In this edition of The Owl News Feature Podcast presented by Chloe Swan and Paris McMahon:
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.
As the ACT’s population grows, the growing need for more homes in the ACT poses another question: what happens to remnant bushland? In the Molonglo Valley, a patch of bushland beside Denman Prospect is the subject of this debate.
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.