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The MCG - where you'd usually expect to find our AFL heroes - not in a ballet studio?

The Last Time I Cried: A reimagining of masculinity

October 26, 2020

The question is simple; the concept: ground-breaking. When was the last time you cried? Hamish...

Time to get to work: Bee broker Jonathan Monson deploys some of the 1.5 billion bees that have been travelling across the east coast as part of the annual pollination season. Photo: Jess Malcolm

As almond orchards blossom, busy bees get to work

October 20, 2020

It’s 5am on a frigid August morning and Trevor Monson is at the wheel of his 16-wheeler truck on the...

There was a marked decrease in the number of hospital beds available in South Australian public psychiatric hospitals in 2017/18 with just 157 beds, compared to 225 in 2016/17.

Hope, despite a broken mental health system

October 20, 2020

Many people face an uphill battle in obtaining help for their mental health – not just overcoming the stigma attached to seeking help, but also in terms of the quality of care available from an underfunded and understaffed health service. Thankfully, grassroots projects are providing support to those in need.

Climbing is more than a race to the top

Climbing is more than a race to the top

October 20, 2020

As the extreme sport of climbing grows in popularity, seasoned climbers share the thrills and challenges of solving nature's puzzles.

Twenty-one years after being adopted as a baby, Jordan Miletic calls his foster carer “Mum”

Carers foster life-long bond

October 16, 2020

Jordan Miletic was 10 months old when he was placed in a short-term arrangement with a foster carer. Twenty-one years later he now calls that foster carer “Mum”

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Grains of Sand

October 12, 2020

On shoring up international solidarity amidst the Hong Kong protest movement

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...

After years of study, Abby Thorne had just started her first job as a solicitor when coronavirus came along. “It was like this uncontrollable pile of bullshit that just came down on to my world,” Thorne says. “One minute I’m in court, the next day I’m at Centrelink.”

For the young, pandemic is latest act in a spiralling tragedy of opportunity

September 21, 2020

Even before the pandemic hit, Australia’s young adults were tracking to be the first generation in a century who could not look forward to a better life than their parents. This is the first in a special series, Generation Coronavirus, exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on young people.

Rent a dress - the future of fashion or designers' death knell?

Rent a dress – the future of fashion or designers’ death knell?

September 18, 2020

It’s great for financially strapped students, eco-warriors and social butterflies. but the one night stand with a hired designer dress could be doing more harm than good.

The day the music died in Newcastle

The day the music died in Newcastle

August 31, 2020

The world of music has not only been shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic but quite possibly changed forever.

Lights, camera, but not so much action for the Australian film industry

Lights, camera, but not so much action for the Australian film industry

August 28, 2020

In February this year, Chris Cudlipp’s Sydney post-production house Sandcastle Studios had a packed schedule for the next...

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‘I bury people nearly every day, what was our sin?’

July 31, 2020

The day began with a video, showing a disparate collection of arresting images – the drowned Greenpeace...

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