Opinion

A person holds up a jar of Covid-19 vaccine

Variant-specific vaccines would undoubtedly increase immunity. But waves of new variants would engulf the population faster than these vaccines could ever be deployed.

Ernie Dingo presenting on NITV

First Nations media are leading better conversations about the significance of the day – and issues facing Indigenous communities every day of the year.

group of people playing bingo

Governments should tell us everything they know about infections, hospitalisations and deaths. So why aren’t they?

Treasurer Scott Frydenberg and Scott Morrison leave after giving a doorstop presser

With Australia now in the worst stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, there couldn't be a worse time to restrict Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments.

woman wearing respirator mask

The airborne nature of COVID supports routine use of respirators by the public. Here, experts explain the science behind this recommendation.

Young child swimming

While it may be possible to teach young infants basic motor skills in water, infants cannot, and should not, be expected to know how to swim or to be able to react appropriately in emergencies.

Firefighter preparing to battle incoming fire

In this era of mega-fires, diverse strategies are urgently needed so we can safely live with fire.

Person's hands dropping sample onto Rapid Antigen Test

The NSW government’s announcement of a $1000 fine for failing to report a positive voluntary rapid antigen test will likely achieve the opposite of its intention.

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Basic research is best when it’s allowed to proceed on merit, rather than with political interference, says an open letter from 63 leading researchers protesting government interference in ARC grants.

A passing train blurred by its speed

Anthony Albanese’s plan for high-speed rail between Sydney and Newcastle could well be worth the cost, so long as he doesn’t muddy it with 1970s-style industry policy.

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