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News June 06, 2020
The robo-debt class action
With the government set to refund $721 million over the robo-debt fiasco, the scheme’s early critics are feeling vindicated. And the damage in cash terms could be far worse following a class action trial set to begin next month.
News May 23, 2020
Finding agreement on economic fix
While Scott Morrison drops hints about a deal with the unions to boost Australia’s economy, the unions say a modern Prices and Incomes Accord is not on the table. But one of the original scheme’s architects, former ACTU boss Bill Kelty, has a plan of his own.
News May 30, 2020
Bushfire hearings spotlight climate change
Experts called during the opening week of the bushfires royal commission warned the Black Summer will not be an isolated event.
News May 16, 2020
National Covid-19 Coordination Commission scrutinised
Questions are being raised about the government’s National Covid-19 Coordination Commission – its appointees, purpose and ties to the fossil fuel industry – but the group’s chairman is offering no answers.
News May 09, 2020
Hundreds facing the sack with ABC cuts
Staff members reveal the significant pressure they are under as the public broadcaster continues to face budget cuts of more than $100 million a year.
News May 02, 2020
JobKeeper: The inner workings of the bailout
As Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy seeks to explain the rollout of Australia’s three-phase relief package, questions mount about timings and exclusions.
News April 25, 2020
The generation Covid-19 will scar
As details emerge of the government’s plan for economic recovery, it is clear young people will suffer the brunt of the pandemic’s fallout for years to come.
News April 18, 2020
How this crisis will end
As Australia curbs coronavirus infection rates, some are calling for an ‘elimination’ strategy that would seal our borders, while other countries are taking a ‘let it rip’ approach.
News April 11, 2020
Angus Taylor’s energy projects push
With the nation’s focus fixed on the fight against Covid-19, Energy Minister Angus Taylor has forged ahead with a new program that includes measures designed to prop up coal-fired electricity generators and weaken environmental protections.
News April 04, 2020
Covid-19 lockdown and police powers
The federal government has left the enforcement of coronavirus laws to the states, creating great confusion and uncertainty. One federal MP is even advising constituents on how to get around them.
News March 28, 2020
Fighting the infodemic
As well as trying to contain the catastrophic outbreak of Covid-19, health authorities, governments and social media platforms must also try to combat the rampant spread of misinformation about the virus.
News March 21, 2020
What Morrison did wrong on coronavirus
As the number of cases escalates, experts say the PM moved too slowly to contain the threat of Covid-19, straining our already under-resourced health system.