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Event Noticeboard: OzGreen Youth Congress — Youth Leading the World

October 25, 2012 by

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An Analytic Summary of Republican & Democrat Climate Change Policy in the Lead-up to the 2012 US Election

October 18, 2012 by

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BY LISA TUCK. — Introduction The climate change policies implemented by the United States of America are of particular importance due to the nation’s status as the global hegemonic power. Although in current times this power is waning, the United States retains much of its symbolic influence as the ‘leader of the free world’. In […]

PODCAST: Interview with Anna Rose — ‘Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic’

June 14, 2012 by

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BY LISA TUCK. In this interview, I speak with Anna Rose, co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, star of the ABC TV documentary 'I Can Change Your Mind About...Climate' and author of 'Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic'. In the interview, Anna and I talk about her experiences with former Liberal senator Nick Minchin in the production of I Can Change Your Mind About...Climate, what she learnt from making the documentary and writing Madlands about the nature of climate scepticism, her response to intellectual and social conservatism in the climate debate, and the crucial role of young people in the climate movement.

EVENT REVIEW: Australian Youth Climate Coalition Albury-Wodonga Trivia Night

May 16, 2012 by

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BY LISA TUCK. On Wednesday the 2nd of May the Albury – Wodonga AYCC held its first ‘Repower’ event at La Trobe University Albury – Wodonga. This also happened to be the first ‘Repower’ event to be held by a regional AYCC group in Australia. The night included Trivia and a Keynote speech from Lecturer in Politics and International Relations Dr Ben Habib regarding the implications of anthropogenic climate change. The evening proved to be a great success for the AYCC Albury – Wodonga branch.

PHOTO ESSAY: Vietnam — Captivating, Lively, Fragile, Intense and Laid Back

May 13, 2012 by

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BY LISA TUCK. In February this year I had the privilege of travelling to the coastal nation of Vietnam in South East Asia. The experience proved to be exciting, challenging and culturally eye-opening. During this time I visited Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Dalat in the central highlands, Hoi An, Hue and Ninh Binh as well as the vibrant and enticing capital Hanoi.

Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party: Presentation to Victory Lutheran College VCE History Class

March 2, 2012 by

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BY BEN HABIB. On Thursday March 1st, 2012, braving torrential rain, Victory Lutheran College VCE history students, led by their teacher Logan Hayward came to La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus for a workshop presented by myself on Mao Zedong and the Communist Party. The workshop was a supplement to the students' VCE History studies on the Chinese revolution.

EVENT REVIEW: Border History Teachers Network dinner forum – Keynote address by Dr Bruce Pennay

November 15, 2011 by

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BY LISA TUCK & MARTIN DICKENS. The Border History Teachers’ Network successfully hosted its’ third Dinner Forum on Friday 11th November 2011. The keynote address entitled Taking in Strangers: The Reception of Post-War Immigrants was delivered by Dr Bruce Pennay from Charles Sturt University. Dr Pennay concludes that Bonegilla deserves recognition as a location of national and international significance.

YOUTH VOICE: National vs Human Security in the Context of Climate Change — The Sudan Case Study

October 6, 2011 by

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BY LISA TUCK. This paper will assess the similarities and differences between national, human and environmental security and discuss using Sudan as a case study how climate change affects these three security paradigms. Sudan presents as an interesting example of how issues related to changes in climate can lead to insecurity and violent conflict within a nation.

Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Latrobe University: Social Movements Day

September 20, 2011 by

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WSSC teachers Simon Webb and Simmi Kaur teamed up with Ben Habib from La Trobe University to present ‘Social Movements Day’ at the La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus. The WSSC students’ multimedia presentations on twentieth century social movements were screened in the main lecture theatre, followed by a university-style tutorial class where WSSC students participated in a series of activities in small groups led by undergraduate LTU students from the Bachelor of Arts program. The activities were based on the themes of life at university, different types of thinking skills, and reflection on twentieth century social movements.

VIDEO REVIEW: ‘Lester Brown – The Planet’s Scarcest Resource is Time’

September 11, 2011 by

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In a recent class activity, members of the second/third year undergraduate subject International Politics of Climate Change: Triumph or Tragedy at La Trobe University's Albury-Wodonga campus engaged with a video presentation delivered by emminent American environmentalist Lester Brown. The following excerpts are a summary of the class discussion on what Lester Brown has to say in the video clip.

TRAVEL DIARY: Discovering China

August 4, 2011 by

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BY LISA TUCK. During my time in Beijing I saw live scorpions being served up as dinner, bargain hunted in small markets, almost got ripped off by a dodgy ‘art dealer’, strolled down the ancient ‘Hutongs’ (alleyways) which criss cross through the city and much more. My senses were enticed by a variety of new and exiting tastes, colours and smells and I was amazed by the sheer diversity that could be seen between rich and poor, developed and undeveloped, Asian and Western. As I first time traveller I found that my time in China has changed me in many ways and has given me a new outlook on life. It has taught me to better appreciate the differences existing between people and cultures and that wealth shouldn’t determine happiness or quality of life.

EVENT REVIEW: When Q&A Came to Albury-Wodonga

May 5, 2011 by

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BY BEN HABIB, with MARTIN DICKENS, LISA TUCK, LEA MACLAUGHLIN, KRYSTLE BROWN, JESSICA LOVE & ALICIA PETERS. Like everyone else in attendance, I was caught up in the excitement of being part of the spectacle of a live television broadcast. Over 700 people attended the show, the largest ever audience for Q&A. While prepping the audience before the show, Tony Jones described Q&A as an “open democracy experiment” that was “rare in the world”. Or was it?

YOUTH VOICE: Analysing Max Weber — History, Culture and Capitalism

May 4, 2011 by

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BY LISA TUCK. We are all products of our social and historical context. Max Weber, the German sociologist, believed the study of history is integral in understanding the lived experiences of other people and how their social, political and economic contexts came to influence their ideas. Weber lived during a period in which societies were greatly and rapidly transformed by the emergence of industrialism, and at a time when the great European powers struggled for world mastery.

YOUTH VOICE: Reflections on Canberra & Australian Nationalism

October 25, 2010 by

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AUTHORS: JENNIFER BALLARD, LIAM WILLOUGBY, GALVIN DUNLOP, LISA TUCK, JESSICA LOVE, MARTIN DICKENS. On Thursday 30th September, I accompanied six students to Canberra on a field trip to learn more about Australian nationalism. During the day we visited Parliament House and observed question time in the House of Representatives, as well as the Museum of Australian Democracy in Old Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial. The following passages are their reflections on what they saw.

YOUTH VOICE: Translating Knowledge into Action—The Politics Awareness Club (PAC)

August 16, 2010 by

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BY SOPHIE BUCKLE. A new club has formed within the Albury-Wodonga campus of La Trobe University. A group of students studying politics in first year have come together to create a group where political issues can be raised, discussed and debated. The group has been named Politics Awareness Club (PAC) and one of the many aims of the club is to raise awareness of political issues and participation in the electoral process.

YOUTH VOICE PODCAST: 2010 Election First-time Voter’s Roundtable Discussion

August 13, 2010 by

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With all eyes fixed squarely on election day, YOUTH VOICE features a roundtable discussion with three young people from the border region who will be voting for the first time at the 2010 Federal Election. Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga host Ben Habib is joined by first-time voters Lisa Tuck, Sophie Buckle and Jessica Love, who share their thoughts on how they became interested in politics, on voting for the first time, the issues they see as important, and the election campaign to date.