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Swimmers, Feel Safe – Words with Shark Shield Lead Researcher, Dr. Ryan Kempster

Causing annoying but non-painful ''snout spasms'' in the fishy beasts, the Shark Shield device is being called the most effective shark deterrent yet. Developed by a team of UWA researchers over several years, Dr. Ryan Kempster - who headed the study - speaks here to Josip Knezevic on the new technology, and why the Barnett government's brutal 'baited line' strategy is a less-than-useful approach.

Greyhound Racing: Animal Abuse as Entertainment

Australia is one of only eight nations worldwide where greyhound racing is legal. Earlier this month, NSW became the first state to ban the sport, with enforcement starting July next year. With calls from activists to expand the ban to a national level, Maddison Howard asks "by enabling even ‘clean’ greyhound racing to continue in Australia, are we turning our backs on animal welfare?"

Game Development and the ‘Crunch Time’

If people like St John and Molyneux understood that the only reason people take a minimum-wage job to toil away on videogames was because they love the medium, perhaps then maybe we could make some actual progress on workers’ rights, without it devolving into an argument about privileged, cry-baby millennials not wanting to work hard. Words by Cameron Moyses.