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    January 12, 2015 Three… two… one… Houston, we have lift-off! #wmbb2015

    It’s here! We’re one day into the second Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program, and the Launchpad applications are steadily coming in. With more and more expected over the coming days, we’re excited to receive content from all #wmbb2015 participants. Still not sure what to submit? Why don’t you check out a creative piece […]

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    January 5, 2015 China tries to exterminate real-life Pikachu

    This is a terrible, terrible idea. In spite of the warnings provided by biologists, ecologists and other scientists, China is engaging in a program to exterminate the pika, a small mammal most famous for inspiring the creation of everyone’s favourite Pokémon, Pikachu. The last time China tried to abolish a purported pest species, 20 million […]

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    November 27, 2014 Benson Saulo: On his way to the top

    At the age of 26, Benson Saulo’s résumé already reads like that of somebody at the end of a distinguished career in public service. In 2011 he became the Australian Youth Ambassador to the United Nations. In 2012 he founded the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy (NIYLA). He is the current youth Representative to the […]

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    November 25, 2014 Young Aboriginal artists drumming to a different beat

    When Yothu Yindi sang about a “Treaty” in 1991, its popularity seemed to change the landscape of contemporary Australian music. The significance wasn’t just about its sound, it was about its message; music fans young and old – and notably of all colours – were singing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues that mattered. […]

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    November 20, 2014 5 weird sports from across the globe

    Sport is inherently weird, right? I know it might not necessarily seem like it when you’re in the middle of a game of backyard cricket with some of your mates, but it’s pretty strange when you get down to it. After all, although the rules help you play the game, it’s not always clear why […]

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    “But I can read the hell out of a book”

    A couple of weeks ago, 19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students from all over Australia departed for the 2014 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour – an awesome, all-expenses-paid trip to some of the best universities in the world: Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Cambridge and Oxford. A* was lucky enough to be […]