by Philip Chubb “My name is Kevin, I’m from Queensland and I’m here to help.” … Continue reading Power Failure
by Narelle Miragliotta The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) officially declared the result of the full recount … Continue reading A new Senate election looms large for WA voters
by Nick Economou As the new leader of the Labor opposition, Bill Shorten has a … Continue reading From Hawke to Shorten: the ALP’s vexed history with the carbon tax
by Ailie Gallant A valid argument about a scientific issue requires support using robust, objective, … Continue reading On the Hunt for credible information 
by Shaun Carney As Paul Keating told Julia Gillardnot so long ago, every prime minister is … Continue reading Moving forward and moving on: Rudd, Roxon and the future of the ALP
by Nick Economou New Labor leader Bill Shorten has vowed to continue on the path … Continue reading All that glitters was not necessarily gold in Labor’s leadership poll
by Zareh Ghazarian The 2013 Senate election was a triumph for new minor parties as … Continue reading Palmer set to be in the new Senate’s driving seat
Last Thursday, a boat carrying hundreds of asylum seekers from north Africa caught fire just … Continue reading Australia can learn from the Lampedusa boat tragedy
by Nick Economou With the official count of the Senate now completed, the implications of … Continue reading The 2013 Senate contest: Australia lurches to the right
Refugees, climate change, and gender were the focus of the recent election and remain a … Continue reading “Erasing refugees”: Hot topic at politics and journalism election forum
In October 2012 the Border Crossing Observatory launched the Count Border Deaths campaign to raise awareness that … Continue reading Count border deaths campaign: Still in the news
Irregular migrants are an important group of people to engage in discussions around travel experiences, … Continue reading Fieldwork on irregular migration
by David Holmes Now that all Senate seats are looking settled, we are left to ponder … Continue reading Those ‘accidental’ senators
by Zareh Ghazarian Following a close count on election night, the result in the rural Victorian … Continue reading Lost and found: the case of the ‘missing votes’ in Indi
While political attention is focused on offshore boat arrivals, Australia is quietly strengthening its internal … Continue reading Who polices the internal border?
In the aftermath of the 2013 federal election and the demise of the Labor government, … Continue reading Politics and Journalism: WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?
by Andy Ruddock Nothing summarised a bad week – indeed, a bad election campaign – … Continue reading We can work it out: television and the pumped-up politics of the election
by Zareh Ghazarian In recent days, opposition leader Tony Abbott has more forcefully argued that, … Continue reading Is a referendum on the carbon tax political suicide for Labor?
by Veronica Sheen Jobs growth is a centrepiece political promise for both political parties but nothing … Continue reading Rudd, Abbott, bring on the plan for more ‘middle class’ jobs
by David Holmes As journalism professor David Maguire noted at the start of this campaign, prime minister … Continue reading Can social media swing votes in this election campaign?
By Paul Strangio In the near half-century since the dawn of the ”modern” epoch of Australian … Continue reading Labor loses its passion, with few willing to hoist the torch
by Andy Ruddock I’ve written about Ian: the ordinary bloke who stole the show at the final … Continue reading People’s forum: the winner is … television
Prime minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott faced off for the third time in … Continue reading Rooty Hill people’s forum: experts respond
‘Reconciling sex workers rights within immigrant narratives’ and ‘Justifying gender violence: Demand based approaches in … Continue reading Addressing sex worker rights
In a research effort using a media content analysis to examine a non-Westernised view of … Continue reading Non-Westernised views of irregular migration at the Bangladesh border