Occupational Health and Safety for the J-1 Participant in the United States

That A rating can be deceiving.  I’ve had a number of jobs since coming to the United States on a J-1 Visa, and in that time I’ve learned that occupational health and safety standards are lower here. In New York, there is a Citywide Occupational Safety and Health department, but with exponentially more businesses to […]

Gay People are the Victims of the Plebiscite Debate, Not Right Wing Bigots

Last month Emma Alberici came under fire on Twitter for a personal anecdote she used as her opening question in an interview with Mathias Corman on ABCs Lateline. ‘A friend of my daughter’s a 15 year old boy came out as gay last week to his parents and was kicked out of home. Now whilst […]

Content Creators Vs Content Thieves

When I finished journalism school in 2013 I was advised by the program coordinator to freelance. I’d always liked the idea of working like this. You come up with an interesting idea, pitch it and after that your ideas are delivered to the world. Of course becoming a freelancer wasn’t that easy. You need to […]

Kallax Shelves: The Storage Solution That Is In Fact a Problem

One of the central conceits of the hit film Fight Club is the notion that Ikea furniture is symbolic of the proletarian sell out. In it the lead character played by Edward Norton works in a repetitive job and returns home each day to an apartment decked out in Ikea. A stereotypical collapsible cube with […]

Transpacific on Virgin Australia

Travelling abroad can be a nerve-wracking experience. The logistics of taking a trip combined with the punishing nature of air travel make it physically and mentally challenging. Your priority is to arrive intact and minimise the stress involved. The optimal way to achieve this is to choose the right airline. A number of carriers fall […]

The Blue Vibration

It was a long apartment with a ghost in it. The ghost didn’t run around or anything. In the early hours of morning I would see it in my half sleep; an old man hunched over by my clothes rack. I would go back to sleep thinking it was just my coats hanging together on […]

Who’s Paying For The Online University Boom?

Open Universities Australia as the name suggests offers most students open entry into online undergraduate programs regardless of their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank. OUA represents a number of Australian tertiary providers such as RMIT, Monash and Macquarie Universities, trading on their brand recognition to attract students. But what consequences does open enrolment have on Australian […]