The Junction

Clean Slate Without Prejudice training session. Photo: supplied

Fighting for Justice: Indigenous schemes reduce youth crime

July 10, 2020

Marco Stojanovik looks at programs that aim to keep indigenous kids out of the justice system. “Alright everybod...

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.

Stand With Pal

Students and staff delighted with reinstatement of USP’s Ahluwalia

June 23, 2020

Students sang with joy outside vice-chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia‘s home at the University of the South Pacific following his reinstatement by a special meeting of ...

The 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year was the last survivor of a river red gum forest cut down in the 1970s.

300-year-old tree to fall victim to North East Link Project

June 5, 2020

Preliminary works have begun on the Melbourne's North East Link while thousands fight to save a pre-European settlement river red gum before it’s destroyed.

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Inconsistent approval rating harms Donald Trump’s re-election campaign

June 3, 2020

With the US presidential election only six months away, the race for the White House is in full swing - and the incumbent's inconsistent approval ratings are likely to hurt him.

Australian plan to bombard the Pacific with

Australian $17m ‘soft power’ TV push in Pacific misses mark

May 29, 2020

Homegrown Australian television shows to the tune of $17.1 million will be broadcast in the Pacific in...

John Martinkus

Author warns West Papua conflict is ‘re-igniting’ with new weapons, youth

May 23, 2020

Australian war correspondent and investigative journalist John Martinkus warns the West Papuan conflict...

Melbourne councils condemn voting reforms, fearing loss of diversity

Melbourne councils condemn voting reforms, fearing loss of diversity

May 21, 2020

Melbourne’s local councils fear that a bill recently passed by the Victorian Parliament – over their strenuous objections – is likely to change the face of grassroots representation.

Street art in Brisbane, Australia showing support for refugees and asylum seekers. Photo: Christy Gallois (CC0 1.0)

Legal challenge launched for refugee at high risk of coronavirus

May 15, 2020

The Human Rights Law Centre has launched a legal challenge against the Federal government on behalf of a chronically ill refugee held in immigration detention.

Stuff headquarters

Was NZME trying to pull a ‘fast one’ over Stuff?

May 13, 2020

Was New Zealand media giant NZME trying to pull a “fast one” when the company sought urgent approval...

Police officers at a climate change rally, Sydney. Photo: Rose Makin / Shutterstock

Report: Strip-searches of minors unlawful

May 9, 2020

The NSW police watchdog has found strip-searches conducted on four juveniles at music festivals were...

The rice aisle stripped bare at Woolworths in Katoomba. Photo: Blue Mountains Library (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Panic-buying behind record high retail sales

May 7, 2020

New figures from the ABS show sales in the retail sector jumped by a historic high of 8.5% for the month of March.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.