Category: News

It’s Time to Start Hassling the Politicians, Global Carbon Emissions Reaches New Record High

It’s Time to Start Hassling the Politicians, Global Carbon Emissions Reaches New Record High

Leaders from countries across the globe are in Poland for a new round of climate talks, otherwise known as COP24. They’re still trying to find agreement on how to keep climate change from rising to two degrees Celsius. As has been frequently discussed by climate scientists, when global temperatures rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the...

The Problem with Apu: Why We Need Better Portrayals of People of Colour on Television

The Problem with Apu: Why We Need Better Portrayals of People of Colour on Television

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Sukhmani Khorana, Senior Lecturer (Media and Culture), University of Wollongong. While giving a talk at a community arts organisation in Parramatta on why the stories of diverse areas like Western Sydney are not seen on mainstream screens, I was introduced to a screenwriter who had...

Daniel Andrews Has Been Reelected As Premier of Victoria. Here’s Why He Won (Again)…

Daniel Andrews Has Been Reelected As Premier of Victoria. Here’s Why He Won (Again)…

Labor’s Daniel Andrews has been reelected as Victoria’s Premier, winning by a huge landslide and humiliating Liberal opponent Matthew Guy in the process. His victory a clear sign that his “positive and optimistic plan” was heavily endorsed by the majority of Victorian voters. In Mulgrave’s Village Green Hotel, Mr Andrews delivered a victory speech to...

The Important US Climate Report That Trump’s Administration Tried to Bury Under Black Friday

The Important US Climate Report That Trump’s Administration Tried to Bury Under Black Friday

The US government’s Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) just released its much anticipated Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report which provides a detailed look at how climate change will impact the country. The NCA4 report billed as “the report that the Trump Administration doesn’t want you to see” was released on the Friday after Thanksgiving and buried under...

Why Covering The Environment Is One of The Most Dangerous Beats In Journalism

Why Covering The Environment Is One of The Most Dangerous Beats In Journalism

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Eric Freedman, Professor of Journalism and Chair, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University From the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi by Saudi agents to President Trump’s clashes with the White House press corps, attacks on reporters are in the news. This problem...

The Green New Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Ambitious Plan to Tackle Climate Change

The Green New Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Ambitious Plan to Tackle Climate Change

There’s no stopping Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. The Democrat wonderkid who became the youngest person ever to be elected into Congress at the recent US midterms isn’t wasting time; just over a week into winning her Congressional race and not yet sworn in (this happens in January) she is already pushing for long-term climate agenda....

Sinchi Photo Competition Celebrates the Strength and Beauty of Indigenous Cultures

Sinchi Photo Competition Celebrates the Strength and Beauty of Indigenous Cultures

UK-based not-for-profit organisation Sinchi advocates for marginalised and indigenous communities around the world, raising awareness of their plights as well as providing a platform for indigenous people to share their own stories to ensure better representation in the media. According to the organisation, there is an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, representing 5,000...

The US Midterms Show the Power of Trump’s Divisive Messages

The US Midterms Show the Power of Trump’s Divisive Messages

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Timothy J. Lynch, Associate Professor in American Politics, University of Melbourne. The good news if you don’t like US President Donald Trump: he has less than 24 months remaining in his first term in office. The bad news: he now looks to have a better...

What People Really Think of Social Media Influencers

What People Really Think of Social Media Influencers

You can’t flick through your Instagram feed nowadays without a social media influencer trying to cram a product or experience down your throat, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Whether they’re posting about the freebie they were just sent by a brand, posing for a photo sponsored by a brand, in an outfit gifted by a brand,...

Australia’s New Forest Stewardship Standard Unifies Conservation Groups and Timber Companies

Australia’s New Forest Stewardship Standard Unifies Conservation Groups and Timber Companies

Communities, green groups and timber companies have long been at loggerheads with one another over the protection and management of Australia’s forests, most recently in Victoria where activists have been protesting Australian Paper’s logging of Victoria’s forests. However, old scores seem to have been settled with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia announcing the launch of its...

Why Google’s Employees Walked Out and What It Could Mean for the Future of Labor

Why Google’s Employees Walked Out and What It Could Mean for the Future of Labor

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Thomas Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management Professor, Work and Organization Studies Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research, MIT Sloan School of Management. The recent walkout by thousands of Google employees at offices around the world was the...