Category: Opinion

Can we blame university students for cheating?

By Emily Halverson Last year, 17 AFL players were served a one-year ban from the 2016 Premiership Season for doping at Essendon Football Club. This year the disciplined players are back enjoying footy, with very heathy pay checks to prove

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Are teachers and parents equally important to children’s education?

By Edwina Seselja Federal funding is shining the spotlight on teachers but one parenting body says more attention should be given to the role of guardians, to improve Australia’s education standards.

New burqa rules for Parliament

The debate over wearing the burqa has fired up again. The Prime Minister’s hosing down his comment that he found the Muslim attire confronting. But today one of his frontbenchers, Kevin Andrews, called them medieval and demeaning. Now, burqa-wearing visitors

G20 security crackdown starts

The pre-G20 security crackdown is widening. Government and public facilities considered high-risk terror targets, are already being closed off to the public. And authorities say, expect more shutdowns ahead of the global summit. Whitney Angell reports.

Community TV starts campaign to stay

Brisbane’s 31 Digital is fighting for the right to remain on air, following a decision to strip community channels of their licences at the end of 2015. Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the channels can be seen on the

Live music is heading online

By Madolline Gourley In 2007, Billboard magazine named Brisbane as one of the world’s top international music destinations. Billboard, a US magazine devoted to all things music-related, said the city’s successful acts, such as Powderfinger, The Veronicas and Pete Murray,

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Behind the scenes at Bliss n Eso

As jubilant fans waited patiently outside the locked gates of Brisbane’s Riverstage, preparations were under way for hip-hop sensation Bliss n Esso to perform live in front of a sellout crowd. Sounds of bustling roadies, stallholders and Riverstage crew could

An emotional time covering the floods in Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley

By Sophie Benjamin I’m a multimedia journalist and so I’m not restricted by word counts, bulletin times or the limitations of any medium on its own. Even though I’m young and just barely into my career, I can’t imagine wanting

Covering the floods for the Chinchilla News

By Graham Osborne IF any student journalists have doubts about being bored stupid at a country newspaper then rest assured you’ll be anything but bored. In my first four months at the Chinchilla News there have been two floods, constant

QUT journalism award winners in 2010

Congratulations to QUT students who took out the 2010 awards for some of the best journalism produced over the past year.