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Queensland winter too hot to handle

USC, Laura-Leith Pettigrew
June 18, 2019

This season’s chilly temperatures have already had most of the state reaching for their woolies but data from the Bureau of Meteorology shows this winter could be one of the warmest.

Fewer Kiwis coming to Australia as citizenship battle continues

USC, Drew Beveridge
June 17, 2019

Population data from the 2016 Census shows that the number of New Zealanders living in Australia increased by 25 per cent from 2006, but only increased by five per cent from 2011, indicating a slow in migration.

Big sharks fall but more on Queensland horizon

USC, Joseph Price
June 17, 2019

A shark control program undertaken by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has shown a 48.35% decrease of sharks over 2m over five years

WA Election Wrap

Edith Cowan University, Kate Purnell
May 23, 2019

The federal election was campaigned relentlessly from all sides, however, Ipsos polls on the day showed the Australian Labor Party (ALP) ahead of The Liberal Party 52-48. Despite this, and all other polls...

The reign continues in Deakin

University of Melbourne, Anthea van den Bergh
May 22, 2019

The Liberal Party will continue to reign in the Victorian seat of Deakin after Michael Sukkar was elected for the third time on Saturday.

Dunkley elects its first female MP

University of Melbourne, Brodie Everist
May 22, 2019

Peta Murphy is expected to be the first woman elected to the seat of Dunkley after Saturday’s federal election.

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Griffith University, Joshua Holmes | May 22, 2019

Over the past few years, an inequality in wealth distribution has snuck its way into the Australian economy. This growing crevasse in the spread of wealth has hit a critical point, becoming what has now been dubbed the Australian Wealth gap, that makes the rich, richer and the poor, poorer. Joshua Holmes reports on this issue.

Griffith University, Tilly Hannan | May 21, 2019

Why are young people so disengaged with politics? And how do you engage a demographic group that’s only focused on their avocado on toast? Tilly Hannan looks at this issue.

Election day: view from Cooper

La Trobe University, Natasha Pietrobuono, Louis Ellis | May 18, 2019

In Cooper it's been a fight to secure the interests of as many progressive voters as possible, as Natasha Pietrobuono reports for Election 2019.

Election day: view from La Trobe

La Trobe University, Matthew Ellis, Louis Phillips | May 18, 2019

In order for Labor to take La Trobe, it would need a swing of four percentage points in the classic swing seat.Matthew Ellis reports from La Trobe for Election 2019.

Bird’s fifth-generation dedication to the Illawarra tipped to continue in Cunningham

University of Wollongong, Zoe Bradbury & Ella Molonia | May 16, 2019

It's one of the safest Labor seats in the country, with candidate and long-time incumbent Sharon Bird again bringing history and connection to her Wollongong campaign.

Climate change warming the political waters of Gilmore

University of Wollongong, David Barnott-Clement | May 16, 2019

It's climate change, not the economy, that is playing on younger voters' minds in Gilmore, according to the majority of candidates competing for the marginal NSW seat.

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University student journalism from Australia and the Pacific
University student journalism from Australia and the Pacific