law & crime   November 25, 2023

NDIS regulator faces fresh allegations

As minister Bill Shorten prepares to release the findings from a sweeping review of the NDIS, the head of its regulator faces allegations she was aware or should have been aware of abuse exposed by the media.

health   November 11, 2023

What the latest Covid-19 wave means for Australia

A new surge of the virus comes amid delays in approving the latest vaccination, falling booster rates and a lack of political will to encourage masks, leaving immunocompromised people fearful.

law & crime   October 28, 2023

Exclusive: NDIA used the law to ‘exhaust’ participants

A leaked review document shows the National Disability Insurance Agency used ‘legalistic brinkmanship’ to force disabled people to ‘bargain away their rights’.

law & crime   October 14, 2023

NDIS Commission on the brink

A census of staff morale provides an insight into the chaos engulfing the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, putting vulnerable people at risk.

health   September 2, 2023

The science on Covid boosters

As Covid-19 variants continue to outpace vaccines, and the risks of long Covid remain, the government needs to be prepared to act rapidly and at scale.

law & crime   August 19, 2023

Exclusive: Aged-care watchdog closes cases without probe

Staff at the aged-care regulator say complaints are being closed with copy-and-pasted findings, in some cases leading to preventable deaths.

education   July 29, 2023

The anti-trans group that defeated Big W

The Women’s Forum of Australia, which has links to far-right politics, is behind the campaign pressuring big retailers to pull adolescent sex-education book Welcome to Sex from their shelves.

health   July 29, 2023

Government shared veterans’ medical data

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has routinely shared confidential medical records with a cost-saving program.

health   July 8, 2023

Pharmacy Guild’s bid to block prescriptions reform

The government’s reforms to raise dispensing limits on prescription drugs are aimed at making them more accessible and affordable – changes the Pharmacy Guild strongly opposes as a threat to their revenues.

law & crime   July 1, 2023

Exclusive: How the TriCare empire spun off as a non-profit

A billion-dollar private aged-care company is set to transition to a non-profit structure, while still charging rent to the charity for use of its facilities.

health   June 17, 2023

What’s next in Australia’s Covid-19 response

As Australia plans its inquiry into the pandemic response, there is still no evidence key recommendations to deploy the National COVID-19 Health Management Plan are in place, six months after its release.