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The Last Straw: calls to phase out drinking straws

The Last Straw: calls to phase out drinking straws

September 9, 2018

The plastic straw is the latest product to be in contention for a national ban, with McDonald's vowing to phase out the straws in its 970 restaurants in Australia by 2020. Reporters Mitch Clarke and Shailin Brown investigate the future of plastic straws in Australia. 

Taking heart to beat the stigma

Taking heart to beat the stigma

September 7, 2018

"Some people think it’s a sign of defeat. I find my scar a sense of victory." Young people with heart disease speak up on the hurt of misconceptions. Abbey Thorpe reports.

To keep a rare language alive

To keep a rare language alive

September 7, 2018

One of the rarest languages spoken by only a small community from Papua New Guinea may soon be extinct. Julia Reger reports.

Media blamed for “reputational damage” to African-Australians

Media blamed for “reputational damage” to African-Australians

September 6, 2018

Stereotypes in media coverage on crimes attributed to "African gangs" are harming the community. Samantha McCombe reports.

Let me marry same sex couples – Anglican priest

Let me marry same sex couples – Anglican priest

September 6, 2018

A Woodend Anglican priest says she is determined to persuade the church to allow her to legally perform wedding ceremonies for same sex couples. Charlotte Rose-Iljin reports.

The Big C: it happens to the best of us

The Big C: it happens to the best of us

September 2, 2018

One day, Grafton's national kayak champion and community volunteer Steve Muir got the diagnosis no one wants to receive.

Finals Footy Show – grand final edition

Finals Footy Show – grand final edition

September 1, 2018

The Grand Final Edition of Dscribe's Finals Footy Show hosted by Brodie Cowburn. On the panel this week is Jessica Robinson, Nat Kerr, Angus Kramer and Tess Gellie.

The glorious pictures, and inglorious end, of the artist of the goldfields

The glorious pictures, and inglorious end, of the artist of the goldfields

August 30, 2018

People flocked in their thousands to the Victorian goldfields, armed with the tools to dig for fortune. One man, however, came with brushes and paint.

Farmers strive for more palatable choices getting meat to your table

August 30, 2018

Demand from meat eaters for free-range products continues to grow, but the vanishing of Victoria’s regional abattoirs means small-scale farmers are beholden to industrial-scale abattoirs and for some, that’s curtains for the business. Charlotte Grieve reports.

Street Hockey? Get the puck outta here!

Street Hockey? Get the puck outta here!

August 29, 2018

Jason Alexander Heights, Get Bentley, Shannon Nollamara and the Northbridge MDM8’s sound like a mishmash...

Fast and furious, roller derby

Fast and furious, roller derby

August 29, 2018

When thinking about full-contact sports, our minds quite often drift to rugby, football, or martial...

Sustainability is the new black

Sustainability is the new black

August 26, 2018

If you told her as a child that she would become the first certified organic visual artist in the world...

University student journalism from Australia and the Pacific
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