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News April 4, 2020

Family violence increasing during Covid-19 lockdown

With the nation in near lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, family violence is on the rise, with many victims now unable to access the help and services they need.


News April 4, 2020

NBN under pressure

With Covid-19 making telehealth and working from home a necessity, the importance of the NBN – as well as its current inadequacies – has never been clearer.

News April 4, 2020

Treasury’s plan for a new economy

As Scott Morrison unveils the largest spending measures in the country’s history, officials inside Treasury are drafting plans for an entirely new economy.

News April 4, 2020

New fears for asylum seekers in PNG and Nauru

In the wake of Covid-19, the US refugee resettlement program has been suspended and advocates have serious fears for those stuck in offshore detention in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

News April 4, 2020

Covid-19 lockdown and police powers

The federal government has left the enforcement of coronavirus laws to the states, creating great confusion and uncertainty. One federal MP is even advising constituents on how to get around them.

News March 28, 2020

Fighting the infodemic

As well as trying to contain the catastrophic outbreak of Covid-19, health authorities, governments and social media platforms must also try to combat the rampant spread of misinformation about the virus.

News March 28, 2020

Regional and rural doctors left behind in Covid-19 fight

With insufficient supplies of protective equipment and few ICU beds, doctors in regional New South Wales warn the Covid-19 pandemic will push the healthcare system to the brink.

News March 28, 2020

Australian airlines in turmoil

As the aviation industry faces financial ruin, Qantas boss Alan Joyce lashes out at a possible government bailout of Virgin Australia, a move that only accentuates the turbulence ahead.

News March 28, 2020

Covid-19: Next few days will decide outcome

As the government suspends parliament until August to deal with the outbreak, key advisers say the next week is critical in controlling the spread.

News March 28, 2020

Exclusive: Inside the hunt for a vaccine

While one Queensland laboratory readies a Covid-19 vaccine for human trials, Howard-era public servant Jane Halton is co-ordinating the global response.

News March 21, 2020

Right-wing terrorism on the rise in Australia

The arrest of a NSW man following a Joint Counter Terrorism Team investigation highlights the rising threat of right-wing extremism in Australia and the bias in the way the country has been classifying terrorism.

News March 21, 2020

Coercive control laws in NSW

While New South Wales considers drafting legislation on coercive control, Scottish laws to criminalise such behaviour have already made a significant difference in domestic abuse cases.