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Choosing to be child-free for the planet

Choosing to be child-free for the planet

October 14, 2019

Selfish. A word attributed to, amongst others, women throughout history who have made the conscious decision to remain childless. However, for Perth-based student Steph Murphy, choosing to be child-free may be the answer to the world’s climate woes.

Anxiety real for graduating students

Anxiety real for graduating students

October 11, 2019

But the thought of the upcoming shift into the “real” world is causing some students to develop what...

As temperatures, seas and emissions rise, anxieties are superheating

As temperatures, seas and emissions rise, anxieties are superheating

September 25, 2019

Climate change is already taking a toll on mental health. The cure is the same one the planet needs - activism and engagement, experts say.

Pregnant pause as women ponder life on an unfriendly planet

Pregnant pause as women ponder life on an unfriendly planet

September 25, 2019

Fears about the impacts of climate change are looming large for around one third of young women, a survey finds.

Counselling call for the Big C

Counselling call for the Big C

August 30, 2019

Mental health remains the unspoken side effect of cancer

Call me Luke: Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College student took to Instagram

Call me Luke: Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College student took to Instagram

August 30, 2019

Fethers was hesitant to come out on social media as he was afraid of seeming “attention-seeking."

NAIDOC Awards: David Gulpilil reveals he is battling lung cancer

NAIDOC Awards: David Gulpilil reveals he is battling lung cancer

July 7, 2019

The annual NAIDOC Awards last night honoured service in the community, but also revealed legendary actor David Gulpilil has cancer.

Influenza cases at record-breaking high

Influenza cases at record-breaking high

June 17, 2019

Australia is experiencing its largest surge in confirmed influenza cases with the month of May showing...

Construction ready for holistic eating disorder house

Construction ready for holistic eating disorder house

May 9, 2019

After being told she had just one week to live, Auckland-born Millie Thomas travelled to the Sunshine Coast to die “in her happy place”. Her life had been consumed by anorexia

Bariatric surgery – it’s not the easy way out

Bariatric surgery – it’s not the easy way out

April 23, 2019

Bariatric surgery is commonly viewed as the ‘easy way out’. But that's a notion that disregards the complexities involved. Karlena Sutcliffe explores the factors that influence a larger bodied person to decide on the surgery.

University of Wollongong goes Commando for Motor Neurone Disease

April 16, 2019

Grass and mud-stained knees jogged, sprinted and crawled their way across the University of Wollongong to raise funds for motor neurone disease.

Is the dentist too expensive?

Is the dentist too expensive?

March 27, 2019

The Australian dental care system has been under some assessment recently, as the current policies fail...

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