Jemma van Zaanen

I am a student journalist minoring in Politics and Communication. 

My interests include political journalism and local news coverage.

Located in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Minimum Wage Is Increasing – Here’s How It Affects You

The national minimum wage is increasing by 8.6 per cent to $23.23 per hour following the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review this month. The increase means the weekly minimum wage increases to $882.80 per week from July 1, based on a 38-hour work week.

And award rates will increase by 5.75 per cent. These increases should come as a relief to around 2.7 million Australians who are paid minimum wage and award rates – almost a quarter of Australia’s workforce collectively.

The Fair Work Com

REVIEW: Goddess. Power. Glamour. Rebellion - celebrating women in film

The exhibit begins with bright pink surroundings and a sign that reads “Goddess”, preparing you for what is to come. Heading down the stairs, you are engulfed in walls of silver and sparkles - the perfect representation of glamour and “femininity”.

Turning the corner, the iconic Marilyn Monroe song “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend” is being played on a loop with various women imitating the instantly recognisable ensemble. From Blake Lively to Margot Robbie to Chantelle Winnie, the hot pink dr

Working From Hospo: How Remote Work Habits Are Changing

Sitting down with your laptop to finish some work in a cafe isn’t a new concept. But in a post-Covid world and with hybrid working arrangements becoming the norm, working from a cafe is significantly increasing in popularity.

Dubbed “Working from Hospo” by hybrid workers – working from a cafe, a restaurant or a hotel – employees spend their day away from home or the office. Workers feel it is a more productive form of hybrid working, being able to work individually and efficiently.

Results fro

Labor pledges $1.5 million for a new pocket park outside ACCA

A re-elected Andrews’ Labor Government will provide a $1.5-million grant to the City of Melbourne to support the development of a new green space and dog park near the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Southbank.

Labor’s candidate for Albert Park Nina Taylor – who replaces long-time sitting member Martin Foley – made the announcement on October 27 alongside Minister for Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio and Deputy Lord Mayor Nicholas Reece.

Also in attendance were A

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