Jschool recognises a mighty Oakes

Canberra press gallery mainstay and Channel 9 political editor Laurie Oakes received an honorary doctorate from Brisbane’s Jschool at the college’s graduation ceremony last week. “I’m not much into gongs and awards usually, but this recognition from a journalism college that’s fast making a mark is something I do value,” he said. “I had virtually no training going into journalism apart from a pretty useless arts degree, so it’s nice to have... Read More

Premier attacked over abortion law

A union boss has made a scathing attack on Anna Bligh, calling the Queensland premier “disingenuos, deceitful and cruel”. Secretary of the Queensland division of the National Tertiary Education Union, Margaret Lee (pictured left), was speaking at a weekend rally in Brisbane organised by the Pro-Choice Action Collective. The rally was organised in the lead-up to the trial this week in the Cairns District Court of Tegan Simone Leach, 21, who has pleaded not guilty to... Read More

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