Health experts say Australia’s hospitals are already operating at capacity and there is no room for coronavirus surge Prof Raina MacIntyre, head of the biosecurity program at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales stated “If 50%...

The Trickle-up Conspiracy

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“Try as I might, I cannot pinpoint the exact moment or instance, when the world’s conservative parties shifted from extolling tradition and practising good manners, to embracing corruption and malfeasance.” Henry Johnston AIMN 13 Feb 2020 It’s more complicated than that,...
The Guardian's Katharine Murphy asks Sports rorts. Unlawful robodebts. More than $80m in election donations. Is this the governance we want? According to the Australian Electoral Commission, Clive Palmer spent $83.3m on the 2019 election. The returns – only made available...
“Bushfire Brandalism” Pedestrians in some suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would have walked straight past activist artists (vandals, some critics might call them) removing advertising from bus shelters and inserting artwork protesting the Morrison government and its handling of...
Leadership drought reaps its harvest As John Hewson wrote, The global world of politics is beginning to embrace the digital newsroom adage: Wrong, but not for long! Political leaders shoot from the hip under some perceived pressure to state an...
Viewpoint: What's in half a degree of climate change? Our dual needs to save the planet and power our modern lives have thrown a spotlight on the way we produce and use energy. Bombarded by often contradictory information about energy consumption and...
'Brutal': Marcia Langton, early backer of welfare card, savages its roll out One of the few Indigenous community leaders who backed the cashless welfare card in its infancy has changed her mind, accusing the government of running a "brutal" program...

Arrogant out of touch bankers

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'Protected species': Former bank executive Rob Ferguson gives big four a serve Rob Ferguson’s CV reeks corporate establishment. He clocked 15 years at the top of one of Australia’s largest and most successful investment banks, BT, and two decades sitting...
The money-raising hosted by Nine had none of the sleaziness and claimed illegality of the $100,000 donation a Chinese property developer allegedly delivered to the NSW ALP in that now-notorious Aldi bag. The Nine Entertainment CEO, Hugh Marks, has told...
The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know Huge fires are raging across multiple regions of the Amazon Basin. Guaira Maia/ISA Danilo Ignacio de Urzedo, University of Sydney Record fires are raging in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, with...