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the altar boys: new questions about suicides of clergy abuse survivors should spark another inquiry

The Altar Boys: new questions about suicides of clergy abuse survivors should spark another...

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Picture: DANIEL POCKETT/AAP Investigative journalist Suzie Smith’s new book The Altar Boys is a searing read that raises new questions about the suicides of three former victims of Catholic clergy child sexual abuse. Smith, a former award-winning...
australians don’t have a ‘right’ to travel. does covid mean our days of carefree overseas trips are over?

Australians don’t have a ‘right’ to travel. Does COVID mean our days of carefree...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Australia is a nation of enthusiastic travellers, it is one of our defining national characteristics. At any given time, around a million of us are living and working overseas. In 2019, a record 11.3 million Australian residents...

View from The Hill: The role of ‘profit’ is the elephant in the aged...

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Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP Scott Morrison finds himself besieged on two fronts in the political war over aged care. The royal commissioners inquiring into the sector have made their second sortie within days into the debate,...
alexei navalny has long been a fierce critic of the kremlin. if he was poisoned, why now? and what does it mean?

Alexei Navalny has long been a fierce critic of the Kremlin. If he was...

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Picture: Sergey Ponomarev/AP The headlines are grim. Alexei Navalny, a key leader of the Russian opposition, is currently fighting for his life in a coma after allegedly being poisoned in Siberia. A medical team from Germany is en...
instagram is the home of pretty pictures. why are people flocking to it for news?

Instagram is the home of pretty pictures. Why are people flocking to it for...

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Image: Shuttlestock We know Instagram is the most influential app when it comes to lifestyle and beauty trends. But recent research shows increasing numbers of people are also going to Instagram for their news. A report by the Reuters Institute found...
morrison government promises all australians will get free covid vaccine – if there is one

Morrison government promises all Australians will get free COVID vaccine – if there is...

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Image: TASS/SIPA The federal government has signed a letter of intent with the United Kingdom-based drug company AstraZeneca to supply a University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to Australia, and entered a contract with the...
more help required: the crisis in family violence during the coronavirus pandemic

More help required: the crisis in family violence during the coronavirus pandemic

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Picture: Shuttlestock Victoria is in the grip of its most severe lockdown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means opportunities for victims of family violence to seek help are more limited than ever. It...
view from the hill: ‘virtual’ participants and border restrictions will make for a bespoke parliamentary sitting

View from The Hill: ‘Virtual’ participants and border restrictions will make for a bespoke...

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Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Federal parliament is set to make history with its first “hybrid” sitting in the fortnight starting next week, with some members connecting virtually. But border closures and state government rules are causing...
the story of #danliedpeopledied: how a hashtag reveals australia’s ‘information disorder’ problem

The story of #DanLiedPeopleDied: how a hashtag reveals Australia’s ‘information disorder’ problem

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Image: Shuttlestock At midday on August 12 2020, the hashtag #DanLiedPeopleDied started trending on Twitter. By evening it had attracted over 10,000 tweets. The hashtag appeared to reflect widespread public distrust in Victorian Premier Daniel...
tensions rise on coronavirus handling as the media take control of the accountability narrative

Tensions rise on coronavirus handling as the media take control of the accountability narrative

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Picture: James Ross/AAP Media coverage of disasters follows a broadly similar trajectory, even though the disasters themselves might take very different forms. The COVID-19 crisis in Victoria is no exception. Although it is unfolding over a...