Tag : australia

Reptile Dysfuntion: Rising Temperature Turn Turtles Female

4 months ago / 0 comments

Rising temperatures are leading to an increase in the proportion of female Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), recent studies show. Studies carried out on beaches of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia show that a striking 99% of a total 200,000 infant turtles on northern beaches are female. This is … Read More

Australian MP Resigns After Lying About University of Leeds Degree

5 months ago / 0 comments

An Australian Labor MP has resigned from his post after repeatedly lying about elements of his past. Barry Urban, MP for Darling Range, alleged that he graduated from the University of Leeds in 1993 with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Applied Social Science. However, the Legislative Assembly’s Procedure and … Read More

Camp Cope & More: Australia’s Fight Against Sexual Harassment

7 months ago / 0 comments

Falls Festival in Australia is meant to be a euphoric celebration to bring the year to an end, yet amongst claims of widespread sexual abuse the festival has served simply highlighted the entrenched misogyny in the Australian music scene and beyond. Cast your mind over to the far-off land of … Read More

The End of the Road for UK’s Trade Ties with China?

8 months ago / 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to beat the drum for deepening trade ties and showcasing Britain’s global ambitions. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming it is essential for the UK to open up new overseas markets as the general consensus is that trade with the EU … Read More

Coming out of Conservatism – Australian Marriage Equality

10 months ago / 0 comments

“Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” – A piece of paper put in my letterbox which determined the course of LGBT+ history in Australia On the 14th of November at 11pm, I was refreshing both a live-updates page on The Guardian, and the Australian Bureau … Read More

Lost At Sea: my adventures down under

1 year ago / 0 comments

A combination of reasons led to my wanting to take a year out from university. The prospect of graduating was looming like a great dust cloud, billowing on the horizon ready to engulf me when least expecting to then spit me up on an employer’s doorstep, inexperienced and clueless. I’d … Read More

Strange museums of the world

2 years ago / 0 comments

You might think museums are boring attractions full of the same old dusty artefacts, but here Edmund gives you a run-down of the strangest and most wonderful museums across the world… Please forgive the jarring tone of this piece, some museums are great because they are amusing, while others are … Read More

The Australian Invasion

2 years ago / 0 comments

With new exchange students arriving in Leeds for the semester, Edmund gives us a satrical insight into what life would be like in Britain if we were taken over by Australians… Another semester, another wave of Australian exchange students. This time though, things might be different. As Britain tries to … Read More

Australia supreme in Four Nations final battle

2 years ago / 0 comments

Australia confirmed their position as the premier team in international rugby league on Sunday as they beat New Zealand in a decisive manner at Anfield to claim the Four Nations for the third time. There was an electric atmosphere at the Merseyside ground, which was hosting its first game in … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Perth, Australia

3 years ago / 0 comments

Melissa Gitari is spending the third year of her English Language and Literature degree at The University of Western Australia, Perth. She enjoys writing, cheese-based foods and the musical stylings of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. When she is not bemoaning the systemic inequalities that underpin Western society, she can be found with … Read More