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4 February 2021
Australia’s social cohesion has withstood the COVID-19 pandemic, with attitudes largely positive and trust in government significantly higher, according to the 2020 Mapping Social Cohesion Report.
5 June 2020
On 29 March 2020, places of religious worship in Australia were effectively closed. What does it mean for people to lose their place of worship? Places that are the centre of people’s social and spiritual lives?  In this essay for the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute, Trish Prentice explores the ramifications of these closures, and considers the potential long-term effects. She shares stories from religious communities around the country, asking the question: how have they changed in the wake of the pandemic? 
5 June 2020
In our latest essay, Trish Prentice explores the stories of small business owners from diverse cultural backgrounds, each of whom have added to the richness, character and uniqueness of their neighbourhood.