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MHS Library | Issues in the news

The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

Our team of professional editors work with university, CSIRO and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.

Access to independent, high-quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations.


The Conversation also has an alphabetically ordered list of topics.


Useful Databases for Issues research

Visit the Melbourne High School Library Portal for login details
The newspaper index Echo is available on-line via this link and from the Library folder on the School Network. The Issue Outlines compiled by Echo are also a very useful resource.
EbscoHost - The Australian and New Zealand Reference Centre is an online index of journals and newspapers. A great deal of content is available in full-text. It does provide full-text of The Age, The Australian and the Herald-Sun.
U.S bias, however, database explores hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture.
Points of view database (password required)
Visit the for login details.

Popular culture/news

These are less serious news sites about popular culture - 




Current Australian and Local Issues in the News

In the Age Education section under 'Issues in the News' you can access the latest issues-related article. If you click on the author's name, you will access an archive of articles by this author.

The Drum

ABC's The Drum - Analysis and views of the issues of the day

New Matilda

New Matilda is independent journalism at its best. The site has been publishing intelligent coverage of Australian and international politics, media and culture since 2004. You’ll find new stories on the homepage daily.

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