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PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

December 11, 2018

Papua New Guinea’s trajectory to the monumental event of APEC 2018 has been one involving great strides from the moment it secured the bid to host the leaders summit in 2013. But there has been dismay since last month's event.

Hidden cost of falling housing prices

Hidden cost of falling housing prices

December 3, 2018

Victoria's housing markets are taking a hit, meaning there's less stamp duty to pay for the billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects underway.

Victoria Votes: Live TV coverage from 6 universities

November 24, 2018

Six universities have united to provide live TV coverage of the Victorian state election.

2018 Fiji elections – ‘fake news’ fills media vacuum

2018 Fiji elections – ‘fake news’ fills media vacuum

November 24, 2018

“Fake News” was the catch phrase of the 2018 Fiji Elections – the second democratic elections since Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama carried out Fiji’s fourth coup in 2006.

Regional voters welcome rail upgrade promises

Regional voters welcome rail upgrade promises

November 22, 2018

Ballarat commuters have been promised rail service improvements by both the Labor and Liberal parties. Chelsea Byrne reports.

Greens want 300 new trams for Melbourne

Greens want 300 new trams for Melbourne

November 22, 2018

The Victorian Greens are seeking a major upgrade to Melbourne's tram network in the lead up to this month's state election. Nikita Helm reports.

Greens call for LGBTQI protections

Greens call for LGBTQI protections

November 22, 2018

Debate surrounding laws that allow the discrimination of LGBTQI students and teachers has sparked controversy. The Victorian Greens are calling for inclusion for all. Maddison Wrench reports.

Level crossing removal still divides Carrum

Level crossing removal still divides Carrum

November 22, 2018

It’s been welcomed by some and vindicated by others but everyone agrees that the Victorian level crossing removal project will have a big impact on votes in the state election. James Burgess has more.

Checking once, twice:  reporting the leadership spill

Checking once, twice: reporting the leadership spill

November 21, 2018

Journalists in the press gallery have described the challenge to Malcolm Turnbull as one of the fastest moving stories they have covered. Elle Conway was on internship in the gallery as the drama unfolded.

Energy poverty trying to pay the bills

Energy poverty trying to pay the bills

November 21, 2018

Households are going without essentials during the winter months because of the increasing cost of electricity and gas.

The rise of plastic positivity

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.

Parties remain divided on South Yarra station

Parties remain divided on South Yarra station

November 21, 2018

The future of South Yarra station is a key election issue in tightly contested Prahran with the Government planning to leave the station out of the Metro Tunnel. Ged Shearer reports.

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