I Know Where I Belong

What comes to mind when you think of the word lost?

Does it make you think of damage, the concept of navigation, or being misguided in general?

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Beating the Stigma Together

Currently there is a huge stigma surrounding mental health and mental health issues. How can you help destroy the stigma and support those who need it?

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Young people are being led down the garden PaTH

The Federal Government’s new Prepare, Trial and Hire Scheme, shortened erroneously to “PaTH” will see jobseeking young people aged 15-24 offered internships for between 4-12 weeks in exchange for an additional $200 a week, on top of their usual jobseeker allowance.

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LGBT+ sex education in schools

On the 12th of July 2017 The Daily Telegraph released an article titled ‘Fat Chance Of Being Healthy.’ Alongside drugs, alcohol and obesity, the layout of the article mistakenly suggested another reason why teenagers only have themselves to blame, was their same-sex attraction.

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Put your posters up!

Tonight I witnessed something. Something that demonstrated to me, exactly what impact looks like. Without clicks, likes, comments or shares. Just face to face, real life human impact.

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Who Dares Loses

So it stands to reason that sport is something that all of us in Australia at some point have participated in, whether it be due to a competitive, sporting spirit…or reluctantly jumping into the car with our soccer gear in the middle of freezing July because our parents just wanted us to get out of the house. For me, my sport of choice was swimming. I am a nationally-ranked swimmer, state gold medallist, and proud wearer of Budgy Smugglers. Swimming has been a part of me since I was born. Because of my addiction for the sport, whenever there was swimming on the TV, I would be glued in front of the screen, cheering as loud as I could for the boys and girls representing the green and gold.

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Ungirly: a manifesto

Though I am an AFAB (assigned female at birth) and use the pronouns “she/her”, I have grappled with gender presentation my entire life. As a young child in Sri Lanka, I learned all about what it meant to be a girl. Girls loved pink lipstick, pink tutus, and ballet shoes.

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Dear victim of sexual assault: we need to talk

One in six women and one in thirty-three men will be raped in their lifetime. Australia has one of the highest rates of reported sexual assault in the world, yet the number of offenders who receive prison sentences is almost non-existent.

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