Category: World

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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Two Drews take on UQ’s student election

By Nick Ridley A student, who legally changed his name to that of a suspended friend, says he will stand aside for his namesake if he wins the Presidency of The University of Queensland Senate. UQ student, Taylor Wass, has

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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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.

Moving abroad during a pandemic

By Benjamin Hyams A young Australian couple has moved overseas during the pandemic, unfazed by the fear affecting most of the world. Dominic Hand and Mondi Milenkovic made the decision to go ahead with their planned move to Scotland in

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

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.

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.

Farmers’ pleas fall foul as backpackers speak out

By Andi-Bianca Haddow Australian farmers are appealing for help picking this season’s produce, but it’s been met with reluctance, following a social media campaign describing farm conditions as ‘horrific’, ‘unsafe’ and well below minimum wage.

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