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OzHarvest Hamper Hubs provide relief to international students

OzHarvest to the rescue for international students

October 21, 2020

When COVID-19 raised its head earlier this year, many international students in Sydney were left stranded. They found themselves out of work, unable to access government support and struggl...

Dr Audrey Shen joined animal rescue volunteer efforts last summer and continued to tend to burnt animals for months afterwards.

Volunteers offer burnt kangaroos ‘second chance’

October 21, 2020

Three Sydney animal care workers have rehabilitated at least 35 injured mammals in the year since Australia's...

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.

Being cut off from social interaction during the pandemic can seem even more isolating in remote rural areas where community is everything. Photo: Courtesy Bec Ritchie/Unsplash

Rural communities fight mental health strain

October 15, 2020

There’s no arguing that rural communities in New South Wales have had it tough in recent years, being h...

Mr Ward with his daughter Claire.

“I want to die a happy person” says granddad stranded by government

October 12, 2020

Ron Ward, 86, sold his house and shipped his belongings to Australia but at the last minute was cruelly denied entry because of coronavirus rules, writes Liam Mendes.

FIrefighters in Queensland. Photo: Flickr user bertknot (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Rising from the Ashes

October 12, 2020

With bushfire season around the corner, what could be improved this year to avoid a repeat of the catastrophic 2019/2020 summer?

A nursing shed at a puppy farm in Victoria which has approval to come to NSW. (Source: Animal Justice Party)

Animal welfare fears as puppy breeders avoid tough new rules

October 9, 2020

NSW’s lack of regulation of puppy breeding is turning it into a hub for bad practice in the industry, reports Christa Nicola.

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...

Sister Carmel Hanson

Sister Carmel Hanson’s House of Hospitality

September 21, 2020

Sitting on the front step of the House of Hospitality on Christmas Eve, Sister Carmel Hanson waves goodbye...

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.

Bibblewindi flare, Pilliga Forest

Baseline studies overlooked in push for ‘gas-fired’ recovery

September 10, 2020

The Narrabri Gas Project could be the first of several contentious fracking operations greenlit as part of the NSW Government’s “gas-fired” recovery from COVID-19.

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.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.