A publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne


‘Perfection’: Keeping the clocks ticking on time

We’re all governed by our own time. But how does it work? The national time standard for Australia is kept by a clock in the National Measurement Institute in Sydney. David Ross investigates how they keep track of the seconds, minutes, and hours.

Audio report by David Ross

Audio journalism students from the Centre for Advancing Journalism worked with mentors from All The Best radio to create content for Science Gallery Melbourne’s show on Perfection.

About The Citizen

THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

  • Editor: Jo Chandler
  • Reporter: Jack Banister
  • Audio & Video editor: Louisa Lim
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