The Junction

Sister Carmel Hanson

Sister Carmel Hanson’s House of Hospitality

September 21, 2020

Sitting on the front step of the House of Hospitality on Christmas Eve, Sister Carmel Hanson waves goodbye...

The day the music died in Newcastle

The day the music died in Newcastle

August 31, 2020

The world of music has not only been shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic but quite possibly changed forever.

Lights, camera, but not so much action for the Australian film industry

Lights, camera, but not so much action for the Australian film industry

August 28, 2020

In February this year, Chris Cudlipp’s Sydney post-production house Sandcastle Studios had a packed schedule for the next...

Sherif Sonbol, an Egyptian photographer and editor, was taken to Xinjiang on a Chinese Government tour. He realised that he was visiting one of Beijing’s notorious network of political indoctrination camps, but left convinced that accounts of mistreatment inside the re-education centres were untrue. “Look at their faces! You know these are very happy people.”

How China uses Muslim press trips to counter claims of Uighur abuse

August 24, 2020

Heavily supervised visits to indoctrination centres in China’s far western Xinjiang province present reporters with smiling inmates and tales of cultural acceptance. Investigation by David Bogi and Kate Wong, co-published with The Guardian.

The National Trust property, Labassa, in Caulfield. Photo: Stephanie Bastiaan

National Trust calls for government support as revenue plummets

August 24, 2020

Two-thirds of the National Trust's income stream has dried up due to COVID-19 restrictions, so how will it keep looking after our historic buildings in the future?

Climbers caught between a rock and a social movement

Climbers caught between a rock and a social movement

August 17, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has reached Australia’s rock-climbing community, as the world’s top climbing platform forces a change to offensive route names.

Oscar Temaru

‘I bury people nearly every day, what was our sin?’

July 31, 2020

The day began with a video, showing a disparate collection of arresting images – the drowned Greenpeace...

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.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.