The Junction

Holly’s beginner’s guide to voting.

Edith Cowan University, Holly Edwards-Smith
April 18, 2019

May 18 2019 will be the first time anyone born after May 17 2001 will be voting in a state or federal election. Because politics can feel overwhelming and sometimes go over young heads, this article will outline (in the most basic of ways) how Australia functions because (trust me on this) it gets messy.

Dissecting party policies: An essential guide

Edith Cowan University, Kate Purnell
April 18, 2019

It can be overwhelming figuring out each party's policies, who you align with, and sifting through the political rhetoric. This article breaks down the policies being spruiked by the five main parties.

Ambiguity in new live streaming laws

Edith Cowan University, Henry Sims
April 18, 2019

There is ambiguity in new laws passed by the Australian Parliament, after the Christchurch terror attack, to crack down on live streaming of violent material on social media platforms.

The election call boosts public discussion about Higgins

Swinburne University, Maddie Wrench
April 18, 2019

The PM's announcement of the federal election sees an increase in media discussion about Higgins

University of Wollongong goes Commando for Motor Neurone Disease

University of Wollongong, David Barnott-Clement
April 16, 2019

Grass and mud-stained knees jogged, sprinted and crawled their way across the University of Wollongong to raise funds for motor neurone disease.

Illawarra Folk Festival declared ‘low risk’

University of Wollongong, Hannah Telfer
April 16, 2019

The annual Illawarra Folk Festival will celebrate its 35th year in January next year after the NSW government declared it a ‘low risk’ festival.

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Being Brooklyn: a gender-neutral life

Macleay College, Caroline Layt | April 14, 2019

Growing up, Brooklyn Gibbs was a dancer who wore dresses and make-up, and had long, curly hair. But something never felt quite right. A few months ago, Gibbs came to the realisation that they (the preferred pronoun of gender-neutral people) identified fully neither as a woman or a man. Late last year, Gibbs cut their hair, began dressing in a less traditionally female manner, and started living...

Muted response to law and order campaign in La Trobe

La Trobe University | April 14, 2019

Residents in the outer metropolitan seat of La Trobe have rejected a dramatic law and order campaign by local political representatives, while acknowledging that safety can be an issue in the electorate.

Victorian Socialists ‘realistic’ about federal election chances

La Trobe University | April 12, 2019

The Victorian Socialists have launched their federal campaign in Preston, in the newly renamed seat of Cooper.

Transport and infrastructure top voter concerns in Cooper

La Trobe University | April 12, 2019

Life in the fast-growing seat of Cooper means high demand for public transport, constant road works, new infrastructure and concerns over sustainability.

Sausages, mosquitoes and door knocking

USC, Dylan Fewings | April 12, 2019

Dickson candidate Benedict Coyne and former Senator Scott Ludlam were the headline acts at a mozzie-filled community picnic in Murrumba Downs in support of The Greens

Up Next: Election ’19, electric power breakthrough & pizza

University of Wollongong, Savannah Meacham & Kass Rogan | April 11, 2019

The PM has fired the starting pistol for the federal election and the finish line is May 18. There's a lot of ground to cover between here and there

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University student journalism from Australia and the Pacific
University student journalism from Australia and the Pacific