Tag: Australia

Global

Rare fatal Shark attack in Australia

35-year-old British expatriate and former UK Royal Air Force serviceman, Simon Nellist, was fatally attacked by a shark at Little Bay beach, Sydney on 16 February. At 4:35 pm local time, Nellist was dragged underwater 150 metres away from the bay. Disturbed by the attack, witnesses described a “big splash.” This is the first fatal…

#BLM, Arts

First ever Indigenous winner of Australia’s Archibald Prize receives $100,000

Vincent Namatjira, an Indigenous artist, has won Australia’s 2020 Archibald Prize, an annual award for portraiture painted by a resident of Australasia. It comes with a cash prize of $100,000. Namatjira’s winning painting, entitled ‘Stand Strong for Who You Are’, features retired Australian footballer, Adam Goodes, as “a proud Aboriginal man who stands strong for…

Travel

Top five countries for coffee

Coffee is a must for many people, especially university students. As a barista, and self-professed coffee aficionado, my first stop in a new destination is a café, to sample the local staple and get a feel for the coffee culture of the area. Cafés are the perfect place to sit and sort through thousands of…

Global

Australia to re-open detention centre

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a statement to say he will re-open the asylum seeker detention centre on Christmas Island. This facility processes asylum seekers aiming to enter the country, but is widely criticised by human rights groups who say that these people are effectively imprisoned. The detention centre was closed in late 2018,…

Science

Fashion of the future?

Clothes shopping is an undeniable part of western culture, but just how harmless is this treasured pastime? People are becoming more and more aware of the damaging effects that over-farming and over-fishing has on the environment, however a little-known fact is that the multi-trillion-dollar fashion industry is harmful to the environment in its own right….

Travel

VacciNATIONS

Getting sick abroad is last on my packing list but always a great possibility when staying in hostels and bustling through markets in high heat, surrounded by germs. However, becoming ill is avoidable, and manageable if we do catch something nasty. My advice is fourfold. Vaccinations These must be done in advance. Apart from the…

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