Keegan Thomson
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Keegan Thomson

Keegan Thomson is an assistant editor and journalist for The QUO.

Keegan Thomson is an assistant editor and journalist for The QUO. Keegan has had his work published in The Guardian and The Sydney Morning Herald.

He is a community-minded journalist who is always looking for the next story, no matter how big or small it may be. As well as working for The QUO, he works for a number of independent newspapers in Western Sydney including Western News and Nepean News.

Stories

Grandmothers Against the Detention of Refugee Children

Grandmothers Against the Detention of Refugee Children

Migration & Displacement
Sydney NSW, Australia
A team of gutsy grandmas are speaking up for children trapped in both onshore and offshore Australian detention centres.
Lest We Forget the women who served

Lest We Forget the women who served

Idalia QLD 4811, Australia
The Women’s Veterans Network (WVN) works to support all current and former servicewomen during and after their time in the defence forces.
Waters skills are a universal life saver

Waters skills are a universal life saver

Migration & Displacement
Sydney NSW, Australia
Water Skills For Life empowers migrants and refugees of all ages by teaching them how to swim.
Religious leaders unite to fight climate change

Religious leaders unite to fight climate change

Our Environment, Power & Policy
264 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) is a multi-faith network committed to action against climate change.
Holiday gifts that actually give

Holiday gifts that actually give

All Topics
Australia
Here are some helpful tips to include some charity in your gift-giving.
Charity work goes intergalactic with Star Wars

Charity work goes intergalactic with Star Wars

All Topics
Australia
The Southern Cross Garrison is a legion of over 500 suiting up as Stormtroopers and Jedi to fly the Star Wars flag for charity.
What would drug decriminalisation do to Australia?

What would drug decriminalisation do to Australia?

Health Care, Power & Policy
Sydney NSW, Australia
Wayne Forbes from Unharm explains the positive ramifications of drug decriminalisation and harm minimisation in Australia.
Why object to gender neutral bathrooms when we already have them at home?

Why object to gender neutral bathrooms when we already have them at home?

Identity
Sydney NSW, Australia
Keegan explores how the gender neutral bathroom debate impacts upon non-binary and gender queer people.
Embracing death as a part of life: Palliative care volunteering

Embracing death as a part of life: Palliative care volunteering

Health Care
Nepean Hospital, Kingswood NSW 2747, Australia
"We're not there to play God or anything, but what we can do is offer some help." Glen and David explain what it's like to be palliative care volunteers.
Six tips for a zero waste lifestyle

Six tips for a zero waste lifestyle

Our Environment
Clovelly NSW 2031, Australia
Want to move towards zero waste living but don't know where to start? Keegan caught up with waste-less living advocate, Maddy Garnham, who equipped him with six easy tips.
Artistic protests fight mainland Chinese influence in Hong Kong

Artistic protests fight mainland Chinese influence in Hong Kong

Iconoclasts
Australia
As China tightens its controlling grip on the democratic freedoms of the citizens of Hong Kong there are groups of activists and artists who are fighting back against the oppressive One China policy.
Access to water should be democratic

Access to water should be democratic

Our Environment, Power & Policy
Blacktown NSW 2148, Australia
Syed Mansoor's Water Democracy aims to help fight the global clean water crisis with a simple and affordable solution.
Reading By Ear: 2RPH brings print media to life

Reading By Ear: 2RPH brings print media to life

Minority Voices
2RPH, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia
Keegan interviews Station Administrator Liz Moore about how radio station 2RPH helps those who cannot see, handle, or understand printed material.
The Art of Throwing Everything Out

The Art of Throwing Everything Out

Our Environment
Sydney NSW, Australia
Most of us are taught to consume, so why are some of us discarding much of what we own in favour of a simpler life? Keegan gets to the heart of what it means to be a minimalist, and the results are surprisingly (ful)filling.
Q&A with Proudly Pokies Free

Q&A with Proudly Pokies Free

Health Care, Power & Policy
Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Pokies machines are highly addictive, and the New South Wales government is addicted to the massive revenues they bring in each year. But when the machines themselves can suck anyone in, somebody is bound to lose. Keegan speaks to Tom Lawrence, co-founder of Proudly Pokies Free, about the perils of the pokies.
Coranderrk: A 140-year-old story still breaking boundaries

Coranderrk: A 140-year-old story still breaking boundaries

First Nations
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
In 1881 a First Nations community challenged the Aboriginal Protection Board in an attempt to continue their self-sustaining farming on the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve. Adapted from transcripts of the Victorian government's inquiry into the matter, Corandeerk is a landmark play exploring themes of belonging, self-determination and identity.
What does NAIDOC mean to you?

What does NAIDOC mean to you?

First Nations
Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
Keegan interviewed five Indigenous Australians on what NAIDOC means to them in the Darug heartland of Baramada, now known as Parramatta.
Female garment workers have their voices heard in new documentary

Female garment workers have their voices heard in new documentary

Minority Voices
Palace Cinema, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
A new documentary film by Bangladeshi born film producer and researcher, Chaumtoli Huq, aims to highlight the ongoing struggle of garment factory workers to organise and unionise across Bangladesh.
#WeLiveHere2017: Fighting for the Towers One Post at a Time

#WeLiveHere2017: Fighting for the Towers One Post at a Time

Power & Policy, Minority Voices
Waterloo NSW 2017, Australia
"The government needs to play a really strong role in making sure gentrification doesn't destroy neighbourhoods." Keegan interviews documentary photographer Tom Payne on his work for the #WeLiveHere2017 campaign, a social action project that celebrates Waterloo.
First Nations' Grief in a One Woman Play

First Nations' Grief in a One Woman Play

First Nations
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
"I think one of the biggest struggles we face as Indigenous artists is that we consistently have to break down stereotypes." Chenoa Deemal performs in a contemporary revamp of The Seven Stages of Grieving across the country.
The Queen of Hearts: Q&A with Michelle Ellery

The Queen of Hearts: Q&A with Michelle Ellery

Queen of Hearts Community Foundation, Penrith NSW 2750, Australia
Penrith is the second highest in NSW for reported domestic violence and child sexual abuse. Hear from tour de force Michelle Ellery on her w