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Recent articles by Belinda:

Australia's response to COVID-19 isn't perfect. But here are 3 things we're getting right.

Australia may not be getting everything right in its response to novel coronavirus. But on things like testing and social distancing, we're ahead of many. → Read More

From doctors to scientists, our kids' heroes will look different this year.

With sport cancelled and cinemas closed, the doctors and scientists tackling the novel coronavirus could redefine who children look up to. → Read More

Closed schools and mandatory isolation: What a Stage 3 COVID-19 shutdown could look like.

As coronavirus cases rise in Australia, stage 3 lockdown appears imminent. Let's take a look at what would likely be involved and how it will affect you. → Read More

No, COVID-19 isn't just an "old" person's disease. Here’s what you need to know.

COVID-19 is not just an "old person's disease". Let's take a look at the number and type of cases among children, teenagers and young people, too. → Read More

When will this all end? What the experts are saying about COVID-19 in Australia.

When is coronavirus likely to end?: Here's what the experts are saying about COVID-19 in Australia, including the vaccine and how we can flatten that curve. → Read More

OPINION: Great leadership requires empathy. That's not what we're getting.

OPINION: A crisis like Novel coronavirus calls for decisive leadership, but also empathy. Prime Minister Scott Morrison isn't showing enough of the latter. → Read More

"As the Titanic sank, the band kept playing": The message hospitality workers are sharing.

Hospitality workers are sharing a message via social media comparing working during the coronavirus pandemic to being the band on the Titanic. → Read More

Kate Beckinsale, Harvey Weinstein, and the "crimes that are not crimes".

Actor Kate Beckinsale has shared a terrifying encounter with Harvey Weinstein over her red carpet outfit at the 2001 premiere of 'Serendipity'. → Read More

Jessica Mann got the chance to speak about being raped. She had to use it to defend herself.

Jessica Mann's had to use her victim impact statement in the Harvey Weinstein case to explain her response to being raped. That's how far we've got to go. → Read More

A very timely reminder: If consent was a three-course meal.

A clever consent video: If consent was a three course meal. Confused about the meaning of informed consent? Let's take a look. → Read More

Exactly how to cope with the anxiety and stress around coronavirus.

Feeling anxious about the Novel coronavirus outbreak? That's perfectly understandable. Here, a psychologist explains practical strategies to help. → Read More

An 8-month-old baby infected and a second local death: The current state of COVID-19.

The current state of COVID-19 outbreak including the number of cases, the affected countries, why it's not a pandemic, and what's being done to stop it. → Read More

Former Masterchef winner Adam Liaw on what family dinners look like in his house.

Adam Liaw, father of three and Masterchef winner, shares his advice for dealing with a fussy eater and creating stress-free family mealtimes. → Read More

Hannah Clarke had to leave her relationship. But like so many women, she still wasn't safe.

The suspected murder-suicide in Camp Hill, Brisbane, demonstrates how leaving a violent relationship can be the most dangerous time. → Read More

The hunt for the mythical G-spot: Why some women can find it and others can't.

Dr Jane Chalmers answers your most... pressing questions about the G-spot. From where it is, to why not all women can find it. → Read More

Friday's Quicky: Chris Dawson to stand trial, NSW bushfires contained, travel ban extended.

Chris Dawson news: Former rugby league player, Chris Dawson, has been committed to stand trial for the murder of his wife, who vanished from Sydney in 1982. → Read More

Ellyse Perry has broken plenty of records, but the Women's T20 World Cup is her biggest challenge yet.

Cricketer Ellyse Perry is calling on fans to be part of a world record attempt at the T20 World Cup final for the biggest crowd at a women's sporting event. → Read More

It's perfectly legal to smack a child in Australia. But there's evidence it shouldn't be.

What's the difference between smacking and abuse? Does smacking work? What is the short and long term psychological impact? Your questions, answered. → Read More

OPINION: This is what we want to see from our politicians at a time of crisis. Humanity.

NSW MP Andrew Constance demonstrated refreshing humanity during his appearance on ABC's Q&A bushfire special. Shame about his colleagues. → Read More

From bat soup to a Bill Gates conspiracy: The biggest myths about coronavirus, debunked.

Social media plus a viral outbreak equals a whole lot of misinformation. For example, that coronavirus came from people in Wuhan eating bat soup. → Read More