Claudia Forsberg

Hi, my name is Claudia. I'm a journalist based in Melbourne. I'm currently in my first year of a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) at RMIT.

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International study ranks Canberra Australia's No. 1 cycling spot

One of Canberra's peak cycling bodies is calling for more investment in paths, off-road tracks and rider safety to capitalise on the sport's boom after the city was ranked the No. 1 cycling destination in Australia. An American company has included Australian cities in its worldwide rankings for the first time this year, with Canberra at the top of the list and ranked 34 overall. Alice Springs and Melbourne were the second and third best destinations in Australia, while the Eurobodalla was also

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Supporting our Support Workers – People with Disability Australia

Interacting with people while infected with COVID-19 may become unavoidable if the person has no alternative arrangements. For many disabled people, isolation is not an option, writes Claudia Forsberg. Behind many disabled people, there are many more support workers; people paid to help us with the day to day tasks we would otherwise be unable to complete on our own. As much as we’d sometimes like our support workers to disappear into the background (especially those of us who would like to liv

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The Australian Ballet launches its 2020 digital season —

While money is still being lost, performers and artists are continuing to bring love, joy and creativity to Australians stuck at home. The Australian Ballet is no exception. The Australian Ballet has officially launched its 2020 digital season; kicking off their first performance on Sunday, April 5th with David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty. For the first time ever, The Australian Ballet has decided to replace their original plan for the 2020 season, by digging up some of their best archiv

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COVID-19 panic buying hits the vulnerable

I was originally going to write on the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. But, as the country readies for a COVID-19 lockdown, with the economy on the brink of a recession and supermarket shelves stripped bare, I have changed my angle. Health authorities have deemed the elderly and the chronically ill or disabled to be the most vulnerable to COVID-19. They have urged people to take extra care when interacting with these members of society.

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“The decline of political moralities” – Barrie Cassidy’s inaugural RMIT lecture

What if he hadn’t been raised a country boy in the small town of Chiltern? What if he hadn’t dropped out of school after Year 10? What if he had gotten that job at the bank or the shoe shop in Albury? Would we have ever heard the name Barrie Cassidy? Today, he’s described by former ABC colleague Michael Rowland having “one of the strongest work ethics of anybody I know”. Rowland also told a room full of RMIT journalism students, staff and members of the public they would benefit from “Barrie’s