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Jesse Noakes

Freelance writer

Jesse Noakes is a freelance writer and advocate from Fremantle. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Denmark's big dry is a bitter taste of our climate-changed future

With decreased rainfall and increased fire risks, the time for band-aid solutions is over.

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Could environmental action be a single acid trip away?

New studies are uncovering the role psychedelics can play in environmental engagement. And the benefits don't stop there.

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Top bureaucrat charged with rorting, while Indigenous family is evicted over broken Hills hoist

The hypocrisy is staggering as Australia faces one of the biggest rorts it has ever known.

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Public housing and private trauma 

Maria has been homeless for 14 years, ever since she lost her last WA public housing property due to arrears she has since repaid. Her story is not unique.

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The 'landlord of last resort'

It's estimated at least 1000 children a year are made homeless by WA bureaucracy. If this is an over-estimate, the government might want to say so, because it’s utterly damning.

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Why I'm on board for the rebellion

Extinction Rebellion's UK protests were whimsical and reckless, but they also worked. Now they're starting in Australia...

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'Punitive' public housing tenancies are pushing people into the streets 

Western Australia's use of fixed-term tenancies is "fundamentally unethical" say advocates, and in some cases it's breaking families up.

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Magic mushrooms to soothe the dying

A landmark study in Australia will use psilocybin to induce what's come to be known as a "classical mystical experience". Is this the start of a "mushrooming mental health zeitgeist"?