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Kaitlin Sweeney

policy wonk. communications strategist. campaign professional. this collection is comprised of samples of my written work and earned …

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Specialisms: Art

Gregory Gethard

On one side, I am a journalist who loves writing about finance, business and the odd connections that …

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Specialisms: Business

Maria Romanenko

Maria Romanenko is a Ukrainian-born British-educated journalist, blogger, editor, and certified life coach. Please find some examples of …

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Skills: Video Editor, Translator, Sub-editor, Reporter, Proofreader, Feature Writer, Editor, Blogger
Specialisms: Travel, Technology, Sports, Social Media, Politics, News, Music, Lifestyle, Journalism, Health, Food, Features, Fashion, Entertainment, Culture, Business, Art

Nat Kassel

nathanielkassel@gmail.com Word arranger and photo taker. I've written feature articles for ABC, news.com.au, Monster Children, VICE, Noisey, Slam …

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Skills: Photographer, Feature Writer, Editor, Copywriter
Specialisms: Journalism

Latest Articles

I still think there's a case to be made for feminist marriage — and here's why

Earlier this year, Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics and author of the new book Happy Ever After, dropped a rather sizeable truth bomb. Despite decades of fairy tales and a multi-billion-dollar wedding industry conspiring to persuade heterosexual women that marriage and children are a one-way ticket on the happiness express, it's all a lie.
By Kristine Ziwica
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Woke dads have finally arrived in Australia. It's about bloody time

Australian dads are finally going woke — and it's about time For years now, fathers elsewhere in the world have been going woke. For those unfamiliar with progressive vernacular, that means live to social justice issues and, in the context of fatherhood, attuned to the demands of a new, more engaged version of fatherhood and equal parenting. Now, blessedly, the trend has finally arrived on Australian shores.
By Kristine Ziwica
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Editor Maria Romanenko on Ukraine's unlikely new president

Before comedian and fictional president Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced he was running in the real presidential race, nobody could have seen it coming. But Ukrainians overwhelmingly voted him in precisely because of his lack of political experience, says Maria Romanenko, managing editor at Ukrainian newssite Hromadske International.
By Maria Romanenko
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Could this drowning nation actually be the next Dubai?

Climate change could drown Kiribati, but the nation looks for Noah's Ark It's a lazy Sunday afternoon in the village of Nanikai and the equatorial sun is beginning to mellow. Ataia is sitting cross-legged with his family in their debweeah — a hut on stilts with a roof made from thatched palm leaves. Their mood is upbeat: the morning's fish catch has been good. One cousin strums a guitar while another plucks the ukulele and the men sing in a rich tenor while an aunt wails over the top. They c
By Kurt Johnson
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Victoria touts super-school merger as 'revolutionary', but parents think it's a disaster

Parents in northern Victoria fear a plan to amalgamate four public high schools into a single regional 'super-school' will disrupt an entire generation of students. The Victorian Government has touted the Shepparton Education Plan as 'revolutionary' for country education, but many community members are concerned that students' needs will not be met. The merger has also posed important questions around funding, with the government thus far committing less than $20.5 million to an estimated $100
By Rhiannon Tuffield
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Teens face court over death of man who attempted to 'solicit sex' from 17-year-old girl

Two teenage boys face manslaughter charges over death of man who attempted to 'solicit sex' from 17yo girl Two teenagers accused of killing a man in north-east Victoria admitted they "bashed" the victim because he had been offering to pay one of their girlfriends for sex, a court has heard. But the teens have denied responsibility for the death of the man, who was run over by an unsuspecting driver after allegedly being left "incapacitated in the middle of the road" after the assault. The two
By Rhiannon Tuffield
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North Korea wants more foreign tourists, so should you go?

From the outside looking in, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) appears a tightly controlled society, closed off from the rest of the world. But for most people, if you want to go, you can. So, given the disappearance of Australian-born North Korean resident Alek Sigley, should you?
By Peter Bateman
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Are the major parties doing enough for our elderly when it comes to aged care?

Federal election 2019: Are the major parties doing enough for our elderly when it comes to aged care? The number of Australians entering aged care or needing to access aged services is expected to increase exponentially over the next two decades. The ABC's You Ask We Answer team has been flooded by concerns about the sector, with many of you wondering if the Federal Government has the adequate building blocks in place to support the industry moving forward. Victorian woman Maria Berry believe
By Rhiannon Tuffield
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Poverty in Australia has been pushed to centre stage

Federal election 2019: Are major parties ignoring welfare issues that keep people in poverty? Dozens of Australians have sent in their concerns about the issue to the ABC's You Ask We Answer election project, with many concerned about payment increases and how the issue ties in with social issues like poverty and domestic violence. For Albury mother Emily Lightfoot, living with poverty is an all-consuming reality. Every spare moment is spent thinking if she will have enough money to buy food
By Rhiannon Tuffield
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'They weren't listening': Pregnant woman went to hospital six times in two weeks before her death

Sommer Warren's mother says 'I will not set foot in the hospital for any reason' after daughter dies during labour The mother of a teenager who died during labour at a regional Victorian hospital said she would never set foot in the hospital ever again. Sommer Warren, 18, died when she suffered severe hypertension and a seizure, after being induced at Shepparton's Goulburn Valley (GV) Health in 2014. An inquest into Ms Warren's death was told how the pregnant woman had swelled up and experien
By Rhiannon Tuffield
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Senators and advocates call for overhaul of 'unethical' ParentsNext welfare program

A dozen social support services have co-authored a letter calling for the dismantling of a national welfare program that they say is doing more harm than good. The ParentsNext program was introduced by the Federal Government in July 2018 to encourage parents to return to work, but the program has drawn the ire of social advocates. Parents who apply for welfare benefits now find it is mandatory under ParentsNext to complete activities or risk having their Centrelink payments cut if they miss ap
By Rhiannon Tuffield
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