Is ‘white’ better?

 Why is it that people of colour and/or Asian communities are increasingly investing in ‘skin whitening’ products?Article for @UOWTV #socialj — Sarah Leong (@Sarahh_Leong) April 26, 2017 The purchase of skin lightning products are at an alarming increase...
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Black, White and Khaki – A story of an Indigenous Warrior

Under the command of the Commonwealth, the Australian Infantry Force lost 39,652 sons and daughters in the Second World War. Frank Richard Archibald was one of them. A proud Gumbaynggirr man killed on the battlefields of Papua New Guinea on November 24th, 1942. His...
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Circus could help kids put down their tech

A popular circus act has again pitching its tent on the south coast. La Petite Grande; a circus workshop for young children, has drawn a crowd to Hindmarsh Park, Kiama, as part of the Kiama International Seaside Festival (KISS). A large yellow pop-up tent is has...
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Parents given their space in new UOW facility

A new dedicated parents room at the University of Wollongong aims to enhance the experience of parents on campus. The room consists of a kitchen, feeding rooms, baby change table and play area. The facility has been well-received by new mum April Alexander and her...
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Australian government accountable for preventing immunisation risks, Federal Health Minister says

Facebook groups for Anti-Vaccers (the name dubbed to anti-vaccination activists), are being used to establish new day care centres in response to the Governments ‘No Jab No Play’ laws. A Facebook group withholding more than 5000 members was approached by...
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Healing our healers: junior doctors struggle to cope with demands of the industry

A rise of suicides in the Australian medical profession in recent months has sparked concern about the profession’s culture and ability to protect the mental health of its young workers. Four junior doctors have committed suicide in New South Wales in the past...
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Crawlers Beach to launch at Early Start Discovery space

The Early Start Discovery space at UOW are officially opening their new learning experience Crawlers Beach today. The launch will see academics talk about the importance of communication with babies and toddlers....
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How happy is Australia?

Does Australia rank in your top 10 happiest countries in the world? According to the annual World Happiness Report, Australia is ranked 9th on the list, with Norway laughing in the top spot. The United Nations-initiated study measured “subjective wellbeing” against...
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Earth Hour set to tick over a major milestone

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour on Saturday, 25 March. What started as a small initiative in Sydney is now known as a global phenomenon, with 172 countries set to take part in the ‘switch off’ from 8.30...
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Coopers Brewery apologises after backlash to same-sex marriage video

‘Our company supports marriage equality.’ As pubs across Sydney and Melbourne take Coopers beer off taps, the Brewing company has made a public apology after the backlash it received following the release of a video called ‘Keeping It Light’ that centred on same-sex...
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Is ‘white’ better?

 Why is it that people of colour and/or Asian communities are increasingly investing in ‘skin whitening’ products?Article for @UOWTV #socialj — Sarah Leong (@Sarahh_Leong) April 26, 2017 The purchase of skin lightning products are at an alarming increase...

Circus could help kids put down their tech

A popular circus act has again pitching its tent on the south coast. La Petite Grande; a circus workshop for young children, has drawn a crowd to Hindmarsh Park, Kiama, as part of the Kiama International Seaside Festival (KISS). A large yellow pop-up tent is has...

Parents given their space in new UOW facility

A new dedicated parents room at the University of Wollongong aims to enhance the experience of parents on campus. The room consists of a kitchen, feeding rooms, baby change table and play area. The facility has been well-received by new mum April Alexander and her...

How happy is Australia?

Does Australia rank in your top 10 happiest countries in the world? According to the annual World Happiness Report, Australia is ranked 9th on the list, with Norway laughing in the top spot. The United Nations-initiated study measured “subjective wellbeing” against...

Earth Hour set to tick over a major milestone

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour on Saturday, 25 March. What started as a small initiative in Sydney is now known as a global phenomenon, with 172 countries set to take part in the ‘switch off’ from 8.30...

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