptions starring Mel Waters

Gender stigma contributes to more men taking their own lives

By Shannon Chamberlain. A new study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals the number of South Australian men who died by suicide is three times higher than that of females. The study shows a total of 174 men and 62 women took their own lives in 2015. Chair of Mental Health Nursing at the University of South Australia Professor Nicholas Procter says the … Continue reading Gender stigma contributes to more men taking their own lives

The travels of South Australian HeartKids and their mums

By Shannon Chamberlain “A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.”— George Herbert, British poet Every day in Australia, eight babies are born with heart defects. And to make matters worse, Adelaide stopped offering major Childhood Heart Disease surgery in the early 2000s. HeartKids SA/NT director, Maryanne Noone says, on average, two to three families every week have to travel from the Flinders Medical … Continue reading The travels of South Australian HeartKids and their mums

How Social Media Changed the Face of Public Relations and Journalism

Kelly Hughes. The power of social media could never have been foretold by the Journalism and public relations sector. Its influence has been palpable and inserted a contemporary new layer of communication into the media mix. The rise of citizen journalism has seen an evolving platform for the way breaking news and global events are now covered by everyday citizens with access to a digital … Continue reading How Social Media Changed the Face of Public Relations and Journalism

What We Must Learn From Harvey Weinstein.

  By Kelly Hughes. After the eruption of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, women took to twitter to divulge incredibly raw, harrowing and personal accounts detailing their own experiences of sexual assault. Men’s violence against women, sexual assault, rape and gendered violence are amongst the world’s most distressing and underreported issues faced by women. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of sexual assaults … Continue reading What We Must Learn From Harvey Weinstein.