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World December 4, 2021

‘Worst yet to come’ for rioting in Solomon Islands

China pledges to supply an extra one billion vaccine doses to Africa as Omicron takes hold. India repeals farming laws that led to year-long protests. Barbados removes Queen as head of state and becomes a republic.


Health December 4, 2021

Omicron variant: What happens now

New details have emerged regarding the spread of Omicron to Europe, but it is still not clear how significant the Covid-19 strain will be.

Environment December 4, 2021

Independents: Inside the insurrection of the centre

A string of independents who have broken away from conservative politics could define the next parliament.

Media December 4, 2021

Exclusive: Barnaby Joyce warns drunk MPs after Jenkins report

As Barnaby Joyce warned his colleagues against getting caught when drunk in public, it has emerged Scott Morrison removed references to respect from the ministerial code of conduct.

Rural December 4, 2021

Territory Covid-19 outbreaks highlight housing failures

Recent Covid-19 outbreaks have prompted Territorians to get vaccinated, but the cases tearing through Indigenous communities highlight broader inequalities – and the damage done by deliberate misinformation.

Indigenous Affairs December 4, 2021

Pun times: A dispatch from the protests

The protests against Victoria’s pandemic legislation are larger – and stranger – than people realise.

Health November 27, 2021

Government outsources aged care reform to management consultants

Eight months after receiving the final report from the aged care royal commission, the Morrison government is spending millions of dollars on management consultancies rather than implementing key recommendations.

Immigration November 27, 2021

‘This is a torture hotel’: Inside the Park Hotel outbreak

Detained in the same hotel from where Victoria’s second wave escaped, Covid-positive refugees describe conditions that breach the recommendations of the quarantine inquiry and feel like ‘torture’.

World November 27, 2021

Fears for Peng Shuai’s safety after sexual assault claim

Human rights groups want proof of Chinese tennis player’s wellbeing. Venezuela’s opposition performs dismally in polls for governors and mayors. Austria locks down as Covid-19 cases grow again in Europe.

Religion November 27, 2021

What the religious discrimination bill is really about

The Morrison government’s religious discrimination bill is being rushed into parliament ahead of the election, although it fails to clarify key aspects of discrimination, including the treatment of queer school students.

Resources November 27, 2021

What does Shell’s takeover of Powershop mean for green energy?

Shell is one of the worst polluters in the world. What does that mean for Powershop, the green energy provider in which it just bought a 100 per cent stake?

Rural November 27, 2021

The murder of a 10-year-old girl

The murder of a 10-year-old girl by her teenage cousin has stunned a small-town community and torn apart a family. It has also exposed a system where extreme mental health issues have not been adequately prioritised.