politics & society

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Breakthrough research to help cancer patients

La Trobe University researchers may have found a treatment for cachexia, a side effect of cancer, writes Lindsey Martin.

culture & lifestyle


The S word

Following Amber Rose’s Slut Walk on the weekend, Ewa Staszewska explores how using the word ‘slut’ is oppressive towards women.



Break Point Podcast Episode 5

In this episode of the Break Point Podcast, the team reviews last week’s ATP and WTA action.


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Ferguson’s ruthless pursuit of truth

Sarah Ferguson embodies the journalistic values that help maintain a transparent democracy, writes David Kennedy.


Victoria to legalise same-sex adoption

Victorian same-sex couples may soon be able to adopt children, writes Taylah Burrows.


Coffee can be good for you

Do the positive affects of coffee outweigh the negatives? asks Lucille Sadek.


Part two: Spring Racing preview

International horses have stolen the show in recent years, however some local horses could make an impact, writes Conor Walsh.

Adblock Plus

Is ad block hurting the web?

Increasing use of ad blocking software is convenient for users, but hurting publishers’ ability to earn revenue, writes Ethan Miller.

Protest Against Mandatory detention

Protest against refugee policy

Thousands of people protested against the government’s refugee policy this weekend. Tiyana Matliovski was there.


Project Harpoon’s war on beauty

Controversial body shaming blog, Project Harpoon, sparks social media war. Chloe Morriss asks if there’s any legitimacy in its message.

upstart grand final feature

upstart covers the AFL Grand Final

Join us from 1pm on Saturday for our live coverage of the AFL Grand Final.

Kelly Theobald Feature

A tribute to Kelly Theobald

Kelly Theobald, whose life was cut tragically short by a car accident on the Birdsville Track in outback South Australia last Friday, crammed a lot of living into her 27 years, writes Lawrie Zion.


Festival becomes immersive

Video produced by Jack Howard and Xavier Martin.

Jamie Abdallah a fighting chance

Video produced by Jack Howard and Xavier Martin.

Table tennis

Each week the upstart sports section and multimedia team will profile professional athletes from sports not typically covered in the media, in our new section, The Other Sports. Throughout this segment we are hoping to convey the life, struggles and dedication of modern day professional athletes. We also aim to give readers an introduction to these sports.


The Recap