Talented young Canberra-based writer, Ingrid Brett, is making a name for herself. Last year the 16 year old won the National Youth Week Write It competition in her age category for her story entitled Leadership is a sacrifice. It was a wryly amusing take on the given theme of leadership, in which a young girl […]
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Undergraduate student tutorial activity for the Video Journalism unit at the University of Canberra. Students reflect on the highlights and difficulties of attempting their first piece of video journalism. Programme was recorded on Monday 11th November 2013.
An undergraduate student tutorial activity for Video Journalism at the University of Canberra. The students compiled a programme looking at the impact of the federal election outcome on the A.C.T. The stories featured look at the impact of Public Service Cuts, the introduction of marriage equality legislation in the ACT and a behind the scenes […]
An undergraduate student tutorial activity for Video Journalism at the University of Canberra. The students compiled a programme looking at the impact of the federal election outcome on the A.C.T. based on stories about the NBN and public service cuts. This was produced on Monday 11th November 2013.
CANBERRA’S private sector leaders are open to learning from the past, but aren’t in the business of dwelling in it. The Community Public Sector Union’s predictions that the Coalition government’s plan to cut 12,000 public sector jobs over the next three years will have similar economic recession implications as the Howard government’s cuts to the […]
Going It Alone: Blind and Low Vision Australians Take to the Polls Anonymously for the First Time Ever
THE FIRST time Justin Simpson was eligible to vote in a federal election was during the winter of 1987. Moving to Canberra from Newcastle to major in political science at university, Justin recalls the excitement and passion he felt for the political climate of the time. “It was a pretty dynamic and exciting time in […]
BLIND and low vision Australians, for the first time in an Australian Federal Election, were allowed the option to cast their vote anonymously and independently, using a telephone voting system, developed by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). The telephone-based voting system, which enables vision-impaired Australians to cast votes from any location, was available in all […]