News & Current Affairs

By Carley Hitchins

21.08.20

COVID-19 – a death sentence in jails around the world

Custodial environments are susceptible to COVID-19 outbreaks given the confined conditions, potential for over-crowding and poor health profiles of the prison population. Extreme overcrowding means people are unable to self-isolate, provided with little…

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By Caitlin Holloway

14.08.20

SCAMDEMIC: Your Facebook posts are killing people

While social media can be a powerful tool for authorities in times of crisis, it can also be really dangerous. Like so many others this year, I have been spending more time than…

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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

07.08.20

Naming and shaming COVID ‘criminals’: Is it right? Is it racist?

In July 2020, it was reported that two young black women had tested positive to COVID-19 after they allegedly lied on a travel declaration when arriving in Brisbane from Melbourne and failed to quarantine,…

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