Lisa Engelhardt Journalism Portfolio

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.

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.