‘Bring Jack Home’ – the plight of stranded racing dogs in Macau

“I met a greyhound in the park and saw it running,” Nora Anderson-Dieppe says. “I just thought it was beautiful and got chatting to the owner. I said, ‘Why is she covered in those scars?’” He said, “do you not know much about the racing industry?” Nora Anderson-Dieppe is the founder of Sydney-based volunteer group … Continue reading ‘Bring Jack Home’ – the plight of stranded racing dogs in Macau

Advice to future journalists – from journalist and match-fixing expert Declan Hill

‘If you want to be a journalist, do it differently, so you get a unique brand and a mark on it.” A journalist since the early 1990s, Declan Hill is an expert in match-fixing and corruption in international sports. He is best-known for exposing corruption in sport, and his books, Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime (2010) and The Insider’s … Continue reading Advice to future journalists – from journalist and match-fixing expert Declan Hill

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

Romania to reduce brain drain

By Simone West and Rebecca Birch Romania is struggling with a shortage of doctors and nurses migrating West to work. Now the European Commission and Romanian Government are trying to solve the problem by building new hospitals and improving living conditions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=154&v=L65hwbcI_4Q Between 2009-2015, Romania lost 50% of its doctors.  10% of the population also reported … Continue reading Romania to reduce brain drain

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.”