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Scott Morrison’s coming out of his cave, and he’s doing just fine

A couple of weeks ago the Prime Minister, along with state and territory leaders, signed off a plan to end lockdowns and border closures when vaccine rates reached 80% of the adult population. But it didn’t take long to fall apart.

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Angus Taylor’s fossil fuel handouts

As scientists, and the United Nations, continue to warn about the likely impacts of climate change, the federal government is spending big to help prop up the gas industry.

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“This is a wake-up call”: The pandemic hits regional Australia

One of the most concerning outbreaks of Covid-19 in the country right now is taking place in western NSW.

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The document predicting Covid-19 hospitalisations

As Covid-19 case numbers continue to reach record highs in NSW, so too do hospitalisations and intensive care admissions.

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What’s next for Afghanistan

After twenty years of war, invasion and occupation, US and Australian defence personnel have finally withdrawn, ending one of the longest military engagements in modern history.

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Scott Morrison is late to the rescue

This week the federal government was caught out without a clear plan on two of the biggest crises facing the world right now: the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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Curfews, police, more fines: Is there another way to fight lockdown fatigue?

Infectious disease and pandemic response expert Dr Alexandra Phelan on the situation in Australia, how governments can maintain public trust, and what the end game looks like.

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Kevin Rudd on Murdoch’s plan for Sky News

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on what Murdoch is planning to do with Sky News, and how it could impact Australian politics.

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NSW abandons Covid Zero

NSW is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. With case numbers continuing to rise, the government has slowly acknowledged it’s losing control.

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Is Billie Eilish the radical saviour pop needs?

In 2018 singer Billie Eilish released her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ With it the teenager pretty much immediately changed the face and sound of modern pop music. Her album won all four of the major categories at the Grammy …

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A climate scientist offers us hope

Australian scientist Joëlle Gergis was one of the lead authors on a landmark climate report by the IPCC, a United Nations body responsible for assessing the science on climate change.

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The anti-lockdown movement reaches Parliament

Australia’s anti-lockdown movement reached federal parliament this week, when a rogue Coalition MP took to the floor to blast public health measures used to limit the spread of Covid-19.

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The rise of Afterpay

Afterpay promises the allure of credit-free online shopping. But just how different is it’s business model compared to traditional credit cards and loans?

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The tax cuts that could bankrupt Australia

No matter which major party wins the next federal election, the top 5 percent of income earners in Australia will receive tax cuts worth 180 dollars a week.

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Does Australia have a pandemic ‘Freedom Day’?

Eighteen months into the pandemic Scott Morrison has announced a plan for the way out, underpinned by modelling from one of our most respected scientific institutes, The Doherty Institute.