Tag Archives: Australia

Australiana: An Open-Ended Question

by Arleen Wilcox I come home from a friend’s birthday dinner and collapse on the couch. Socialising can be exhausting as it is, but the nights when every interaction with a stranger starts with a “So, where are you from?” hit harder. This question might not sound like much of …

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Pastoral Leases and the Australian Landscape

By Claire Angelica In the 1800s, the British Crown was faced with the problem of governing a surge in squatting in Australia. Squatters were settlers who squatted in what was called the Crown’s “waste lands” (which meant outside the colony boundaries). They would graze cattle and sheep and with the …

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Increased fees on the horizon as students hijack Q&A

Students from university campuses across Sydney temporarily shut down live broadcasting of ABC’s Q&A last night, while protesting Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s proposal to deregulate university fees, among a raft of recommendations aimed at creating a US-style college system in Australia. Benjamin Hammond, member of the NSW Education Action Network …

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