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Fast Fashion is Slowly Destroying Our Environment and People’s Lives

Words by Hayley 24, QLD Fast fashion has granted young people greater opportunities to express themselves through their clothing choices. However, this freedom of choice comes with a hidden responsibility. We not only wear the clothes but also the story behind them. We wear the pollution of the Citarum River in Indonesia where over 1,000…

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The Ramsay Centre is infiltrating tertiary education

The Ramsay Centre is Infiltrating Tertiary Education, and that is a Problem for First Nations Australia

Words by Jack 23, NSW The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation has a mission. That mission is to inculcate tertiary study of the humanities with a socially conservative worldview. It wants to do so through its proposed ‘Western Civilisation’ degree. This is a worry on many fronts, perhaps no more so than on the frontier…

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The Cost | WhyNot

The Cost

Words by Chelsea, 23 VIC He slapped my arse With a cardboard box He thought it was a joke, Of course. Brown cardboard, White skin, My privilege didn’t stop him. Laughing,  Walking across an invisible line                                                            Time stood still. ‘Breathe’… You’re fine.  For the shock of an action Made in a place; No vibration to…

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The Queer Rubik’s Cube | WhyNot

The Queer Rubiks Cube

Words by Zali, 21 NSW Being queer is an endurance test you can’t quit. When I was sixteen, I came out as bisexual for the first time. Over the past five years, I’ve come out what feels like a thousand times. Almost every time, I’ve had to explain/defend (usually defend) my sexuality, so now I…

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What it's Really Like Being a Female Medical Student in Australia | WhyNot

What it’s Really Like Being a Female Medical Student in Australia

Words by Madeline, 25 VIC It’s no secret that sexism in medicine is rampant across the globe. Tokyo Medical University recently admitted to manipulating test scores to limit the number of women accepted into medical training. Female doctors in the UK are still paid 23 per cent less than men despite far more women being…

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The Generation Conflict Behind the Election | WhyNot

The Generation Conflict Behind the Election

Words by Connor, 18 NSW The recent election sparked an interesting debate with my grandfather over Australian politics, and in particular around the management of our economy and the best party for that job. I argued that Labor were the better economic managers; he staunchly supported the Coalition. In the eyes of my grandparents, Labor…

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Young People are not the problem | WhyNot?

Young People are Not the Problem… We’re the Solution

Words by Luka, 18 NSW While on the campaign trail for the upcoming federal election, Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister and leader of The Nationals, said that young people are a “problem” because we don’t know “how good we’ve got it”. But do we really have it that good? As our economy slips into its…

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We won’t stop striking until our climate is protected

We Won’t Stop Striking Until Our Climate is Protected

Words by Sarah, 19 VIC I am one of the students striking from school in order to protest the government inaction on climate change. Our aims are to stop the Adani Carmichael mine, to phase out fossil fuels and to move to 100% renewables by 2030. We’ve learned about global warming in school and the…

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Identity Identification

Identity Identification

Words and imagery by Jack, 19 VIC I am an outsider. I am a man. I am young. I am an autistic person. It’s important to define what you are. Not in words, or for anyone else to hear. But it’s important to know who you are, where your strengths lie, and most importantly, where…

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The upcoming election’s focus on climate change gives me hope | WhyNot

The Upcoming Election’s Focus on Climate Change gives me Hope

Words by Shannon, 29 VIC Scott Morrison has called the election and it is set for May 18th. And for me, a 29-year-old with crippling eco-anxiety, it gives me hope. Hope not just for a delicious democracy sausage, but for change. Because this election is being dubbed ‘the climate election.’ And finally, the future of…

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