Rick Morton
is The Saturday Paper’s senior reporter.

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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.

News March 14, 2020

George Pell’s High Court appeal

The High Court decision on the fate of convicted cardinal George Pell may be delivered as early as next week.

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