There are better ways to enforce Victoria's lockdown than heavy policing, Stephen Bartos writes.
Public trust in science may be on the up, but the field is suffering badly from declining universities and a long-running replicability crisis.
There was plenty of optimism in yesterday's economic statement. But so much depends on how the virus behaves.
A second lockdown is not the first lockdown on rewind. Governments and their advisers need to show they understand this.
The RBA says the government has nothing to fear from rising debt and inflation, and hints more help is on its way.
Warnings from health officials against protesting, while pubs and restaurants are allowed to open, are inconsistent.
Where we need the economy to get to is clear. How we get it there is another matter entirely.
When it comes to dealing with the Chinese government, there is a big difference between sensible caution and needless provocation. Australia must choose wisely.