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Children who need respite or foster care are facing extra pressures during the coronavirus lockdown.

Virus poses an extra threat for vulnerable children

June 5, 2020

Children who need respite or foster care are facing extra pressures during the coronavirus lockdown, while a key role played by teachers is unavailable to vulnerable children.

Brett Wolfenden (centre) says the turnout will be huge when festivals come back.

Years to recovery: independent music festivals could be lost

June 5, 2020

At least 20,000 music events have been cancelled in Australia because of the virus. Molly Jones talks to people in the industry about what the future of live music may look like.

Swinburne researchers are looking at what happens to our health and our lives when we are cut off from face-to-face communication with the people we love.

Loneliness and the lockdown: measuring the impact of being alone

June 5, 2020

Swinburne researchers are looking at what happens to our health and our lives when we are cut off from face-to-face communication with the people we love. Millicent Spencer reports.

Trials have begun with Alcolizer's newest technology, with multiple examples being produced.
Photo credit: Alcolizer

Handheld coronavirus testing kit set for production

June 2, 2020

A small WA company is taking on a big role in Australia’s fight against coronavirus. With more than...

NUS rally for students is part of #SaveOurStudents campaign

Union fights for future of students during Covid-19

June 2, 2020

The COVID-19 NUS Student Action Working Group currently has 190 active members working on the #SaveOurStudents campaign. The group is fighting for a better conn...

Finding a job in the law in an ordinary year is competitive. In a COVID-19 economy, it is even more unpredictable. Photo: TIM GOUW via Pexels.com.

Getting a job in the law just became much harder

May 28, 2020

The Australian legal market is notoriously saturated with graduates. Now COVID-19 has made entering the industry even harder.

Abalone diver Craig Fox: Image/ Western Abalone Divers Association

Future Forecast Pt 2: Port Fairy abalone divers treading water

May 28, 2020

As communities worldwide brace for a climate-changed future, The Citizen's reporting team heads to Victoria's south-west coast to explore the challenges- and opportunities - confronting the region.

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Psychologist prescribes social media antidote

May 23, 2020

While self-isolation is vital for flattening the COVID-19 curve, the lack of social interactions can...

Warning signs of modern slavery. Infographic: Komal Fatima

Pandemic increases risk of modern slavery: rights experts

May 20, 2020

The devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to increase the number of people at risk of modern slavery.

Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash

Eatery dishes up lockdown success secret

May 18, 2020

A WA burger bar says they have found the secret recipe for success for restaurants trying to survive...

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

Street art in Brisbane, Australia showing support for refugees and asylum seekers. Photo: Christy Gallois (CC0 1.0)

Legal challenge launched for refugee at high risk of coronavirus

May 15, 2020

The Human Rights Law Centre has launched a legal challenge against the Federal government on behalf of a chronically ill refugee held in immigration detention.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Project: Coronavirus