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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.

Commercial fishing bans have long divided fisherman across Queensland.

Calls for rezoning divide Queensland fishers

May 11, 2020

To fishermen across Queensland, the debate around the potential banning of commercial fishing in the Great Sandy Marine Park is about so much more than casting a line.

“All of this is Russian roulette. The whole reef could be wiped out in one year. That is why we are starting the coral bank

In desperate time, scientists explore desperate measures

February 16, 2020

Marine scientist Charlie Veron discovered many of the world's corals. Now he's planning for their loss, setting up a 'coral ark'. Report from the National Climate Emergency Summit 2020.

Youth and Political Engagement

January 17, 2020

Young Australians are one of our most under-represented demographics in elected Australian politics,...

An eye for an eye on home soil

November 29, 2019

For several months now Hong Kong has been plunged into its biggest political crisis in decades, with...

Australian Animal Justice Party candidate, Alice Walker, is running in her first election campaign

Australian Animal Justice Party candidate, Alice Walker, is running in her first election campaign

May 9, 2019

Alice Walker became a vegan in 2012 after learning how animals are treated in the agricultural industry.

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

Grant Schultz - Independent for Gilmore

Independent Schultz looks to make history in Gilmore

April 23, 2019

Former Liberal, now independent Grant Schultz is looking to write political history in his fight for the prized seat of Gilmore this federal election.

Budgets and Debates - The Chatter from Higgins

Budgets and Debates – The Chatter from Higgins

April 11, 2019

Fallout from a climate change debate proposal seemed more important than the budget announcement in Higgins.

A data snapshot of Higgins - Last week in March

A data snapshot of Higgins – Last week in March

April 4, 2019

What do data tell us about the media chatter in the electorate of Higgins?

A high percentage of residents regularly use public transport

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?

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