Charity starts young for a tireless volunteer

A 23-year-old student started her own charity to help Vietnamese communities. Her main goal is to help people who are financially disadvantaged, disabled individuals and the elderly. Charlene Behal reports.

WIL in the time of Covid-19

Swinburne student Maddison Wrench spent three months of a work placement at Dandenong Market in full lockdown, working from home. It posed some interesting – and ultimately highly creative – challenges.

Mentors the key to ending generations of crime

When an arrest becomes a badge of honour in a dysfunctional family, it’s tough for kids to ask for help. Adult and peer mentors can help break the cycle. By Emmeline Shineberg and Sunisa Nathan.

Virus poses an extra threat for vulnerable children

Children who need respite or foster care are facing extra pressures during the coronavirus lockdown, while a key role played by teachers is unavailable to vulnerable children. By Annabelle Georgakilas.

Climate change rallies the young

Olivia Kosmas talks to some young climate protesters who are willing to sacrifice their education to protest this issue.