The Junction

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.

Long distance relationships and flights continue to be grounded as COVID-19 remains a problem around the world. Photo: Courtesy Dyana Wing So/Unsplash

COVID-19 tough on long distance relationships

September 15, 2020

The coronavirus travel ban has put an end to reunions for couples in long distance relationships that ...

Lockdown lust: How coronavirus is changing sex lives and sex drives

Lockdown lust: How coronavirus is changing sex lives and sex drives

September 9, 2020

Surging use of online pornography sites and sales of sex toys during the pandemic tell us that there’s some socially distanced action going down, and the sexperts predict it will have a lasting influence on our intimate lives.

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.

Dr Jason Monty (pictured centre) with his University of Melbourne team of engineers and prototype ventilation hood, which is being trialled in nine Victorian hospitals and one in the Northern Territory. Photo: supplied.

From the pandemic front line, a plea for help engineers a safety bubble

August 31, 2020

As concerns grow about airborne transmission of COVID-19 and high infection rates amongst healthcare workers, a new product designed to isolate coronavirus patients from carers is being trialled in Victoria.

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...

Ekka@Loreto was created as a fun day for students and staff and featured farm-themed free dress. Photo: Courtesy Loreto College Coorparoo

Schools take COVID-safe approach to fundraising

August 18, 2020

School communities around the South East are having to come up with new and unusual ways to raise vital funds and generate community support thanks to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemi...

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How covid-19 has undermined climate change initiatives in the Pacific

August 16, 2020

QUOTE: “Climate change may be slower but its momentum is enormous.” – Stuart Chape, Acting Dir...

Food aid and ‘Blessing Boxes’ a lifeline for jobless Australians

July 13, 2020

Community organisations have set up food pantries and emergency centres to make sure no-one goes hungry during COVID-19.

For cultures hit by earlier pandemics, memory cues instinct to panic early

For cultures hit by earlier pandemics, memory cues instinct to panic early

July 7, 2020

The lockdown has reignited a lingering legacy of trauma for some, and laid down a new template for others, writes Connor Amor-Bendall for our special series Clayton 3168: Lockdown on the strip.

When the best medicine is patience

When the best medicine is patience

July 6, 2020

Pharmacy staff have been bullied while working on the frontline of Australia’s pandemic response. Sisters Zena and Marina want you to know it hurts.  Andreas Nicola continues our special series Clayton 3168: Lockdown on the strip.

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