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Finding the Words – by Alex McCallum

Finding the Words - by Alex McCallum By Alexandra McCallum Some sentences are very odd. Years ago when I was doing my BA – I came up with a plan to run away from Brisbane and go to Wales. Even though almost everyone in Wales speaks English I signed up for a free trial of some immersion language learning software. The only sentence I remember is: Mae'r ceffyl yn...

Piracy, Creativity and Business Models: The Future of Music

Piracy, Creativity and Business Models: The Future of Music by Alexandra McCallum I’m not a musician. Sometimes, I sing for fun. But I love music and I’ve been getting really curious about media coverage of the music industry. I've heard a lot of conflicting points of view about how many people do or don’t download music illegally, whether streaming services help people decide to pay for music or just rip...

Young people pushed out of politics; offered seat at kids’ table instead

Young people pushed out of politics; offered seat at kids' table instead By Charlotte Lynch As Tony Abbott’s new ministry was sworn in to Parliament this month, many from both the left and the right of politics criticised the LNP’s disproportionately small representation of women in Mr Abbott’s ministry.[1] Overshadowed by this, and largely unreported in mainstream media was the LNP’s decision to scrap the position of Minister for Youth, a move that will...