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A selection of my best hard news pieces, which have been published by ABC News and RMIT's independent publication, THe Swanston Gazette. 

Late wife would be 'quietly proud' as OAM coincides with sad anniversary

Ballarat dementia advocate Anne Tudor has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to people living with dementia and their supporters.

She said she was "profoundly moved" by her recognition in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List, which coincided with the first anniversary of her wife's death.

Edie Mayhew was diagnosed with younger onset dementia in 2010, when she was 59.

She and Ms Tudor created a foundation in Ballarat dedicated to inclusiveness for peopl

Local charity optimistic about fundraising during pandemic despite $40,000 drop in donations

A Victorian charity says it remains "optimistic" about its fundraising capabilities, despite the latest Victorian lockdown contributing to fears of a revenue decrease in the sector.

Craig Schepis is the founder of the On Track Foundation, a Ballarat-based not-for-profit that runs a soup bus for the homeless and also sponsors private education scholarships to a number of disadvantaged students each year.

He said COVID restrictions forced the organisation to cancel all of its major face-to-face

Surge in young Australians reaching out to eating disorder helplines during COVID-19 —

Following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ recent announcement of a gruelling six week stage four lockdown period for Melbourne, many Victorians are struggling to cope with the demands of the newly proposed restrictions. And, according to new data released last month by leading Australian mental health institutions, a stark rise in the number of young people reaching out to helplines for body image and eating disorder-related issues could be another side effect of the strict COVID-19 lockdown c

Inquiry into the Job-ready Graduates Package: where does your university stand? —

A multitude of tertiary bodies have backpedalled on their fierce condemnation of the Coalition’s proposed Job-ready Graduates Package, announcing conditional support for the policy, in a number of submissions to the bill’s senate inquiry. Conglomerates representing all of Australia’s regional and metropolitan Universities supplied submissions to the package inquiry, demanding revisions such as grant indexation and legislation for the National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund (NPILF) be addre


A selection of fashion, culture and lifestyle feature articles which have been published across digital platforms such as Fashion Journal, Shop Monde and Global Hobo.  

Yakuza, Spoiled Carpets and Big Cash -- The World of a Gaijin Hostess in Tokyo

“I don’t want to do this job for that long. I don’t want to do it now if I’m honest. Who wants to sit around and talk to disgusting men? Nobody.”

Sophia sat across from me in the corner of a routine train station cafe in Japan’s capital. The icy January air mingled with my breath as she sunk into a worn leather chair, a short black tennis skirt floating mid-thigh. Admittedly, I felt insecure in her presence. She had a warm smile and a nose that stood fine and pointed, a patent mark of her gaiji

Why Oroton is a Familiar Face with a New Personality

After a year that has shown us the importance of supporting local, this brand spotlight sees us returning to our Aussie roots and celebrating the Australian bag icon that is Oroton.

If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about bags, its Oroton. Australia’s oldest luxury fashion company, Oroton was founded over 80 years ago as an international textile importer. Since then, the Sydney-based brand has made a name for itself, revolutionising the fashion landscape in the 1960s with their signatu

Almond Oil is the Unassuming Autumn Colour Trend That Has Everyone Talking

After a summer characterised by bright prints and saturated pastel hues, we can’t blame you for feeling a little lost when attempting to transition your wardrobe to fit the bleaker winter months. Never fear, we have just the transitional shade to suit your whole wardrobe, no matter the season.

The colder months are fast approaching for those of us in the southern hemisphere, and, like every season, fashion devotees everywhere are wondering how to stay shade-savvy this autumn. Luckily for us, th

Nasty Gal x Endlessly Love Club

The highly anticipated second collaboration between Nasty Gal and Jen Ceballos, aka @endlesslyloveclub, is what all our sky-blue dreams are made of.

American trendsetting retailer Nasty Gal has again collaborated with Jen Ceballos, the influencer-icon behind the illustrious Instagram handle @endlesslyloveclub, for a dreamy collection that has our heads well and truly in the clouds.

Pairing up for their second collaborative edit, Nasty Gal and the Colombian style-muse yesterday released the 26-

How to Style the Vibrant Colour Trend of the Year

While neutrals are trending majorly this year, there’s still room in your wardrobe for a shade of a more electrifying calibre. Queue the bright colour trend of the season-striking pink.

Be it a hot-pink runway à la Jacquemus’ Spring 2020 show, or a bedazzled bubble-gum ensemble like Dua Lipa’s showstopping Grammy Music Awards look, you don’t have to be a style guru to realise pink is carving its name as the bold colour trend of the year.

Luxe To Less: Reinvigorating The Classic Shirt

Often synonymous with sophistication and minimalism, the business shirt is a staple for anyone on the 9-5 grind. But thanks to the latest wave of fashion trends, you’ll be donning your button down after office hours too. Worn throughout pop culture history from Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, to Angelina Jolie in Mr and Mrs Smith, the business shirt is a timeless staple. Put a modern twist on a classic piece, thank to our latest Luxe to Less installment.
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