Opinion

Spiderbait, student unionism, long denim skirts - it's the 2000s all over again

Kate McIlwain
Updated May 15 2024 - 7:54pm, first published 2:55pm
Spiderbait, student unionism, long denim skirts - it's the 2000s all over again
Spiderbait, student unionism, long denim skirts - it's the 2000s all over again

There's baggy denim, grey pinstriped pants and even one of those mid-length skirts that are hard to walk in in the Mercury's old photos of protests over voluntary student unionism.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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