Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent.

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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.

News March 14, 2020

Trust deficit threatens COVID-19 response

Scott Morrison moved quickly to contain the threat of coronavirus; the bigger challenge will be convincing the public that his government can be trusted in a crisis.