Day: October 15, 2020

Scientists surge ahead in fight against scarlet fever

By Sabrina Walker In a world first, Queensland scientists have discovered a new, highly infectious strain of Group A Streptococcus bacteria, responsible for the recent global outbreak of childhood disease, scarlet fever. The disease has risen globally at an alarming

Tweedy finds new sporting passion

By Benjamin Hyams Conor Tweedy, a young athlete disabled in a scrum collapse during a rugby game two years ago, has found a new game. Never letting adversity get him down, he almost instantly found new outlet for his athletic

Funky female podcasts become frontrunners of their field

By Ingrid Uhlmann Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States has jumped on the latest trend: Podcasts for women, by women. And for many people podcasts are the ultimate medium, as they’re convenient and easily accessible to everyone.

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Scrapped uni exchanges impact students’ study plans

By Sophie Johnson Universities across Australia have cancelled international student exchanges due to COVID-19, and students who planned on studying abroad have been told to study in the safety of their home for the rest of the year.

Protestors demand help for detainees under COVID threat

By Isabella Jeffrey For months protestors have maintained a vigil supporting asylum seekers locked inside a Brisbane hotel. The ‘Refugee Solidarity Meanjin’ group has been protesting outside the Kangaroo Point Hotel since earlier this year to stop the transfer of

No end in sight for COVID testers

By Sophie Chirgwin  A former Chief Health Officer has spoken out about Queensland’s COVID-19 crisis, saying he fears for the mental health of pathology workers on the front line if the pandemic continues.

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