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ir 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.

economy 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.

health August 1, 2020

Lost function: Long-term consequences of surviving coronavirus

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

law & crime 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.

economy 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.

economy 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’.

health 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.

health 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.

small business 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.

politics July 18, 2020

Archives searching for missing  ‘palace letters’

The contentious file of  ‘palace letters’ finally released this week was revealing. It was also missing three pieces of correspondence.

health July 18, 2020

Tower residents’ virus warnings unheeded

While residents of Melbourne’s public housing towers were given no notice of an impending hard lockdown, concerns raised earlier to the DHHS and department of Housing about the threat posed by Covid-19 to those families were largely ignored.