The Junction

That first step. A still from NASA's Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montage

The Dish, the tapes and the man on the moon

July 10, 2019

There’s a buzz around Parkes and it can be heard all the way to NASA. Not since - well, 50 years ago - has the town been in the spotlight for an event of this magnitude.

The election could see the first post-inflation increase to Newstart in 25 years. So who has promised what?

The election could see the first post-inflation increase to Newstart in 25 years. So who has promised what?

May 14, 2019

Could you survive on $44 a day? Over half a million unemployed Australians on Newstart somehow do. The...

Student unions claim homelessness needs more attention during the federal election campaign.

More needs to be done to tackle homelessness: Student union

May 10, 2019

There have been commitments made but little attention given to homelessness during the federal campaign, according to student unionists.

Illawarra Folk Festival to go ahead after 'low risk' declaration.

Illawarra Folk Festival declared ‘low risk’

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.

Conversations With My Uber Driver

Conversations With My Uber Driver

March 12, 2019

It's amazing what people will tell you if you ask nicely

Australian soldiers during a training exercise with American troops in 2001.

Sick soldiers fight for justice

January 22, 2019

These Australian soldiers were serving the nation. They say they were left damaged for life. 

There is a danger of becoming too obsessed with trying to achieve perfect looks.

The rise of plastic positivity

November 21, 2018

Millions of Australians are turning to cosmetic procedures to enhance their physical appearance. But the pursuit of a better 'look' is not without risk.

What can you hear? Learning to listen again can enrich your daily life.

Finding sound: an invitation to listen closely

August 24, 2018

Sound is all around us – it is central to our engagement with the world but often we tune out from most of what we hear. Finding Sound is a podcast that explores the sonic world.

Over 600 species of plants native to the Northern Rivers have been planted by volunteers in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens.

Lismore volunteers reimagine the Big Scrub

August 24, 2018

Only one percent of the Big Scrub, once eastern Australia's largest subtropical lowland rainforest remains. But volunteer efforts in Lismore are turning wasteland into a subtropical rainforest botanic garden.

Airsoft in action in the Czech Republic

Airsoft: Is this a game WA wants?

July 19, 2018

ECU's Eddie Scown talks to WA shadow police minister Peter Katsambanis about the legal issues facing...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.