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’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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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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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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