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Service above and beyond: Essential workers weigh risk and duty

Ben Ackland had more reason than most to avoid the risks of the outside world and the office during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, he rolled into work to make sure the rest of us were safe. Connor Webster reports.

Video report by Connor Webster



About The Citizen

THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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  • Reporter: Qiyun (Gwen) Liu
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