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From Germany with love: A COVID-19 update from Cologne

From Germany with love: A COVID-19 update from Cologne

March 29, 2020

Mareike Bire was at the University of Sydney last year as a postgraduate media student on exchange fro...

Australia’s ice epidemic: Worrying new statistics released

Australia’s ice epidemic: Worrying new statistics released

March 27, 2020

a recent report from the Australian Crime Intelligence Commission paints a concerning picture about the continual growth of ice use in Australia

Virus-hit hospitals already low on supplies, warns doctors’ chief

Virus-hit hospitals already low on supplies, warns doctors’ chief

March 27, 2020

In an exclusive interview the head of the Australian Doctors Federation Stephen Milgate warns of an impending supply crisis.

Indigenous community more vulnerable to coronavirus

Indigenous community more vulnerable to coronavirus

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 poses an even greater threat to Australia's Indigenous community, from existing chronic conditions and lower immunity to higher levels of communal living and anxiety over finances, say medical workers.

Shaping the future with LEGO

Shaping the future with LEGO

March 16, 2020

Eleven-year-old Badr says he had anger issues before he joined Morocco's First LEGO League team. Jonathan McQuie chats to him and others about the machines they are building.

The price models pay

The price models pay

March 12, 2020

The modelling industry is usually associated with glamour and fame; what is not usually shown or discussed...

Is pill testing the answer to Australia’s drug problem?

Is pill testing the answer to Australia’s drug problem?

March 12, 2020

Passing a joint, popping a pill; plenty do it, it’s nothing new. Getting a few caps is just part of...

Records unearth new questions on Melbourne Uni nuclear waste

Records unearth new questions on Melbourne Uni nuclear waste

March 10, 2020

Ten years after the chance discovery of low-level radioactive waste on the Parkville campus, and two years into a massive clean-up, a Citizen investigation raises fresh questions about the management of the contaminated sites.

A decade on, swine flu fallout shapes coronarvirus response

A decade on, swine flu fallout shapes coronarvirus response

March 6, 2020

The swine flu epidemic of 2009 took a shattering toll on the Indigenous population. Lessons from that crisis are driving an unprecedented response to the new coronavirus outbreak.

A broken body and mind, but not a shattered spirit

A broken body and mind, but not a shattered spirit

February 25, 2020

Sri Krishnamurthi reflects in this special report on what life is really like trying to live and cope wit...

Melbourne University students stranded in China by outbreak seek semester slowdown

Melbourne University students stranded in China by outbreak seek semester slowdown

February 5, 2020

Chinese students stranded at home by the coronavirus outbreak are appealing to the University of Melbourne...

Code White – Inside an emergency department in crisis

Code White – Inside an emergency department in crisis

December 18, 2019

It takes just two minutes and 205 steps to walk from the staff carpark to Flinders Medical Centre’s Emergency Department, but it’s enough to gather yourself for the storm awaiting inside. Flinders is the second largest hospital in South Australia, and its emergency department (ED) is rarely below maximum capacity.

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