ARe we dreaming? Pokemon GO & the future of Augmented Reality

As aired on 4ZZZ Radio. 

It’s the game that’s taking the world by storm – car accidents, muggings, and rare-found joy for people with autism have all been attributed to Pokemon GO. With this brief foray into the world of AR, Melanie Keyte takes a look at where the future of gaming could go now this technology is literally at our fingertips.

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Vanuatu’s climate question: Preventing Pam’s return

In the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Pam, the international community stepped up to help Vanuatu clean up and rebuild. But with the possibility of more intense cyclones caused by climate change, is this really the best world leaders can do? Mel Keyte takes a look at Vanuatu’s climate question.

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Australian pleas for clemency fall on deaf ears

As aired on JACRadio.

As the date draws closer to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s execution, Australian politicians have united in pleading Indonesian authorities for clemency. While the executions have been postponed, Indonesian officials have spoken out in defense of the death penalty for drug-related crimes, dimming homes for a more merciful sentence. Reporting for JACRadio, I investigated the publicity surrounding the sentences, and Australia’s pleas for mercy.

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#LibSpill – Who were the players behind the drama?

As aired on JACRadio.

In the weeks preceding the highly-publicised vote for a leadership spill among the LNP federal government, rumours ran rampant. Players were labelled as either a heroes or traitors by press and social media, but at the crux of the #LibSpill drama, who really said what? Reporting for JACRadio, I took at look at what went on in the lead-up to the vote.

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QLD Election Campaign Summary – The Greens

As aired on Switch 1197.

The 2015 Queensland election featured a short, but nonetheless gruelling campaign for the competing parties. Although classed as a ‘minor’ party, the Greens ran candidates in all 89 electorates. Reporting for Switch 1197 Community Radio, I took a look at the Green’s campaign throughout the Queensland election.

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Queensland state election a win for women in politics

As aired on JACRadio.

The 2015 Queensland election saw a number of remarkable things happen in politics; the first female Indigenous MP elected, the most amount of female candidates ever run, the election of yet another female Premier. Is politics becoming less of a ‘men’s only’ business? Reporting for JACRadio, I explored how significant these achievements are for women in politics.

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