Lisa Engelhardt Journalism Portfolio

COVID-19 impacts Victorian elective surgery waitlists

Recent Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) data shows there are more than 15,000 patients waiting for elective surgery compared to this time last year.

Medicine shortages in Australia regulated by the TGA

The Australian Government Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced there is a medicine shortage in Australia.

Australia is at risk of running out of homegrown rice by early 2021

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows the value of Australian rice crops dropped a staggering 86 per cent in 2018-19 forecasting a homegrown rice shortage.

Australian Government invests in Melbourne COVID-19 vaccine research

The Australian Government has invested $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Response into Melbourne-based COVID-19 research to develop two vaccines.

The push to mandate face masks in NSW

NSW Australian Medical Association (AMA) president Dr Danielle McMullen is calling for mandatory face masks on public transport during COVID-19.

National Emergency Department patient presentations drop during COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 restrictions in Australia has caused a reduction in Emergency Department (ED) hospital presentations in 2019-2020.

Black Lives Matter protests spark effective Australian demonstrations

The American Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has caused homegrown protests with thousands of Australians campaigning against Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Reward to solve Janita McNaughton cold case

Victoria Police is offering a $1 million reward for information that will solve the cold case of Janita McNaughton’s death in 1983, Lisa Engelhardt has the story.

Refreshed Stonnington Leader stirs contention

Leader Community Newspaper reporter Kiel Egging has been a journalist with News Corp for four years and in June this year he took over as reporter for the Stonnington Leader.

Victorian elective surgery hospital waitlist surge

The Federal Government’s decision to pause non-urgent elective surgery has seen a median increase in the number of days Victorians remain on a waitlist.