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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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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University Accords (Reform): The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

On the 25th of February 2024, the Australian Government finally released the University Accords Final Report. The TLDR version is: it’s been dubbed a ‘once in a generation’ reform/consultation process of what universities should be and how to support students. So why didn’t I know about this, and how was my voice heard, you may […]

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‘tis the damn Taylor Swift season

First up, welcome to being click-baited; I hope you stay. Unless you were living under a rock, you would know that Taylor Swift has taken Australia by storm with her Eras Tour, passing through Melbourne last weekend and Sydney this coming weekend. Thousands of Swifties have flown across the country to attend these concerts and […]

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The mouldy stench in UQ’s heritage buildings.

Here at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, we are fortunate to learn and study in heritage buildings of rich historical architecture. The elegant exterior of the Goddard Building is decorated with sculptured features that are remarkable and well-maintained, but its interior might not get the same treatment. A shared office space between PhD […]

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Anticlimactic end to UQ Union’s last TOGA Party – Ever?

Mother Nature has intervened in UQU’s much-anticipated annual TOGA party, which was scheduled to take place today but has officially been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. The overnight rain, which has continued through the day, has rendered the party’s venue (The Great Court at UQ’s St Lucia campus) completely unusable. Speaking with the contractors […]

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Lowering the age cap for graduate visas will be catastrophic to Australian Research

Recap: In early December last year, the Federal Government released its 99-page Migration Strategy to address temporary skills shortages and close ‘loopholes’ in the existing migration system. The key themes of this package include better protection for the worker’s rights of temporary migrants and a renewed focus on permanent migrants to meet Australia’s workforce needs. […]

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Dutton’s Woolworths Boycott Backlash

The Leader of the Opposition, Peter Dutton, is facing immense backlash for advocating people to boycott Woolworths for no longer stocking Australia Day merchandise. This backlash comes after a Woolworth store in Teneriffe was found vandalised with “5 days 26 Jan Aussie Oi Oi Woolies fuck u” spray painted on its exterior, as reported by […]

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