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An A-League match. Photo: Mathew F (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

FFA rules out early return to football

April 22, 2020

The A-league joins the majority of the world’s major football competitions in cancelling matches indefinitely.

Richmond fans walking to the MCG. Photo: Mark Heath (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Player salaries, quarantine hubs dominate footy headlines

April 21, 2020

There's no footy for the foreseeable future, so the focus in the AFL world has been on negotiations over player salaries, and whether quarantine hubs could help restart the season.

A laneway in Melbourne. Photo: Angela Rutherford (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

“Not just about grandma”: Victoria to keep most restrictions

April 21, 2020

The Victorian government will maintain most stage three restrictions as the state continues efforts to contain coronavirus.

Cities like Queenstown will soon have the strictest coronavirus-related restrictions lifted. Photo: Pedro Szekely (CC BY-SA 2.0)

NZ to ease stage four lockdowns

April 20, 2020

During the country’s stage four lockdown, New Zealand residents could not visit partners who did not live at the same address, and takeaway or food delivery services were banned.

Street art on the side of the art deco Cameo Cinemas in Belgrave, Victoria in the outer metropolitan federal seat of La Trobe. Photo: Zainah Mertakusuma

Coronavirus-related cuts devastate local creative industries

April 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in Australia's screen sector, shutting down production and causing thousands to lose their jobs.

Medical centres say they have struggled to get enough flu vaccines. Photo: Bill Smith (CC BY 2.0)

Flu vax in high demand amid outbreak

April 7, 2020

Medical centres across Victoria say they are running out of flu vaccines in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The IOC is considering several scenarios for the now-postponed 2020 Games to be hosted by Tokyo. Photo: Nasya Bahfen

New dates fixed for Tokyo Olympics as pandemic rages

April 6, 2020

Never in the 124 year history of the Olympics has a Games been postponed.

A Facebook post by the NSW nurses and midwives association outlines its members' experiences of abuse

Asian-Australian hospital staff on frontline of coronavirus abuse

April 6, 2020

Doctors, nurses and other health care workers of Asian backgrounds have been the primary targets for this kind of racial abuse in Australian hospitals.

Liberal MP Tim Wilson (L) listens to the statements of ABC News Director Gaven Morris and Managing Director David Anderson (R).

The case for press freedom

August 14, 2019

News leaders and journalism educators have reminded a parliamentary inquiry why media freedom is essential to democracy.

DISPOSABLE: Towards a safe injecting room

DISPOSABLE: Towards a safe injecting room

August 9, 2019

Thousands of people have used a safe drug-injecting centre in North Richmond since it opened a year ago.

DISPOSABLE: My life as a single-use container

DISPOSABLE: My life as a single-use container

August 9, 2019

Add some chemicals and some heat and a mould, and a takeaway container like me is born. 

Genuine work on display at the recent National Indigenous Art Fair

Stopping ‘fakes’ a critical step towards recognition

August 4, 2019

There are still many hurdles to clear before Indigenous artists receive appropriate protection and recognition of their work.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.