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Bateman trumps class field to win the MPC Student Journalist of the Year

Monash University journalism student Peter Bateman has trumped a class field of entrants to win the Melbourne Press Club’s 2018 Student Journalist of the Year award.

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Metaphors be with you: what Reagan’s Star Wars tells us about Trump’s wall

President Trump’s proposed wall on the US-Mexico border is more symbol than substance – just like Reagan's Star Wars program.

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America's opioid epidemic is starting to hit Australia's shores

The drug epidemic that's claimed thousands of lives in the US is swiftly becoming a threat to the health of many Australians.

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US midterm elections: the houses divided

Although the Republicans retained control of the Senate, indications are that it's the Democrats who'll prove the bigger winners.

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US midterm elections: the mess that trails Donald Trump is likely to leave the houses divided

US President Donald Trump’s job remains secure, but the electoral fates of many of his congressional allies are at stake.

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Traditional masculinity is evolving – and young working-class men are leading the charge

Traditional masculinity is evolving, and young working-class men are leading the charge, despite the toxic attitudes of powerful men such as Donald Trump.

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Financial illiteracy and the perils of the credit debt trap

The credit debt trap is a honey pot for financial institutions, and that becomes a problem mostly for the poor, says John Vaz.

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The fight to keep it real: ABC cuts another blow to independent journalism

Further cuts to the ABC, suppression orders and anti-terror and surveillance laws are making it increasingly difficult for independent journalism to thrive.

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US and North Korea – for the President, nothing trumps Trump

The US President's actions show he's more concerned with stroking his ego than pursuing his nation's best interests.

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