Category: National

The barbers cutting the stigma between men and mental health

By Jack James Queensland’s first men’s mental health barbershop, has opened up in Coorparoo. StigmaCutz is the brainchild of charity, A Chance For Change, and offers a friendly space where men can engage in honest, caring conversations – whilst getting

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Australian businesses bucking the trend under COVID-19

By Matthew Simmonds Some Australian businesses reported record-breaking sales numbers this year, both due to – or in spite of – the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. Small businesses such as Beaudesert Gates & Steel recorded a sales spike in April,

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Racial justice protestors remain resolute during the pandemic

By Gwyn Lim Racial justice protestors are calling for change in the face of COVID-19, with Brisbane seeing thousands protest for Black Lives Matter and Indigenous deaths in custody. Rallies have not stopped amidst the pandemic as protestors say infection

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Algorithm aims to fight online abuse

Online abuse is nothing new for some women using social media. But a new Twitter algorithm aims to detect sexualised threats and remove them from the platform. VJ Charlie Dally-Watkins reports.

University challenge: the new norm of learning online

University students say this year’s move to online learning has been challenging thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Some say the delivery’s been inconsistent, but others say there are benefits to this style of learning. VJ Dominique Tassell reports.

Coronavirus strikes a bad chord with the music industry

The coronavirus pandemic has left music venues empty, musicians without an income and fans starved of live performances. Despite eased restrictions, the road to recovery may be further away than expected. VJ Jack Ryan reports.

Online pressure to cut kilos during COVID weighs heavy on young minds

By Sophie Chirgwin Pressure to become fit and shed kilos during COVID-19 is detrimental to young people who are predisposed to eating disorders, health experts warn. Since the pandemic struck, some social media pages have been plastered with videos and

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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

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

The challenges of Covid-19 for the visually impaired

By Sarah Tran Covid-19 has been difficult for everyone, but for people with vision impairments it has changed the world in ways they can’t see, making their everyday tasks harder.

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