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Michelle Peterie

Michelle Peterie

Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
Dr Michelle Peterie is a Research Fellow in the University of Queensland's School of Social Sciences, and current co-convener of The Australian Sociological Association’s Sociology of Emotions and Affect Thematic Group. Michelle completed her PhD at the University of Sydney, examining bureaucratic violence in immigration detention facilities. Her current research concerns the socio-emotional impacts of punitive policies and discourses, including those targeting refugees, Indigenous Australians and the unemployed.

'I don't want anybody to see me using it': cashless welfare cards do more harm than good

Feb 26, 2020 07:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

The Australian government touts compulsory income management as a way to stop welfare payments being spent on alcohol, drugs or gambling. The Howard government introduced the BasicsCard more than a decade ago. About...

These 'job snob' claims don't match the evidence

Aug 06, 2019 03:52 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

The job snobs are back on the agenda. With some in the Australian governments own ranks arguing for a lift in the unemployment benefit, senior ministers appear to be upping the rhetoric about joblessness being a matter...

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Economy

Seoul allocates 300 billion won for zero-interest loans to COVID-19 impacted firms

The city government of Seoul is offering 300 billion won worth of loans at 0.03-0.53 percent interest rates to small businesses forced to close or restrict services under its social distancing rules. Such businesses...

Airline group says govt intervention needed in saving huge number of jobs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects air traffic to be 66 percent below the level it was in 2019, putting hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk without government intervention. According to IATA...

S. Korea expected to post positive export numbers for September

South Korea is expected to report its first positive export result in September since the coronavirus outbreak, says Industry Minister Sung Yun-mo. The country will release the official monthly export data report on...

Afghanistan inks $160 million solar and wind power deal with US, Turkey, India.

Afghanistan signed a $160 million solar photovoltaic and wind power project deal with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Turkey, and India that will bolster its grid by 110 megawatts in the next 16...

UAE, Israel eye energy, infrastructure cooperation

The energy ministers of the UAE and Israel explored possible investment opportunities in energy, infrastructure, oil, gas, and renewable energy in a video call on Wednesday. The two countries also focused on advanced...

Politics

Melania Trump revelation: The reason why FLOTUS is important for husband Donald Trump's reelection campaign

With the elections in November a month from now, both presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden have ramped up their campaigns, with the first of their three debates having just occurred this week. Even though...

Donald Trump blasted: POTUS sparks online backlash from refusal to condemn white supremacists

The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was full of ad hominem insults and non-stop interruptions as well as constant fact-checking. However, one of the notable moments from the debate was of...

Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump's selfie drew positive reactions; Photo also refutes 'rivalry' rumors between the stepmom and stepdaughter

Melania Trump and Ivanka have been the subject of many feud rumors where the media and sources keep insisting that things between the stepmother and stepdaughter are not great. In fact, it was not long ago when their...

Michelle Obama thanks fans for supporting her podcast in social media updates

Former first lady Michelle Obama recently concluded her self-titled podcast. In her latest social media updates, Michelle thanked everyone who listened for their support and announced the availability of her podcast on all...

Science

Asteroid alert: Rock similar to Chelyabinsk meteor to pass by Earth today

There is a very minute chance of an asteroid posing a threat to Earth, especially in recent years. One asteroid is set to make its approach to Earth today but will not pose a threat to the planet. Known as 2020 SV5, the...

NASA: Chandra X-Ray Observatory turns images of Milky Way galaxy into sound

Astronauts and scientists are the only ones who have been able to hear the sounds of space and the universe. Now, everyone can be able to hear what the Milky Way sounds like thanks to NASAs Chandra X-Ray...

Aliens: ROCOSMOS astronaut claims first meeting will intelligent extraterrestrial life forms would be diplomatic

Even as space agencies are looking for signs of life in the form of microbes, there may still lie the possibility of meeting actual extraterrestrials or intelligent beings outside Earth. In case the latter happens, a...

NASA releases image of the universe taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

We have long known that the universe is massive, larger than we could ever imagine. However, it does pose the question as to how big it actually is, and NASA has released a photo capturing the universe we live in in its...

Technology

‘Mortal Kombat 11’ DLC rumored to include Rambo as a new character

There are many ways fans are getting their inside info about their favorite video games, and datamining is just one of them. It is also the source of recent reports that Rambo could be released as one of the next DLC...

Motorola Razr 2020 arrives on Oct. 2 with up to $700 discount on T-Mobile

The Motorola Razr 2020 is almost here, and T-Mobile appears to have one of the best offers that could get its customers up to 50% discount. It is also worth noting that the upcoming smartphone will have a number of specs...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ last phase of development sends CD Projekt Red in a crunch

CD Projekt Red has maintained that Cyberpunk 2077 will remain in its current release date set in November. With just more than a month left, however, a report emerged claiming the studio has required its developers to work...

iOS 14.2 beta 2 code hints at iPhone 12 boxes not having free EarPods

A recent update on the iOS 14 has reportedly contained codes that seem to correspond with an earlier about the iPhone 12. The codes in question dropped a crucial word and now suggests the new smartphones will be shipped...

‘Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’ is delayed to ‘early 2021’

The Mass Effect trilogy in its remastered state has been on top of the wish list of its avid fans for years. Unfortunately, they will need more patience as the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is now reportedly scheduled for...
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