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The country music hopefuls ditching Australia for Nashville

Macleay College, Erin Assur
June 27, 2019

More and more Australian performers are trading Tamworth for Nashville to find fame and fortune as country music stars.

Where lapu lapu are a lucrative catch

UTS, Hannah Taylor
June 24, 2019

Captured, cultivated, dosed with "sleeping medicine", then contained in a Styrofoam box bound for China - such is life of the lapu lapu.

Queensland winter too hot to handle

USC, Laura-Leith Pettigrew
June 18, 2019

This season’s chilly temperatures have already had most of the state reaching for their woolies but data from the Bureau of Meteorology shows this winter could be one of the warmest.

Fewer Kiwis coming to Australia as citizenship battle continues

USC, Drew Beveridge
June 17, 2019

Population data from the 2016 Census shows that the number of New Zealanders living in Australia increased by 25 per cent from 2006, but only increased by five per cent from 2011, indicating a slow in migration.

Big sharks fall but more on Queensland horizon

USC, Joseph Price
June 17, 2019

A shark control program undertaken by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has shown a 48.35% decrease of sharks over 2m over five years

The day news theory became reality

UTS, Alexandra Menzies
June 6, 2019

"As I stood out the front of the ABC's Sydney headquarters, I couldn't help but feel the conflicting senses of both pride and anxiety."

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Griffith University, Joshua Holmes | May 22, 2019

Over the past few years, an inequality in wealth distribution has snuck its way into the Australian economy. This growing crevasse in the spread of wealth has hit a critical point, becoming what has now been dubbed the Australian Wealth gap, that makes the rich, richer and the poor, poorer. Joshua Holmes reports on this issue.

Griffith University, Tilly Hannan | May 21, 2019

Why are young people so disengaged with politics? And how do you engage a demographic group that’s only focused on their avocado on toast? Tilly Hannan looks at this issue.

Election day: view from Cooper

La Trobe University, Natasha Pietrobuono, Louis Ellis | May 18, 2019

In Cooper it's been a fight to secure the interests of as many progressive voters as possible, as Natasha Pietrobuono reports for Election 2019.

Election day: view from La Trobe

La Trobe University, Matthew Ellis, Louis Phillips | May 18, 2019

In order for Labor to take La Trobe, it would need a swing of four percentage points in the classic swing seat.Matthew Ellis reports from La Trobe for Election 2019.

Bird’s fifth-generation dedication to the Illawarra tipped to continue in Cunningham

University of Wollongong, Zoe Bradbury & Ella Molonia | May 16, 2019

It's one of the safest Labor seats in the country, with candidate and long-time incumbent Sharon Bird again bringing history and connection to her Wollongong campaign.

Climate change warming the political waters of Gilmore

University of Wollongong, David Barnott-Clement | May 16, 2019

It's climate change, not the economy, that is playing on younger voters' minds in Gilmore, according to the majority of candidates competing for the marginal NSW seat.

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