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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 23, 2020

Failings in foreign investment oversight

Amid escalating trade tensions with China, questions are being raised about the proper scrutiny of foreign investment in Australia.

News May 23, 2020

The end of the university boom

International students created a gold rush for higher education in Australia, but in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, universities will need to shrink in order to survive.

News May 23, 2020

The new world of desk-bound work

With Covid-19 forcing so many employees to work from home, permanent changes – both in function and monitoring – are expected in the ways we do business.

News May 23, 2020

Exclusive: Gov’s $5.8m aged-care app offers ‘no duty of care’

An Uber-like app that matches aged-care facilities with casual workers has won a government contract despite questions over what it provides.

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 16, 2020

Parliament bypassed for Covid-19 legislation

Even Coalition MPs are calling for increased scrutiny of legislation rushed through in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

News May 16, 2020

Dutton pushing for new ASIO powers

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton seeks to allow the agency to plant surveillance devices with no warrant, among a raft of sweeping changes.

News May 16, 2020

We feed you

While the Covid-19 lockdown has affected us all, none have been as profoundly impacted as the migrant workers living in Australia with few protections – if any at all. Illustrations by Tia Kass.

News May 16, 2020

How Covid-19 energised conspiracy theorists

Coronavirus has invigorated conspiracy theorists and brought together disparate groups, many of them flourishing as social media platforms stand down moderators.

News May 16, 2020

Aspen Medical’s Covid-19 contracts

The awarding of $57 million in coronavirus-related contracts to the for-profit healthcare provider Aspen Medical is raising questions about state and federal governments’ continued willingness to outsource what were once public-led health responses.

News May 9, 2020

The Newmarch House Covid-19 cluster

With the aged-care watchdog looking into the Covid-19 cluster that has claimed 16 lives at Newmarch House in Sydney’s west, systemic flaws are being exposed. But what comfort is that to the distressed families of residents?