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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Who is Morrison kidding? The economy has been on government life support for a decade

We need to stop pretending the Australian economy isn't addicted to government support. And if the government is serious about reform, it shouldn't wait until late in the year to release a long-delayed budget.

Andrew Liveris. (Image: AAP/Alan Porritt)

First the US, then Oz. What does Trump's guy have in mind for our COVID future?

It's not entirely clear who appointed Andrew Liveris as "special adviser" to the COVID-19 commission, but the Trump supporter could turn out to hold enormous influence.

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Take it from a doc: telehealth is a keeper. But why is the sound quality so bad?

Telehealth is changing the way doctors care for their patients. And while it'll never replace face-to-face consultations entirely, it's still an incredibly useful tool.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Which Australian states depend on China most — and does it matter?

From iron ore to infrastructure, is there real reason to be concerned about state dependency on Chinese business?

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds with a model of the Barracuda-class submarine. (Image: AAP/David Mariuz)

What else can you get for 60 billion bucks?

For a start, Newstart and the youth allowance could be upped by $95 a week for 15 years. But wait! There's more!

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'We need an agency with real teeth': disability sector calls for reform following David Harris’ death 

The disability sector says the death of David Harris, revealed last week by Inq, shows what is wrong with the system.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The perils of hypocrisy: on China, Coalition's pandering outstrips Andrews' grovelling

When it comes to China, both sides of politics are guilty of pandering.

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Blunder? What blunder? Good news on JobKeeper opens ways for further stimulus

Put together in haste for a catastrophe that didn't quite eventuate, the overestimated JobKeeper program can now be adjusted to boost the recovery.

Queensland Transport Minister Mark Bailey (Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Staying in lockdown a risky business, and border wars get testy

Queensland's claim to be going gangbusters keeping COVID-19 in check is rather questionable.

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Social distancing in the Australian Capital Territory

Here is the latest on coronavirus social distancing rules in the Australian Capital Territory. This article will be updated on a regular basis to keep you informed.