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News August 1, 2020

Suing for climate action

In the face of the government’s inaction on the climate emergency, activists are turning to ‘world first’ lawsuits in an attempt to bring about change.


News August 1, 2020

Could Frydenberg ease this crisis by printing money?

As the treasurer lauds supply-side economics, a once-controversial recovery theory is gaining traction.

News August 1, 2020

‘New mode’ for Covid-19 board

Despite the National Covid-19 Coordination Commission having produced few tangible results thus far, Scott Morrison has appointed six new directors with a view to jobs creation.

News August 1, 2020

Lost function: Long-term consequences of surviving coronavirus

New research shows coronavirus may have lasting impacts on cognitive ability.

News July 25, 2020

Why JobKeeper can’t stop a bankruptcy avalanche

With many small businesses barely clinging to life, the changes to JobKeeper may just be postponing an inevitable demise.

News July 25, 2020

Covid-19 outbreaks in aged care

A third of Covid-19 deaths in Australia so far have occurred in aged-care homes. An investigation finds an underfunded and underprepared sector.

News July 25, 2020

What science says about masks

While debate over masks has divided public and scientific opinion, experts say one thing is clear – other pandemic protocols must also be followed.

News July 25, 2020

The end of charity: Sector at risk of collapse

As coronavirus bites, two-thirds of volunteers have left non-profits and many organisations in the sector face becoming ‘zombie charities’.

News July 25, 2020

Mysterious Mr Power, architect of our recovery

Neville Power is the former mining executive leading the government’s Covid-19 co-ordination commission. Questions have been raised about conflicts of interest, but very little is known about the boy from Bushy Park.

News July 18, 2020

Childcare centres at financial risk

Women in the workforce will be worse off as the government ends free childcare and JobKeeper support for the sector, with experts warning that some centres will be forced to close.

News July 18, 2020

Floodplain harvesting in NSW

As the Murray–Darling Basin continues to suffer through drought, irrigators in the northern basin are harvesting hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of water without needing a licence to do so.

News July 18, 2020

How the second wave broke

Australia almost beat the first strain of coronavirus. New research shows that later strains, which had spread through Europe and America, slipped out through hotel quarantine.