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.

Clean Slate Without Prejudice training session. Photo: supplied

Fighting for Justice: Indigenous schemes reduce youth crime

July 10, 2020

Marco Stojanovik looks at programs that aim to keep indigenous kids out of the justice system. “Alright everybod...

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.

John Doyle: the man in the irony mask

John Doyle: the man in the irony mask

June 23, 2020

Charlotte Biggins talks to comedian John Doyle about “Rampaging Roy Slaven”, storms in a thimble an...

Employees claim embattled Aussie Disposals underpaid them for years

Employees claim embattled Aussie Disposals underpaid them for years

June 11, 2020

As the iconic camping supplies chain Aussie Disposals fights back from the financial brink, former employees are stepping forward claiming a long history of being short changed on entitlements.

NUS rally for students is part of #SaveOurStudents campaign

Union fights for future of students during Covid-19

June 2, 2020

The COVID-19 NUS Student Action Working Group currently has 190 active members working on the #SaveOurStudents campaign. The group is fighting for a better conn...

cattle in paddock

Animal agriculture: Innovation or alternatives?

May 26, 2020

The push to reduce greenhouse emissions from animal-based agriculture is on, with new farming practices under the spotlight.

Breathing wall at Campbelltown Station

‘Breathing Wall’ cools Campbelltown

May 24, 2020

A ‘breathing wall’ has recently been installed on the underpass near Campbelltown Station, in Sydney’s...

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Psychologist prescribes social media antidote

May 23, 2020

While self-isolation is vital for flattening the COVID-19 curve, the lack of social interactions can...

One of the Blue Tongue lizards seized at the border by ABF officers in a joint operation with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
to disrupt an illegal wildlife smuggling syndicate.Source: The Australian Border Force Image Library

Smuggler jailed for trying to post native wildlife

May 18, 2020

A 35-year-old Perth woman has been sentenced to a year in jail for attempting to mail native lizards...

Native banksia plants only shed their seeds after bushfire to land in ash-covered weed-free soil.

Extreme fires of 2019-20 leave no room for ‘productive’ and replenishing fires

May 15, 2020

Experts say the Blue Mountains are adapted to natural fires, but this season’s bushfires have been too extreme for the ecosystem to cope.

CARE security guard Bonnie Opiyafo has his temperature checked at a police checkpoint along the Highlands Highway at the border of the Eastern Highlands Province. Supplied: Justine McMahon

Coronavirus lockdowns lead to fears of ‘substantial’ economic impact for our closest neighbour

May 13, 2020

The coronavirus crisis will have significant economic consequences for Papua New Guinea, says CARE International. Justine...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.