Glib tech solutions to complex problems rarely work as well as their spruikers claim, and bring other problems in their wake. So it is proving with the government's contract tracing app.
Don’t fool yourself: normal life isn’t coming back any time soon
We know it deep down, even if we don't want to admit it: reopening Australia carries with it a terrible risk.
‘Immoral’: how big retailers are using COVID-19 to squeeze suppliers
Australia's biggest retailers are using COVID-19 as an excuse with their suppliers to demand heavy discounts and delay payments.
From gangland to Google: tech platform banged up by landmark defamation case
A Victorian judge has handed down a decision that extends the reach of defamation law way further into the search engine’s bowels than had previously been thought possible.
Taking out the trash: what our leaders are sneaking through while we focus on COVID-19
A short summary of changes political leaders are making while most Australians are distracted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Closed borders and dwindling migration spell an uncertain future for Australian horticulture
Solving the horticulture industry's reliance on foreign and undocumented workers will require a lot more than just tightening the borders.
It’s the message, stupid: stop the spread of ‘untelligence’ or face dire consequences
People aren't stupid. It's more likely they're victims to this spreading plague of misinformation and confusion.
The odd ways the virus does what Philip Larkin’s parents did to him
Covid toe? Happy hypoxia? These are just some of the unusual (and horrifying) symptoms that can accompany the coronavirus.
With Australia's precarious fuel reserves suddenly set for a boost, questions remain about Angus Taylor's oil deal with the US.
Doctor Knew-Much, Did-Little reveals fatal flaws in Ruby Princess’ deathly arrival
The Ruby Princess inquiry is raising key questions about the independence of cruise ship doctors — is their duty to their patients, or to their employer?
The NRL is a contact sport both on and off the field. You can bet on it
If the NRL gets its way, it will be one of only four body-contact sports leagues in the world that punters can bet on.
The national cabinet’s rules, processes and information are shrouded in secrecy
The prime minister wants the new national cabinet to be permanent, but experts are worried it hinders Australia's democratic process.
The coronavirus crisis has revealed the folly of stacking the boards of cultural organisations with members of the corporate elite.
Social distancing update: New South Wales
Here is the latest on social distancing in New South Wales. This article will be updated on a regular basis to keep you informed.
Social distancing update: Victoria
Here is the latest on coronavirus social distancing rules in Victoria. This article will be updated on a regular basis to keep you informed.
‘Dangerously overlooked’: disability support workers push for higher pay ?
Disability support workers working with clients who have, or are being tested for, COVID-19, should be paid an extra hourly rate, unions say.
End of New York, death of London: why these great cities will never be the same
The coronavirus may have fundamentally changed our relationship with big cities forever.
‘Why does our government listen to experts about the virus, but not climate?’
A young journalism student writes about what has changed during the time of coronavirus, and what it means for her future.
I quit in dismay at Amazon firing whistleblowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of COVID-19.
In a post on his personal blog, the now-former senior engineer and vice-president at Amazon hits out at his former employer’s “chickenshit” decision to fire and disparage workers protesting over unsafe conditions.
With his decision to allow the New Zealand Warriors NRL team into Australia, the home affairs minister has once again demonstrated his considerable power.
Lockdowns eased around the globe as Queensland heads back to school
Catch up with all the latest coronavirus news from around Australia and the world.
Minister chafes under the burden of partisan lockdown — and the lack of a parliament to flush out dispute
After weeks of enforced bipartisanship, politicians are chafing at political lockdown. And some unions have never bothered with it.
Australia's major magazine publisher, Bauer Media, has suspended titles and announced redundancies. Is there any way back from this?
Newspapers in suspended animation will battle to return and serve the country
A true picture is emerging of the state of regional media, and it’s not pretty. Will legacy papers be able to rally in a post-pandemic world?
The right’s attacks on Victorian health official show their failure and desperation
The attack on Dr van Diemen is a new low in destructive character assassination, driven by bitterness at their own irrelevance.