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Australian documentary exposes the dark underbelly of animal agriculture

Dominion, a new Australian documentary featuring footage from factory farms and slaughterhouses across the country, is set to launch in Canberra on the 17th of April. The feature-length film will premiere to a sold-out audience in Melbourne later this week, and provides a comprehensive account of the numerous ways that animals are used and abused in Australia. It ultimately draws […]

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UC loses approx. $1.8m due to government funding freeze

Just a few days before Christmas last year, the Government released the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook(MYEFO) introducing policy changes which will see significant cuts to higher education across Australia while simultaneously forcing students to pay a greater share of costs. Now, it’s worth backtracking a little bit here, as there are some contextual details which […]

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A tale of two cities: Za’atari refugee camp and the village on the other side

When Za’atari refugee camp opened in Jordan in 2012, its population was in the hundreds. With thousands of refugees crossing the border each night, the camp doubled in size almost immediately and continued to grow at an alarming rate. Today, Za’atari is one of the largest refugee camps in the world, and a temporary home for over 80,000 refugees forced to flee […]

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Film Review: Kedi

“Without the cat, Istanbul would lose part of its soul.” These are the words of one Istanbul resident who looks after just a few of the thousands of cats roaming the city. For cat lovers everywhere, this season brings a film that is both beautifully shot and filled with our feline friends. Directed by Ceyda Torun, Kedi (“feline”) is […]

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