The Junction

Food aid and ‘Blessing Boxes’ a lifeline for jobless Australians

July 13, 2020

Community organisations have set up food pantries and emergency centres to make sure no-one goes hungry during COVID-19.

Shenhua keeps coal plans alive as report predicts koala extinction

June 29, 2020

China-owned coal company Shenhua Watermark, wants a fourth extension to its north-west NSW exploration licence, despite a report confirming koalas are on the verge of extinction.

Nauroze Anees has spent five years unlawfully detained in Australia’s onshore detention facilities

Detainee rights and totalitarian creep

June 8, 2020

Nauroze Anees has spent five years detained in Australia’s onshore detention facilities. In this podcast, he is vocal about the human rights violations suffered by detainees

Courtney Schiffke recovers in hospital after surgery for endometriosis removal.

The endless battle against Endometriosis

June 2, 2020

A diagnosis for Endometriosis can take anywhere from five to 10 years.

DJ and music blogger Sean Tayler.

Triple J Requestival is pure chaos – in the best possible way

June 1, 2020

If you told me a week ago that the best thing for Australian music would be to let the public choose what gets played on the radio, I wouldn’t believe you.

Decreasing car mobility in Tokyo and Melbourne by Yuto Ito (source: Apple Inc. mobility trends report)

Leadership’s impact on life and mobility in two cities

May 16, 2020

Japanese media student Yuto Ito looks at the differences in messaging around the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne and Tokyo

Street art in Brisbane, Australia showing support for refugees and asylum seekers. Photo: Christy Gallois (CC0 1.0)

Legal challenge launched for refugee at high risk of coronavirus

May 15, 2020

The Human Rights Law Centre has launched a legal challenge against the Federal government on behalf of a chronically ill refugee held in immigration detention.

Indoor soccer at Futsal Oz in happier times. Photo: Monica Di Battista

Futsal hiatus shows COVID-19’s impact on all sport

May 15, 2020

Headlines about suspended competitions and titles in limbo tend to be focused on major leagues, but the coronavirus pandemic has also affected sports that don't get prime time broadcasts.

A Qantas aircraft. Photo: Jason Goulding (CC BY 2.0)

Qantas suspends aircraft deliveries, extends staff stand-downs

May 14, 2020

Qantas has announced a halt to the delivery of more than thirty aircraft it had on order, and an extension of staff stand-downs through to July.

Hands in yellow rubber gloves holding mobile phone with Coronavirus text. Photo: Marco Verch (CC BY 2.0)

Technology’s crucial role in the COVID-19 battle

May 13, 2020

How would social distancing have worked in a less technologically driven time?

The home of a Western Bulldogs AFL supporter in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray (where the team is based). Photo: MARGARETES/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Fairytale endings, financial woes pepper Bulldogs’ history

May 13, 2020

Based in Melbourne's working class western suburb of Footscray, the Western Bulldogs are one of the oldest teams in the AFL.

The Australian Sports Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground Photo: Edward H Blake (CC BY 2.0)

Stringent ‘preseason’ rules ahead of AFL season re-start

May 13, 2020

In this podcast Stephen Riosa looks at the effect of the two month lockdown on Australia’s most popular spectator sport.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.