Opinion

Australian sportspeople’s Twitter tirades set worrying example for Australia’s youth

0 Comments 24 September 2014

In light of a recent Twitter feud between Shane Warne and Adam Goodes, it has become apparent that Australia’s sportspeople are not exactly sure how to utilise social media to their own advantage. They need to learn how to cater for their main audience: young people. An impressionable group of our society, according to Nielsen […]

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Sport

Local cyclist takes on the world

0 Comments 24 September 2014

At just 17 years old, Ellie Wale was lucky enough to compete internationally at the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships in Hafjell, Norway from September 3–9. Wale grew up in a small town south of Melbourne and comes from a family of cyclists, with her parents and younger brother also riding regularly. She […]

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News

Work experience helping shape young people’s career choices

0 Comments 24 September 2014

Work experience is helping shape young people’s career choices from an early age, offering insight into diverse industries. As part of the Year 10 course for most schools, students are required to complete either one or two weeks of work experience. These weeks provide students with insight into the world of work and possible career […]

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News

Young women politically disengaged by low numbers of women in parliament

0 Comments 17 September 2014

Australia’s continued improvement on global rankings for female representation in parliament has not yet resonated with high school students. In spite of protests from well-known feminist groups such as Destroy the Joint and Emily’s List, there is a definite schism between the generations—it appears that many teenagers simply “don’t care”. There are 28 female senators […]

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News

Bushfire worry as “worse than normal” fire season looms

0 Comments 17 September 2014

With summer looming bushfires will once again become a major worry for many Australians, with early reports indicating the potential for a worse-than-normal fire season ahead. The recently released Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2014–15 report gives an in-depth insight into the upcoming season, showing a combination of below-average rainfall levels and increasing temperatures. Dr […]

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In-Depth

Emerging designers take the stage at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

0 Comments 17 September 2014

Ambitious, up-and-coming designers held their own amidst the glitz and glamour of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s runways this year, showcasing their designs at the Emerging Designers Market. The spectacle of the 10-day event for fashion faithfuls from around the nation proved no disappointment. Under blazing lights in the Melbourne Town Hall, the bright colours and […]

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Sport

World champions scout for future stars among Victoria’s young swimmers

4 Comments 17 September 2014

With 791 athletes, 342 medals, 114 events and 64 clubs competing, the three days of racing at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre were a success. The 2014 Victorian Age Short Course Swimming Championships (September 5–7) wrapped up last weekend with 33 records broken in the pool, and The Under Age spoke to three people who were […]

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News

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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