Opinion

Conversation: The Gen Y Quest to find that ‘dream job’… and its advantages

Since joining the workforce, I’ve received a lot of career advice. But I can break it down to two distinct messages from two set groups. The first lot of advice comes from a retiring generation who stress that company loyalty will breed success. The other advice comes from a highly mobile generation, giving me license to quit my job and ...

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Opinion: Why did NSW premier turn himself in to police after let off for chucking a uey?

NSW premier Mike Baird revealed he turned himself in to police after Highway Patrol let him off for doing an illegal U-turn over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend last month. Turning himself in to a senior officer, News Corp reported that Baird was given a $311 fine and lost three demerit points over the June 8 offence at South Curl Curl ...

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Greece’s next move could be a global currency game changer

The Aussie dollar (AUD) slipped to under US0.75 cents – a six-year low – on Monday morning in the wake of Greece’s austerity referendum over the weekend, which resulted in a surprising 61 per cent victory for ‘no’ voters. What does this mean for Greece’s future in the Eurozone? Many are expecting the troubled country to leave following Greek voters ...

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Opinion: The Politics of Qatari backed Al Jazeera and the Implications For Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste

By Rick Mitry Having once been regarded as an alternative platform to the western media for the dissemination of information concerning the Middle East region, the Qatari owned Al Jazeera now finds itself with associated ties to not only Egypt’s former rulers, the ousted Muslim Brotherhood, but also the jihadists at the forefront of the western media’s attention in the ...

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Mariam Veiszadeh on Changing the World #IStandWithMariam

She came to Australia not knowing a single world of English, but is now a prominent figure in Australia and around the world. Mariam Veiszadeh talks to Sahar Mourad. Selected as one of Elle Magazine’s (Malaysia) 12 women who were helping to change the world, Mariam Veiszadeh is humble in her outlook of the world and her place as a ...

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Middle East prepares for meltdown as Sunni states bomb Yemen

Afshin Shahi, University of Bradford Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East and known to have more weapons than citizens, has been a security nightmare for some time – but its recent downturn has finally spurred its neighbours to military action. An unprecedented coalition of Sunni states has lined up to preserve what they consider as the legitimate Yemeni ...

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Six ways Australia’s education system is failing our kids

By Rachel Wilson, University of Sydney; Bronwen Dalton, University of Technology, Sydney, and Chris Baumann Amid debates about budget cuts and the rising costs of schools and degrees, there is one debate receiving alarmingly little attention in Australia. We’re facing a slow decline in most educational standards, and few are aware just how bad the situation is getting. These are ...

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Apocalyptic erotica now: the allure of Islamic State online

By Jeff Lewis, RMIT University The suicide bombing death in Ramadi of Melbourne teenager Jake Bilardi has deepened public anxieties about the allure and reach of Islamic State (IS). Western governments, security agencies and citizens – Muslim or otherwise – seem bewildered by the power of IS and its capacity to recruit and radicalise young Muslims. Near daily media reports ...

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NSW election 2015: Premier Mike Baird visits the Maronite Community

With the New South Wales election in sight, Premier Mike Baird has been busy on the campaign trail.  In a bid to reach out to Australian Maronite voters, Mr. Baird made an appearance at Maronite Bishop Antoine Tarabay’s residence in Strathfield earlier this evening. Mingling with influential community leaders, Mr. Baird praised the hard work of the Maronite Lebanese community ...

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Australian Embassy supports medical centre in Jieh, Lebanon

Australia’s Ambassador designated to Lebanon, Glenn Miles, visited today the newly renovated Our Lady of the Star Free Clinic in Jieh. The Australian Embassy provided Clinic with US$11,500 as part of its Direct Aid Program for the purchase of a new ultrasound machine. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Director of St Charbel Convent, the Mayor of ...

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