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A doctor explains the risks of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Australia no longer has an official vaccination target, and one reason for the delay is our reliance on the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has been associated with health risks. Today, Dr Melanie Cheng, on weighing up the risks of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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The crisis we should have seen coming

There are growing fears that homelessness could soon rise in Australia. One of the most at risk groups in the country is older women, who face both age and gender discrimination.

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Scott Morrison’s vaccine shambles

The federal government promised that by the end of March four million Australians would be vaccinated against Covid-19 but as of this week we’ve barely hit a quarter of that target.

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The new ’God power’ that will upend the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme was established to provide people living with a disability high quality and tailored support, but leaked documents have revealed the federal government is proposing radical reforms to the scheme.

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The plan to lock up more Indigenous children

In 2015 the Northern Territory government announced a Royal Commission into Youth Detention, but six years on almost every single young person in prison in the NT is Indigenous.

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Alan Finkel on the electric planet

Alan Finkel on his plan for our energy future, and whether the Australian government should be moving faster.

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The story behind Australia’s mouse plague

After suffering through record-breaking bushfires, a pandemic, and floods, big parts of Australia now have a new problem: a plague of mice.

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How these billionaires doubled their wealth during a pandemic

For many Australians the pandemic has led to some kind of economic hardship, but while workers have suffered some of Australia’s billionaires doubled their wealth during one of the worst global recessions on record.

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One month, four more Aboriginal deaths in custody

Over the past month there have been four Indigenous deaths in custody across Australia. Now, a new organisation has been created to help their families fight for justice.

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The plight of the platypus

The platypus is one of Australia’s most iconic and intriguing animals, but like so much of our natural wildlife it’s under threat.

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Scott Morrison says he’s listening. Should we believe him?

Scott Morrison told the women of Australia this week he was listening to their concerns. But since then the Liberal Party has been rocked by more and more allegations of bad behaviour and sexism.

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The backlash engulfing an Australian arts festival

One of Australia’s biggest arts festivals is facing an intense backlash after announcing a work that called for the blood of First Nations people.

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First came the fires, then the floods

Nearly 20,000 people have been evacuated as Australia’s east coast suffers from the worst floods in more than half a century. NSW’s mid-north coast, one of the worst hit regions, was also devastated by the Black Summer bushfires

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The catastrophe unfolding on our doorstep

Australia’s closest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, is on the verge of a Covid-19 crisis. Thousands of people in the country are now infected, pushing the local health system to the brink. Today, Jonathan Pearlman on the danger facing Papua New Guinea.

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“The system isn’t broken. It was never set up for women.”

Last week’s march for justice highlighted how the justice system stacked against women, from the law, to the police, to the courts. Today, Bri Lee on the barriers to justice, and the steps being taken to reform the system.