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We mourn, reflect and face up to NZ’s fragment of darkness

We mourn, reflect and face up to NZ’s fragment of darkness

March 21, 2019

In the 20 years I’ve lived in New Zealand since I was little, I’ve never felt unsafe or been discriminated against for being an immigrant or for my beliefs as a Muslim. I’ve always felt grateful for being able to live in a country where people are generally kind, warm and understanding.

Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to religion, race attacks

Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to religion, race attacks

March 20, 2019

Religion and race-based attacks will continue as a result of the rise of online hate speech, says a leading New Zealand academic.

Manus Island detainees still “completely alone” months after suicide

Manus Island detainees still “completely alone” months after suicide

March 12, 2019

More than seven months ago 52-year-old Rohingya refugee Salim Kyawning died bringing the issue of adequate health care to the fore

The accidental activist: Joshua Maxwell

The accidental activist: Joshua Maxwell

February 24, 2019

When Joshua Maxwell shared a letter he wrote to the Prime Minister on Facebook, he didn’t think it would lead to him sitting in Federal Parliament the day the bill legalising same-sex marriage was passed.

Berrima Farmers, Landowners Threatened by Proposed Coal Mine

Berrima Farmers, Landowners Threatened by Proposed Coal Mine

February 18, 2019

Residents in the small NSW town of Berrima are battling a coal mine proposal that could wipe out their water supplies.

Visa site a red-tape hurdle for would-be Aussies

Visa site a red-tape hurdle for would-be Aussies

February 12, 2019

Changes to a Department of Home Affairs website have left migrants struggling to find and complete reams of visa paperwork.

Sick soldiers fight for justice

Sick soldiers fight for justice

January 22, 2019

These Australian soldiers were serving the nation. They say they were left damaged for life. 

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.

Statewide: Regional voters welcome rail upgrade promises

Statewide: 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.

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