Founder of Engineers Without Borders, State Finalist for Young Australian of the Year in 2011 and mechanical engineer, Muslim Australian Yassmin Abdel-Magied embodies a driving force for progressive change within typically male-dominated industries of work. After talking to Abdel-Magied, Sam Goerling reflects upon her story, and the story of young female Australians everywhere seeking equal opportunity and equal pay.
"Although there is a valid argument for free university education this dynamic felt uncomfortable: a group largely middle class UWA students yelling for free education at a group of working class university employees". Hugh Manning covers the 'UWA Uncut’ demonstration, which rallied against the university's decision on Tuesday to roll through with the December proposal to lay off up to 300 of its staff.
Early last week, the UWA Senate announced to staff and students that despite the criticism leveled against it, the Renewal Proposal - which will see up to 300 staff axed and major structural change - will roll on. Kate Prendergast responds.
"Yeah, he did see a final print. He sat in the back corner of the theatrette, with his jacket over his head, and gradually and gradually he peeked out from under it, and by the end, half his face was exposed. So he was sort of looking at it by then. He was very, very nervous about his own performance." Jaymes Durante interviews Dutch Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer on his 1991 film 'Dingo', starring Miles Davis and Colin Friels.