Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.
Media coverage misses the nuances of the chief health officer roles. This is what we found when we spoke to them.
One study suggests getting vaccinated halves the risk of developing long COVID.
An 80% adult vaccination rate corresponds to 64% of the overall population, leaving plenty of people susceptible to the virus if restrictions ease too quickly.
Taxing super profits sounds like a a good idea, but it’s hard to get right and there might be better ways to get more company tax.
An open process for appointing commissioners is necessary to preserve the Human Rights Commission’s independence and legitimacy.
Home quarantine apps face serious privacy, security and bias issues. Home detention ankle tags might be a better option.
The Morrison government says existing laws already provide a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment, but these don’t go far enough.
State police have accessed QR code check-in data on at least six occasions, for investigations unrelated to the pandemic.
The NSW plan doesn’t measure up against international best practice. And Victoria doesn’t seem to be following a child-centred approach, either.