Month: July 2016

Week Three reflections


a) Two possible events that I could attend are 1. The local small business expo or 2. Christmas in July Dinner.

b) The small business expo is this Saturday in Rockhampton between 9 am to 3 pm; I decided to cover this event because I am interested in Business, and it is a yearly event within I time frame that I can attend. This event was chosen over the Christmas charity dinner because the charity dinner was at night time and I could not attend.

c) I do not need to be accredited to this event because it was public and free to attend. I also plan to ask the stall owners for their permission and time. Because it is an Expo, the booth people and entrepreneurs are there to answer questions.

d) The main parts of this event are the local music artists playing, and the bar. Other than that this event is pretty small and doesn’t have an event schedule/program.

e) I will interview people at the stands approximately 5 and ask them why they decided to attend, I will also ask if I can photograph them.

g) Plan or else you will miss something important, be more prepared means you will be more efficient. You know where to be at the right time; you won’t miss a story, and don’t take ‘no’ personally. Ask for accreditation; Time flies, find the schedule and have a plan. Research facts/ logistics and people. Capture the moment and be prepared to adapt.

h) This story might interest people because members of small communities like Rockhampton like to hear the news that concerns them or people they know. Small business often builds into bigger ones in the future and being a part of this process is a great deal to local members. Rockhampton people would love to hear a story about the little people.


  1. Youth Detention workers in Queensland had reported violence on numerous occasions in the institute, but their claims were covered up, and the workers were fired.
  2. Former workers within Queensland’s youth detention centres are claiming to have been sacked for speaking out about violence inside the institutions.
  3. Who?- Graham Pattel, Jeff Ingram, Queensland. Where?- Cleveland Youth Detention Centre Queensland. When? Over several years and the last two. What? Child violence reports were covered up.Why? The system failed the kids. How? By not reporting or following up the issue.
  1. I found this story interesting because its something you don’t see in the media very often, I can presume this is because they are constantly covering up, and it was only unveiled because of the four corners report
    I found this quiz quite difficult after numerous attempts i was able to do it.
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Marriage Equality

64% of Australians support marriage equality, but still, same-sex couples remain discriminated (Galaxy Research 2012). Same-sex marriage has been a controversial topic in Australian politics for many years, and support for this issue is trending upwards. Out of 150 members of the House of Representatives 82 openly support the movement for same-sex marriage, which is more than 55%. The difference between conservative politicians and innovative politicians remains evident (Australian Marriage Equality 2016).


The Australian Greens- out of all political parties that support same-sex marriage have remained consistent in supporting equality (Gately 2015). The Greens believe a person’s gender or sexuality should not affect their legal rights and responsibilities under Australian marriage law (ABC News 2016).Local Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry (liberal party) remains undeclared in the fight for equality, whereas competitor Leisa Neaten (labour party) openly supports gay marriage, click here to see what Neaton’s comments (ABC News 2016 & Gately 2015).

“Self-evidently gay marriage is a matter of natural justice. It in no way stops religions or individuals acting in accord with their conscientious views. It’s not a left-right issue” Nick Greiner AC, former NSW premier.


Nick Greiner (photo Jessica Hromas)


Even though the Australian public supports marriage equality, The Australian Marriage Act 1961 still states clearly ‘marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’. Which has the Australian public asking how hard is it to substitute it to ‘The union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’ ?(Ireland 2016).



As society changes, many aspects affect the lifestyle choices of individuals; trends regarding sexual preference or sexuality have changed the way people live (Kail, Acosta & Wright 2015). In perspective, the current definition of marriage is not relevant to Australia’s modern and future society (Fisher 2016). Today’s modern and future society has a rapid growth rate of homosexuals, interested in the union of marriage (ABC News 2016). With this growing rate of same-sex, civil partnerships make the current definition of marriage, irrelevant to modern and future society.


Australian Marriage Equality. (2016). Retrieved 26 July 2016, from

Fisher, A. (2016). Same-sex ‘marriage’: Evolution or deconstruction of marriage and the family?. Australasian Catholic Record, The, 93(2), 145.

Gately, M. (2015). Leisa Neaton voices marriage equality support. Rockhampton Morning Bulletin. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from

Ireland, J. (2016). Same-sex marriage: Federal Parliament’s political football of choice. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from

Kail, B. L., Acosta, K. L., & Wright, E. R. (2015). State-Level Marriage Equality and the Health of Same-Sex Couples. American Journal Of Public Health, 105(6), 1101-1105 5p. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302589

Marriage Act 1961. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from

Same-sex marriage: Let’s get it sorted and move on. (2016). ABC News. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from’s-get-it-sorted-and-move-on/7231770


Week 2 reflections

The most common trends for week two on Twitter where the TaylorvKim tweets and the Mrs Trump tweets. Both of these tweets same similarities with the fact that they are both about using another person’s property. For example, the Taylor versus Kim issue. Taylor is upset with Kanye for mentioning her name in his hit song ‘Famous’ even though Kim claims to have video evidence of her telling Kanye he has her approval to use it. Whereas Melania Trump is under scrutiny for plagiarising  Michelle Obamas Speech from 2008. Here is some evidence to these issues.
Reflect on how you went briefly on your blog
The quiz was quite easy and i liked that i was able to make numerous mistakes because i was able to find out where i went wrong.
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Did you find the questions difficult?
I found the last question difficult because it was confusing to me.
Did you have any problems in specific areas?
I had specific problems in the past tense area.

Week One Activities

1. Practical: Register your blog
a) My Blog was already set up from previous courses; I aim to achieve a sound understanding of Media written to do this course
b) Introduction under the heading ‘Who am I?’ on my blog
“Hello, everyone!
My name is Kaitlin Andrews, but please call me Katie.
I’m a first-year student currently studying a Double Bachelor of Business and Professional Communication at Central Queensland University Rockhampton. I am a bright eyed girl from the small coastal town of Yeppoon; whose primary goal in life is to prevail from all of my eager peers, excel and develop in the business industry.”

2. Inquiry: Different Purpose/Different Writing: bReview and compare

the way the same story is presented in various ways
a) Both stories are about Billy Slater becoming an ambassador for the racing industry.
B) The difference between these two stories are that the Queensland government wrote one as an official media release, and the gold coast bulletin wrote the other.  One has pictures and the other doesn’t. There doesn’t seem to be any follow-ups, and I’m not particularly interested in this because I do not follow football or racing.
3. Quiz.
I went well on my quiz, I found it easy because I didn’t have to study for it.
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