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Are the kids alright? Social isolation can take a toll, but play can help

Many parents are worried the disruptions of COVID lockdowns and school closures may affect their children’s mental health and development. In the Royal Children’s Hospital’s...

Is lockdown worth the pain? No, it’s a sledgehammer and we have better options

Melbourne’s lockdown has been described as one of the harshest in the world. And jurisdictions outside Australia have taken other measures to limit the...

We can’t ignore mental illness prevention in a COVID-19 world

Despite the incremental easing of Victoria’s restrictions, it’s clear the journey towards COVID-normal is far slower than many people had hoped. Australians – particularly Victorians...

‘Peaky Blinders’ creator to make ‘Lockdown’ rom-com heist film with Anne Hathaway

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight wrote a new screenplay that that would star Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway. Director Doug Liman is also attached to...

The modelling behind Melbourne’s extended city-wide lockdown is problematic

I totally support the goal of eliminating the coronavirus from Victoria and at the same time hopefully eliminating it from all of Australia. I’ve written...

Note to self: a pandemic is a great time to keep a diary, plus...

A search for “Coronavirus Diary” on Google yields 910,000 results. News outlets like the Guardian, The Atlantic, and The New York Times have chronicled...

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