• Back to school – for now

    Neil Selwyn     |      May 23, 2020

    As many families and schools look forward to returning to face-to-face teaching, we need to take stock and prepare ourselves for the possibility of further bouts of remote home schooling.

  • Taking back the beach

    Michelle O’Shea     |      May 22, 2020

    After being closed to the public in the coronavirus lockdown, Australia’s beaches are now opening again but there are wider access issues for women and minorities.

  • A tale of two cities

    Khandakar Al Farid Uddin     |      May 14, 2020

    The tale of two cities in Sydney continues in the wake of COVID-19. The pandemic is making the conditions in Western Sydney condition even worse compared to the wealthier Eastern Suburbs.

  • A powerful opportunity for change

    David Forbes     |      May 10, 2020

    Can the challenges we face during the coronavirus pandemic help us reconsider what matters most and how we live our lives?

  • Learning about resilience from those who need it most

    Biljana Milosevic     |      May 9, 2020

    When Australia eventually moves beyond this current crisis into recovery, there is an opportunity to model our national response on what we know works best for families who live routinely with stress and dislocation.

  • How people are faring in the pandemic

    Open Forum     |      May 9, 2020

    It’s a time of massive social upheaval brought on by the novel coronavirus. In this new composite article, Monash sociologists explore how various community groups are faring.

  • 5 reasons why Zoom can be tiring

    Libby Sander     |      May 8, 2020

    Working from home during COVID-19 has meant we are spending a lot of time on video meeting applications like Zoom, and it’s not all been plain sailing.

  • Preserving life and our quality of life

    Ramesh Thakur     |      May 6, 2020

    The trade off between public health and economic survival isn’t black and white. More targeted measures can protect those most at risk while allowing business and society to recover.

  • Party of one

    Rob Moodie     |      May 2, 2020

    Australia has a long and often troubled relationship with alcohol, and the prolonged COVID-19 isolation measures have the potential to bring out the worst of our national battle with the bottle.

  • The NRL’s COVID-19 playbook

    Michelle O’Shea     |      April 30, 2020

    Are the National Rugby League’s ambitious plans to restart its competition as quickly as possible a piece of strategic brilliance or just another scandal in the making?

  • Talking ’bout your generations

    Steven Roberts     |      April 26, 2020

    Will the effects of COVID-19 drive different generations apart or help bring us together in a common cause?

  • We will still remember them

    Frank Bongiorno     |      April 25, 2020

    Anzac Day was commemorated in 1919 despite the ravages of the Spanish flu. Over a century later, in 2020, we will remember those who fell defending freedom in pandemic conditions once again.