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Aged Care

Most aged care homes would fail minimum staffing standards

The government's commitment to mandate minimum staffing levels in residential aged care homes by 2023 seems a long way off.

Federal Government

Disaster payments to be scaled back as vaccination rates rise

Financial support for people who have lost work due to COVID-19 will soon be wound back.

Federal Government

Which politician is spending the most on Facebook advertising?

Which federal MP spends the most on Facebook advertising? If you guessed the Prime Minister, you would be wrong.

Federal Government

Porter's funding from a 'blind trust' is an integrity test for PM

For an intellectually smart man, Christian Porter often shows extraordinarily bad judgement.

COVID-19

PM accused of 'appalling judgement' over Sydney lockdown visit

Bill Shorten has accused the Prime Minister of "appalling judgement" for travelling to Sydney over the weekend, despite lockdowns across NSW and the ACT. 

Aged Care

Website tracking aged care issues has 2000 reports already

When Carol* goes to work in an aged care home secure dementia ward, there's a consistent problem.

COVID-19

Federal government threatens to challenge border bans in court

Federal attorney-general Michaelia Cash has warned states that border closures could face legal challenges once the vaccination rate reaches 80 per cent.

Federal Government

Support for Coalition slumps as changes curb micro parties

Despite the three-point loss for the Coalition's primary vote, Scott Morrison's net approval returns to positive.

Federal Government

COVID misinformation shows the need for electoral reform

The news that Craig Kelly is to join the Palmer United Party, to fund his damaging ravings on a grander scale, confronts Australian democracy with a dilemma.

Federal Government

Ministers increasingly denying public access to information

Report accuses the government of potentially using unlawful methods to block access to information.

Federal Government

Huge support for universal basic income

COVID-19 has been a social and economic disaster of almost unprecedented proportions. But, for one group, last year's silver linings outshone the hardships.

Federal Government

Warnings as Labor agrees to lock in government's 'Budget booby trap'

Labor has announced it will support the government's tax cuts for high income earners.

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