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Pandemic welfare reduces gap between rich and poor

New University of Canberra research has discovered a reduction in income inequity during the pandemic - meaning the gap between the richest and poorest has shrunk - and they have put it down to increased welfare payments.

ACT’s drink and drug driving rates hold steady throughout pandemic

Earlier this month fourteen impaired drivers were caught in one night, despite year-on-year drink and drug driving charges remaining steady.

Using history to manage ’emotions of isolation’

Exploring historic approaches to isolation could open up different experiences of current pandemic restrictions, according to researchers at the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Virtuoso composes virtual music for ‘Covid Time’

A track which is billed as the sound of COVID-19 and can be played virtually has been composed and recorded by musicians at The Australian National University.

AFL grand final upset: night game at the Gabba

The historic bond between the AFL grand final and the MCG is yet another casualty of 2020, after an announcement the event will be played at the Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground) in Queensland this year.

Your guide to Canberra’s digital tertiary open days

Canberra’s tertiary institutions have stepped up to the challenge of holding digital open days amidst the global pandemic.

Historic medical buildings offer pandemic lessons

UniSA architecture researcher, Dr Julie Collins, suggests that in the current pandemic, there is much to be learned from the design of historical health buildings.

Two new COVID-19 cases at Batemans Bay

Two new cases reported by NSW Health today are contacts of a previously reported case from the Batemans Bay Soldiers’ Club.

Canberrans still in limbo on Victorian border

Nearly 100 Canberrans are still stranded on the Victorian border as at 5pm today, after the NSW Government has failed to budge on its decision not to honour in-transit permits for travel through NSW to the ACT.

ACT Government extends support for local businesses

The ACT Government is extending a range of economic survival measures to help local businesses continue to trade and keep Canberrans employed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Seven luxe hand sanitisers for your desk drawer

While it’s still critical to continue washing regularly with soap and water, why not treat yourself to a luxe hand sanitiser.

Keep an eye on the big picture during uncertain times

Keep your eye on the bigger picture and start imagining what you will say in 10 years' time about the pandemic, writes Meldi Arkinstall.