Local newspapers are an ‘essential service’. They deserve a government rescue package, too
News Corporation has announced it will suspend the printing of 60 community newspapers. Rural media expert Lisa Waller says they're an essential service and deserve assistance from the government.
Living alone in lockdown? Here’s how to stay healthy (and happy)
Staying home under coronavirus lockdown brings challenges for all of us, but for the one in four Australians who live alone, it can be particularly isolating.
New ways of ‘being together apart’ can work for us and the planet long after coronavirus crisis passes
Changes in behaviour now being forced upon us might benefit the planet in the long term as we find and get used to other ways of holding meetings. Hear from the experts below.
Health Transformation Lab responds to COVID-19
RMIT’s Health Transformation Lab has partnered with Australian social enterprise MediStays to launch a critical new accommodation service in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why choose nature based solutions? Insights from industry, government and academia
Environmental sustainability, social cohesion, resilience in urban areas and climate change mitigation are some of the benefits associated with nature based solutions in cities according to experts.
Female first football boot opens gates to gender equality in sport
Women are turning to football in growing numbers yet can’t buy a boot designed for their fit. Ida Sports is changing that, working with RMIT they’ve released a boot that puts women’s fit first.
Regional city residents lack good access to two-thirds of community services
Good access to community services is a key element of livability, and according to new research, regional cities are only receiving one-third of them. Experts from the Australian Urban Observatory explain.
Australia’s most liveable regional cities revealed
Victoria is home to Australia's most liveable regional cities – Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong – according to new research that for the first time maps health and liveability across the country’s 21 largest cities.