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FIrefighters in Queensland. Photo: Flickr user bertknot (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Rising from the Ashes

October 12, 2020

With bushfire season around the corner, what could be improved this year to avoid a repeat of the catastrophic 2019/2020 summer?

Plants in Ruskin Park, London, UK. Photo: James Petts (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Gardening interest rises during pandemic

October 1, 2020

Lockdowns around the globe are causing an increased interest in gardening. Phoebe Bowen finds out more about growing plants at home.

Restoring hope in a Cambodian village

Restoring hope in a Cambodian village

September 23, 2020

More than three decades after enduring genocide, many rural Cambodians are still struggling. But on...

Pandemic underlines need for diversity in health messaging

Pandemic underlines need for diversity in health messaging

September 23, 2020

Why it is important to have COVID-19 public health messaging to accommodate the linguistic diversity of Australia’s population?

Weight loss measure. Photo: (CC BY 2.0)

Concern over health impact of ‘iso weight’

September 21, 2020

Melbourne is looking at easing out of one of the world's longest coronavirus lockdowns. What impact will quarantine eating habits and a lack of outdoor physical exercise have on the long term health of Victorians?

Photo: Fia Walsh

Who are you calling hysterical? Why fangirls get to scream and shout

September 7, 2020

The term ‘fangirls’ likely conjures up images of teenage infatuation, of loitering at stage doors and plenty of screaming. But has this genre of fandom really earned its bad rap? The Citizen kicks off our new audio series, Mental.

Food aid and ‘Blessing Boxes’ a lifeline for jobless Australians

July 13, 2020

Community organisations have set up food pantries and emergency centres to make sure no-one goes hungry during COVID-19.

Shenhua keeps coal plans alive as report predicts koala extinction

June 29, 2020

China-owned coal company Shenhua Watermark, wants a fourth extension to its north-west NSW exploration licence, despite a report confirming koalas are on the verge of extinction.

Nauroze Anees has spent five years unlawfully detained in Australia’s onshore detention facilities

Detainee rights and totalitarian creep

June 8, 2020

Nauroze Anees has spent five years detained in Australia’s onshore detention facilities. In this podcast, he is vocal about the human rights violations suffered by detainees

Courtney Schiffke recovers in hospital after surgery for endometriosis removal.

The endless battle against Endometriosis

June 2, 2020

A diagnosis for Endometriosis can take anywhere from five to 10 years.

DJ and music blogger Sean Tayler.

Triple J Requestival is pure chaos – in the best possible way

June 1, 2020

If you told me a week ago that the best thing for Australian music would be to let the public choose what gets played on the radio, I wouldn’t believe you.

Decreasing car mobility in Tokyo and Melbourne by Yuto Ito (source: Apple Inc. mobility trends report)

Leadership’s impact on life and mobility in two cities

May 16, 2020

Japanese media student Yuto Ito looks at the differences in messaging around the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne and Tokyo

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.