The Canberra art scene thrives on local up-and-coming artists to promote Canberra as successful creative city. But when most young artists see a better chance of survival in other cities, how do we convince them they have just as many opportunities here at home? Student journalist Emma Bourke explores the challenges for local practioners.
Each day this week students from the University of Canberra journalism program shall present a number stories on one or two major themes. Today is a double-header of 'ACT Community Issues' and 'Local Politics'.
Student journalists Aggie Bradshaw and Alyson Vardos examine the politics around the delayed Lake Ginninderra footbridge.
Parking hassles in Erindale have caused long-term headaches for business and residents. As student journalists Antony Perry and Todd Davey report, the Canberra Liberals are proposing to solve a problem that locals believe ACT Labor has failed to address.
2012 Canberra Election
In the lead-up to this month's ACT election, the Youth Coalition of the ACT conducted an extensive survey which highlighted issues concerning Canberra's young citizens. Here, student journalists Gregg Easton and Elena Arena take a light-hearted look at the ACT election and a more serious look at the major parties' responses to the youth survey.
The politics and progress of Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm, by student journalists Ella Fisher and Melissa Meadowcroft.
A look at foster care policy in the ACT by student journalists Charlotte King and Alison Dance
By Next ACT student journalist Jelisa Apps Just two days after same-sex marriage legislation failed in the Federal House of Representatives, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher revealed that an ACT Labor policy on same-sex marriage is on its way.
By Next ACT student journalist Gregg Easton The closure of drop-in centres and improvement to public transport were just two of the issues raised at last night's youth election forum in the lead up to the ACT Election on October 20.
Shane Rattenbury, Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly, kindly agreed to take half an hour out of his busy schedule and give Next ACT a tour of the building. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF7tW3LQPEU[/youtube]