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view from the hill: scott morrison announces mandatory self-isolation for all overseas arrivals and gives up shaking hands

View from The Hill: Scott Morrison announces mandatory self-isolation for all overseas arrivals and...

Picture: James Ross/AAP Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy was still shaking hands on Sunday morning. But when that afternoon Scott Morrison announced the latest coronavirus measures, including compulsory self-isolation for overseas arrivals, the Prime Minister...
‘cabin fever’: australia must prepare for the social and psychological impacts of a coronavirus lockdown

‘Cabin fever’: Australia must prepare for the social and psychological impacts of a coronavirus...

As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, we’re seeing mass isolation in virus epicentres, with about 500 million people in China “under varying degrees of quarantine”, and all of Italy in lockdown. In Australia, self-isolation is being advised for those who...
coronavirus is a huge story, so journalists must apply the highest ethical standards in how they tell it

Coronavirus is a huge story, so journalists must apply the highest ethical standards in...

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Picture: Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND From an ethical perspective, covering the coronavirus story is really hard to do well. The reason for this lies in an inherent conflict between two ethical obligations: the obligation to truth-telling...