Being an overseas student has not always been an advantage since the beginning of the masters’ degree. Like other international students, finding stories has been one of the main challenges. Stories can be made of news or follow-ups and they can be found everywhere. Most of my stories have been inspired by local newspapers or studies (“Learning languages: between myth and reality”, “Australia role model”). By also attending exhibitions (“The city of Ladies”) or events (“Vivid in Kings Cross”, “March against Trump and Turnbull”), stories can be written. Yet, I guess coming from an Australian background gives you this little extra: the network.
The Australian anti-tobacco cause has had another win – with Waverley council declaring one of Bondi’s most popular street a smoke-free zone.
It is over for smokers and everyday from 7am to 9pm, Hall St is at the heart of this smoking ban initiative. Small signs have been erected in the whole street taking smokers apart: “Breathe easy you’re in a smoke free zone”.
The city of ladies – Zanny Begg & Elise Mcleod