News & Current Affairs

By Phoebe Tulk

22.04.21

Moderna? Pfizer? Johnson & Johnson? AstraZeneca?

With the Victorian government announcing on 21 April 2021 that they plan to invest $50 million into the domestic manufacturing of mRNA vaccines alike Pfizer and Moderna, prospects for Australian’s awaiting the vaccine…

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By Ben Aulich

15.03.21

Cancelled!

Cancel culture (call-out culture) is a form of ostracism in which someone is taken out of social or professional circles – online, on social media or in person. Some say it is an…

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By Erin Taylor

19.02.21

Has Facebook blocked your content?

Anyone who has Facebook or Instagram will have noticed a change in their newsfeeds today with Facebook announcing that it has decided to ban all Australian news content from its platforms rather than…

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By Minuri Dharmasena

12.02.21

Gamestop: Is it Game Over?

You will have heard the latest David and Goliath story – the epic battle between an army of amateur traders and multi-billion-dollar hedge funds that has left regulators, investors and businesses reeling. It…

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By Alexis Currier

15.01.21

Bi-den Trump

Between the news stories regarding the storming of the US Capitol in Washington DC and the news of President Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment, there is no doubt that the world’s eyes are watching…

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By Caitlin Holloway

13.11.20

You’re fired Donald, Biden came up trumps

Last week, we wrote about the allegations of election fraud being claimed by Donald Trump and whether fraud was a genuine concern in the United States election (you can find that blog here:…

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By Minuri Dharmasena

02.11.20

Free the Flag: Copyright and the Aboriginal Flag

Should Aboriginal peoples have the right to the Aboriginal flag? Should private, non-Indigenous owned companies profit off of Aboriginal identities? Should an Aboriginal man, a member of the stolen generation, be dispossessed of…

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By Carley Hitchins

21.08.20

COVID-19 – a death sentence in jails around the world

Custodial environments are susceptible to COVID-19 outbreaks given the confined conditions, potential for over-crowding and poor health profiles of the prison population. Extreme overcrowding means people are unable to self-isolate, provided with little…

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By Caitlin Holloway

14.08.20

SCAMDEMIC: Your Facebook posts are killing people

While social media can be a powerful tool for authorities in times of crisis, it can also be really dangerous. Like so many others this year, I have been spending more time than…

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By Satomi Hamon

07.08.20

Naming and shaming COVID ‘criminals’: Is it right? Is it racist?

In July 2020, it was reported that two young black women had tested positive to COVID-19 after they allegedly lied on a travel declaration when arriving in Brisbane from Melbourne and failed to quarantine,…

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