Opinion

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People taking hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus may be more likely to die, according to new research. But that doesn't mean the drug is killing them.

Crowds of people with signs and a globe of the world gather before a building to protest against climate change

A 'gas-driven recovery' and further investment in fossil fuels should not be a part of Australia's response to the pandemic, says a UNSW climate justice expert.

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Pacific islands face unique challenges in combating COVID-19, and will need unique solutions to come out of the crisis unscathed.

Barley in a field

Australian growers are effectively banned from a huge market. But details of the decision show how it may be reversed.

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Sole traders helped by UNSW Tax Clinic who were behind on their quarterly Business Activity Statements were on average seven years behind.

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The question of China’s responsibility for the coronavirus pandemic, and any subsequent economic reparations, is complicated by sovereign immunity, a UNSW expert says.

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Late last month, Denmark, France and Poland banned companies registered in tax havens from receiving government COVID-19 bailouts. Should Australia do the same?

Spanish flu

There are many similarities between Spanish flu and coronavirus, from school closures to mask debates. The story of 1919 also shows governments face choices that can have a terrible cost in lives.

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The decision to authorise a WHO investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is only a partial vindication for nations keen to hold China to account. But it will help strengthen global health measures.

A woman and a girl sit at a cafe table

The government’s new income support could be strengthened by extending support to migrants, families with children, private tenants, and people on pension payments, says UNSW expert.

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