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A psychologist’s guide to surviving lockdown

A few days ago psychologist Chris Cheers began sharing advice on social media about getting through lockdowns, as a way to support those in Sydney. His posts quickly went viral.

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Why Frydenberg lobbied to sack Australia’s biggest energy boss

Six years ago one Australian energy company tried to shift from coal to renewables. Now, new details have emerged showing the role played by the federal government in stopping that from happening.

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The growing Australian surveillance state

Over the past few years the federal government has passed more and more laws granting police and security agencies greater access to our private communications. Now there are growing concerns that these laws actually weaken our online security.

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The “menacing” and “controlling” Scott Morrison

Today, Paul Bongiorno on the latest allegations levelled against the Morrison government and why there seems to be no consequences.

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As the world opens, Australia seals itself off

For most of the past 18 months, Australia has been hailed as a world leader in terms of its handling of the pandemic. But now, some of our biggest cities have been plunged back into lockdowns, restrictions and border closures.

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The $660 million election slush fund

A scathing new report has found that in the lead-up to the last election the federal government spent more than half a billion dollars on infrastructure projects heavily targeted to seats held by the Coalition, or seats they were trying to win.

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The scientist who predicted the death of the reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, but now it’s on the cusp of being declared “in danger” by UNESCO.

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The judgement that changed climate law in Australia

In a recent landmark judgement, the federal court has found that the government owes children a duty of care in preventing harm from the impacts of climate change.

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Weekend Read: Richard Flanagan on why he writes

Description: Today, Richard Flanagan, Booker prize winner and author of The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, reads his essay from the latest issue of The Monthly.

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The exploitation of Australia’s forgotten workers

Australia’s meat processing industry is one of many that relies heavily on migrant workers, to do jobs that Australian residents often aren’t willing to do. Many of those workers are promised that hard work will lead to permanent residency in Australia.

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10 million Australians back in lockdown

In the past few days over 10 million Australians have been plunged back into lockdowns, as fresh outbreaks of Covid-19 spread across major cities.

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Cancel culture hits the High Court

Physicist Peter Ridd was fired after he publicly criticised his colleague’s research on the Great Barrier Reef, but what started as an employment dispute has become a test case on climate denial and cancel culture.

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The story behind the Wuhan lab-leak theory

As Australia grapples with new outbreaks of Covid-19, questions about the origins of the virus have been re-emerging.

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Barnaby Joyce sinks to the top… again

After two years on the backbench, Barnaby Joyce is back as leader of the Nationals and as Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister. His return to power has put the spotlight on the tense relationship between the two Coalition parties.

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Behrouz Boochani on the detainees we forgot

Today, Behrouz Boochani on the refugees we aren’t speaking about, and the reasons why.