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Opinion: University and TAFE the targets of Federal Budget

The federal budget handed down in May was full of many glaring failures. Including no investment in renewable energy, but instead money being poured into hydrogen production hubs (which themselves are not green if they are not powered by renewable energy) and developing ‘low’ emissions technology. The irony being, what the purpose is of tackling […]

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Opinion: Lift the blockade

Starting on the 11th of July this year, Cuba has been rocked by protests, either for or against the government. Those demanding change are concerned about the shortages of food and medicine, exacerbated by the catastrophic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country. As a country that relies heavily on tourist dollars to keep […]

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Coercive Control

Content Warning: intimate relationship violence. Have you ever felt that someone you know – someone you love, even – has lingered cruelly in a space that should have been your own? The psychological violence of it might have confused you. After all, governmentalities have long dictated, forcibly, which of our actions are to be understood […]

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The Boa Constrictor Tightens Its Grip: UQ’s War on Students

Today, the Courier Mail is reporting on The University of Queensland’s plans to demolish the historic student union complex and Schonell Theatre for a new airport-style “commuter lounge” with a towel service. This farce is almost worth laughing at, but it ultimately forms the basis for the most violent attack on student unionism and free […]

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UQ: Perpetuating the Period Stigma

Recently, deprived of my sanity whilst cramming for mid-semester exams, I found myself in the Lawbry bathroom. There I sat, my eyes wandering to a sticker on the door in front of me; ‘bins are for the disposal of feminine hygiene items only.’ At first (perhaps I’ll blame my temporary stress-induced insanity), I accepted it […]

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DEUS EX MEDIA

Paradigmatic of the revolving-door scapegoatism underpinning discourses surrounding “Big Tech” (Trump’s laboured hypocoristic for online platforms), News Corp and competing mafias, and the federal government or specifically the two-party system, is Facebook claiming it is battling false news whilst benefiting from its tumorous growth.

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