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Bush Baby

Bush Baby

By Justine Quinn-Denel A curlew’s scream startles me. I have been awake for hours now, impatiently waiting for the familiar drone of my father’s snoring. Rummaging in the darkness, I wriggle my way out of the flower-patterned bed sheets and feel the cutting chill of […]

Guide for Winter in America (not just the touristy activities)

Guide for Winter in America (not just the touristy activities)

Written by Isabella Cheng We’re now truly in winter this weather makes me nostalgic to when I left my summer holiday for America’s winter. I travelled with my partner to four cities in the span of seven days: New Orleans, L.A. (NOLA); Washington D.C; New […]

How To Survive Winter

How To Survive Winter

Written by Demi Lynch Trimester two has begun and right now you’re probably wishing summer holidays would be here already. Because when the temperature drops we all seem to have the urge to hibernate and spend our days cuddled up in a pillow fortress watching […]

Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata

Written by Samuel Hall The Earth has been taken over by machines, and it’s up to you to take back the world. In ​Nier: Automata​ you play as androids created by the last remnants of humankind, attempting to take back the earth from the machines. As […]

Spirit of the Night

Spirit of the Night

Written by Evie Monteath She runs swiftly through the trees, dodging and shifting past the tall, extravagant beings that hang overhead, the full cream coloured moon shining bright above her leading the way to safety. The soft downpour of snow makes it hard for her […]

Big Bad Companies and You

Big Bad Companies and You

Written by Isabella D. Cheng KOOKAI, Zara, H&M, Bardot, Lorna Jane, Forever 21, Adidas, and Nike – What do they all have in common? Products made by people in factories/sweatshops in third world countries; Their materials are made from mountains of chemicals; And their treatment of […]

18c of the Racial Discrimination Act

18c of the Racial Discrimination Act

Written by Joesph Kaiser As a Queenslander, it is heartening to see the strength and resilience of our community in times of struggle. Every single time Mother Nature throws something at us – a Debbie, a Yassie, a flood – Queenslanders spring into action. We look […]

Virginia Who-oolf?

Virginia Who-oolf?

Written by Lola Asaadi Fyodor Dostoevsky, William Faulkner, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf… I can guarantee that a majority of aspiring and published writers would recognise these names as some of the most influential authors of the past few centuries. I, on the other hand, only […]

How to Survive Uni Assessments

How to Survive Uni Assessments

Written by Demi Lynch 1. Buy a planner. 2. Actually use the goddamn planner. Don’t just buy a cute one from Kikki K or Typo, post it on Instagram with #gettingorganised and 3 weeks later have the planner still looking grand-spanking brand new and no […]

What Are You Still Doing Here?

What Are You Still Doing Here?

Written by Ellysha Beard As children, some of us may or may not have been urged to travel. To see the world, to explore and expand our minds, and to even possibly find a true purpose for our individual selves. We are living in a […]


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More Than Just a Game

More Than Just a Game

Written by Justine Quinn-Denel

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths living in the Northern Territory are almost three times more likely to die from alcohol consumption according to recent studies.

Aboriginal sports advocate Kaiden Powell suggest social sports is part of the solution.

The National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) say recent studies depict a strong link between sports focused programs and positive outcomes among young Indigenous Australians.

“Sport gives kids an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than themselves while having fun and exercising” said Powell.

Former Hornets football coach Brendan Logan said, “at a younger age, just that social interaction is enormously beneficial. As you get older, developing a sense of responsibility as an individual and in a team is something that stays with you.”
The financial costs of social and competitive sport is one aspect that can deter some young people says Logan.

“It’s very expensive to come through the system these dayds and many parents simply can’t afford it.”

All young people should have the same opportunity to play sport but economic and geographical location can make it harder to get access.

NASCA is one organisation that advocates social sport among young Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, and have programs in place that build in opportunities for skills devellopment such as coaching accreditations and refereeing.

NASCA worker James Hoff said, “sport may remove young people from negative influences such as anti-social peer groups, drungs and alcohol, low self-esteem and boredom.”

“We use sport, the desire to be proud of who they are and their evolving culture to drive the ambitions that young people want for themselves.”