The Australian media landscape has, for too long, been dominated by the two heavyweights. However, more and more independent media is emerging as a refreshing alternative to the dominating mainstream.
Independent organisation Our World Today is a great example of this, with the not for profit organisation standing for freedom in journalism, the truth, unrestricted ideals and a chance for change, not money making.
Jessica Brown from Our World Today spoke to Jennie Lenman about working for this unique organisation
The first ever national plan for the Murray-Darling River could help to restore the river to health.
However the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s Draft Plan has been criticised by many groups , including the Wilderness Society and the Lifeblood alliance. To find out more Jennie Lenman spoke with conservationist with the Wilderness Society, Josh Coates.
Your comments on the plan are invited and submissions can be made until April 16th 2012. To make a submission, click here
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power accident.
About 100 kilometres north of Kiev, in the Ukraine, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s number four reactor exploded, blowing off its steel and concrete lid, releasing radioactive particles into the atmosphere.
There has been much conjecture over the death toll that varies drastically from 56 to hundreds of thousands; can we ever be sure just how many people have passed away because of this tragedy?
Jess Wingard posses the question to National Energy Campaigner and Choose Nuclear Free Project Co-Ordinator Jim Green.
The Tour De Flinders is a 400km bike ride by members of the group, Friends of the Earth.
The Goal of the very public ride is to raise awareness about the dangers associated with nuclear energy. The group is calling for the decomissioning of all nuclear mines in S.A. and a ban on future mining in Arkaroola.
The ride finished this weekend and Jess Wingard caught up with one the riders, Wave, to find out just how sucessful it was.
The Barossa Vintage Festival, a bi-annual event held in odd-numbered years; is the largest and longest running wine tourism festival in Australia. The event runs for 9 days and traditionally marks and celebrates the completion of the year’s vintage season.
This years festival started on Saturday and promises to be as popular and well suported as ever.
To tell us what to expect, Jess Wingard spoke with the Festival’s co-ordinator, Samantha Foreman.
ANZAC Day is obviously a big part of Australian history and celebrations are held dear to many, but, although perhaps not so well understood, ANZAC Day is also widely observed in Britain. To tell us more about this and other British news, including the up coming royal wedding, Jess Wingard spoke with London corrospondent, Dermot Smyth.