Bill Leak and the Ethics of Free Speech

Written by Jack Francis. Women were burned at the stake for being witches. Homosexuals didn’t get a stake. They were thrown on with the rest of the faggots. Hence the slur. I went to a single-sex Catholic school that promised to create ‘gentlemen’.  Even though I was in the closet, kids called me faggot. Yes, other children laughed, and yes, staff let it pass. Eventually … Continue reading Bill Leak and the Ethics of Free Speech

Everything Eddie McGuire didn’t say—his silence spoke louder than any ‘shotgun apology’ could

Written by Natalie Corrigan. When Eddie McGuire landed himself knee-deep in a media s*it storm for his ‘playful joke’ about drowning a respected, female colleague in icy, cold water, it was a very strange affair. It was strange that the media waited a week to attack McGuire, not acting until days after the broadcast had been aired. It was strange that callers joined in on … Continue reading Everything Eddie McGuire didn’t say—his silence spoke louder than any ‘shotgun apology’ could

Club Spotlight: Deakin Health Promotion Society (DHPS)

Just over two years ago, an idea was cooked up in the brain of a health-wise Deakin student. That idea has now expanded to a university club of around 150 members and growing: the Deakin Health Promotion Society. Our focus is on promoting all aspects of health to the community and connecting students to opportunities that will further their careers in the health industry. In … Continue reading Club Spotlight: Deakin Health Promotion Society (DHPS)