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Jeffrey Andrews, Hong Kong social worker and local council candidate. Photo: Shazma Gaffoor

Hong Kong’s first minority social worker runs for local council

June 25, 2020

From breaking the law to changing the law - a member of a Hong Kong ethnic minority is running for council elections.

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...

The 2019 protests. Photo: Shazma Gaffoor

Hong Kong’s protests continue as global media moves on

June 23, 2020

Hong Kong residents continue to lobby against police brutality and the encroachment of mainland China on the special administrative region.

Image: Benjamin Silvester

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.

Kayaks on New York's Hudson River

Green Infrastructure could reduce New York’s sewer overflow

May 25, 2020

City planners are neglecting cheap green infrastructure like rain gardens and rain barrels that could reduce New York's river-polluting sewer overflows.

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.

Josefa Babitu

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...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
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