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Remembering Bob Hawke

Described as a modernising leader, former-Prime minister Bob Hawke, born Robert James Lee Hawke, passed away at home on Thursday night aged 89. Although infamous in Australian now for his 1983 America’s Cup interview, Bob Hawke was instrumental in shepherding Australia into a new age with significant economic and social reforms. Bob Hawke was born […]

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The Democracy Sausage – the sizzling history of Australia’s election staple

Once seen as a quirk of Australian democracy, the “Democracy sausage” has become part of the Australian democratic process. On election day across the country, barbecues are held at polling booths serving crispy small goods wrapped snugly in a slices of fluffy white bread; with sauce and onions optional. The sausage sizzles are normally hosted […]

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May 10 News Headlines

Written by Joseph Najjar Tony Koch publishes article criticizing media groups: Journalist Tony Koch has specifically attacked The Australian and Courier Mail, both of which he has worked for throughout his career, for publishing ‘anti-Labor rubbish’. In his Guardian article, Koch discussed how he can longer stand the bias nature of the media, and how he intends […]

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Foto PhreakZ Episode 3 Show Notes

Article by Rob Nyffenegger Episode 3 – Rules of Photography This segment will cover basic photographic practices and techniques to give a few pointers folks may find useful. I will concentrate more on the photo journalism side of things in this episode rather than open up a can of worms by going into specific photography. Ground rules Understanding […]

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Demystifying Political Lingo

Australian politics is a funny area of public life. It can be flamboyant, turbulent, controversial and exciting, and is a place where wars are fought with words. Although engaging to many, these lexical battles can mean that political conversations often make younger voters feel isolated and cut off from the bigger discussion. Why? Well, the […]

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An Interview with Jamie Toomey

Transitioning from TAFE to a career in the media industry can be a challenging prospect for many media students. The directions that your career can take you on can seem overwhelming and you may need time to explore what you really want to do. Recently, journalism student Heather Middleton interviewed Jamie Toomey, a former TAFE […]

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Rescuing Lucky

Q&A BY JASMINE RYAN @JasmineRyanTAFE My nan, Christa, is 72 years old. Her sense of humour gives her a really youthful sense to life. She lives in a cottage in the town of Brunswick in Adelaide, with her kitten Lucky and her “fishies”.