City of Sydney crime data shows decrease in fraud offences

Data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) shows the rate of fraud offences has decreased in the City of Sydney local government area in recent years. Data shows fraud offences in the City of Sydney LGA decreased by 10 per cent between January...

Homesick: Stranded far away from home during a global pandemic (Podcast)

Homesick follows the journey of Jacquie and Jasmine, two women who found themselves stranded in the middle of a global pandemic. As Spain entered its COVID-19 lockdown, the pair were desperate to return to their homes in Australia. Holly Forrest · Homesick

Interview with a man paid to write uni assignments for almost a decade

*Michael is a Cambridge graduate who says he worked at a UK-based ‘essay-mill’ for almost a decade. From 2011 to early this year, he wrote and quality-checked hundreds of pages to be passed-off as someone else’s work. While recent Australia-based research suggests...

DC Comics leaves Australian stores struggling to find suppliers

DC Comics has ended its distribution relationship with Diamond Comics Distribution, leaving Australian comic stores in the lurch after an already two-month distribution hiatus due to COVID-19. DC Comics announced the end of the 25-year-old partnership in an email to...

Australian Cross Country titles look set to be rescheduled

Athletics Australia has announced that the 2020 Australian Cross Country Championships may still go ahead in Adelaide at the end of September. With the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions, athletes of all ages are able to consider the possibility of returning to...

Port Macquarie businesses preparing for tourism surge

Businesses within Port Macquarie’s tourism industry are preparing for an influx of visitors in the upcoming school holidays, in the wake of a reduction in COVID-19 restrictions. While the NSW school term does not end until July 3, Port Macquarie has already welcomed...

Port Macquarie university students reflect on COVID-19 changes

Port Macquarie’s first-year university students are eager to return to campus for the spring session, following months of online learning due to COVID-19. Many students who moved away from Port Macquarie for university earlier this year have returned home during the...

Colouring the streets of your town: the artists behind the masks

From illegal works to commissioned pieces, mural artists are emerging out of the darkness to give a sense of identity to communities. Internationally recognised mural artist, Scott Nagy has been creating street art since he was a teenager. His surreal artworks focus...

Economically hit local businesses struggle to stay afloat

Illawarra cafés have opened their doors again after being hit financially following a complete or partial shut down during the COVID-19 lockdown. Cafes have been allowed to increase capacity to 50 people as long as strict social distancing rules are followed. North...

Homelessness during COVID-19

International students and other temporary visa holders have become more vulnerable to homelessness after losing their income during the pandemic. St. Vincent de Paul area manager for Housing and Homeless, Jenny Dixon said there had been a 30 to 50 per cent rise in...
Australian Cross Country titles look set to be rescheduled

Australian Cross Country titles look set to be rescheduled

Athletics Australia has announced that the 2020 Australian Cross Country Championships may still go ahead in Adelaide at the end of September. With the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions, athletes of all ages are able to consider the possibility of returning to...

Economically hit local businesses struggle to stay afloat

Economically hit local businesses struggle to stay afloat

Illawarra cafés have opened their doors again after being hit financially following a complete or partial shut down during the COVID-19 lockdown. Cafes have been allowed to increase capacity to 50 people as long as strict social distancing rules are followed. North...

Homelessness during COVID-19

Homelessness during COVID-19

International students and other temporary visa holders have become more vulnerable to homelessness after losing their income during the pandemic. St. Vincent de Paul area manager for Housing and Homeless, Jenny Dixon said there had been a 30 to 50 per cent rise in...

Two in Three NSW Prison Inmates Using Meth

Two in Three NSW Prison Inmates Using Meth

A recent government inquiry into methamphetamine has revealed that as many as two thirds of NSW prison inmates were using meth. The inquiry, which sat in Sydney, heard evidence of the methamphetamine pandemic that is currently effecting Australia. Among the most...