Concerns have been raised that the criminalisation of street-based sex work and the policing strategies used to enforce the legislation is increasing the risks faced by street-based sex workers in Victoria.
First published in Crikey – July 29 2015
When Ricky Muir came into the Senate, everyone expected him to vote with the Coalition, at least on national security. Boy, were they wrong. Crikey intern Aron Lewin and writer-at-large Guy Rundle explain.
First published in Crikey – July 14 2015
Political newcomer Jacqui Lambie has never been backwards in coming forwards, promoting the interests of the working class and veterans but ruffling multicultural feathers. But what makes her tick? Crikey intern Aron Lewin takes a close look.
The Australian-dominated Imperial Camel Corps was a strange legacy of the Afghan cameleers who were brought to Australia in the 1870s, who opened up the Outback with the aid of a sturdy flock that could cope with the tough conditions.
The camels flourished, but relations between the Afghans and the local community were tense, escalating to widespread discrimination and violent attacks. Out of the melee emerged Abdul Wade, a successful Afghan camel merchant who wanted to give Australia’s military a gift of 500 camels for service in Egypt in WWI.
It was an extraordinary offer that came from deep patriotism, but feeling against Afghans was high.
First published in Crikey – July 7 2015
Crikey writer-at-large Guy Rundle and Crikey intern Aron Lewin take an in-depth look at one of the most intriguing crossbenchers.
First published in Crikey – July 26, 2015
Are robots the latest threat to modern journalism? Crikey intern Aron Lewin looks at the rising trend of AI bylines.
First published in First published by Monash University Online News site – September 14 2015
Artificial intelligence (AI) has advanced in almost every part of society, but what people can do with it is currently limited.
First published by Esperanto – September 7 2015
Job interviews are bad enough. But what about when you’re interviewed at the exact same time as a half-dozen other people all desperate for the one job? Aron Lewin warns of the horror of group interviews. You want a job? Get ready to fight for it.
First published by Esperanto – May 22 2015
After ruminating over this for far too long, I’ve determined that the immense popularity of Australian football can be defined by three key factors.