Entries by The Conversation

Women are drinking more during the pandemic, and it’s probably got a lot to do with their mental health

COVID-19 has significantly affected our collective mental health. For many people, social disconnection, financial strain, increased obligations in the home and ongoing uncertainty have created distress – and with it, a need for new ways of coping. One way people may choose to cope with stress is through the use of alcohol. We’re now starting […]

What if the vaccine or drugs don’t save us? Plan B for coronavirus means research on alternatives is urgently needed

The curve of the COVID-19 epidemic has been flattened in many countries around the world, and it hasn’t been new antivirals or a vaccine that has done it. We are being saved by non-drug interventions such as quarantine, social distancing, handwashing, and – for health-care workers – masks and other protective equipment. We are all […]

Excluded and refused enrolment: report shows illegal practices against students with disabilities in Australian schools

More than 12% of students with disability are being refused school enrolment, and over 40% are being excluded from school events and activities. These are some of the findings from a survey published today by the national organisation Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA). More than 500 young people with disability, and families […]

Compare the pair: Labor and Liberal’s key election promises

Andrew Donegan, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation With the election less than a week away, here is a quick guide to the major policy announcements and promises from the two major parties. Andrew Donegan, Data + Interactives Editorial Intern, The Conversation, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, Data + Interactives Editor, The Conversation This […]