The Junction

Life in a pandemic: handling fear and uncertainty

May 7, 2020

In this podcast we discuss practical tips for handling the fear, uncertainty, and denial that is arising for so many Australians right now.

The effects of covid-19 related restrictions in the Blue Mountains, in New South Wales. Photo: Blue Mountains Library(CC BY-SA 2.0)

COVID-19 restrictions battering Australian economy: treasurer

May 5, 2020

Australia's GDP is likely to fall by ten to twelve per cent in the June quarter, as a result of restrictions imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

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Domestic violence support organisations predict rise in demand

May 1, 2020

Organisations aiding victims of domestic violence are preparing for an increase in calls, as Australian states begin to ease coronavirus restrictions.

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Can technology amplify activist voices?

April 26, 2020

The ubiquitous nature of the internet has made an impact when it comes to aiding protests.

Photo: Paweł Bukowski on Unsplash

Australian music industry documents million-dollar losses from COVID-19

April 25, 2020

Within a month, distancing measures taken to flatten the curve of COVID-19 have wiped more than 300 million dollars from the Australian music industry.

Buying second hand clothing is an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint. Photo: David Burke (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Second-hand clothing a way to reduce eco footprint

April 25, 2020

Australia is one of the most wasteful countries in the world, and fast fashion is a major cause of this.

Chain link fence. 

Image: Sameer (CC BY 2.0)

Relief teachers lose work as schooling goes online

April 24, 2020

Teaching offers some job security during a pandemic - except, that is, when education is taught in distance mode.

Flyers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wearing facemasks on March 6th, 2020 as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads throughout the United States. Photo: Chad Davis (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Coronavirus may have spread in US earlier than first thought

April 24, 2020

A health official from the US state of California says coronavirus may have been spreading in the east coast state earlier than first thought.

Supporters cheer on Essendon at an AFL match. Photo: Hunter Nield (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Collingwood chief suggests AFL go ‘back to the future’

April 22, 2020

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says the AFL should consider playing matches at suburban grounds should the season continue.

Several A-League clubs have stood down players and essential staff as COVID-19 stops professional sporting competitions around the world. Photo: Danny J. Palmer (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Deadline looms for A-league contracts

April 22, 2020

Nearly half of Australia's professional soccer players' employment contracts are set to expire on May 31, but there's been no agreement reached between the clubs, players, and the sport's governing body.

A Utah Jazz street mural in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States (Photo: Trent Call; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Pandemic shows wealth disparity among NBA teams

April 22, 2020

Teams with "less financial means and often more severe symptoms" were not able to test for COVID-19, according to the New York Times.

Collecting cards in a world without sports

Collecting cards in a world without sports

April 22, 2020

As sporting leagues across the globe shut down because of COVID-19, sports fans are needing to look elsewhere to find ways to follow their favourite players and teams.

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