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Inside the messy world of the security firms at the heart of Victoria's COVID-19 crisis

Daniel Andrews' government has been very aware of the security industry's dodgy behaviour for at least five years.

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Have racial attacks increased since coronavirus started?

Have racial attacks increased in Australia since coronavirus started? The short answer is yes.

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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

Morrison is stubbornly allowing the economy to burn

The government has to urgently support business and jobs with direct payments, rather than hoping they'll borrow their way to survival. But Scott Morrison is refusing to entertain the idea.

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Coronavirus hits Australian wine exports hard

The Australian wine industry has already taken a hit due to the bushfires. Further loss of sales could be devastating.

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Exit stage right: another vocal executive leaves to the sound of one hand flapping

Mike Kane of Boral is only the latest in a long line of business figures who like to lecture the rest of us while their shareholders endure huge losses.

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Education league table shows a failure to fulfil the Gonski promise

Despite a substantial increase in education funding since the 2000s, Australia's educational outcomes have gone backwards — and neither side is up for the challenge of fixing the problem.

Farmers expose the pointless unreality of drought politicking

While the government squabbles over who gets the credit for handouts to farmers, farmers themselves are calling for an end to ad hoc policy that discourages preparedness for drought.

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Josh among the business barbarians

When Frydenberg forced the question of why businesses aren't investing in Australia, a convenient amnesia seemed to take over.

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Australia's shame: Witness K punished for his service, while the guilty go free

After years of relentless pressure, Witness K has pleaded guilty to revealing information about ASIS' criminal conduct in Timor Leste. It is a shameful reward for a man who diligently served his country.