Renee Griffin

‘Homophobic’ gay blood ban risks lives

Gay rights advocates have called on the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Government to remove restrictions on gay men donating blood, describing the Red Cross policy as homophobic and discriminatory. At present, the Red Cross ‘defers’ blood donations from men who have had sex with men in the past …

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Contraceptive Causes Controversy

An Adelaide law firm is investigating the use of oral contraceptive pill ‘Yaz’ or ‘Yasmin’ after hundreds of Australian women have come forward saying they have experienced severe side effects after using the drug. Tindall Gask Bentley is investigating the claims that Yaz is unsafe. To date, 380 Australian women …

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FASS Flips on Cuts

Just two weeks after the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) announced up to 35 job cuts in a Workplace Change Proposal, the faculty has now announced cuts of this number will not be necessary. Whilst a smaller number of staff members will need to take redundancy, students and …

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If I Ruled the World with Eva Cox

Writer, activist, feminist, academic, sociologist and Q and A regular Eva Cox tells Tharunka what she’d do if she ruled the world… Where would I start? Let’s start with my objective: I want us all to live in a world where people count more than money! What matters in our …

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Why Oktoberfest 2013 was Cancelled

In breaking news, Tharunka has uncovered why Oktoberfest — the University’s largest social event on the social calendar — is “taking a break” for 2013. Tharunka can now confirm the reason Oktoberfest has been cancelled is due to fear that ‘anti-social behaviour’, which transpired from predominantly non-UNSW students last year, …

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