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Council calls for safer cycle lanes

0 Comments 10 September 2014

In response to the worrying number of cycling incidents along one of Melbourne’s busiest bike routes, the City of Port Phillip has unveiled a $12 million plan to introduce bike lanes along the length of St Kilda Road. Under the plan, new two-metre wide Copenhagen-style bike lanes would be constructed on the service lanes along […]

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Sport

Local footy finals a huge success for the code and the community

1 Comment 10 September 2014

The threat of rival codes has been non-existent over the past few weeks as regional junior football clubs play out their finals series. In fact, the links between local junior footy clubs and the community are becoming closer than ever before. For the Eastern Football League (EFL), a league containing metropolitan Melbourne teams from Lilydale, […]

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Reviews

A reflection on Gaga’s artRAVE tour

0 Comments 10 September 2014

A few Saturdays ago, I attended Lady Gaga’s first Melbourne concert for her artRAVE tour. It marked the third time I’ve seen her perform live, after attending concerts in 2009 and 2012 — both times I had been utterly impressed with her performance and stage presence. The first thing I noticed on arrival at Rod […]

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Qatari human rights abuses could see Australians boycott the FIFA 2022 World Cup

0 Comments 27 August 2014

Australian football players and fans have expressed human rights concerns with Qatar as a location for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with some even considering a boycott of the event. When Qatar was first announced as the 2022 World Cup host nation many people lamented the decision largely because Qatar’s boiling hot summers are not […]

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The other side to chaplaincy in schools

0 Comments 27 August 2014

Amidst ongoing controversy over the federally-funded National School Chaplaincy Program, religious counsellors are having a positive impact in at least some school communities. The Federal Government’s decision to continue funding the program but remove money for secular welfare workers attracted significant criticism from groups concerned about the role of religion in schools. After a High […]

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Single-sex schools a unique challenge for transgender students

1 Comment 27 August 2014

Struggling through VCE is hard enough at the best of times, but many transgender youth do it even as they face almost daily bullying and discrimination, especially in single-sex schools. “I am yet to come out to anyone at my school, mostly because of the repercussions if any staff — or my father — find […]

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Analysis

In the eye of formal season

0 Comments 27 August 2014

It’s that wonderful time of year when students from all across Australia push aside exams and forgotten homework, and instead focus all their energy into finding the perfect dress, organising seating arrangements and polishing their camera lenses. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: formal season. For decades, formals (also known as proms or debs) […]

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In-Depth

Victorian schools get ready to elect school captains

0 Comments 27 August 2014

As the school year edges to a close, the prospect of becoming or electing a school captain looms for year 11 students around the country. But from country schools surrounded by green grass and dairy farms to prestigious inner city colleges, the role might seem vastly different. The Under Age spoke to two school captains […]

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Analysis

The new philanthropists

1 Comment 20 August 2014

Young people are changing the world one bright idea at a time as ideas sparked in classrooms are becoming nationwide charities. The Under Age spoke to two young philanthropists who are out to prove it’s never too early to take on the world. Rachel Heard is an 18-year-old schoolgirl. She was recently nominated for a […]

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Uniforms’ brand new meaning: Victorian schools toughen up

0 Comments 20 August 2014

School uniforms represent the face and the identity of schools, but opinions are divided on how much control schools should have over student behaviour outside of uniform. “It has become a school’s responsibility to look out for their students,” argued former-secondary school teacher Michelle Smith. “A school has every right, whether in uniform or not, […]

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