Despite numerous reviews by state and federal governments into hotel quarantine, the system continues to lead to Covid-19 transmission in Australia, with experts criticising the lack of a co-ordinated strategy around the country.
Vaccine hesitancy is climbing in Australia, as it decreases in the rest of the world. At the same time, the government has outsourced its health campaign to private consultancies instead of engaging experts.
The NDIS minister is pushing for states and territories to agree on a ban on sex therapy under the insurance scheme. Disability advocates fear Stuart Robert’s plans to increase federal control are a cost-cutting exercise at heart.
Australia’s ambitious coronavirus vaccination schedule has already been met with scepticism by some health professionals, while others say the real priority must be keeping the public informed and confident.