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White Ribbon Day: Stopping Violence Against Women Starts With Men, 2017

News coverage of the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women and the messages being sent out to Australians for this year.

What Paul Keating And Tony Abbott Misunderstand About Voluntary Euthanasia, 2017

An investigative piece analysing comments made by former Prime Ministers Paul Keating and Tony Abbott in light of the passing of an assisted dying bill through the Victorian Parliament.

Cryptocurrency Trading Explained: What You Need To Know, 2017

An explainer piece looking at the rise in popularity of cryptocurrency investing, Bitcoin, Ethereum, the Australian regulations and the risks of joining the trader wave.

Mobile Spyware Tracking Apps Put Alarming Focus On Domestic Violence, 2017

An investigation into mobile spyware tracking technology and the ramifications it can have for Australians in domestic violence situations.

Australians Throw Away Nearly $10 Billion In Food Waste Each Year, 2017

News coverage of the wastefulness of Australians in light of a nation-wide survey, the ramifications of the issue and what can be done about it.

World Mental Health Day: Shoes Lined Up Around The World To Show The Devastating Costs Of Suicide, 2017

An emotional feature-length report on the phenomenon behind empty shoes being lined up in locations around the world to represent the people lost to suicide each year.

What Is A Digital Wallet?, 2017

An informative fintech explainer looking at digital wallet technology and their role in, and contribution to, the current boom in cryptocurrencies.

Elisa Curry’s Disappearance: What We Know So Far, 2017

An extensive overlook of the Elisa Curry disappearance, the facts that were known at the time, the development of the search and the response from her family.

The Matildas’ 2-1 Win Against Brazil Was Everything A Homecoming Should Be, 2017

Live coverage of the Australian women’s national football team in their first match on home soil since an impressive Tournament of Nations win in the USA.

Tesla Battery: Everything You Need To Know, 2017

A long-form explainer piece that investigates Elon Musk’s Tesla battery plans for South Australia.

This Is The Unusual Money Laundering Method Of ‘Cuckoo Smurfing’, 2017

An explainer piece that looks at the finer details of a money laundering method allegedly used by Commonwealth Bank Australia in 53,700 breaches of money laundering laws.

Blockchain Explained: What You Need To Know, 2017

An investigative explainer unveiling the intricacies and importance of the boom in Blockchain technology and the potential impacts it could have on the world.

Julia Gillard Will Tackle Suicide As New Beyondblue Chairperson, 2017

A news story based around a one-on-one interview with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard upon her adoption of her new role as Chair of mental health organisation, beyondblue.

Ex-Military Members Are Battling Higher Suicide Rates Than The Rest Of Australia, 2017

A news story reporting the findings of an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report that uncovers the tragically high rates of suicide experienced by former Australian Defence Force members.

Former NFL Star Planned To Hide His Sexuality Until Retirement And Then Kill Himself, 2017

A feature news story focussing on former New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs star Ryan O’Callaghan and his emotional battle with balancing performing in the National Football League (NFL) and keeping his sexuality a secret.

Understanding The Diplomatic Crisis Between Saudi Arabia And Qatar, 2017

An in-depth explanation of the political environment in the Middle Eastern gulf region in June after Saudi Arabia and six other neighbouring and regional countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar.

How To Start The Conversation About Suicide, 2017

A comprehensive explanation on the importance of language when talking about suicide and how to appropriately address someone who may be feeling suicidal.

Autopsies Confirm Chemical Weapons Used In Syria Gas Attack, 2017

A new story reporting on the deadliest chemical weapons attack in Syria since 2013 and the autopsy that confirmed the Syrian government may have used chemical weapons on its own people.

One In Three Australian Businesses Aren’t Paying Apprentices Correctly, 2017

An investigative feature piece looking at the working conditions of apprentices around the country in light of a Fair Work Ombudsman report highlighting incorrect worker wage rates.

Most Australian Retailers Are Not Ready For Amazon Launch, 2017

A news piece looking at the launch of retail giant Amazon in Australia and a Commonwealth Bank Australia report revealing the majority of domestic businesses to have been under-prepared in dealing with the online goods distributor’s arrival.

It Took A ‘Demoralising’ Eight Years, But Finally This Former SAS Trooper Has Had His Service Recognised, 2017

An investigative feature piece looking at a former SAS trooper who alleged his identity was stolen and the event covered up by top Army brass and then had his service formally recognised following an eight-year legal battle.

