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Swinburne’s Maddie Wrench in conversation with the Labor candidate for Higgins

May 6, 2019

Maddie Wrench asks Labor's Fiona McLeod about her campaign and why having more women in politics is so important

Voters say climate change is central in the battle for Higgins

Voters say climate change is central in the battle for Higgins

April 24, 2019

Voters in Higgins - 67 per cent say climate change is their most important issue

Simon Northeast (Greens candidate for Corangamite)

Simon Northeast (Greens candidate for Corangamite)

April 16, 2019

Geelong-based criminal lawyer Simon Northeast is the Greens candidate for Corangamite in the May 18 federal election, running on a platform focused on climate change. He has told constituents that this single issue will decide the future of the planet.

The Electorate of Higgins

The Electorate of Higgins

March 29, 2019

With the recent arrival of a high-profile Labor candidate, is the seat of Higgins now a genuine three-way race?

It’s bigger than Higgins

It’s bigger than Higgins

March 29, 2019

Scratch the surface in the inner-Melbourne seat of Higgins and there are big issues – issues that cut right across the country. James Murphy reports.

Final battle for Fort Bribie

Final battle for Fort Bribie

January 29, 2019

Residents of Bribie Island are “disgusted” with the lack of upkeep at Fort Bribie and say the heritage-listed World War II site is being ignored.

A bird’s eye view of our city creeks

A bird’s eye view of our city creeks

January 24, 2019

Before white settlement, the waterways of Melbourne were a “temperate Kakadu”. With the arrival of industry and population, they became the drains of a sprawling metropolis. Today many of Melbourne’s creeks are being transformed. But it’s a long way back from the brink.

Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

January 24, 2019

Our trip to Rabi Island in Fiji was a long journey, first starting with a bus ride from Suva, driving...

As communities plan for higher tides, concerns over axing of key agency

As communities plan for higher tides, concerns over axing of key agency

October 3, 2018

Protected from the wild waves of Bass Strait by a fragile strip of sand dunes, Lakes Entrance, the tourist...

At Lang Lang, a glimpse into the future challenges of rising seas

At Lang Lang, a glimpse into the future challenges of rising seas

October 3, 2018

When Peter Rogers and Cheryl Bass arrived at their Lang Lang farm, on the eastern shore of Western Port,...

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. 

Finding sound: an invitation to listen closely

Finding sound: an invitation to listen closely

August 24, 2018

Sound is all around us – it is central to our engagement with the world but often we tune out from most of what we hear. Finding Sound is a podcast that explores the sonic world.

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