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Future Forecast Pt 1: A warmer Warrnambool? It’s not good news

May 27, 2020

As communities worldwide brace for a climate-changed future, The Citizen's reporting team heads to Victoria’s south-west coast to explore the challenges, and the opportunities, confronting the region.

Commercial fishing bans have long divided fisherman across Queensland.

Calls for rezoning divide Queensland fishers

May 11, 2020

To fishermen across Queensland, the debate around the potential banning of commercial fishing in the Great Sandy Marine Park is about so much more than casting a line.

Small businesses can suffer under the demands of payroll tax. Photo by Annie Spratt, Unsplash

Payroll burden on growing small businesses

May 7, 2020

OnCall DBA are one of many small businesses around Australia that believe payroll tax is unfair. Based...

It's time to step back and look at our Earth from a different perspective. Photo by Pikrepo

Covid-19 sparks optimism of a low-carbon future

May 7, 2020

As COVID-19 forces millions of people to stay inside, environmentalists and climate change professionals are becoming optimistic

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Extreme regrets: Return from the badlands of the far right

April 22, 2020

Right wing extremism looms as a growing threat in Australia, with ASIO warning that recruiters are targeting teenagers. Matt Quinn knows all too well the appeal of violence to angry young men, drawing on his own journey from skinhead to counsellor to argue for support services to interrupt cycles of violence.

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Desperate times unleash digital creativity, flexibility for Pacific journalism schools

April 15, 2020

Desperate times call for desperate measures and so it is with journalism schools throughout the Pacific...

At Papamoa beach, near Tauranga, witnesses said large crowds were photographed with apparent disregard for the lockdown rules.

Selfish lockdown breaches cause headaches in Fiji, NZ

April 13, 2020

PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By Sri Krishnamurthi, self-isolating in Auckland under New Zealand’s Covid-19 ...

Bauer Media ... Covid-19 blamed for closure but claim disputed by critics.

NZ passes 1000 cases threshold, but Bauer collapse main talking point

April 6, 2020

PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY As New Zealand edges toward the third week of lockdown having passed 1000 case...

In town camps of Alice, coronavirus raises stakes of digital divide

In town camps of Alice, coronavirus raises stakes of digital divide

April 2, 2020

Indigenous communities are at extreme risk from Covid-19, but many of them fall on the wrong side of the digital divide at a moment when connectedness has never been more crucial. Else Kennedy reports from Alice Springs.

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Pacific governments ‘working better’ with creative media in pandemic

April 1, 2020

Pacific governments across the region have put side their differences with media and are working alongside...

Jaouad describing one of his tattoos. Photo by: Shannon Tucker

Redrawing history: The revival of Amazigh tattooing

March 16, 2020

In a studio in the back streets of a quiet residential area in Casablanca, an old tradition is being reborn.

Team Matrix, the oldest First LEGO League (FLL) team in Morocco. Photo: Jonathan McQuie

Shaping the future with LEGO

March 16, 2020

Eleven-year-old Badr says he had anger issues before he joined Morocco's First LEGO League team. Jonathan McQuie chats to him and others about the machines they are building.

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