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Clean Slate Without Prejudice training session. Photo: supplied

Fighting for Justice: Indigenous schemes reduce youth crime

July 10, 2020

Marco Stojanovik looks at programs that aim to keep indigenous kids out of the justice system. “Alright everybod...

Dr Rosie Gibson of Massey Wellington’s Sleep/Wake Research Clinic

Having Covid dreams? You’re not alone

July 1, 2020

Many people reported having unsettling dreams surrounding family members getting sick and being separated from loved ones, or strange dreams that make little sense.

Shenhua keeps coal plans alive as report predicts koala extinction

June 29, 2020

China-owned coal company Shenhua Watermark, wants a fourth extension to its north-west NSW exploration licence, despite a report confirming koalas are on the verge of extinction.

Jeffrey Andrews, Hong Kong social worker and local council candidate. Photo: Shazma Gaffoor

Hong Kong’s first minority social worker runs for local council

June 25, 2020

From breaking the law to changing the law - a member of a Hong Kong ethnic minority is running for council elections.

Opening the door to Pacific environmental  and climate change collaborations.

EJN teams up with PMC on new climate project

June 23, 2020

In an innovative new development, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will partner with the Pacific...

The 2019 protests. Photo: Shazma Gaffoor

Hong Kong’s protests continue as global media moves on

June 23, 2020

Hong Kong residents continue to lobby against police brutality and the encroachment of mainland China on the special administrative region.

Stand With Pal

Students and staff delighted with reinstatement of USP’s Ahluwalia

June 23, 2020

Students sang with joy outside vice-chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia‘s home at the University of the South Pacific following his reinstatement by a special meeting of ...

Sunlight shining through trees, Kamay National Park NSW

Bushfire devastation pushes the case for Environmental Personhood

June 14, 2020

Australia's devastating loss of over a billion animals during the 2019/2020 bushfires prompted calls to consider “environmental personhood” and justice for non-human life.

“There is a cultural problem in medicine of perfection,” says Dr Kieran Allen, a psychiatry registrar with Monash Health. Image: Shutterstock

Behind the mask, the toll on doctors of a not-so-caring profession

June 11, 2020

The images are everywhere – doctors being heroic and stoic; tearful and angry; tireless and exhausted. The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed a glimpse into the often overlooked pressures of the medical profession.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2017-18 two thirds of Australians over 18 were overweight or obese.

Australia battles with obesity

June 10, 2020

Australians are becoming larger and increasingly unhealthy, with the country’s obesity-related deaths also rising.

There are over 100 job vacancies in health departments across country Victoria with rural towns struggling to attract doctors.

Solving Australia’s rural GP shortage

June 5, 2020

There are currently over 100 job vacancies listed with the Rural Workforce Agency for GPs in Vic's regional area.

The 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year was the last survivor of a river red gum forest cut down in the 1970s.

300-year-old tree to fall victim to North East Link Project

June 5, 2020

Preliminary works have begun on the Melbourne's North East Link while thousands fight to save a pre-European settlement river red gum before it’s destroyed.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.