Data shows staying home has benefits for the environment

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions were down in all major cities amid COVID-19 lockdowns, according to data from the World Air Quality Index project. At the start of March, all major cities had recorded lower levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide...

Rising youth unemployment set to impact young Australians for years to come

Young Australians forced out of work by COVID-19 face the prospect of long-term unemployment as the pandemic halts economic growth. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show youth unemployment (15-24 years) surged from 11.5 per cent in...

Survey: Anti-Asian racism a problem on Australian streets

Australians panic bought toilet paper like no other nation during the height of the coronavirus-induced hoarding earlier this year and, like everyone else, Selina Zhen and her mother stepped into a supermarket expecting to encounter low grocery stock but were...

Love on lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has altered how the world experiences love, dating and relationships. Since March of 2020 COVID-19 has changed the function of daily life, resulting in significant impacts on personal relationships and mental health. According to the...

Hanging by a thread: The cost of COVID-19 on fast fashion

Global lockdowns, store closures and rising unemployment amid the COVID-19 pandemic are causing consumer retail spending to decline and wreaking havoc on the fashion industry and garment supply chains.  Major clothing companies including Topshop, Urban Outfitters and...

NSW achieved record tourism numbers in 2019, according to government data

Data from Tourism Research Australia shows NSW maintained its position as Australia’s number one state for tourists in 2019 with record figures for visitors, nights stayed and expenditure – figures the state may not see again for a long time.  The TRA’s international...

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...
Love on lockdown

Love on lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has altered how the world experiences love, dating and relationships. Since March of 2020 COVID-19 has changed the function of daily life, resulting in significant impacts on personal relationships and mental health. According to the...

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...