Michelle is currently a staff writer and photo journalist at The Numurkah Leader

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(Indonesian) Kisah Anak Indonesia Dipentaskan di Australia 

Samawarea March 19 2017

By Michelle Slater

Sekitar 60 remaja asal Indonesia ditahan di penjara dewasa dan rumah tahanan imigrasi Australia 2011 lalu. Mereka menjalani peradilan yang tidak sesuai dengan ketentuan hukum di Negara itu. Kisah ini menginspirasi seorang penulis asal Australia, Sandra Thibodeaux untuk menulis cerita teater.

Read more: http://www.samawarea.com/2017/03/kisah-anak-indonesia-dipentaskan-di-australia/

English: Indonesian Children Acts Performed in Australia

Samwarea The local globalised

About 60 teenagers from Indonesia detained in adult prisons and immigration detention Australia 2011 last. They undergo judicial accordance with the law of that State. This story inspired an Australian author, Sandra Thibodeaux to write a story theatre.

Jenny Saulwick obituary: Greens activist driven by art, community and bush

Sydney Morning Herald, The Age October 21, 2016

Jenny Saulwick was a lioness of environmental justice, a passionate protector of the local community and a creator of community public art, and helped kick-start the Victorian Greens.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/obituaries/jenny-saulwick-obituary-greens-activist-driven-by-art-community-and-bush-20161020-gs7838.html

The battle to save the Leadbeater’s possum from logging

The Saturday Paper November 8-14, 2014

By Michelle Slater

The average punter knows very little about logging in Victoria. Perhaps even fewer realise it could drive the state’s animal emblem out of existence.

Read more: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2014/11/08/the-battle-save-the-leadbeaters-possum-logging/14153652001220

How culling camp dogs helps Indigenous health

The New Daily June 3 2014

By Michelle Slater

The success of a program to control rampant dog populations in remote communities is helping to improve Indigenous health outcomes.

Read More: http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2014/06/03/culling-camp-dog-helping-indigenous-health/

Bunfight: why small towns are saying no to Maccas

The New Daily January 13 2014

By Michelle Slater

The townspeople and the local council both said ‘no’, but McDonalds won the fight for a restaurant in Tecoma, near Melbourne. It’s a story playing out in tiny towns across Australia.

Read more: http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2014/01/13/mac-lash-small-towns-say-fast-food/

Why did protest songs get moved to the endangered list?

The New Daily December 15 2013

By Michelle Slater

Music used to be a way of taking your protest to the masses, but in the last two decades protest songs have all but disappeared from the charts. What happened?

Read more: http://thenewdaily.com.au/entertainment/music/2013/12/15/protest-songs-get-moved-endangered-list/

Langwarrin Primary School students unearth time capsule

By Michelle Slater

LANGWARRIN Primary students peeked back at 1988, when the school unearthed a time capsule from 25 years ago.

Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/inner-south/langwarrin-primary-school-students-unearth-time-capsule/news-story/2cb38ac4a489d91eb6e4ea2fa2713c84

Run in the park at Berwick Springs part of an international movement

Berwick Leader October 6 2013

By Michelle Slater

BERWICK Springs residents can join an international movement encouraging communities to get involved in free fun runs.

Read More: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/run-in-the-park-at-berwick-springs-part-of-an-international-movement/news-story/26469557d03d0d21e5401d4eb779dc51

Plight of sponsor child touches Berwick student Chloe Oldham

Berwick Leader October 3 2013

By Michelle Slater

A GRADE 4 student has won a Community Spirit and Leadership Award for cracking open her piggy bank and donating all her savings to her school’s Cambodian sponsor child.

Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/plight-of-sponsor-child-touches-berwick-student-chloe-oldham/news-story/65f6b1c99ccdc61f6f37c89f8114fb0b

Message not getting through to control Dandenong West Rubbish

Dandenong Leader Newspaper September 30 2013

By Michelle Slater

A DANDENONG resident says she is fed up with “out-of-control” illegal rubbish dumping in Dandenong West.     

Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/message-not-getting-through-to-control-dandenong-west-rubbish/story-fngnvmhm-1226728493496

Oil spill closes Salmon St in Hastings

Frankston Standard Leader September 26 2013

By Michelle Slater

EMERGENCY services are mopping up 200 litres of oil after a spill on Salmon St in Hastings.

Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/bayside/oil-spill-closes-salmon-st-in-hastings/story-fngnvli9-1226727585761

Expenses cap a poor fit for rural doctors

Warwick Daily News July 17 2013

By Michelle Slater

ROSE City medical professionals will be thousands of dollars out of pocket if the Federal Government passes a cap on work-related professional development expenses.

Read more: http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/news/expenses-cap-poor-fit-rural-doctors/1947699/

Hendra jabs hurdle to the horse export trade

Warwick Daily News July 16 2013

By Michelle Slater

SOME trainers are refusing to vaccinate their horses against Hendra, because vaccinated horses will not be accepted into export markets.

Read more: http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/news/hendra-jabs-hurdle-to-the-horse-export-trade/1945919/

From the moshpit to the backbench

New Matilda July 1 2013

By Michelle Slater

Peter Garrett is leaving parliament, but three more rockstar candidates will contest seats in this election. Michelle Slater spoke with Redgum’s John Schumann about muso politicians

Read more: http://newmatilda.com/2013/07/01/moshpit-backbench

Developers set to descend on national parks

The Age March 31 2013

By Farrah Tomazin with Michelle Slater

The state government is set to unveil new rules allowing developers to build in  some of Victoria’s most pristine national parks – with a proposal being drawn up  for a hotel and other ventures on Point Nepean.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/developers-set-to-descend-on-national-parks-20130330-2h0k3.html#ixzz2PNuRfq4k

The Age March 22 2013

By Adrian Lowe, Craig Butt and Michelle Slater

Residents in Victoria’s north-east have told of their terror as a tornado smashed through towns, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/it-was-like-a-bomb-went-off-tornado-tears-up-towns-20130321-2gj86.html#ixzz2OEKuolel

Politics Live: March 22, 2013

The Age March 22, 2013 – 9:20AM

The Pulse Live

1:13pm: The Victorian Premier, Denis Napthine, says there are no parallels between yesterday’s events and Victoria’s own sudden leadership change a fortnight ago.

“In my entire career in government, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Dr Napthine says.

“The situation between Victoria and the federal government is like chalk and cheese. I was elected with the full support of the party and Baillieu stood down for a smooth transition.”

Dr Napthine was elected unopposed on the evening of March 6, when former premier Ted Baillieu resigned after weeks of speculation about his poor performance in the polls.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/the-pulse-live/politics-live-march-22-2013-20130322-2gjkw.html#ixzz2OEg3ADsC

Coalition to push new no confidence motion

The Age March 22 2013

With AAP and Michelle Slater

The Coalition will put a motion of no confidence in the government into the parliamentary schedule for budget week in May.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/coalition-to-push-new-no-confidence-motion-20130321-2giup.html#ixzz2OEJsoSQc

Funds or it’s diesel and dust to dust

By Michelle Slater

The Age March 22 2013 p.12 print edition

The outback homestead featured on the cover of the iconic Oz rock allbum Diesel and Dust will become a pile of rubble this year if it’s not urgently repaired.

Battered fleet sails into Melbourne

The Age March 20 2013

By Deborah Gough and Michelle Slater

It will take more than MacGyver’s duct tape and Swiss army knife to repair the battered Sea Shepherd ships that limped into  Melbourne to dock on Wednesday morning, ending their anti-whaling mission


Women ready to ride but safe routes missing

The Age March 20 2013

By Adam Carey and Michelle Slater

Bella Ross used to ride to work, pedalling along the inner city’s patchwork of bike lanes.

But the 32-year-old Brunswick woman gave up commuting by bike because she never felt safe sharing the road with traffic.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/women-ready-to-ride-but-safe-routes-missing-20130319-2gdnv.html#ixzz2O3H9EPeX


Flasher grabs schoolgirl

The Age  March 19 2013

By Michelle Slater

Police are looking for a man who grabbed one teenager and exposed himself to another as they walked to school in Melbourne’s east.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/flasher-grabs-schoolgirl-20130319-2gcss.html#ixzz2NxRnEvcj


Did the Citizen’s Electoral Council buy your email address?

Crikey April 26 2013

By Michelle Slater, with Hayley Griffiths and Rhiannon Simpson

Fringe political party the Citizens Electoral Council has a history of emailing people who have never requested to be on a mailing list. How did it get these details? Student journalist Michelle Slater investigates.

