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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.

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.

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.

Indoor soccer at Futsal Oz in happier times. Photo: Monica Di Battista

Futsal hiatus shows COVID-19’s impact on all sport

May 15, 2020

Headlines about suspended competitions and titles in limbo tend to be focused on major leagues, but the coronavirus pandemic has also affected sports that don't get prime time broadcasts.

A Qantas aircraft. Photo: Jason Goulding (CC BY 2.0)

Qantas suspends aircraft deliveries, extends staff stand-downs

May 14, 2020

Qantas has announced a halt to the delivery of more than thirty aircraft it had on order, and an extension of staff stand-downs through to July.

Hands in yellow rubber gloves holding mobile phone with Coronavirus text. Photo: Marco Verch (CC BY 2.0)

Technology’s crucial role in the COVID-19 battle

May 13, 2020

How would social distancing have worked in a less technologically driven time?

The home of a Western Bulldogs AFL supporter in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray (where the team is based). Photo: MARGARETES/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Fairytale endings, financial woes pepper Bulldogs’ history

May 13, 2020

Based in Melbourne's working class western suburb of Footscray, the Western Bulldogs are one of the oldest teams in the AFL.

The Australian Sports Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground Photo: Edward H Blake (CC BY 2.0)

Stringent ‘preseason’ rules ahead of AFL season re-start

May 13, 2020

In this podcast Stephen Riosa looks at the effect of the two month lockdown on Australia’s most popular spectator sport.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.