The Junction

Courtney Schiffke recovers in hospital after surgery for endometriosis removal.

The endless battle against Endometriosis

June 2, 2020

A diagnosis for Endometriosis can take anywhere from five to 10 years.

DJ and music blogger Sean Tayler.

Triple J Requestival is pure chaos – in the best possible way

June 1, 2020

If you told me a week ago that the best thing for Australian music would be to let the public choose what gets played on the radio, I wouldn’t believe you.

Indoor soccer at Futsal Oz in happier times. Photo: Monica Di Battista

Futsal hiatus shows COVID-19’s impact on all sport

May 15, 2020

Headlines about suspended competitions and titles in limbo tend to be focused on major leagues, but the coronavirus pandemic has also affected sports that don't get prime time broadcasts.

A Qantas aircraft. Photo: Jason Goulding (CC BY 2.0)

Qantas suspends aircraft deliveries, extends staff stand-downs

May 14, 2020

Qantas has announced a halt to the delivery of more than thirty aircraft it had on order, and an extension of staff stand-downs through to July.

Hands in yellow rubber gloves holding mobile phone with Coronavirus text. Photo: Marco Verch (CC BY 2.0)

Technology’s crucial role in the COVID-19 battle

May 13, 2020

How would social distancing have worked in a less technologically driven time?

The home of a Western Bulldogs AFL supporter in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray (where the team is based). Photo: MARGARETES/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Fairytale endings, financial woes pepper Bulldogs’ history

May 13, 2020

Based in Melbourne's working class western suburb of Footscray, the Western Bulldogs are one of the oldest teams in the AFL.

The Australian Sports Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground Photo: Edward H Blake (CC BY 2.0)

Stringent ‘preseason’ rules ahead of AFL season re-start

May 13, 2020

In this podcast Stephen Riosa looks at the effect of the two month lockdown on Australia’s most popular spectator sport.

Sydney Swans fans at an AFL match. Photo: Boaz_M(CC BY-NC 2.0)

Mandatory player tests part of AFL restart plans

May 12, 2020

Australian Rules football's governing body says every player must be tested for COVID-19, as part of plans to resume the AFL season.

An A-League match. Photo: Mathew F (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Why being called the next Messi can hurt, not help

May 7, 2020

In this podcast we discuss how intense pressure has, in the past, affected young footballers labelled 'the next Messi' or 'the next Pele'.

Life in a pandemic: handling fear and uncertainty

May 7, 2020

In this podcast we discuss practical tips for handling the fear, uncertainty, and denial that is arising for so many Australians right now.

The effects of covid-19 related restrictions in the Blue Mountains, in New South Wales. Photo: Blue Mountains Library(CC BY-SA 2.0)

COVID-19 restrictions battering Australian economy: treasurer

May 5, 2020

Australia's GDP is likely to fall by ten to twelve per cent in the June quarter, as a result of restrictions imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

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Domestic violence support organisations predict rise in demand

May 1, 2020

Organisations aiding victims of domestic violence are preparing for an increase in calls, as Australian states begin to ease coronavirus restrictions.

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