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.
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.
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.
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.’
Nuclear submarines by 2030 ‘optimistic’
The defence minister says a “mess” left by the former Morrison government in relation to a nuclear submarine deal has delayed Australia’s defence capabilities.
America has declared war on women. Could it happen here?
Australian women can be a little optimistic that what has befallen their American sisters won’t happen here. But we must remain vigilant.
‘Final nail in the coffin’: Australians in the US rethink their future after Roe v Wade decision
‘When a gun has more rights in this country than my uterus, that’s pretty messed up,’ one said.
Australia is more than a set for US stories: why government needs to back local film
Until streamers and policymakers offer significant support, there’ll continue to be paltry Australian content on streaming services, writes Australian Writers Guild executive director Claire Pullen.
The reversal of Roe v Wade is the endpoint of a long-term project with the aim of placing power in the hands of a white, straight, religious patriarchy.
The judges now sitting on the highest bench in the US have upended 230 years of jurisprudence, and opened a Pandora’s box on gun laws.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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