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While politicians are settling in, aged care faces a worst-case scenario on workforce

A report from CEDA shows a dramatic worsening in our aged care workforce problem — with little sign the government is rushing to fix it.

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Hands off Qantas and Joyce, says travel executive: the airline may have flaws, but it’s much worse elsewhere

The constant demonisation of Qantas CEO Alan Joyce reflects a failure to understand how large public companies operate.

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It’s ‘more reliable to feed $10 bills through a paper shredder than flying with Qantas’

We asked Crikey readers to send in their worst experiences with Qantas. From lost luggage to cancelled flights to a total lack of customer service, things seem grim.

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Why the teals need to unite and see red on adviser numbers

The crossbenchers really need to bring off a Three Musketeers ‘all for one and one for all’ move in a show of collective force.

Confessions of a former staffer: Albanese cuts to crossbench staff is a ‘deliberate decision’ to block scrutiny

‘Imagine if your whole work department was cut to just you. The volume of work won’t change, or the expectations on its quality, but now it’s just you doing it.’

Albanese’s in Madrid, but the real priority for Australia is Paris

The prime minister’s visit to Europe should be about engaging France, another great power and with an important Pacific presence.

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Labor needs a teal curtain: short-changing independents on advisers could be a terrible own goal

Giving independents a skeleton staff not only limits their ability to work effectively, it harms a potentially powerful working relationship from the outset.

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Our weird ignoring of COVID is part of a long history of arbitrary decisions about death

Who decides what deaths we deem to be important? As our current response to COVID shows, it’s complex and arbitrary.

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Judith Neilson backs journalism for the long haul, despite board exodus

The billionaire philanthropist is not deserting her non-profit institute, but she wants a change ‘in direction and emphasis’.

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A note from a not-so-precious lawyer: believing survivors doesn’t mean discarding the presumption of innocence

All the media had to do in the lead-up to the trial of Brittany Higgins’ alleged rapist was keep its mouth shut. Disastrously, that didn’t happen.

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The residual number of Australians left in the lurch is relatively negligible.

Citizens need faith in critical institutions for democracy to work. Only trend-driven reporting can tell us who to trust.

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Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping… Natasha Fyles. Why does the NT’s chief minister belong in such company?

Australian governments should not be in the business of banning media access or suppressing freedom of the press. We call for a lift on the ongoing ban against the NT Independent.

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Anti-abortion lobby’s false narratives about terminating pregnancy debunked

Abortions save lives. Women will die in the United States now Roe v Wade has been overturned by the US Supreme Court.

From leader to loser: Roe decision makes US an outlier on abortion

Nearly 50 years ago America led the world in liberalising abortion laws. Now it joins Iran, North Korea and Russia in shredding them.

Cows, camping and wine tasting: TikTok users are sending coded messages to women seeking safe abortions

Social media users in the US and Canada are offering their homes and their help to women seeking out-of-state-abortions following the overturning of Roe v Wade.

Brendan Murphy, the face of Australia’s pandemic response, expected to retire amid government shake-up

While he recently denied retirement was on his mind, the health department secretary may be moving on from his role as top doctor.

The unvaxxed will always be with us. But their power and presence has been dealt a blow

The federal election showed that people had by and large rejected anti-vax propaganda. But the problem is not completely a thing of the past.

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Top End trash … Dom’s dig at Gladys … another PR yellow card

Who’s dumping on our Top End? And credit where credit is due: the NSW premier made a good funny. These and plenty more from the bunker.

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Why don’t we hear ‘I told you so’ more?

Even as evidence mounts that climate change is very real and very dangerous, those who warned us aren’t crowing about it.

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Albanese connects the domestic and foreign policy dots on climate

The prime minister deftly provided another reason for going further and faster on climate policy at the Quad meeting in Tokyo.

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Voter revolution delivers new politics

The major parties are looking at a new scenario — they can no longer hold urban seats while trying to keep ‘mainstream Australia’ happy.

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