Lujayn Hawari

Of Palestinian origin, born in Saudi Arabia, and raised in Australia, Lujayn Hawari is a young and passionate journalist for The Source News. She has an interest in international affairs and Islam-West Relations. Aspiring to become a foreign … [Read more...]

Aussie’s goddess tattoo offends Indian Hindus

BEAU ROBINSON A young tattooed traveller has found himself facing the wrath of members of a Hindu community in India. Matthew Gordon offended the Hindu’s with his tattoo of the Hindu goddess, Yellama.  Gordon and his girlfriend Emily were … [Read more...]

Dodgy overseas tattoos can be life-risking decisions

RENATA NEMETH Australian travellers who get a tattoo or body piercing while on holiday are unaware of, or ignoring the risk of the potential to cause HIV and hepatitis infections. In 2012, Indonesian authorities estimated that one in four … [Read more...]

Survival of the 21st Century journalist

ANIKA MCMAHON Founder and author of Dot Earth, Andrew Revkin said the survival of 21st century journalists’ rests in their ability to maintain authority in a sceptical society. The 2015 Global Integrity Summit questioned the survival of … [Read more...]

Domestic violence support needed for migrant families

BENNET NICHOL Australia is renowned internationally for having a spirit of mate-ship, comradery and community support. Yet domestic violence still pervades our society; over 80 women die annually as a direct result of physical abuse at … [Read more...]

Global Integrity Summit: are Australian political donations corrupt?

BENNET NICHOL, ARIANA PANETTIERE and RENATA NEMETH Australia’s political donation system has come under fire at the Global Integrity Summit in Brisbane today. Four panellists, Victor Perton, Erna Witoelar, Attiya Waris, and Stephen Mayne … [Read more...]

Russia needs Syria to leverage against Western sanctions

BENNET NICHOL Russia needs the Bashar al-Assad government to control Syria in order to leverage against Western sanctions which have damaged Russia’s currency and helped drive the country into recession. The sanctions were placed on Russia … [Read more...]

They were the victims of Umpqua school shooting

RENATA NEMETH   Nine people fell victim when Chris Harper-Mercer opened fire at Umpqua Community College in the US state of Oregon on October 1. Last Friday, the police in Roseburg, Oregon, published the names of the people who died … [Read more...]

Public seminar: Refugee rights need a rethink

BENNET NICHOL     Leading international law authority on refugee rights pushed for a rethink of the UN Refugee Convention at a seminar in the Brisbane Supreme Court last night. James Hathaway, director of refugee and … [Read more...]

September sheds light on children’s cancer

RENATA NEMETH September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and a time to shed light on children’s cancer and the need for improved diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. Statistics show an estimated 650 children aged 0-14 years … [Read more...]