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Answer time

Failures over hotel quarantine and the ‘Ruby Princess’ pale next to the crisis in aged care

Aged-care toll

The COVID crisis should be the catalyst for an intervention

COVID scars

Even JobKeeper 3.0 may not be enough

Called to account

Victoria’s second wave has landed a heavy blow

Out of sight, out of mind

Held for seven years in immigration detention, then COVID-19 strikes

Aged rage

As coronavirus deaths mount in nursing homes, the anger grows

State of disaster

Stage-four restrictions, a curfew and workplace closures shutter Melbourne

Falling apart

There’s less solidarity in COVID’s second wave

Closing the Gap 2.0

New targets for Indigenous advancement need to be matched by funding

Blame game

The Morrison government can’t dodge responsibility for conditions in Victorian nursing homes

Aged scare

COVID is tearing through nursing homes funded and regulated by the Commonwealth


Despite the high tally, there were signs of hope in Victoria’s announcements today

Voodoo economics

The treasurer harks back to the supply-side revolution of Thatcher and Reagan

Sea of red?

Australia is faring comparatively well. Let’s not snap back to austerity

Hard call

Much is riding on the success of Victoria’s lockdown

JobKeeper 2.0

Too many workers missed out before, and now support is shrinking