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The Gay Straight Alliance at Melbourne Grammar changed Ben Bonnici's high school life.

Why Australian schools need Gay Straight Alliances

October 21, 2020

Gay Straight Alliances in high schools - a win win.

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?

In many fields universities are now only approving virtual internships. Photo: Lenny DiFranza (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Virtual internships hard but have advantages, journalism students say

October 12, 2020

While there are few options at present other than working online and completing your work placement remotely journalism students say they find virtual internships interesting and would not mind doing such placements in the future.

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.

Senior journalist: social media and journalism should be separate entities.

The writing is (not) on the wall for the journalism industry

October 9, 2020

Senior journalist: we need to make sure we separate journalism and social media content.

The bilby, quintessentially Australian.

Saving the Bilby: protecting one of Australia’s most iconic animals

October 2, 2020

Save the Bilby Fund to the rescue of Australia's expert digger.

Performance artist Letitia Crispin donned full PPE to draw attention to COVID waste.

‘Outraged Together’: Artist dons PPE to collect discarded face masks

October 2, 2020

Performance art aiming to re-start the sustainability debate in the age of Covid.

Samrakshak Samuha Nepal – also known as Sasane, is the country’s only survivor-run organisation for women who are victims of human trafficking.

Survivors strive to eradicate human trafficking in Nepal

October 2, 2020

A sisterhood of human trafficking survivors in Nepal have an ingenious solution in dealing with trafficking.

Plants in Ruskin Park, London, UK. Photo: James Petts (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Gardening interest rises during pandemic

October 1, 2020

Lockdowns around the globe are causing an increased interest in gardening. Phoebe Bowen finds out more about growing plants at home.

Geelong barbershop, Hunter Barbers is doing what they do best and raising $10 from every mullet hairstyle towards mental health research.

Arty Victorians supporting mental health

September 29, 2020

The Melbourne lockdown is a major strain on mental health. Victorians get creative to cope.

Medical professionals have expressed concern over mental health, as Australia's second largest city - Melbourne - moves into the 12th week of

Fear and depression in locked-down Melbourne

September 23, 2020

Melbourne’s second lockdown has seen an increase in mental health issues, prompting concern from many of Australia’s leading medical experts.

“I don’t like to look at this in a negative way,

Reporting for duty in the pandemic, young teachers in a class of their own

September 22, 2020

For many 20-somethings, the pandemic has cost them their jobs. For others, like early career teachers, it's piled on new challenges as they navigate the difficulties of remote learning and front-line disease control. Ashleigh Barraclough continues The Citizen's special series Generation Coronavirus.

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