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QLD Election Explainer: Implementing greenspace In urban development

October 30, 2020

The Queensland state government has control of the balance between infrastructure growth and the development...

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QLD Election Explainer: Domestic Violence in Queensland

October 30, 2020

Queensland’s next Premier is all but guaranteed to be a woman, but where do the major parties stand...

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Qld Election Explainer – Electric Vehicles in Queensland

October 29, 2020

Just two of Queensland’s major political parties – Labor and Greens - go to the election with an...

PHOTO: A typical bore pump on Tamborine Mountain (image by Abby Williams)

Qld Election Explainer: Water Security for the Gold Coast Hinterland

October 29, 2020

The Gold Coast hinterland conjures images of waterfalls, lush rainforests and subtropical climate, but...

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Qld Election Explainer: Private vs public prisons

October 29, 2020

In July 2020, the Queensland Government completed the transition of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre...

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Qld Election Explainer: The Gold Coast’s “Second M1”

October 27, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 crisis hanging heavily over Australian politics, quarrels about the M1 have saturated...

PHOTO: Toondah Harbour’s pristine wetlands at low tide (Source: Christie Gallois)

Qld Election Explainer: Developing Toondah Harbour

October 27, 2020

Occupying hectares of wetlands and housing hundreds of native species, Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour...

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Grains of Sand

October 12, 2020

On shoring up international solidarity amidst the Hong Kong protest movement

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.

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