Blood on our hands – ‘Conflict diamonds’ are still leaking out of the Central African Republic via Cameroon

  ‘Conflict diamonds’ are still being funnelled out of the Central African Republic (CAR) via Cameroon despite a short-lived international embargo, where they have helped fund a genocidal war that has killed thousands of people since 2013.            By Simone West This article was written on November 7, 2017 Diamonds marked #RCA [CAR] #diamond on... Continue Reading →


Opening of Gender Neutral Bathrooms at RMIT

Wednesday 17 May marked International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Universities in Melbourne celebrated the recent developments, including the opening of gender neutral bathrooms. The facilities are a small victory for the queer community, who have been rallying for these inclusive spaces for quite some time. Mish Daniel Forder, Queer Officer at MONSU Caulfield... Continue Reading →

Girls in Western Australia and Victoria earn right to wear pants to school

On 3 September 2017, the Education Department of Western Australia announced it would make changes to a statewide dress code, allowing girls enrolled in public schools to have more uniform options. Victoria has followed suit, with Education Minister James Merlino announcing in a statement on 11 September that this is “something I would expect all government schools to do.”


I walk towards a busy intersection, judging seemingly ubiquitous conversations. An exceedingly organised woman clutches a 2017 diary and divulges her plans for next year to a friend. An energised man assertively heads in the right direction, muttering, “left!” over and over again to his trailing companions. High-rise buildings surround us on the corner of... Continue Reading →

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