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Keegan Thomson

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

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About Keegan Thomson

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.

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Lest

Lest We Forget the women who served

Empowered Womxn, Power & Policy
24th April 2018
The Women’s Veterans Network (WVN) works to support all current and former servicewomen during and after their time in the defence forces.
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Waters

Waters skills are a universal life saver

Power & Policy, Migration & Displacement
10th April 2018
Water Skills For Life empowers migrants and refugees of all ages by teaching them how to swim.
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Religious

Religious leaders unite to fight climate change

Our Environment
29th January 2018
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) is a multi-faith network committed to action against climate change.
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Holiday

Holiday gifts that actually give

All Topics
23rd December 2017
Here are some helpful tips to include some charity in your gift-giving.
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Charity

Charity work goes intergalactic with Star Wars

All Topics
11th December 2017
The Southern Cross Garrison is a legion of over 500 suiting up as Stormtroopers and Jedi to fly the Star Wars flag for charity.
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What

What would drug decriminalisation do to Australia?

Health Care, Power & Policy
16th November 2017
Wayne Forbes from Unharm explains the positive ramifications of drug decriminalisation and harm minimisation in Australia.
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Why

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

Identity, Power & Policy
23rd October 2017
Keegan explores how the gender neutral bathroom debate impacts upon non-binary and gender queer people.
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Embracing

Embracing death as a part of life: Palliative care volunteering

20th October 2017
"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.
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Six

Six tips for a zero waste lifestyle

Our Environment
11th September 2017
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.
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Artistic

Artistic protests fight mainland Chinese influence in Hong Kong

Technology for Purpose
10th September 2017
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.
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Access

Access to water should be democratic

Our Environment, Empowered Womxn
9th September 2017
Syed Mansoor's Water Democracy aims to help fight the global clean water crisis with a simple and affordable solution.
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Reading

Reading By Ear: 2RPH brings print media to life

Empowered Womxn
21st July 2017
Keegan interviews Station Administrator Liz Moore about how radio station 2RPH helps those who cannot see, handle, or understand printed material.
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The

The Art of Throwing Everything Out

Our Environment
21st July 2017
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.
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Q&A

Q&A with Proudly Pokies Free

Empowered Womxn
21st July 2017
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.
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Coranderrk:

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

First Nations, Identity
21st July 2017
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.
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What

What does NAIDOC mean to you?

First Nations
21st July 2017
Keegan interviewed five Indigenous Australians on what NAIDOC means to them in the Darug heartland of Baramada, now known as Parramatta.
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Female

Female garment workers have their voices heard in new documentary

Technology for Purpose, Empowered Womxn
21st July 2017
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.
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#WeLiveHere2017:

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

Technology for Purpose
16th June 2017
"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.
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First

First Nations' Grief in a One Woman Play

Technology for Purpose, First Nations
16th June 2017
"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.
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The

The Queen of Hearts: Q&A with Michelle Ellery

Empowered Womxn
15th June 2017
Penrith is the second highest in NSW for reported domestic violence and child sexual abuse. Hear from tour de force Michelle Ellery on her work with Penrith-based charity The Queen of Hearts Foundation.
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