Pandemic demands preventative shift

COVID-19 has exacerbated weaknesses in Australia’s mental health systems, with waiting times soaring to beyond six months in many states, and continuing unemployment combined with diminishing […]

Pandemic disrupts baby sleep patterns

The onset of COVID-19 disrupted day-to-day routines for millions of families around the world, with the stress and changes in routines caused by home confinement temporarily […]

Lifting the veil on forced marriage

Forced marriage and slavery-like practices are going unchecked in South Australia, as social services, school teachers, nurses, doctors and other frontline workers do not recognise this […]

Virus tests support masks against COVID-19

Testing of commonly available fabric masks has found they significantly reduce the number of aerosolised viruses a wearer could be exposed to. The Flinders University study, […]

Media’s pivotal powers during pandemic

Can we trust the media for COVID-19 updates? The mass media’s coverage of the pandemic health crisis carries an important responsibility to offer balanced messaging about […]

Women’s burden increases in COVID-19 era

The triple burden endured by women – in productive, reproductive and community roles – has been exposed and intensified due to COVID-19-enforced lockdown and quarantine restrictions. […]