health

rural October 16, 2021

Exclusive: Government documents reveal Indigenous infection rates

Leaked documents show Covid-19 infections among Indigenous people are almost double the national average.

ir October 16, 2021

Wuhan: What the Markson book
tells us

A significant figure globally in the culture war over Covid-19, Sharri Markson gives an account of the virus’s outbreak that is lucid, flawed and revealing.

rural October 2, 2021

Exclusive: Australia’s most vulnerable ignored in plan to open up

A rush of government tenders to outsource Covid-19 responses shows who is most at risk as lockdowns end. The 20 per cent who will not be fully vaccinated when states begin to open are not anti-vaxxers but rather the most vulnerable.

health September 25, 2021

Covid figures: Splits emerge in government health models

As contact tracing collapses in NSW, differences are opening up in the key health modelling commissioned by government.

resources September 25, 2021

Healthcare workers suffering exhaustion and burnout

Australia’s healthcare workers are reporting that they are exhausted and burnt out after the pandemic wrought profound change to their work practices. As the health crisis continues, how can the quality of care be sustained?

resources September 25, 2021

Inside the Parklea prison Covid-19 outbreak

Coronavirus has taken hold at Parklea Correctional Centre, with at least 140 inmates infected. Treatment is cursory and prisoners with the virus are largely prevented from contacting family members and even lawyers.

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.

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.

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.

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.