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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.

health July 18, 2020

How the second wave broke

Australia almost beat the first strain of coronavirus. New research shows that later strains, which had spread through Europe and America, slipped out through hotel quarantine.

rural July 18, 2020

Floodplain harvesting in NSW

As the Murray–Darling Basin continues to suffer through drought, irrigators in the northern basin are harvesting hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of water without needing a licence to do so.

education July 18, 2020

Childcare centres at financial risk

Women in the workforce will be worse off as the government ends free childcare and JobKeeper support for the sector, with experts warning that some centres will be forced to close.

health July 11, 2020

Exclusive: Doctors ignore terminal cancer

A scan might have found the cancer now killing Daniel van Roo. Instead his doctor gave him 50 STI tests, which van Roo believes was because he is gay.

health July 11, 2020

The impact of Victoria’s second wave

As Treasurer Josh Frydenberg prepares to unveil a mini-budget on July 23, the Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria has put the country’s economic recovery in jeopardy.

asia pacific July 11, 2020

The case of Yang Hengjun

Amid rising tensions between Beijing and Canberra, the fate of Australian academic and writer Yang Hengjun, imprisoned in China on espionage charges, hangs in the balance.