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“WORLD PEACE” STATUE ON SHOW IN MELBOURNE

June 3, 2017 |

World peace may be an elusive goal, but Tibetan monk Lama Khentrul Rinpoche hasn’t given up. He has commissioned a $100,000 tantric statue in the hope it will inspire people to seek world peace. The … Read More

HOPES HIGH THAT NASA AND OTHERS MAY RETURN TO THE MOON – 44 YEARS LATER

May 24, 2017 |

It’s been 44 years since the last human footprint was left on the moon. Now space agencies and private companies are jostling for an opportunity to establish a base there and send tourists over for … Read More

HIGH LEVELS OF PLASTIC RUBBISH THREATENING WORLD HERITAGE SITE

May 23, 2017 |

Henderson Island, in the Pitcairn Group of South America, has earned the dubious honour of having the highest density of plastic rubbish anywhere in the world. The island, which ironically is listed among World Heritage … Read More

FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS LIKELY TO DAMAGE “THE AUSTRALIAN BRAND OF EDUCATION.”

May 23, 2017 |

Following an announcement by the federal government that it will cut funding for higher education in Australia, grave concerns have been raised by stakeholders in the sector. Prof Deep Saini, the Vice Chancellor of the … Read More

CAN AUSTRALIANS AFFORD THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF UNIVERSITY FEES?

May 21, 2017 |

The government has unveiled plans for higher education reforms aimed at delivering “a more sustainable sector, more choices for students and increase transparency and accountability in higher education” as per a statement on the Department … Read More

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST MUSLIM MP: ED HUSIC’S TAKE ON POLITICS AND RELIGION

May 21, 2017 |

Ed Husic is a man of many firsts. He’s the first federal MP ever to be sworn in using the Koran, the first Muslim frontbencher appointed to Kevin Rudd’s government and probably the only known … Read More