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Surviving an epidemic: Lessons from the Tasmanian devil.

August 13, 2020

Dire predictions about the fate of Tasmanian Devils have been revised because of their behaviour, giving hope to disease modellers.

Remote-area firefighters and water-bombing aircraft work to suppress the Gell River fire at Mount Wright on January 11 2019. Photo: Warren Frey (Tasmania Fire Service).

Bolt from the blue: Tasmania’s incendiary new reality

February 12, 2020

As the planet warms, the forests of Tasmania’s ancient wilderness become increasingly vulnerable to wildfire. Unpicking cause and effect of this incendiary era has become an urgent mission for fire researchers and fire fighters.

Andre Nassiri’s story on Africa’s “poster child”, which won the Best Text-based Story by an Undergraduate, “demonstrated real nerve in the gathering process and went beyond what could have been an easy synthesis of prior reporting”.

Capel-Stanley wins Journalism Student of the Year

December 5, 2019

The 2019 Ossie Award winners, showcasing Australia’s best student journalism, have been announced during...

2018 Ossie Award winners

December 5, 2018

The 2018 Ossie Award winners, showcasing Australia’s best student journalism, have been announced during...

Photo by Abbey Thorpe

Taking heart to beat the stigma

September 7, 2018

"Some people think it’s a sign of defeat. I find my scar a sense of victory." Young people with heart disease speak up on the hurt of misconceptions. Abbey Thorpe reports.

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