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A day in the life

03 Aug 2011 | Natasha Meyer

A day in the lifeTaking a look at a day through the eyes of a child in Africa and a child in Australia.

Not-so-innocent bystanders

03 Aug 2011 | Josh Hague-Thompson

Not-so-innocent bystandersBullying is a justice issue. Standing up for people being persecuted is just as important when it happens in the playground.

Planted and built up

03 Aug 2011 | Ashleigh Green

Planted and built upNineteen-year-old Bronte Shepherd has spent two years as a youth intern at St Patrick's Catholic Parish in East Gosford, New South Wales.

Young Journalist Award Senior Winner: Eng Chan: A survivor

10 Aug 2010 | Sophie Seuk

To describe life for Eng Chan, mother of three, as easy would be the overstatement of the century.

Young Journalist Award Senior Runner-up: It’s all about the music

10 Aug 2010 | Celeste Mitsiou

Bob was born in November 1940 and has lived in Northcote, Victoria his whole life. He was inspired to work in radio at a very young age.

Young Journalist Award Intermediate Winner: Long way home

10 Aug 2010 | James Lawler

Forging a new identity, fleeing your beloved homeland and undertaking a perilous journey across open seas on a crowded smuggler's ship would be a daunting task for anyone, but when Yasir Hussani was seven years old, it all seemed like a big adventure.

Young Journalist Award Intermediate Runner up: Son of a preacher man

10 Aug 2010 | Henriette Tkalec

Fire: a destroyer, but also a strength.

Young Journalist Award Junior Winner: To smack, or not to smack?

10 Aug 2010 | Grace Hargreaves

Why do parents smack their children? It's a thing we kids don't talk about much, but I have always wondered about it, though never asked anybody.

Young Journalist Award Senior Winner: The garden of Egypt

06 Aug 2009 | Rachel McCann

John Parentich was just ten years old when he and his family fled their home in Croatia during the Nazi invasion of World War Two. 'If we had waited three days, my family would have been dead.'

Young Journalist Award Senior Runner-up: The story of Ly An Tran

06 Aug 2009 | Debbie Bui

Living in a country ruled by an enemy has proven to be difficult beyond compare. Ly An Tran shares her tale. Her epic journey to Australia is truly a story of survival.











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