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World September 18, 2021

UN warns of mass starvation, Afghanistan to ‘enter the abyss’

Covid-19 outbreak in French Polynesia. France grants citizenship to migrant frontline workers. Surging consumer demand causes global shipping bottlenecks.


Health September 18, 2021

Exclusive: Ambulances ‘beyond crisis point’

The ambulance service used to reach its ‘status three’ crisis band once a decade. It has hit it several times in the past few weeks alone.

Resources September 18, 2021

Homeless deaths in Australia’s richest state

As Western Australia posts a budget surplus of $5 billion, figures show more than one person a week is dying on the streets of Perth.

Resources September 18, 2021

Viva Energy and corporate welfare

Viva Energy collected $100 million in government handouts from JobKeeper and other corporate welfare programs, then handed $140 million to shareholders.

Economy September 18, 2021

Inside Kristina Keneally’s preselection battle

Hidden behind the ugly preselection fight in the seat of Fowler is a factional battle over the Labor Party’s future leadership.

Immigration September 18, 2021

Villawood asylum seeker’s plea from solitary ‘torture’ amid virus scare

Following warnings from advocates, Covid-19 has broken out in immigration detention. Imasi Yousef, a stateless asylum seeker, was identified as a close contact of an infected guard. He has been in a windowless room since.

Immigration September 18, 2021

Scott Morrison’s intervention in Afghanistan evacuation

An evacuation flight was delayed for 45 minutes by the prime minister, hours before the airport was bombed.

World September 11, 2021

Women swept aside as Afghanistan renamed

The Taliban begin second Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Papua New Guinea struggles with vaccine rollout due to misinformation. El Salvador adopts bitcoin as legal tender.

Health September 11, 2021

Exclusive: National cabinet told hospital crisis could last six months

As overwhelmed hospital staff prepare to triage patients based on age, a new briefing to national cabinet says the strain on the health system will last well into next year.

Immigration September 11, 2021

Government agencies worked against each other in Kabul evacuation

Reports from the ground show people with valid visas were forced back at the airport, amid allegations of a politicised process for claims.

Education September 11, 2021

The mental health crisis facing young Australians

Despite government promises to increase funding during the pandemic, Australian experts are identifying a mental health emergency for young people.

Law & Crime September 11, 2021

Monopoly money: Australian market concentration under scrutiny

As the ACCC pursues BlueScope in court over alleged price-fixing, the regulator’s chair is pushing for far-reaching reforms to merger laws.