“The evidence suggests a quick recovery is unlikely, and that the health crisis will continue longer than the government has planned for. ”
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.
“We know the best recovery is localised, community led, and endorsed and supported by the state. There is a massive amount to do.”
After leading the NSW Rural Fire Service through the summer’s bushfire crisis, Shane Fitzsimmons has now taken up a new challenge – how the state will recover from Covid-19.
“In the wake of Covid-19, mental health experts are warning the trauma caused by the lockdown, employment loss and anxiety associated with the pandemic could be far higher than the physical health impacts of the virus itself, with younger people particularly vulnerable.”
“The ‘Great Lockdown’ – as the International Monetary Fund dubbed the coronavirus crisis this week – is plunging Australia and the world economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Just as that cataclysmic economic event seared itself into the psyches of those who lived through it, this episode is sure to do the same.”
The High Court, exhausted after its unanimous feat in the Pell appeal, broke into clusters to come up with its thinking on The Sunday Telegraph’s challenge to Constable Plod’s warrant to search and seize data and documents from journalist Annika Smethurst’s home. After all, Smethurst was the reporter who brought us news of plans being hatched to extend the powers of the Australian Signals Directorate to covertly access data about the life and movements of Australian citizens – a story that was fair and square in the public interest.
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Why aren’t feds in charge of quarantine?
I’m so pleased I have (re)subscribed to The Saturday Paper. In these troubled times, it’s great to have access to factual media outlets. I have been very pleased with …
With her viral video essays, the somewhat elusive Isabel C delves into the intrigues, triumphs and upsets of the film industry. But her YouTube channel, Be Kind Rewind, also looks at Hollywood’s failings, and how it represents and treats women. “The Oscars have survived through several decades, so I knew they could be a good entry point for both exploring history and the industry’s power structure from a female perspective.”
take me to that place where sky and ocean meet — I’ve been missing that place and tonight I will have that dream again — of our Shark with its fins sliced off, bleeding out — my bro died today, he was healthy — my bro survived the war but he did not survive this
“When Will I See You Again”.
Sally McManus (Bonus point: Australian Council of Trade Unions).
(c) 75 years.
Jean-Claude Van Damme.
“To be honest, I just wanted to get some kilometres up for NSW in the interstate indoor regatta. It was just a good way to do it – put on 21km, put some music on and just go for it.”
The athlete explains how she managed to accidentally break a world record for rowing while simultaneously shaming the rest of Australia for its lacklustre lockdown exercise efforts.
THE FIFTH ESTATE
“Journalism should be about exposing truth ... But in this post-modernist age that proposition has become a sad joke.”
The Australian’s columnist displays the expected lack of self-awareness.
“We’re happy to admit when we are wrong. When we do get it wrong, we will fix it.”
The Victoria Police deputy commissioner says he will personally review every Covid-19 fine. Ostensibly this new policy of openness will also apply to deaths in custody and use of police informants.
“I’ll go quietly. I’ll probably do a little bit of writing, keep reading, I’ll certainly stay in Sydney. I might go to Rome for a while. I might grow a few cabbages …”
The cardinal details his idyllic post-acquittal plans to Andrew Bolt.
“Freedom of choice is every human’s right. I don’t trust the path of vaccination.”
The Home and Away actress decides the moment in which the world has come to a standstill because of a novel virus is the time to rail against immunisation.
“Love you mate.’’
The prime minister signs off a letter he sent to Malcolm Turnbull the morning after replacing him.