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15,000 march in Melbourne for refugees

0 Comments 02 April 2015

FIFTEEN thousand people from all walks of life gathered in Melbourne on Palm Sunday in a walk for justice for refugees, to protest the Abbott government’s policies on asylum seekers. Members of the Uniting Church, the Greens, the Australian Education Union and many others came together seeking justice for refugees. After hearing from former Afghani […]

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Become part of The Under Age in 2015

0 Comments 18 February 2015

The Under Age is back in 2015, and we’re looking for high school students currently enrolled in Year 11 or below to become part of our team of contributors this year. For a sneak peek at what being in the program involves and what you can get out of it, former Under Age journalist Reece […]

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Lack of experience bites teens in job hunt

0 Comments 17 December 2014

Looking for employment is a predicament of all modern-day teens, and this week The Under Age investigates why today’s teenagers are struggling with the job hunt. Earlier this year the Brotherhood of St Laurence reported national youth unemployment grew by more than 3 per cent in six years, reaching 12.4 per cent back in January. “I have […]

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In-Depth

Vox pops: Melbourne students on their school canteens

0 Comments 17 December 2014

School canteens are the subject of much controversy. Should it be healthier? Should it be cheaper? Why doesn’t it accommodate for food allergies or religious protocols? Should it not sell junk food? The Under Age asked six high school students to give their views on school canteens. How healthy is your school canteen? Jamima, Carey […]

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Will 2015 bring relief for preschool teachers and educators?

0 Comments 17 December 2014

Preschool and early childhood educators and their supporters participated in a 24-hour stop work action earlier this year, participating in a march to Parliament in an attempt to send a message to the then-Coalition Government under Premier Denis Napthine. The strike came as a result of a breakdown in negotiations between the Australian Education Union […]

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ADF not a lifelong career, rather an early-life goal

0 Comments 10 December 2014

Many young Australians entering the armed forces are not considering it as a lifelong career, with increasing numbers seeing the choice simply as an early-life goal. A recent survey conducted by the ADF shows that, of all men and women that commit to a four year contract with one of the ADFs three corps, only […]

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Part-time work during VCE may bring advantages

0 Comments 03 December 2014

Having a job in the final years of high school can be quite a strain for some students, but others argue the time commitment is worth it. Bronte Mularczyk is a Year 10 student at Star of the Sea College, and works part-time at Lick Me Ice Cream Café in Sandringham. Going into VCE in […]

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Reviews

Splitting books for film a money spinner but a creative bore

1 Comment 03 December 2014

With the release of Mockingjay: Part 1, The Hunger Games has become the latest movie franchise to adopt the increasingly common decision to split its final instalment into two parts. If the movie’s achingly slow introduction is anything to go by, it has not been a great choice. In this third Hunger Games film, we […]

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In-Depth

Gamers flood Melbourne as PAX returns down under

0 Comments 03 December 2014

This spring, thousands of gamers came to Melbourne to celebrate their hobby, dozens of developers showed off their pride and joy, and one convention celebrated gaming culture down under: PAX Australia. Visiting Australia for the first time in 2013, the Penny Arcade Expo’s (PAX) second visit was bigger and better in nearly every way than […]

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Opinion

The good and the bad of religious education

1 Comment 26 November 2014

“Do not treat children as a recruit to sign up as a Jesus warrior.” This is the view of Libby Thomas, mother of nine-year-old Ben, about her son being taught religion in school. Ben was pulled out of the school’s religious education program along with many other children, due to parental concern about how they […]

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