Hong Kong Polytechnic University siege officially ends, ready to reopen in new year

By Helene Fung On Friday, the Hong Kong Police officially ended the lockdown around Polytechnic University. It was a low key affair without any formal announcement. Police guarding the campus gradually walked off after around 11:30 am, and people, including many university officials, were soon allowed to enter. The university campus became a battleground earlier…

EXCLUSIVE: Chung Wah Association moves on from negativity towards 110 year anniversary

As the Chung Wah Association overcomes recent rumours about their elections having Chinese intervention, they are looking forward towards the future. The Chung Wah Association’s 110th anniversary is near, with some big celebrations planned. Honourable secretary, Jen Ni Chong, said they want to change the perception of their association within the publics’ view. “I think…

Is there a chance of a recession soon?

With Australia’s unemployment rate attributing to a decreased overall spending, the economy is trudging along, neither increasing or decreasing. The Government’s cash handouts and reduced tax rates is failing to see a boost, keeping spending at a low. Will there be another recession soon? Local economist, Elson Goh, shares his expertise on the impacts this…

Mental health awareness important for young people

As Mental Health awareness increases with such events like R U OK Day this week, it’s more important now than ever to identify the effects of mental health issues on everyone, but in particular young people. Colin Petit, Commissioner for Children and Young People said early intervention is essential. “It doesn’t matter what the issue…

No Hong Kong discussions at G20 Summit

As the G20 summit commences today, activists are disappointed that nothing will be brought up about recent Hong Kong issues and protests. Scott Morrison announced he will not be mentioning Hong Kong to China during the summit, leaving activists like Sherene Nee frustrated. approx 0:30” “we know it’s a really sensitive topic to be discussed…

Scott Morrison’s new-look cabinet sworn in

Scott Morrison and his reworked cabinet has been sworn in, officially taking office after a shock federal election victory. The Prime Minister and his ministry were sworn in at Government House this morning, with the Governor-General making the new-look cabinet official. Mr Morrison and deputy PM Michael McCormack’s cabinet will feature a number of changes…

Funding commitment for CSIRO Climate Science Centre

A hopeful Shorten Labor Government will commit $10 million dollars to boost the capabilities of the CSIRO Climate Science Centre. Better coordination of Australian climate science and development of an Australian climate science capability plan will be at the forefront of the funding. This investment will also directly boost the CSIRO climate science capabilities in…

Search for the new state of the art Scitech home

Expressions of interest are being welcomed by the McGowan government to find a new state of the art home for Scitech. Options within the Perth City centre are being looked at, with hopes the much loved organisation can continue to inspire STEM learning in WA. Science Minister, Dave Kelly, said we recognise the need for…

School Children protest against Federal Climate Change inaction

School children around the country boycotted a school day to protest outside city Parliaments, demanding the Government takes much needed action against climate change, with a promising commitment to renewable energy. Hundreds of school kids gathered in front of parliament chanting and waving politically charged signs, and speaking up for future generations. 12-year-old speaker, Bella…

Should more refugees be brought to Australia?

While the heat is being turned up on the Government to evacuate more refugee children off Nauru Island, both major parties are drawing a hard line around this divisive issue. The imminent risk of a child dying on Nauru island has seen some progress in getting 11 children required medical treatment here in Australia. But…