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Virus Watch: market crashes and papal sniffles

Virus Watch: market crashes and papal sniffles

As the world battens down the hatches for a COVID-19 pandemic, here's what you need to know about recent developments.

Who is profiting — and who is making a loss — from the coronavirus?

Who is profiting — and who is making a loss — from the coronavirus?

The coronavirus is sinking the global economy, but there are a few unlikely groups benefitting.

Hiding behind contagion: the companies blaming the virus for bad business

Hiding behind contagion: the companies blaming the virus for bad business

The virus is definitely having an effect on business, but it's also something that can be conveniently pointed to in a press release.

Mallee was given some pre-election sugar (and other news you may have missed)

Mallee was given some pre-election sugar (and other news you may have missed)

Submarines are going up, and now even mining is embracing renewables? Here are the stories you may have missed.

Virus watch: COVID-19 by the numbers

Virus watch: COVID-19 by the numbers

As the world edges towards a pandemic declaration, and Donald Trump appoints a "coronavirus czar", Crikey breaks down the latest numbers on COVID-19.

A peek into the corrupt world of grants exposes unregulated role of staffers

A peek into the corrupt world of grants exposes unregulated role of staffers

Political staffers now have huge power over the spending of millions of taxpayer dollars, but face no accountability. It's time they were either treated like politicians or treated like public servants.

To stop wage theft, the government needs to put its money where its mouth is

To stop wage theft, the government needs to put its money where its mouth is

The federal government needs to enable not just the Fair Work Ombudsman but other groups, too, to contribute to ensuring employer compliance.

Virus watch: what you need to know about COVID-19

Virus watch: what you need to know about COVID-19

There's a lot of talk about 'pandemic' going around. How worried should you be?

No, minister, 250 people haven't been charged with arson

No, minister, 250 people haven't been charged with arson

In the context of the current bushfire crisis, there is simply no evidence that arson was responsible.

Peter Dutton can't tell left from right

Peter Dutton can't tell left from right

Peter Dutton thinks Islamist terrorists are 'left wing'. But then, he has good reason not to want to talk about right-wing terrorism.