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…

Climate Change Inaction empowers students to make a stand

As the fight for climate justice continues, university students flooded the CBD with feisty signs and catchy chants protesting the government’s climate inaction. How many more protests will it take before the Federal Government commits to a better future? According to the 2019 National Union of Student’s Student Values Survey, climate change is the number…

Science Fellowships Boost PhD Student Opportunities to Work With Industry

PhD university students will get the opportunity to get hands-on experience in high growth areas, through a State Government program linking industries and universities. The Science Industry PhD Fellowships program, part of the State Government’s $16.7 million New Industries Fund, will connect students with industry partners, enabling them to work on innovative projects. 13 fellowships…

Tax Cuts the Centrepiece as Scott Morrison Hands Down Federal Budget

Australian taxpayers are set to become big winners, under new measures announced in the Federal Budget. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has handed down his third budget promising “essential services that Australians rely on” while aiming to return the country to a $2.2 billion surplus in 2019-20, cutting its $14.5 billion debt in 2018-19. “This is…

Curtin Students United Against Cuts

Hundreds of Curtin University students rallied in their campus against the 2.8 billion dollar funding cut from the Federal Government. The protest was held one day before the announcement of the Federal Budget, and it’s reported that they fear the quality of education and the burden on students will further increase if the cuts go…

PM Julia Gillard visits Perth

The Prime Minister Julia Gillard was in Perth this week trying her best to attract WA to sign the Gonski Reform. The PM announced the funding increase on Wednesday before she met with the Premier Colin Barnett. WAMN News understand the PM has tripled the Gonski funding to $920,000,00  if WA sign up to the…