Aug201415

Twenty years ago, farmers living either side of Goombi Fairymeadow Road, west of Chinchilla, lived on land prosperous enough to fatten their herds of sheep and cattle. Today, the same dry, hot landscapes are wrought with coal seam gas wells. This mini-documentary tracks changes in the lives of two Goombi Fairymeadow farmers as they cope with the advent of coal seam gas mining. Ian is sick of the legal and financial hubbub in negotiations with gas mining conglomerates, and Gail worries for the future of her and her neighbours.

Aug201412

Liss Fenwick has this glimpse behind the scenes of 10 University of Queensland students who are learning how to be foreign correspondents in Vietnam.

What are these ‘UQ in Vietnam’ reporters REALLY up to?

What are these ‘UQ in Vietnam’ reporters REALLY up to?

This story was first published on uqinvietnam.com.

Aug201411

From the moment a tourist walks through the doors of Ho Chi Minh City airport she is confronted by the extraordinary din of road noise and car horns.
More threatening though is the necessity of manoeuvering through cars and motorbikes that seem intent on a collision.
The road toll is high in Vietnam, but why isn’t it higher, given the chaos created by motorists and pedestrians alike?
Ruth McCosker decided to investigate.

Ho Chi Minh City's traffic is infamous

Ho Chi Minh City’s traffic is infamous

This story was first published on uqinvietnam.com.