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Why is Australia’s vaccine rollout taking so long?

Australia’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout is already behind schedule, but while the headlines have focused on issues with supply and delivery, there are much deeper problems.

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Fixing a broken system

Last week, the most significant report to examine aged care in Australia was released. The Saturday Paper’s senior reporter Rick Morton has been covering every step of the journey to get here.

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Bruce Pascoe’s vision for the future: ’Leon Musk is welcome to Mars’

For the past three years author and farmer Bruce Pascoe has been trying to establish a sustainable practice on his land, informed by the Indigenous farming techniques he researched for his bestseller Dark Emu. Today, he speaks to Ruby Jones.

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Inside the Christian Porter strategy

The Attorney-General has so far refused to resign, denying the rape allegation levelled against him. Today, Paul Bongiorno on how Scott Morrison fought alongside Christian Porter to keep him in his job, and what happens next.

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Christian Porter names himself (plus, Australia’s university crisis)

The federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has identified himself as the cabinet minister accused of a sexual assault that allegedly took place in 1988. Also on today’s show, Judith Brett on the crisis facing Australia’s university sector.

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The sexual assault crisis that rocked Australia

A cabinet minister in the federal government has been accused of rape, but he hasn’t been publicly identified and the Prime Minister has so far refused to initiate an inquiry into the allegations.

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A refugee prison in Carlton

Across Australia more than one hundred asylum seekers are being detained in hotel rooms. This is the story of two friends - one who the government released, and the other who is still arbitrarily detained.

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Young people v. the Queensland police

Following a series of fatal car accidents, Queensland has announced a major crackdown on youth crime. According to youth advocate Siyavash Doostkhah, policy is being dictated by the police union, emboldened by the tabloid media and both sides of politics.

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A Neanderthal on the crossbench

This week, Craig Kelly quit the Liberal Party to sit on the crossbench. It’s a huge risk for the Coalition - and any action on climate change.

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Living with a disability through the pandemic

Micheline Lee on living with a disability through the pandemic, and the feelings it triggered of being different and even dispensable.

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Why won’t house prices go down?

Australian property prices have just hit a record high -– despite predictions the market would crash during the pandemic. So what will it take for prices to go down?

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‘I was a staffer, and so was my perpetrator’

Eighteen months ago, Dhanya Mani spoke to the press about being assaulted while working as a Liberal Party staffer. This week, she reflected on how little has changed - and how culpable the prime minister is for that.

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Robo-debt: the origin of the supervillain

Two long-forgotten High Court cases warned the government that robo-debt might be illegal. Rick Morton on what they knew - and when they knew it.

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Episode 400: Sitting week

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Tanya Plibersek: Labor after Covid-19

As Labor prepares for a possible early election, Tanya Plibersek says the party is ready to confront the government over shortcomings in its handling of the pandemic.