Having moved back to her home town of Anglesea from Melbourne, Issy Mildenhall has focused her attention on the Surf Coast Shire council election. Studying a Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University with a minor in Indigenous Studies, the 23-year-old said her lecturers had inspired… Read More
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Are young Australians being turned off China as diplomatic ties grow frostier?
Before serving as Australia’s Consul-General to Hong Kong, Jocelyn Chey made the bold choice to learn Mandarin at university. Arriving from Europe with her parents as a teen in 1954, she’d made her mind up to learn an Asian language. But unlike today, she says… Read More
The Local Paper born from the ashes of crisis, survives for the good of the people
In the wake of the Black Saturday bushfires, which tore through north-eastern Victoria in the early months of 2009, The Phoenix emerged, a newspaper that sought to cover the region’s recovery and provide advertising at no cost to local business. The Phoenix founder and editor, Ash Long, said… Read More
‘I’d like to achieve a position where honesty is an essential prerequisite in politics’
With his days full of legal consulting, refugee advocacy and now running for the vacant Greens Party Senate nomination, it’s no surprise that Julian Burnside looked flustered as he welcomed me into the warmth of his home on a chilly winter’s evening. Sitting in his… Read More