Rape Survivor Thordis Elva Wants People To Stop Telling Victims How To React, 2017

A news story reporting on comments made by Icelandic campaigner and public speaker Thordis Elva on the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program, calling for the onus of sexual assault to be placed back onto male offenders.

There’s An Adelaide Crows AFL Women’s Player You Absolutely Need To Know About, 2017

A feature news story focussing on the back-story of AFLW player Sarah Perkins and her impressive contribution to Australia’s first-ever national Women’s Aussie Rules league.

More at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/author/luke-cooper/

2018:

Indigenous domestic violence worker fired two days after racism complaint, 2018

News piece featuring an Indigenous employee of a Queensland government-funded organisation who was fired after filing complaints of four months of alleged abuse.

Power Ledger named as finalist in Richard Branson’s tech competition, 2018

A news story looking at an Australian blockchain-based company named in the final three of the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), judged by Branson himself.

Jelena Dokic announces plan to launch domestic violence awareness foundation, 2018

News coverage of the former Australian tennis star’s plans to open her own foundation, in light of her own experiences with domestic violence during her time playing.

Super Bowl Aussie winemaker Yellow Tail reveals new ad, 2018

A feature piece looking at the Australian brand that made it to consecutive Super Bowl TV coverages with an advert featuring a kangaroo shown to over 100 million people.

Australian bobsleigh hopeful has her eyes on 2022 Winter Olympics after missing PyeongChang games, 2018

An exclusive feature piece looking at Ashleigh Werner, an Australian bobsleigh athlete who was rejected from the 2018 Winter Olympics due to a governing body decision.

John Oliver takes aim at ‘hypocritical’ Barnaby Joyce’s ‘family values’ over extramarital affair, 2018

Coverage of the US talk show host’s criticism of the then-Deputy Prime Minister in light of his public affair scandal that rocked Australian politics in early 2018.

Honeymoon crowdfunding page launched for cancer battler following community-organised ‘fairytale wedding’, 2018

A feature piece looking at the emotional circumstances, wedding and honeymoon crowdfunding support of a NSW woman diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

The town cut off after record rainfall, 2018

A breaking news story focused on the outback Queensland town of Winton, which was left entirely isolated by days of torrential rainfall across the state.

World-first research shows leading bottled water brands ‘contain hundreds of plastic particles’, 2018

An investigative news piece from an Australian standpoint looking at US-based research that identified plastic particles in bottled water brands.

Tradie admitted his gambling problem to Commonwealth Bank and received credit card limit increase, 2018

A news story sourced from the Royal Commission into the banking sector that focused on the human effects of the poor practices uncovered in Australia’s major banks.

David Warner breaks down in emotional ball-tampering apology, 2018

A breaking news story focused on the apology of Australian cricketer David Warner following the ball-tampering scandal – the biggest national sports scandal this year.

The heartwarming gesture of Australian sportsmanship that stuck out at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2018

A lighter story looking at three Australian long-distance Commonwealth Games runners who stayed behind after their race to congratulate a competitor. 

Swans star Gary Rohan announces the birth of his ‘perfect’ twin daughters, 2018

A breaking news story looking at the bitter-sweet announcement of Rohan’s two daughters, one of who tragically passed away hours after birth.

What it’s like to be in the path of a bushfire, 2018

A first-person account of the 2018 bushfires that ravaged areas around southern Sydney.

Former aged care worker speaks of ‘shocking’ conditions and stress, 2018

An exclusive case study that unveils the appalling realities for workers, residents and organisations in the Australian aged care sector.

Intense voluntary euthanasia debate amid Professor David Goodall’s decision to end his life, 2018

News coverage of the departure of Australia’s oldest scientist from the country in order to seek voluntary euthanasia, and the heated national argument that followed.

Federal Budget 2018: Your two-minute guide, 2018

A collaborative news piece unveiling the details of Treasurer Scott Morrison’s third Federal Budget, created from Parliament House lock-up in Canberra.

Federal Budget 2018: The winners and losers, 2018

An analysis piece looking into how the Coalition’s pre-election Budget would positively or negatively affect various individuals, companies and sectors.

Federal Budget 2018: The hidden surprises in the 2018 Federal Budget, 2018

An analysis piece that unveils the taxes and sources of government revenue or funding cuts in the Federal Budget that had not already been heavily scrutinised.

The Australian fighting for abortion rights in Ireland’s referendum, 2018

A feature piece on Australian journalist Brianna Parkins, who was an entrant in an Irish cultural festival before voicing her steadfast support for  change to abortion laws.

More at: www.9news.com.au/meet-the-team/9-news-com-au/luke-cooper