WA HOUSEHOLD BILLS TO RISE AS GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR BUDGET

The McGowan Government has announced increases in representative household fees and tariffs for the 2017-2018 financial year, a move set to hit low-middle income households hardest. This Saturday, June 24th, marks 100 days of the McGowan Labor government in WA, having just scrapped 160 jobs from the Skilled Migration Occupation List, in a move which … Continue reading WA HOUSEHOLD BILLS TO RISE AS GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR BUDGET

NEW MEDIA; A FORCE FOR INCLUSION OR DIVISION?

‘New media’ is a term which is often used interchangeably with ‘digital media’, and is defined by Terry Flew as “forms of media content that combine and integrate data, text, sound and images of all kinds, and are increasingly distributed through networks” (2014, 2). New media include all multimedia technologies which have emerged since the … Continue reading NEW MEDIA; A FORCE FOR INCLUSION OR DIVISION?

HAS SOCIAL MEDIA REPLACED TRADITIONAL NEWS?

Updated 25.11.2016 Full Report: Click Here In today’s media-saturated society, we as users of modern technology are bombarded with information constantly. Social media has become a dominant source of information for many young people in Australia and may have even surpassed traditional news channels as a source for current affairs. Facebook is the flagship social network … Continue reading HAS SOCIAL MEDIA REPLACED TRADITIONAL NEWS?

EFFICACY OF COUNTERING VIOLENT-EXTREMISM IN AUSTRALIA

Abstract This project is seeking a grant to further understand the efficacy and usefulness of anti-radicalisation programs in Australia. As relatively little research has been done to assess this issue, the need for this project exists both in terms of security of the citizens of this nation and social cohesion amongst communities. The objective of … Continue reading EFFICACY OF COUNTERING VIOLENT-EXTREMISM IN AUSTRALIA