Scott Morrison has limited indoor and outdoor gatherings to just two people, and the government is reportedly finalising a JobKeeper allowance of $1,500 a fortnight per full-time employee.
Part of the reason so many Australians have failed to heed government warnings about the coronavirus is that our faith in politicians has been so badly broken. We desperately need that to change.
3 million out of work: record US unemployment every bit as bad as feared
Unemployment has surged to 3 million in a week as the coronavirus crisis hits the US services sector.
Ruby Princess debacle: what happens to foreign workers still on board the ship?
Ruby Princess passengers have disembarked, but thousands of cruise ship workers are still aboard, not knowing when they'll return home.
No, the dolphins haven’t returned to Venice (and other news you may have missed)
Britney Spears calls for revolution, Tinder saves the world and no, Venice isn't technically any cleaner. In a jam-packed week, here are the stories you missed
Virus Watch: G20 leaders unify, Clive Palmer follows Trump
World leaders commit $8.2 trillion to fight coronavirus effects, while here in Australia fines have been issued for breaking public health orders.
Business Briefs: the pandemic’s worst advice
Amid shuttering restaurants and collapsing business empires, there's certainly some bad advice going around alongside COVID-19 panic.
The Wuhan connection: how two determined women hurdled Chinese red tape
Charity distribution networks in China are rife with mismanagement. But with the coronavirus outbreak threatening lives, two women in Australia managed to cut through the red tape.
Do I need to stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs?
There's a lot of confusion going around about treatment of symptoms. Here's what you need to know.
Ruby Princess debacle: just why were infected passengers allowed home?
A harrowing story points to a potential spread of COVID-19 from the Ruby Princess cruise ship far beyond Australia's shores, with passengers heading on to a dozen different countries.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia knows what it wants, and it knows how to get it.
Behind the counter: Who does the Pharmacy Guild of Australia really work for?
Critics say the guild is there for business owners and not pharmacists, while it's becoming clear that what is good for the guild is also good for several large corporate players.
The ties that bind: just how much does the deputy PM know about a $2.4m grant?
An Inq investigation into political lobbying by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has revealed a close relationship between Deputy Prime Minister McCormack and the guild.
Hard pill to swallow: questions persist on $20 million pain grant
Last week, Inq investigated the influence of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Today, we look at one example of what it gets for its efforts.
The coronavirus is creating unprecedented levels of stress for Year 12 students. But there's a solution... if Australia is bold enough to try it.
‘Doctor’ Trump is a fake and needs to be struck off before he kills again
Bad advice about COVID-19 can be fatal. Especially when it comes from the US president.
As the Ruby Princess debacle deepens, where is Ann Sherry when you need her?
The (apparently former) chairman of the company that owns the Ruby Princess cruise ship has been conspicuously silent in recent weeks.
US jobless rate set to soar as ratings agency urges governments to spend, spend, spend
US economists fear unemployment could spike to 30% in coming months. The first indicator will emerge early tomorrow morning.
Politicians can’t have compliance and trust without accountability
If politicians want us to comply with their extraordinary lockdown demands, they have to provide real accountability when their bungles put lives at risk.
Sorry, Australia, but an executive running a country with no other branches of government checking his/her power, is by definition called a dictator.
The controversial author and former political advisor asks a few Twitter questions about Morrison’s (constitutionally informal) national cabinet meetings that, as nature dictates, are put to rest by Antony Green.
This week: an entirely virus-free edition! (Just kidding); who's exploiting the crisis; what to watch while stuck at home; why the crisis will help Amazon take over the world; and where you can be in a Zoom meeting.
New modelling shows that if Australia has any chance of beating the exponential spread of COVID-19 we'll need strong measures, now.
Who can sack the prime minister if parliament isn’t sitting?
Scott Morrison is incompetent. So what can be done about it?
Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.
The ACCC has approved the sale of Seven's Pacific Magazines to its rival Bauer, citing declines in circulation and revenue.
The virus underscores the need for news — as it kills off print media
As papers close and ad revenue plummets, it's becoming clear that the next victim of coronavirus will be print media.
Leigh Sales and Miranda Devine form a unity ticket to scold the nation
These are strange times indeed. Let's check in with how Australia's media figures are coping with the latest virus news.
If the media survives COVID-19, it’s going to look very different
Broadcast media companies were already struggling ahead of the coronavirus crisis. Now they face some tough decisions as ad revenues disappear.