OPINION: Australia Day Date Change Debate Will Haunt Us Again Next Year

OPINION BY: Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics and Policies, Murdoch University. Here we go again… Australia Day, 2020. It’s still on the 26th of January. No change of date. It’s hard with an issue like this one. Either Australia Day is celebrated/lamented on the 26th of January or it isn’t. But it’s become a…

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WEEKEND OPINION: Happy Chinese New Year AND Australia Day!

By Helene Fung Today is the first day of Chinese New Year, and also the start of the Australia Day long weekend. “Which one are you going to celebrate?” I’ve been asked. Why, both, of course! The two are not, and should not be, mutually exclusive. I migrated here in my teenage years, a time…

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OPINION: 2019 is not a year for the young… a political retrospective.

OPINION PIECE BY: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook. The year started quite well for young people. The looming federal election had Scott Morrison promising to help Mark McGowan stimulate the WA economy, which meant that McGowan could outline initiatives to address the high rate of unemployment amongst young people. And schemes to help young people…

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OPINION: Today Tonight Axing Another Blow To Local Content

OPINION PIECE BY: Martin Turner, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance WA Media Section President The bad news just keeps coming. At least for those who value local content. West Australians are getting used to the concentration of media ownership, particularly since the sale of News Corp’s The Sunday Times to Seven West Media, as well…

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