The Junction

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What it’s like to live with a fear of having kids

May 28, 2020

Never heard of tokophobia? Read about the women who fear pregnancy.

Art work by Tori Press of @revelatori. Image via Instagram

Meet Tori – artist and highly anxious person

May 28, 2020

Tori Press has been wearing her heart on her sleeve, sharing her emotional journey through mental illness via her Instagram art.

Finding a job in the law in an ordinary year is competitive. In a COVID-19 economy, it is even more unpredictable. Photo: TIM GOUW via Pexels.com.

Getting a job in the law just became much harder

May 28, 2020

The Australian legal market is notoriously saturated with graduates. Now COVID-19 has made entering the industry even harder.

Protesters appear to breach the 1.5 metre social distancing rules as they gather for speeches. Source: Luke Valentine

Victorians protest against social distancing rules

April 27, 2020

Victoria saw its first protest to the strict lockdown rules on ANZAC Day, when about 100 people including ex-servicemen and families gathered in a Gippsland park.

Simpson Oval will remain empty for the foreseeable future. Photo: Courtney Santospirito

Local footy clubs could lose $60,000 in shortened season

April 27, 2020

Clubs in a local Geelong AFL league are bracing for losses of $60,000 or more as the season sits in limbo.

Woolworths supermarket at BrickWorks Shopping Centre. Photo: Ashleigh Bailey.

Supermarkets are the new ground zero of frustration

April 27, 2020

"The environment is chaotic and unpredictable. It’s hard to guess how people will react when you tell them you don’t have what they’re after". Life as a supermarket worker in COVID-19 times.

Flight Centre is closing 100 stores nationwide. Photo: Stephanie Bastiaan

Hefty charges for flights cancelled due to COVID-19

April 2, 2020

Flight Centre has been accused of being greedy after charging customers cancellation fees for international flights axed by airlines due as travel restrictions tighten to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison at his press conference at Parliament House in Canberra today.
Picture: Stephanie Bastiaan via Facebook Live.

PM slams food hoarders and panic buyers

March 18, 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed Australians hoarding food and supplies describing the practice as "ridiculous" and "un-Australian".

Jaouad describing one of his tattoos. Photo by: Shannon Tucker

Redrawing history: The revival of Amazigh tattooing

March 16, 2020

In a studio in the back streets of a quiet residential area in Casablanca, an old tradition is being reborn.

Team Matrix, the oldest First LEGO League (FLL) team in Morocco. Photo: Jonathan McQuie

Shaping the future with LEGO

March 16, 2020

Eleven-year-old Badr says he had anger issues before he joined Morocco's First LEGO League team. Jonathan McQuie chats to him and others about the machines they are building.

We Thrifting store owner Mohamed Atlas. Photo by: Ebony Dike

Old clothes, new tricks

March 16, 2020

Walking into ‘We Thrifting’ in Morocco is like stepping into a treasure trove of nostalgia. Outside, the streets and footpaths of Casablanca are bustling, but inside Mohamed Atlas’s apartment-turned-vintage shop the sound of Moroccan rap music drowns out the humming of the city down below.

Dr Max Tischler, from Australian Desert Expeditions, measures a tiny skink, caught overnight. Photo: Chris Johnston

Gone to ground, or gone for good?

February 7, 2020

A quest to find the critically endangered Desert Rat Kangaroo continues in the central Australian desert. Chris Johnston tells how the fate of the elusive creature brings a group of dedicated ‘desert walkers’ together across the centuries.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
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