It has been a difficult time for children in ACT who have struggled with lockdowns, home learning and the compulsory wearing of masks by teachers and educators in schools. The teacher mask mandate has recently been lifted, however, there are concerns it may have affected children’s language skills during this critical time of their development.Continue readingHow the teacher mask mandate is affecting children’s language development
Refugee and migrant families settling in Australia face a hurdle of difficulties in participating in Australian sport. Many families without long term certainty, permanency and stable employment find it very hard to afford sports membership fees to play in Australia. This creates a lack of equal opportunities for refugees to participate in Australian sports.Continue readingRefugees face unequal opportunities in Australian sports
Australia is a popular re-settlement destination for many immigrants, refugees and migrant families. As a developed country, Australia provides families with better social and economic opportunities and an affordable high-quality standard of living. But have you ever wondered what goes through the minds of immigrant children?Continue readingChallenges of migrant children in Australia
Australia, we are amid a porndemic. The average age of first exposure to pornography amongst our nation’s children has been free-falling for almost two decades. The Australian Institute of Family Studies and WA Child Safety Services report that the average age of first exposure is between eight and ten years old. Countless studies show that exposure to pornography as a child has serious ramifications, not only for the individual but on a much larger societal level.Continue readingPorn pandemic
In the past three decades, fewer and fewer young Australians have been able to enter the nations booming property market. During the pandemic, this trend has been supercharged, leading to prices in our capital city rising by twenty-nine per-cent in the past year.Continue readingCanberra house prices soar, leaving young people in the dust
For many young adults, visiting a cultural exhibition is not high on their weekend plans. Lack of engaging and interactive content seems to be at the forefront of their disinterest. The National Film and Sound Archive is aware of their disconnection with younger generations and has taken measures to attract a more youthful audience.Continue readingIs digital technology the future of cultural exhibitions?
Cats have been loved by humans for thousands of years. They were first domesticated in China to handle pests, but in Australia, cats have become a pest themselves. A single housecat can be responsible for 186 native animal deaths a year. If they’re fat white fluffy pet cats or straggly strays; the unfortunate truth is that cats have a hugely negative impact on Australia’s native wildlife. Canberra is at the forefront of change.Continue readingACT cat containment laws
The past two years have been a time of insecurity and the unknown. Many businesses have suffered greatly through lockdowns and are only now beginning to climb out of the rubble left by the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospitality industry was hit hard when going out for coffee or dinner became a luxury we could no longer afford.Continue readingSevere staff shortage plagues hospitality industry post-COVID
In 2012, former American Football players sued the NFL after neglected concussions led to the players suffering long term brain damage. Since then, sports across the world have increased the protection of their players to try to avoid brain injuries and its long term effects.Continue readingIs the NRL doing enough to protect players from concussion?
As we enter our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that burnout has occurred within the nursing industry across Australia. But how has it affected student nurses entering the nursing industry?Continue readingThe impact of COVID-19 on Canberra nursing students