Who do we seek to persuade? Climate change and right-wing populism – @JanB_QLD






“We need to stop doing these things that aren’t working. They’re not just not working; they’re creating a problem now.” The success of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation was the story of the 2016 Federal Election and its implications have occupied commentators, journalists, community and family members, over the past six month. It has been fascinating to observe the […]






Meeting David Marler: #NoFibs Twitter Activist by @GriffithElects






Like many parents, David Marler’s (@Qldaah) day starts early. He feeds and changes his son before he gets going on Twitter at 5.30 am. He starts with the headlines from the daily print media and then drills down to the detail. His focus is Queensland politics. Throughout the day, David methodically populates a spreadsheet with […]






A citizen journalist on finding her voice…@JanB_QLD reflects PART 2 ABC 612






In a sense, the ABC Community Correspondent experience started for me as a result of the No Fibs election project in 2013. Over the course of the Griffith by-election campaign in early 2014, I became a shameless self-promoter, and when attending launches and other campaign events I would send out live tweets. After participating in, […]






A citizen journalist begins to find her voice… @JanB_QLD reflects – PART 1 NoFibs and The Westender






Starting Out Reading good journalism is a vital part of my life, and like many I am fearful for its future. Now, having participated in citizen journalism projects over the past 18 months, I have somehow inadvertently inserted myself into the debate about whether citizen journalism threatens or complements professional journalism. I came to citizen […]






Pacific #ClimateWarriors in Queensland, “Where will I bury my next loved one who dies?”: @JanB_QLD Reports






We all respond differently to different types of occasion. The media love the big and the boisterous: colour and movement. It’s the intimate moments and personal encounters that move me. Over the past two weeks the 350 Pacific “Climate Warriors”, offered us both. They came from twelve different Pacific nations to hold events across Australia. […]






The Brisbane #PeoplesClimate Rally – @JanB_QLD reports for #NoFibs






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DIY learning at Brisbane Free University by @griffithelects






In the week that ended with students across Australia rallying against the Abbott Government’s plan to deregulate University fees, I joined about 40 others at a Brisbane Free University event in a car park off Boundary Street in the West End of Brisbane. The discussion was about refugee rights. It was a refreshing change to […]






Terri Butler three months after #GriffithVotes: interview by @GriffithElects






Following a hard fought by-election campaign, dominated by claims and counter claims about a Medicare Co-payment, Terri Butler was elected Member for Griffith on February 8, 2014. While her Liberal National Party opponent Dr Bill Glasson (thereafter nicknamed, ‘$6Bill’) seemed to initially support the co-payment, he backed away from that position during the course of […]






Climate change civil disobedience and the law: @GriffithElects reports






  Anyone planning an act of civil disobedience should make themselves aware of all the possible legal risks they are taking. On Thursday evening, April 10, legal experts from the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University and from the Institute of Ethics, Governments and Law at Griffith University, presented a documentary about […]






Storify: @JanB_QLD and #MarchInMarch Brisbane






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