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Seeing is Believing: Why Representation Matters

As representation continues to be a hot-button issue across all mediums, it can be difficult to see the non-politicised side of the picture. While we distract ourselves with, and maybe even avoid, the ongoing...

Visualising COVID-19 – the challenge for data researchers

" Visuals are essentials. Sadly, there is a real human tragedy behind the statistics, the way we design and structure the narratives should account for that." --- Yaryna Serkez, Graphics Editor at the New York...

COVID-19 would “spread like wildfire” in prisons say legal advocates

Overcrowding and social isolation leave prisoners vulnerable to COVID-19 but NSW Corrective Services has no plans to release prisoners on early parole. The NSW Government passed laws in March enabling the Commissioner to release certain...

The Spotify Assemblage: Why your playlist shapes both your Saturday night and the...

Introduction Founded in 2006 by Swedes Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, the music-and-podcast-streaming service Spotify has quickly become a ubiquitous presence on digital devices. Like all social phenomena, it is an assemblage, meaning that it...

NSW Koala Inquiry: How are Populations and Habitats Faring after the Last Bushfire Season?

The impacts of bushfires, land clearing and forest logging were key concerns during the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koala Populations and Habitat, writes Marco Stojanovik. Rows of empty trees stretched far into the distance,...

Podcast: Do Not Turn Off

DMU Usyd · Maria Gil - Do Not Turn Off Contributor: Maria Gil Synopsis:  Do Not Turn Off is a fictional podcast that follows the story of Kate through a series of tapes as she finds herself...

Fighting for Justice: Indigenous schemes reduce youth crime

Contributor: Marco Stojanovik Marco Stojanovik looks at programs that aim to keep Indigenous kids out of the justice system. “Alright everybody, same combo: double jab, left, left,” Josh Togo yells out over a smacking of boxing...

Symptom of a larger sickness — COVID-19 racism against Asian-Australians

Racism is a destructive infestation that crawls under the surface of Australia’s image of a ‘multicultural’ society. It only takes a spark to re-ignite the deep festering racism that we are so reluctant to face....

Podcast: Mr. Penguin

DMU Usyd · Mr. Penguin by Hanru Zhu Contributor: Hanru Zhu Synopsis:  Mr Penguin is a fiction podcast about love and self-acceptance. It tells a story about a Chinese girl named Cherry who lived in Sydney, found...

Coronavirus lockdowns lead to fears of ‘substantial’ economic impact for our closest neighbour

The coronavirus crisis will have significant economic consequences for Papua New Guinea, says CARE International. Justine McMahon, CARE’s country director for PNG, said the lockdowns caused by the global outbreak will have “a huge flow-on...
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Report finds strip-search of minors unlawful but no strong action suggested

Contributor: Tim Piccione The NSW police watchdog has found strip-searches conducted on four juveniles at music festivals were unlawful according to a report released yesterday. Operation Brugge and Operation Gennaker, part of a series of...