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News December 21, 2019
The long, hot summer
Australia is on fire and the volunteers on the front line are sounding an alarm. Lacking vital resources, they are exhausted and quickly draining their annual leave. And the season has no end in sight.
News December 07, 2019
Australia and digital data
As the ACCC inquires into the data use of digital platforms, the government is caught in a faceoff between News Corp and the tech giants.
News December 14, 2019
Sexual abuse survivor rebukes Hillsong head
While Brian Houston celebrates Hillsong’s new multimillion-dollar church in New York, a victim of his father’s sexual abuse crowdfunds to pay for cancer treatment.
News November 30, 2019
Bolt, Pascoe and the culture wars
As Andrew Bolt attempts to start a culture war over Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, a search of primary documents affirms the book’s accuracy.
News November 23, 2019
Saving Julian Assange
A band of strange political bedfellows have united for a common cause – to fight for the return of Julian Assange to Australia.
News November 16, 2019
Co-designing the Voice to Parliament
Despite an early promise by the Morrison government to deliver better outcomes for Indigenous Australians, they remain no closer to being recognised in the constitution.
News November 09, 2019
Mental health cost of welfare
A wide-ranging review of Australian mental health has pointed to the welfare system, particularly the troubled jobactive program, as a key driver in the crisis.
News November 02, 2019
Outsourcing to hit ‘dysfunctional’ aged-care system
While the aged-care royal commission’s interim report highlights the need for reform, experts warn the government’s plans to outsource health assessments may only add to the crisis.
News October 26, 2019
The fight to save Victoria’s last forests
A report that recommends turning forested areas of central west Victoria into national parks has been met with silence by the Andrews government, prompting fears of a return to logging.
News October 19, 2019
Chemical restraint in aged care
While aiming to reduce sedative use in aged-care facilities, new government regulations may have the opposite effect, putting elderly residents at risk of dangerous – and potentially fatal – side effects.
News October 12, 2019
Exclusive: 500 children forfeited to state in NDIS standoff
New figures reveal the human toll of a five-year NDIS funding fight, with hundreds of families pushed to relinquish their children into state care.
News October 05, 2019
Exclusive: Aged-care sector at risk of collapse
Funding cuts made when Scott Morrison was treasurer have left parts of the aged-care sector on the brink of insolvency, propped up by a government bailout.