Read more: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/04/26/did-the-citizens-electoral-council-buy-your-email-address/

Starving, suffering horses a casualty of Egypt’s revolution

Crikey March 18 2013

By Michelle Slater

Civil unrest in Egypt is not only affecting its people — working horses, donkeys and camels are often neglected, badly injured or simply left to die.

Read more: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/03/18/starving-suffering-horses-a-casualty-of-egypts-revolution/

The Power Index. #6 Tim Flannery

Crikey  March 13 2012

By Michelle Slater

Plain-spoken and sometimes optimistic, Tim Flannery is trying to teach Australia about climate change — and its solutions. For all his accolades, though, some scientists don’t want him in their club, writes Crikey intern Michelle Slater.

Read more: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/03/13/the-power-index-carbon-cutters-tim-flannery-at-6/

Child crims: should a 10-year-old go to the big house?

Crikey March 12 2012

By Michelle Slater

Children can be held accountable for their crimes and put in detention at age 10 in Australia. Is that too young? Crikey intern Michelle Slater reports on a proposal to lift the age of criminal responsibility.

Read more: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/03/12/child-crims-should-a-10-year-old-go-to-the-big-house/

Horses for courses: is $400 Phar Lap in the Pal?

Crikey March 1 2012

By Michelle Slater

Horses bred for the racing industry are ending up as dog food or sold for human consumption, whether they are too old to race or never made the grade.

Read more: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/03/01/horses-for-courses-is-400-phar-lap-in-the-pal/

Hippies at the gate: why the Left and the Right hate coal seam gas

Crikey Feb 25 2012

By Michelle Slater

There are few issues that bring together the activist Left and the rural Right. But coal seam gas has Nimbin hippies protesting next to knitting nannas.

Read more: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/02/25/hippies-at-the-gate-why-the-left-and-right-hate-coal-seam-gas/

Wilders from the outside: ‘here comes nazi scum’

Crikey February 20 2013

By Michelle Slater

As Geert Wilders spoke in Melbourne last night, protesters gathered outside — but it was less violent, and more ideological, than mainstream media reported.

Read more: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/02/20/wilders-from-the-outside-here-comes-nazi-scum/

Tropfest Phenomenon comes down to heart, Polson insists

Crikey February 18 2013

By Luke Buckmaster and Michelle Slater

Has Tropfest got too big for its own good? Crikey speaks to organiser John Polson after another wildly successful event in Sydney — which some filmmakers refuse to enter.

Read more: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/02/18/tropfest-phenomenon-comes-down-to-heart-polson-insists/

The Baillieu Dump: prisons fail legal obligations, says Ombudsman

Crikey October 25 2011

By Michelle Slater

The Victorian Ombudsman has accused Corrections Victoria and the state’s prisons of frequently failing to comply with their legal obligations, including failing to act on a long-standing pattern of serious misconduct by a prison officer.

Read more:http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/10/25/the-baillieu-dump-prisons-fail-legal-obligations-says-ombudsman/

Equestrian Life May 2011

By Michelle Slater

Michelle Slater reports from Australia’s first ever three-day Endurance Carnival in Toorbul, Queensland while Sue Crockett provides some great photos.

Read more: http://www.equestrianlife.com.au/articles/Endurance-in-Australia-steps-up-to-a-new-level

Pay Dirt?

The Castlemaine Independent July 27 2011

By Michelle Slater

Boaz, from Caulfield in Melbourne’s south, has just proposed to his fiancée and is browsing for a wedding band. “I didn’t even know that ethical gold was a consideration,” he said. “This is new to me.”

Read more:http://protestbarrick.net/article.php@id=761.html

Q&A ABC TV August 5 2013

Michelle Slater asked: Today’s Daily Telegraph’s front page splashed “Finally you have the chance to Kick This Mob Out” regarding Labor. Is this a blatant breach of basic balance and journalistic ethics? Or is it fair editorial comment?

Watch at 7.10min: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s3803414.htm

Q&A ABC TV October 22 2012

Michelle Slater from Macclesfield, VIC asked via video: There appears to be a lack of young political singer-song writers in the Australian music scene. Music, especially folk music, is the voice of the people and provides an avenue for dissent. While we can name current musos like John Butler providing that voice, where are the young Gen Y protest singers? And why aren’t they out there?

Watch at 11.38 min: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s3610729.htm



2 thoughts on “News

  1. Mesopotamian says:

    I really appreciate all articles because future of Australian environment very important for our children families and for our oxygen .Thanks a lot Michelle

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