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Homophobic posts harmful to LGBTI youth: pro footballer

October 17, 2019

"Israel Folau and his Christian faith are at a cross-roads with Rugby Australia."

Bandit fights for precious habitat

September 28, 2019

WHO would have thought that one shy platypus in danger would lead to 10 being sighted in a single visit to one of South-East Queensland’s most beautiful locations, less than 90 minutes north of the state capital, Brisbane?

Eager volunteers help clean up environment

September 28, 2019

A wide cross-section of groups and organisations are collaborating to clean up the environment wherever possible. One of the more prominent bodies doing this work is Sea Shepherd, an organisation founded in 1977 by one of the original members of Greenpeace, Paul Watson.

Volunteers power program to divert eWaste

September 27, 2019

LESS than three years ago, a Brisbane western suburbs couple had a plan to help out a close family member. That plan eventuated in the birth of eWaste Connection, a program established at Kenmore by Chris and Monique Lowndes that diverts broken or unwanted electronics that would usually end up as landfill.

Protesters push their point on climate change

September 27, 2019

THEY came. They gathered. They disrupted. They delayed. They made the news. And they returned, again and again. Their protests have all been to raise awareness of the unfolding climate crisis, environmental changes that scientists and the United Nations says will soon be irreversible. Organised by Extinction Rebellion, a socio-political climate change movement with ties around the world, these protests have been popping up in and around Brisbane, Queensland, over several weeks.

What’s really in sand beneath your feet?

September 26, 2019

YOU may be surprised, but the sand beneath your feet may not be as pristine as it seems. A team of researchers from the Griffith University Centre for Coastal Management have found microplastic particles on Gold Coast beaches and sand dunes.

Dash to save wintery surprise

September 26, 2019

EXPERTS are scratching their heads after a clutch of turtle eggs were laid on a Sunshine Coast beach four months out of season. In what’s believed to be a first for the South-East Queensland shoreline, the unexpected winter nesting occurred at Mudjimba Beach, 110km north of Brisbane, in late July.

Eco granny’s turning social media green

September 26, 2019

FIVE years ago, a woman in Ipswich became a grandmother. She now has six grandchildren, and in her words, they are six more reasons to save the earth. A woman with a love of nature, yet Lindie Rush insists she is just an ordinary person. Then how did she become Instagram's Eco Granny?

Brisbane student strike draws huge crowd

September 24, 2019

WITH calls for climate change action ramping up around the globe, citizens, activists and school children joined forces around the world on Friday, September 20, 2019. They left their homes, workplaces and schools to rally on the same day as others did right around the world, calling on political leaders to respond to climate change before it becomes irreversible.

Pencil Rocket climbs the social media heights

Pencil Rocket climbs the social media heights

August 30, 2019

Social media is now a booming industry, which is fast becoming one of the main sources for busin...

The case for press freedom

The case for press freedom

August 14, 2019

News leaders and journalism educators have reminded a parliamentary inquiry why media freedom is essential to democracy.

Where lapu lapu are a lucrative catch

Where lapu lapu are a lucrative catch

June 24, 2019

Captured, cultivated, dosed with "sleeping medicine", then contained in a Styrofoam box bound for China - such is life of the lapu lapu.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
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