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Politics
The Voting Age Has Been Lowered…What Now?

Statistics from the Australian Electoral Commission show that 16,809,637 Australians are eligible to vote and only 16,176,487 are actually enrolled. This is a loss of 633,150 and even though it is not too bad compared to previous years, it is still in the ‘quite alarming’ topic of conversations.

Experts Call for WA Fracking Ban

Over 50 scientists and experts have published an open letter urging the Western Australian Government to permanently ban fracking in the state. The letter states that “Western Australia is already experiencing severe impacts of global warming, which will become far worse if emissions are not decisively reduced.”

Justice for All?

The Law Council of Australia has released an extensive review detailing the lack of access to justice for those suffering social and economic disadvantage.

The Importance of Australia’s construction industry

New statistics show the importance of the $1.5 billion skilling fund for Australia’s construction industry, estimated to support 300,000 workers primarily with traineeships and apprenticeships

Social issues
The Voting Age Has Been Lowered…What Now?

Statistics from the Australian Electoral Commission show that 16,809,637 Australians are eligible to vote and only 16,176,487 are actually enrolled. This is a loss of 633,150 and even though it is not too bad compared to previous years, it is still in the ‘quite alarming’ topic of conversations.

#KidsOffNauru is Reaching it’s Conclusion!

The hard work has not been in vain, with the number of children stuck on the island lowering from 119 to below 30 in a mere number of months. However, there is always more to do.

Reviews
YA Books That Are Actually Worth The Hype

As an avid book reader, I am constantly searching for new material to read, despite ignoring all the unread books collecting dust on my shelf. Often the books that come to my attention are the ones that are the most hyped. They’re the most recommended novels at bookstores and libraries, the ones that pop up onto my dashboard, the ones that friends try to shove down my throat.

An Unexpected Love: A Review

Perth Festival opens its doors once again with Lotterywest Films, a highly anticipated selection of international cinema curated to make your heart ache or sing with joy. I was lucky enough to attend the opening night this past week with fellow Colosoul writer Michael Green, and it was definitely worth it!

‘In the Next Room’ Hits the Spot!

No, you’re not reading wrong. It’s a play about vibrators. The Black Swan Theatre Company are putting on a fresh and new production of Sarah Ruhl’s masterful play about pleasure and the power of electricity and women, and more importantly, the invention of the vibrator.

American Animals: Film Review

This is not your ordinary college-boy-gone-bad type of movie. The film focused on Spencer Reinhard, a very creative student who always wished for something to come along and change his life. Spencer joins forces with the mischievous Warren Lipka, a college athlete who seems frustrated with how mindless America can be.

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Music
What About the Girl begs the question… What about domestic violence?

***Trigger warning*** Domestic Violence The sensational WA musician Stevie-Leigh has just come out with a new single What About the Girl and if you haven’t listened to it, I beg [ … ]

A Great Day on the Green!

With a star-studded line-up, including famous names like Kylie Minogue, Bryan Adams, and the recently announced Hot Chili Peppers, there will be music for everyone no matter what state you live in!

Music Video Review: BTS “IDOL”

Heart-throb Kpop group BTS (also known as Bangtang Boys) recently released a brand-new music video for their song “IDOL” featured in their new album Love Yourself: Answer. The music video was released on YouTube on August 24th earning more than 45 million views in the first 24 hours of being released.

Kraftwerk’s Transition from Krautrock

Krautrock is a term that defines a German band that is formed by the fusion of influential late sixties psychedelic rock bands, like Pink Floyd and the Beatles.

Environment
Early Trauma in Birds Linked to Stunted Human Development

A world-first Deakin study has revealed how early trauma in birds affects their ability to memorise songs that are crucial for their survival – and how this could have implications for human development.

Lab-Grown Meat: Would You Try It?

This is not a drill: lab-grown meat is becoming a thing. Well, nearly. And it’s been in the works for quite some time now. Remember when Winston Churchill predicted the mass production of meat through lab-grown techniques rather than animal slaughtering? Perhaps not, but let’s go back 87 years ago, to 1931.

Norway spends millions on Svalbard global seed bank

Although the vault was designed to withstand the end of the world, a sudden climb in temperature on the Spitsburg Island north of the Norwegian mainland caused the permafrost surrounding the vault to melt.

Australian Government returns remains of ‘Mungo Man’ to Indigenous community

After 40 years and a scientific breakthrough, the remains have been returned to their final resting place.

Wordplay
360 Live @ The Astor Theatre

360’s live show is an entire body experience. Playing songs that even I knew, such as Boys Like You, by the end there were songs which I found to enjoy which are on my playlist today, such as I’m Sorry and Tiny Angel, through sheer interest of lyrical content. For me, 360’s story is relatable and inspiring. 360 has a chat with the crowd about his battle with drugs and mentions he is 3 years clean. By this stage, I’m won.

Q&A with Thundamentals

“Poncho is my MFing boy – and it’s a tragedy that he isn’t around day to day with me anymore.”

Gig review: SETH SENTRY at the Rosemount Hotel, 29/12/2017

“The crowd seems to be dripping with anticipation.”

Fidelity Fest: a Wordplay review

Fidelity Festival was a well baked celebration with so much to share. From beginning to end, once I got a taste of Fidelity on my plate, there was no questioning [ … ]