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News June 06, 2020
Daniel Andrews and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Victoria’s participation in China’s $US1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative has attracted widespread criticism and created conflict between the state and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
News May 23, 2020
Exclusive: Gov’s $5.8m aged-care app offers ‘no duty of care’
An Uber-like app that matches aged-care facilities with casual workers has won a government contract despite questions over what it provides.
News May 30, 2020
How one mine ate a town
A Queensland town’s decades-long legal fight against being subsumed by a coalmine could end next week as the case reaches the High Court of Australia. But not before a final turn of the screws.
News May 16, 2020
How Covid-19 energised conspiracy theorists
Coronavirus has invigorated conspiracy theorists and brought together disparate groups, many of them flourishing as social media platforms stand down moderators.
News May 09, 2020
The Newmarch House Covid-19 cluster
With the aged-care watchdog looking into the Covid-19 cluster that has claimed 16 lives at Newmarch House in Sydney’s west, systemic flaws are being exposed. But what comfort is that to the distressed families of residents?
News May 02, 2020
Black Summer bushfire inquiries begin
Many are still waiting to rebuild their homes that were destroyed during the Black Summer, but experts have told the bushfire royal commission and parliamentary inquiry that the climate crisis will leave more people vulnerable to disaster.
News April 25, 2020
Last exams: Reality of year 12 in lockdown
Covid-19 has opened up new disparities between students, as some states consider narrowing the scope of final-year exams in response.
News April 18, 2020
Tasmanian hospitals caught in coronavirus storm
While rumours swirl over how the North West Regional and Private hospitals became the epicentre of Tasmania’s Covid-19 battle, evidence has emerged of a severe shortage of personal protective equipment and encouragement of dubious practices throughout the state.
News April 11, 2020
What’s next for George Pell
While the High Court this week quashed the cardinal’s conviction for child sexual abuse, there remain several fronts on which the legal battle may continue.
News April 04, 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 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
Everything you need to know about coronavirus
In a world currently also contaminated with false information surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, the experts are here to unravel the truth.