Drug checking and an early warning network in Victoria could save lives
Dr Monica Barratt says rapid drug market monitoring could help prevent drug deaths.
Nature as medicine: can a dose of the outdoors cure loneliness?
Can a dose of nature a day keep the doctor away? A new RMIT project is exploring the benefits of prescribing nature in Australia, Europe and Latin America to reduce loneliness and improve mental health.
Bringing the buzz back to Melbourne: what’s it going to take?
Melbourne is ready for business and to entice Victorians to stay and play in metropolitan Melbourne the State Government is releasing travel vouchers. But is this enough to revitalise the city?
Rising to the challenge: the critical role of women in climate leadership
Female leadership in climate decision making is critical if we are to find effective solutions to environmental challenges. Meet two women leading action for more sustainable and resilient futures.
More Australians using psychedelic drugs to self-treat mental health: survey
The Global Drug Survey, released Friday, reveals more Australians are turning to psychedelic drugs to self-treat mental illness and emotional distress.
Looking forward and looking back: gender equality during a pandemic
Just days after International Women’s Day last year, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and gender equality shot into the spotlight. Our experts talk to the big issues one year on.
Industry partnership delivers real world training in homelessness
RMIT students are gaining a unique perspective through the first homelessness and housing course developed in collaboration with industry.
Prison student exchange a 'win-win' for students on both sides
Inside Out is an innovative education program allowing groups of incarcerated students (inside) to study alongside RMIT University students (outside).
Report shows our homes must change for better health and living
A new study examining Victorians’ lived experience during COVID-19 points to the design and quality of homes and neighbourhoods as a key mitigating factor in people’s capacity to cope with disasters.
New report reveals chronic disadvantage among social housing tenants
The first report of the Maximising Impact study has found social housing tenants are more likely to have experienced chronic, often lifelong, disadvantage than other groups, revealing complex needs for which effective social housing is a crucial social safety net.
Explainer: why is Victoria fast-tracking reforms to sexual violence ‘gag laws’ and to what effect?
The Victorian parliament is considering a bill to change laws that prevent sexual violence victim-survivors from speaking about their experience. But some of the details need to be reconsidered.
Digital inclusion report warns of COVID impact
The 2020 Australian Digital Inclusion Index, published today, shows a high level of digital inequality persists in Australia with many groups continuing to miss out on the benefits of being online.