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BANTER CULTURE: SERIOUSLY OUTDATED

By Alicia D’Arcy In April of this year, a video was leaked from a Baxter College party bus showing a group of boys singing a chant, that can be best described as glorifying rape. It was shocking footage and appropriately, there was immediate condemnation from media outlets, students and the …

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Going outside & learning from past mistakes: trouble in the Namoi

By Breana Macpherson-Rice This mid-semester break, I didn’t expect to find myself in the boardroom of a coal mining company, throwing curly questions at their chief ecologist and soil scientist over a platter of sandwiches. As we tucked into a classic egg-and-lettuce and engaged in some jovial-but-sinister banter about what …

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LGBTI Rights Campaigning Around the World: Then and Now

By Aisiling Canavan and Gabriel Hanrahan-Lawrence 1898 The first speech for gay rights in parliament was given by German socialist August Bebel on January 13th 1898, calling on the Reichstag to remove Paragraph 175, which criminalised sodomy. Though Bebel’s speech may seem lackluster by today’s standards, it was in fact …

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Open Letter to the Vice-Chancellor

By The Indigenous Collective   Dear Professor Ian Jacobs,   Nura Gili is regarded as a leader of Indigenous Higher Education in Australia. We as students take pride in the fact that Nura Gili staff and its Director are dedicated to being research and teaching intensive. As students of Nura …

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