#SOSharks Taking shark fin off the menu

Hanum, not her real name, had the table set for the family feast to celebrate Chinese New Year. “Shark fin soup is a delicacy for Chinese New Year and other special occasions,” explained the 80-year-old after her return from a Chinese New Year’s Eve prayer. “The soup will give you long life, because it is…

A contemporary tribute to a wine legacy

Penfolds is paying tribute to their most influential wine maker, Max Schubert, with a new collection of wines that are aimed at millennials who want good and affordable wine that they can drink straight away. “The wines have between 5 percent and 10 percent oak with really low tannings; they feature fresher fruity flavors,” said…

Hijab: A personal choice

Hijab might have been rarely seen on the streets 20 years ago, but it increasingly gained popularity, especially with the start of the Reform Era in 1998. Today, various types of Islamic headscarves have become common sights on the streets. The rising popularity of hijab has also influenced the development of the fashion industry, as…

Death to Deregulation

“A deregulated university system is an unfair system”. Declan Murphy was one of the speakers at the protest against deregulation of university fees at Melbourne’s state library last week. The protest was a part of a nationwide protest against the deregulation of university fees in Australia by the National Union of students. The National Union…