The Junction

Volunteer fire crews say “we’re ready”

Swinburne University, Dylan J Bruce
November 19, 2018

For local fire brigade volunteers in the Yarra Valley, dry conditions are a worrying sign for the coming season. Dylan J Bruce reports.

Hot air ahead of COP24

Edith Cowan University, Henry Simms and James Hanlon
November 16, 2018

With the Katowice COP24 Climate Change Conference just over two weeks away, the progress of Australia’s commitments to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) and The Paris Agreement are under the lens.

‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

Auckland University of Technology, Sri Krishnamurthi
November 16, 2018

A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country’s “coup culture” in 1987, admits he was “coerced” by the defeated Alliance party into carrying out the nation's first coup.

Fiji’s poll: fake news and social media trolls

Auckland University of Technology, Sri Krishnamurthi
November 15, 2018

Fake news has been the bane of Fiji's elections, and the authorities had not anticipated the ferocity of it, writes Sri Krishnamurthi

Elder, the wielder of power in Catholic education

University of Melbourne, Ben Silvester, Yavuz Yilmazoglu and Steven Zoricic
October 31, 2018

How has former Liberal MP Stephen Elder gained so much influence over Catholic education in Victoria?

Valley life after coal is a power struggle

University of Melbourne, Jess Bassano, Gerard Cockburn, Brittany Flamik, Jenina Ibañez and Silvi Vann-Wall
October 29, 2018

In the marginal seat of Morwell, in Victoria's LaTrobe Valley, the pre-election debate is all about power generation and the region's future role as the state's energy provider.

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Living in limbo – Jordan’s forgotten refugees

University of Canberra, Tom Storey | October 23, 2018

The Syrian Civil War has seen more than 600-thousand refugees officially crossing the border into Jordan although authorities estimate the number is double that figure.

Put up your dukes: he’s an MMA man now

University of Canberra, Mathew Stramandinoli | October 23, 2018

After failing to make the judo team for the Rio Olympics, Duke Didier looked instead to mixed martial arts.

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