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50 cents to travel with Queensland’s public transport

Queenslanders woke up to the positive news on Sunday morning that starting August 5th, for the next six months, public transport in Queensland—including trains, buses, and ferries—will cost just 50 cents per trip. “Queenslanders are doing it tough, but they can trust that my government is here to help, and we’re doing what matters to […]

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Why I chose to study a master’s degree in social work at University of Queensland

From my earliest days in China, I was sensitive to injustice, compelled by a deep-seated desire to stand up for the underdog and challenge bullies. This drive to act, often against the advice to only look after myself, was intrinsic to my character. Despite being discouraged from intervening, I couldn’t ignore the unfairness I witnessed […]

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Why I’m camping on the great court for Gaza

The world is witnessing the worst crime against humanity in a generation. In the 7 months and counting since Israel began its genocidal campaign in Gaza, an estimated 34,000 Palestinian civilians have been murdered, including 10,000 children. Thousands more are likely trapped under the mounds of rubble amassed from Israel’s relentless bombing. Only a small […]

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UQU calls for the Federal Government to do better in their plan to address placement poverty

The UQ Union is committed to advocating for the rights of students and fighting against placement poverty. We believe that no student should have to undergo the financial burdens and out-of-pocket expenses they have been experiencing while studying and completing their mandatory placements in their chosen profession.

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A victory with a tainted cup for student autonomy?

On 23 February 2024, Education Ministers (state and federal) agreed to the Action Plan Addressing Gender-based Violence in Higher Education. The Action Plan recognises urgent action needs to take place to ensure the safety of higher education students and staff. Later on the same day, the Federal Minister for Education, the Hon Jason Clare MP, […]

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