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Mental health vs mental wellbeing

As Victorians endure their fifth lockdown in 18 months, there’s been a lot of talk about mental health and wellbeing. But do […]

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The good news stories of lockdown 5.0

As we enter our second COVID winter and Victoria extends its fifth lockdown, it’s difficult to find things to be optimistic about. […]

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Refugees on hunger strike as High Court rules indefinite detention ‘lawful’

Following months of isolation and years of detention, Medevac refugees in Melbourne’s MITA have been on hunger strike against their indefinite detention. […]

Social media use during COVID-19 lockdowns

Social media has became the main mode of connection during the COVID pandemic for many people. Melbourne university researcher Jess Frank is […]

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Parents struggle to find support for their child’s mental health amid the pandemic

New research has found two-thirds of Australian parents are worried about their child’s mental health but a quarter don’t know how their […]

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Loud & Queer: LGBT+ artistic processes and gender at work

This episode of Loud & Queer heard Sammy, Elizabeth and Laura discuss some of the latest cases of gender discrimination in the […]

Re-thinking the ‘inhospitable’ Himalayas

For many years it was believed that the Himalayas acted as a barrier between people living to the north and south of […]

What does Israel’s new government mean for Palestine?

Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year reign over Israel is about to come to an end, with a new coalition of parties from across the […]

Naomi Osaka’s example to young people

  The world’s best female tennis player is taking some time off from the media and scrutiny that often follows professional athletes. […]

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Loud & Queer: a trans memoir and queer moments of joy

Big things are kicking off season 2 for Loud & Queer! Elizabeth and Laura highlight some things that bring them joy in […]