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Photo credit: Shelley Addison-Bell by Shelley Addison-Bell, Communications and Brand Lead, Ocean Youth Working Group The waves of change are being led by youth all around the world who are echoing the urgent call for action against the climate crisis. The Ocean Youth Working Group of the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) hosted a …

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by Amelia Mitchell Bleary eyed and half asleep, I reluctantly stumbled out of bed and began my preparations for an important day. It was April 25, Anzac Day, and as an Australian Air Force Cadet I was anxious not to be late for my local town’s Dawn Service. In Australia and New Zealand Anzac Day …

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by Shelley Addison-bell, Ocean Youth Working Group Communications and Brand Lead Photo source: Shelley Addison-bell (Author) The world’s oceans are filled with life, from vibrant coral reefs to shallow shores. Beneath its surface is a crucial hero of marine ecosystems: seagrass. For World Seagrass Day, on March 1, we came together to recognize the vital …

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by Cody Mitchell A recent Australian study has found that screen usage could be depriving average three-year-olds of more than 1100 adult words each day—a dramatic interference with the early language learning process. While there is some evidence that screen time can help children develop certain skills—like problem solving—there is also evidence that it wreaks …

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by Daniel Jack Following long-term safety concerns and cost considerations, the Australian government has grounded and planned the early retirement of the MRH-90 Taipan helicopter. This decision was prompted by a fatal crash on July 28, 2023, which tragically resulted in the deaths of the four crew members on board. In light of the grounding …

Ukraine Urges Australia to Donate Troubled Taipan Helicopter Fleet Read More »

by Cody Mitchell The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has always struggled to meet recruitment and retention targets. However, in light of an increasingly volatile geostrategic situation, these challenges are increasingly acute. The news broke recently that the Australian Government was considering “mothballing” one or two of the Royal Australian Navy’s eight Anzac-class frigates—the backbone of …

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by Amelia Mitchell Each year on January 26, special Australia Day ceremonies are held all around my nation. These ceremonies serve to officially welcome migrants from across the globe, who wish to commit themselves to Australia and her people by becoming Australian citizens. These special services are called Australian Citizenship Ceremonies—or Naturalization Ceremonies. After speeches …

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by Cody Mitchell On Saturday 14 October, Australians overwhelmingly rejected the Government’s proposed constitutional amendment to enshrine an Indigenous advisory body with the power to “make representations” to Parliament and the Executive Government. In Australia, for a constitutional amendment to be successful, it must pass a very high threshold, achieving a “double majority”—meaning a majority …

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