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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

Bright side

The PM is talking up the under-subscribed business-loan scheme

Teenier ARENA

Angus Taylor drags his feet on renewable energy


Nearly one million Australians are unemployed

At a crossroads

Should Australia be trying to eliminate COVID-19?

Palace fetters

An elected Australian government could still be dismissed by the Queen

Cluster struck

A second wave of COVID-19 cases is dragging the country down