2016 Tharunka - Sub Editor

The Academy reveals It’s True Colours

By Cassie Bell We hear about ‘Oscar’ every year. But who is he/she really? If you think it’s the 35 centimetre, four kilogram, 24-carat gold statuette handed to winners at the Academy Awards, then you’re as mistaken as Bill Murray was when he signed up to voice a fat, ginger …

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Getting into uni: fair or fraudulent?

By Cassie Bell In Late January, the UNSW administration came under fire when the front page of The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) read “Revealed: the great uni entry charade”. Below the headline, a bold statistic claimed 46% of UNSW’s intake for 2016 were accepted into their chosen course, despite receiving …

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Plebicite becoming problematic for pollies

By Cassie Bell Three Liberal Senators recently announced that they would vote against the Australian public if the results of a national plebiscite favoured the legalisation of gay marriage. Employment Minister, Eric Abetz, said he would not necessarily vote with the majority, while fellow Senators Cory Bernardi and Bridget McKenzie …

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2016-2018 HESP Appointments Announced

By Cassie Bell Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, has reappointed the five existing members and introduced one new member to the Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP), to serve over the next two years. HESP is the legislative advisory body responsible for making recommendations to the minister about university standards. Members come …

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