politics

media 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.

health March 21, 2020

What Morrison did wrong on coronavirus

As the number of cases escalates, experts say the PM moved too slowly to contain the threat of Covid-19, straining our already under-resourced health system.

health March 21, 2020

Inside Morrison’s Covid-19 war cabinet

State, territory and federal leaders are setting aside party politics to try to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.

politics March 14, 2020

Trust deficit threatens COVID-19 response

Scott Morrison moved quickly to contain the threat of coronavirus; the bigger challenge will be convincing the public that his government can be trusted in a crisis.

economy March 14, 2020

Morrison’s economic stimulus package

In the hopes of heading off a possible recession, the government has released a $17.6 billion stimulus package, but questions remain about the lack of detail in its plans for regional support.

law & crime March 11, 2020

Exclusive: ASIO’s ‘race war’ warning

An ASIO document prepared in the wake of the Christchurch massacre warns a far-right terrorist attack is “plausible” in Australia over the next 12-18 months.

politics March 7, 2020

Sport Australia takes $10m from schools

The controversial government agency has been pushed into deficit after the minister ordered it to restore school funds it spent on other projects.

health March 7, 2020

NSW politicians call for access to abortions in Wagga

In the wake of revelations that doctors in Wagga Wagga are refusing to perform abortions, the New South Wales government faces pressure to investigate access to reproductive healthcare across the state.

health March 7, 2020

Australia’s COVID-19 response

As Scott Morrison announces emergency COVID-19 measures and medical experts ‘war game’ worst-case scenarios, a looming recession may prove the greatest threat to Australia.

politics February 29, 2020

$500m fund was directed to key Liberals

Established ahead of the 2019 election, the fund pledged to upgrade commuter car parks. Forty-three of its 46 projects were in key Liberal marginal seats.

environment February 29, 2020

Political warfare over climate action

While Labor’s commitment to a 2050 emissions target reinvigorated well-practised attacks from the Coalition, the cost of inaction is only becoming clearer.