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This election, know what to believe

This election, know what to believe

‘Fake News’ has been pronounced, tweeted and debated non-stop since Trump proclaimed it from the top of his twitter feed in 2017. With the 2019 Australian Federal Election looming, the issue of ‘election disinformation’ is on everyone’s minds. Voters are confused, overloaded in fact, as more and more sources of information bombard them with ‘news’…
Is your vote really in your hands?

Is your vote really in your hands?

In the days of old, it was that ‘personal touch’ that would make or break a political campaign. Politicians would spend their time posing for photos, making speeches on construction sites, and cuddling the babies of strangers. But with the abundance of personal data, ripe for exploitation, no longer do politicians need to rely on…
Pave your own postgraduate path

Pave your own postgraduate path

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The thought of going back to university can be daunting, particularly when it’s online study, and you’ve got a career to juggle. Students often tell us about the barriers that initially held them back from enrolling – sometimes for years. There’s the worry it will be too expensive, the fear of neglecting the kids, and the…
Put the books down for a breather this RUOK? Day

Put the books down for a breather this RUOK? Day

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Today is RUOK? Day, a chance for us all to consider the mental wellbeing of those around us. Doing so, is as simple as asking: Are you OK?   The beauty of RUOK? Day is its simplicity. A question is all it takes to show others you’re there for them. But, as students, it’s also an important time to…
US vs China: Will they make amends at the G20 Summit?

US vs China: Will they make amends at the G20 Summit?

Like an awkward run in with an ex at a house party, President Trump and President Jinping are likely to meet in Osaka this June at the G20 Summit. Although neither party has agreed to a meeting yet, Osaka is seen as the last opportunity for the two presidents to talk and resolve things before…
The top 10 tax mistakes students make

The top 10 tax mistakes students make

Studying part time while working makes for a busy life, one where personal administration can be low on your list of priorities—including taxes. That said, making sure you file them on time is important to make the most of your return and reduce your risk of fines or interest charges. We chatted to Ashley Debenham,…
Make ‘busy’ work for you

Make ‘busy’ work for you

Welcome to the 21st century, where busy is the new norm. From youth, we’ve been told we can do anything, and that life is short – it’s no wonder that we’re constantly scrambling to fit it all in. We’ve been conditioned to want so much. With our devices constantly in hand, we’re being told what…
Did your health take a hit binge-watching GOT?

Did your health take a hit binge-watching GOT?

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A recent Radio Times survey in the UK found that 18 per cent of participants had feigned illness (AKA chucked a sickie) to binge-watch TV. But besides leading you to skip work or study, is it actually bad for you? We all know that being sedentary for too long is risky. So it should come…
A daily dose of self-care

A daily dose of self-care

Self-care. It may seem like another trending phrase, but it’s more important now than ever, in a world constantly on the go. But it’s not just the occasional bubble bath, or a hearty pat on the back from you to yourself ­– self-care can take many forms, and involves a bit of discipline and routine…

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