Seeing is Believing: Why Representation Matters

As representation continues to be a hot-button issue across all mediums, it can be difficult to see the non-politicised side of the picture. While...

Visualising COVID-19 – the challenge for data researchers

" Visuals are essentials. Sadly, there is a real human tragedy behind the statistics, the way we design and structure the narratives should account...

COVID-19 would “spread like wildfire” in prisons say legal advocates

Overcrowding and social isolation leave prisoners vulnerable to COVID-19 but NSW Corrective Services has no plans to release prisoners on early parole. The NSW Government...

The Spotify Assemblage: Why your playlist shapes both your Saturday...

Introduction Founded in 2006 by Swedes Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, the music-and-podcast-streaming service Spotify has quickly become a ubiquitous presence on digital devices. Like...

NSW Koala Inquiry: How are Populations and Habitats Faring after the...

The impacts of bushfires, land clearing and forest logging were key concerns during the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koala Populations and Habitat, writes...

Podcast: Do Not Turn Off

DMU Usyd · Maria Gil - Do Not Turn Off Contributor: Maria Gil Synopsis:  Do Not Turn Off is a fictional podcast that follows the story of...

Fighting for Justice: Indigenous schemes reduce youth crime

Contributor: Marco Stojanovik Marco Stojanovik looks at programs that aim to keep Indigenous kids out of the justice system. “Alright everybody, same combo: double jab, left,...

Symptom of a larger sickness — COVID-19 racism against Asian-Australians

Racism is a destructive infestation that crawls under the surface of Australia’s image of a ‘multicultural’ society. It only takes a spark to re-ignite the...

Podcast: Mr. Penguin

DMU Usyd · Mr. Penguin by Hanru Zhu Contributor: Hanru Zhu Synopsis:  Mr Penguin is a fiction podcast about love and self-acceptance. It tells a story about...

Coronavirus lockdowns lead to fears of ‘substantial’ economic impact for our...

The coronavirus crisis will have significant economic consequences for Papua New Guinea, says CARE International. Justine McMahon, CARE’s country director for PNG, said the lockdowns...

Report finds strip-search of minors unlawful but no strong action suggested

Contributor: Tim Piccione The NSW police watchdog has found strip-searches conducted on four juveniles at music festivals were unlawful according to a report released yesterday....

From Germany with love: A COVID-19 update from Cologne

Contributor: Mareike Bire There are more than 50,000 active cases of COVID-19 in Germany as of today, according to data from the John Hopkins University....

Mother knows best

Contributor: Shi Feng It is a one-piece audio feature, a memoir of a journey, a narrative about romance and family, and a voice about gay...

In Plain Sight

Contributor: Sarah Carol Hughes I am a tall, bright-haired anomaly in the small suburb of Tokyo where I live. I moved into my studio apartment...

Between Brexit and a Hard Place

Contributor: Angus MacGregor  I lurched off the plane with the dazed relish displayed only by passengers freshly emancipated from the uncomfortable torpor of a 16-hour...

Podcast: I am Preethi

Contributor: Karishma Luthria Synopsis:  I am Preethi is a first-hand experience of my mother who had an arranged marriage at the age of 16. It deals...

The Hardest Pill to Swallow: My Experience with Antidepressants

Contributor: Lauren Littlejohn “Don’t worry,” the doctor said, signing the prescription, “they’re not addictive”. He handed me the prescription and sent me off. No mention was...

Podcast: Instruments of Healing

https://soundcloud.com/user-276936733/instruments-of-healing-1-himalayan-bowl-1 Contributor: Santosha Sadhana Instruments of Healing is a starting audio project looking to explore the different tools used in healing practices through the relationships with...

The long way home

Contributor: Joseph Johnson Through crime, addiction and loss, SubConscious Records trace their fraught journey from crew to family. “I’ve seen a lot of crews come and...

Childhood cancer survivors suffer for life

Contributor Isabella Bradford Every year in Australia 950 children aged 0-19 years are diagnosed with some form of cancer. In 2012, Ashleigh Bradford, now aged...

Slavery in civilised Australia: Dreams of a better life end in...

Stowaways risk their lives to get through the border, hoping to escape poverty and suffering. But their illegal identities do...