Walk for Humanity – raising money for Rohingya refugees

Melbourne’s migrant communities have banded together to raise money for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Organised by the local Vietnamese community, the recent Walk for Humanity walkathon generated $20,000 to help the UNHCR bring shelter, clean water and medical supplies to those driven from their homes in Myanmar. https://soundcloud.com/user-720457320/walk-for-humanity (Feature image: Participants at the Walk … Continue reading Walk for Humanity – raising money for Rohingya refugees

Triple R Midday News – Monday September 10, 2018

Triple R Midday Bulletin produced at the RMIT City studios. Police have confirmed the deaths of two-year-old twin girls, their three-year-old sister and their mother and grandmother in Western Australia Labor has proposed a new ‘superhighway’ set to cost $15.8 billion. Papua New Guinea is gearing up to introduce an emergency polio vaccination. Written and … Continue reading Triple R Midday News – Monday September 10, 2018

‘Bring Jack Home’ – the plight of stranded racing dogs in Macau

“I met a greyhound in the park and saw it running,” Nora Anderson-Dieppe says. “I just thought it was beautiful and got chatting to the owner. I said, ‘Why is she covered in those scars?’” He said, “do you not know much about the racing industry?” Nora Anderson-Dieppe is the founder of Sydney-based volunteer group … Continue reading ‘Bring Jack Home’ – the plight of stranded racing dogs in Macau

Advice to future journalists – from journalist and match-fixing expert Declan Hill

‘If you want to be a journalist, do it differently, so you get a unique brand and a mark on it.” A journalist since the early 1990s, Declan Hill is an expert in match-fixing and corruption in international sports. He is best-known for exposing corruption in sport, and his books, Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime (2010) and The Insider’s … Continue reading Advice to future journalists – from journalist and match-fixing expert Declan Hill

Blood on our hands – ‘Conflict diamonds’ are still leaking out of the Central African Republic via Cameroon

  ‘Conflict diamonds’ are still being funnelled out of the Central African Republic (CAR) via Cameroon despite a short-lived international embargo, where they have helped fund a genocidal war that has killed thousands of people since 2013.            By Simone West This article was written on November 7, 2017 Diamonds marked #RCA [CAR] #diamond on … Continue reading Blood on our hands – ‘Conflict diamonds’ are still leaking out of the Central African Republic via Cameroon

Opening of Gender Neutral Bathrooms at RMIT

Wednesday 17 May marked International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Universities in Melbourne celebrated the recent developments, including the opening of gender neutral bathrooms. The facilities are a small victory for the queer community, who have been rallying for these inclusive spaces for quite some time. Mish Daniel Forder, Queer Officer at MONSU Caulfield … Continue reading Opening of Gender Neutral Bathrooms at RMIT