politics & society


Identifying victims by DNA

Despite advancements in technology, DNA testing will always be the most efficient way to identify the deceased, writes Lauren Bordin.

culture & lifestyle


Reflecting on Movember

As the month of furry upper lips hits the globe, Alex Darling talks to those who made the foundation so prominent more than a decade ago.



Sports Writers Festival kicks off in Melbourne

On Saturday the 21st of November 2015, the Sports Writers Festival is hosting a preliminary “mini-fest” at Federation Square.


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Holding on to Australian TV

More than 400 hours of content is uploaded to YouTube every minute. Tiyana Matliovski asks if Australian TV can float in a sea of digital content.

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Rekiah’s Law

The brother of domestic violence victim, Rekiah O’Donnell, is fighting for tougher laws, writes Kathleen O’Connor.


Get packing

It’s the time of year to get your suitcase out. Jordan Drummond speaks to travel experts about making overseas trips safe and enjoyable.


Break Point Episode 10

Break Point is back, discussing all you need to know from the week of tennis.

The art of interviewing

ABC News Breakfast host, Michael Rowland, reminds journalists to learn from every interview, writes Ewa Staszewska.

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Is Australia’s ice epidemic overblown?

Despite misconceptions, the prevalence of ice use in Australia is steady, writes Rudi Edsall.

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The men behind HoMie

HoMie is a boutique store in Melbourne Central that serves the homeless. upstart spoke to two of its creators.


UFC to hit big in Melbourne

The UFC will make its grand entrance in Victoria this Sunday in what will be a record breaking event at UFC 193, writes Jed Lanyon.

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Does Bieber deserve privacy?

The recent nude images of Justin Bieber raise questions about celebrities’ right to privacy, writes Ethan Miller.


Breakthrough research to help cancer patients

Festival becomes immersive

Video produced by Jack Howard and Xavier Martin.

Jamie Abdallah a fighting chance

Video produced by Jack Howard and Xavier Martin.


Break Point Episode 12

This week, Val, Ryan, Joel and Josh review last week’s ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The panel also look at the revised rankings and where the Australians sit heading into the end of the season.

Also on the agenda is the Davis Cup Final between Great Britain and Belgium, where Andy Murray will want to end his season on a high.

The Newcombe Medal is also topic of discussion, with all of the talking points from the event being dissected.

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