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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...

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.

Micro businesses online during the pandemic. 
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Sourcing sweet income during pandemic unemployment

October 12, 2020

Some innovative young entrepreneurs in Sydney are creating their own source of income to bridge the financial...

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.

“The ‘vulnerability’ of our remote communities is much more related to longstanding under-investment in health infrastructure than our people as individuals,

Aboriginal HS have “pandemic by the horns”

September 25, 2020

Enlisting local initiatives, networks and the lessons of the past, Aboriginal health services were quick off the mark when coronavirus came. Their success to date is powerful testimony to the importance of Indigenous leadership in narrowing the health gap, experts say.

Pandemic underlines need for diversity in health messaging

Pandemic underlines need for diversity in health messaging

September 23, 2020

Why it is important to have COVID-19 public health messaging to accommodate the linguistic diversity of Australia’s population?

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.

A scene from Catch-86 (the 2019 La Trobe University Revue). Photo: Kat Carrington

Why student theatre must survive the pandemic

September 21, 2020

Why do we devalue the next generation of artists? Fergus Black and Lakshmi Ganapathy argue that we need to reconsider our stance on student productions.

Weight loss measure. Photo: (CC BY 2.0)

Concern over health impact of ‘iso weight’

September 21, 2020

Melbourne is looking at easing out of one of the world's longest coronavirus lockdowns. What impact will quarantine eating habits and a lack of outdoor physical exercise have on the long term health of Victorians?

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.

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 ...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Project: Coronavirus