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Sex on the blockchain: How cryptocurrencies are revolutionising the sex industry

Sex on the blockchain: How cryptocurrencies are revolutionising the sex industry

October 24, 2018

The digital disruption continues. Cryptocurrencies are moving into the sex industry.

Put up your dukes: he’s an MMA man now

Put up your dukes: he’s an MMA man now

October 23, 2018

After failing to make the judo team for the Rio Olympics, Duke Didier looked instead to mixed martial arts.

Electric shock: Australia’s slow drive from petrol cars

Electric shock: Australia’s slow drive from petrol cars

October 17, 2018

Zero emissions, improved public health and autonomous technology are just some of the ways electric cars are tipped to change our world.

A Day in the Life of Yinnar

A Day in the Life of Yinnar

October 10, 2018

Join Melbourne University students for a day in the life of Yinnar.

Ditch hashtag say Manus refugees

Ditch hashtag say Manus refugees

October 9, 2018

Refugee leaders detained on Manus Island say they do not want activists protesting on their behalf for their relocation to Australia, because they no longer wish to live in the country.

Golden Key: Worth joining or a waste of money?

Golden Key: Worth joining or a waste of money?

October 1, 2018

If you're researching Golden Key, I'm willing to bet that sitting next to you right now is a letter congratulating you on gaining entry... to a society you didn't even know existed.

COMMENT: Where is Australia’s consent education?

COMMENT: Where is Australia’s consent education?

September 24, 2018

We consider ourselves a first-world country but we still think it's okay when a girl says she’s been sexually assaulted to ask her what she was wearing, writes Olivia Reed.

The Last Straw: calls to phase out drinking straws

The Last Straw: calls to phase out drinking straws

September 9, 2018

The plastic straw is the latest product to be in contention for a national ban, with McDonald's vowing to phase out the straws in its 970 restaurants in Australia by 2020. Reporters Mitch Clarke and Shailin Brown investigate the future of plastic straws in Australia. 

Taking heart to beat the stigma

Taking heart to beat the stigma

September 7, 2018

"Some people think it’s a sign of defeat. I find my scar a sense of victory." Young people with heart disease speak up on the hurt of misconceptions. Abbey Thorpe reports.

To keep a rare language alive

To keep a rare language alive

September 7, 2018

One of the rarest languages spoken by only a small community from Papua New Guinea may soon be extinct. Julia Reger reports.

Media blamed for “reputational damage” to African-Australians

Media blamed for “reputational damage” to African-Australians

September 6, 2018

Stereotypes in media coverage on crimes attributed to "African gangs" are harming the community. Samantha McCombe reports.

Let me marry same sex couples – Anglican priest

Let me marry same sex couples – Anglican priest

September 6, 2018

A Woodend Anglican priest says she is determined to persuade the church to allow her to legally perform wedding ceremonies for same sex couples. Charlotte Rose-Iljin reports.

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