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fashion September 18, 2021

Esse Studios’ Edition Five collection

With the launch of her latest collection, Esse Studios founder Charlotte Hicks reiterates her commitment to creating feminine styles that are reliable and comfortable, and that focus on how a woman feels within herself.

health September 18, 2021

Psychologists worried over long-term mental health issues

Psychologists are concerned about anxiety and depression becoming long-term problems due to the pandemic, with the worst effects felt by the young and the vulnerable.

life September 11, 2021

Greece in Brunswick

A conversation between a daughter and her father sheds light on the experience of migrant communities – and on the process of accepting family.

science September 11, 2021

Why are frogs dying?

Green tree frogs and other frog species are dying off along the east coast of Australia and scientists are asking the public for help to discover the cause, or causes.

health September 4, 2021

A pandemic of the homesick

Homesickness is no longer classified as a disease, yet it causes both anxiety and depression. The pandemic has magnified the grief and loss of distance and separation.

life September 4, 2021

How to write a song

Australian musicians including Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko and Paul Kelly  share the creative practices they have in common when writing songs.

life August 28, 2021

Sydney food charity builds lockdown ‘war map’

In a community centre in Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west, thousands of food hampers are being packed for people impoverished by the Covid-19 lockdown. Each day come more calls for help, and the response grows more elaborate.

health August 28, 2021

Interpreting the pandemic

In the course of the pandemic, sign language has adapted and changed to deal with the demands of televised press conferences. Importantly, the interpreters are increasingly Deaf themselves.

fashion August 21, 2021

Maticevski’s Pre-Fall 21 collection

Toni Maticevski’s Pre-Fall 21 collection acknowledges Australia’s sense of imbalance and anxiety in lockdown – meeting it with strong sculpted forms and the occasional surprise.

health August 21, 2021

Kids and long Covid

Covid-19 has affected older people more severely than children, but scientists are increasingly concerned about long Covid in young people.

life August 14, 2021

Bureaucracy of ‘compassion’

Writer Steven Amsterdam tried over and over for a travel exemption to leave Australia. In the end, caught up in the bureaucracy of ‘compassion’, it was too late.