In this edition of The Owl News Feature Podcast presented by Rebecca Zivkovic and Ieesha Still:
Thirty years’ worth of world leading tobacco control had Gen Z on track to be Australia’s first smoke-free generation — then came vapes. The increasing popularity of e-cigarettes among Australian youth has introduced a whole new generation to the danger of nicotine.
Australia has some of the best beaches in the world and being in the water is a great way to escape the summer heat. But what about those who can’t swim? Royal Life Saving ACT is urging people to keep up their water safety skills, following a fatal summer.
Every fortnight, with twenty red-labelled magazines in-hand, Shaun stands outside Tuggeranong shops, timidly smiling at every passer-by, trying to sell his nine-dollar magazines. Hour after hour, Shaun watches as people shake their heads, look away, and walk past without a glance in his direction. But it won’t shake him, he keeps going.