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Fixing aged care: finally, there's a way to put a stop to this national shame

Crikey has made it our business to examine the state of aged care in this country. As the aged care royal commission wraps up, here is what needs to change.

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It just got easier for tattooed Australians to give blood, but for gay men the wait goes on

Restrictions on LGBTIQ blood donors are excluding up to a million Australians. Why is Lifeblood still pushing donors away?


More lockdowns, vaccine delays, 12,000 mutations: the global virus picture

With the virus seemingly under control in Australia, it's easy to forget that much of the rest of the world is not faring so well.

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'The stories are heartbreaking': is the prevention worse than the disease for elderly Australians in lockdown?

There is no doubt that lockdowns and social distancing are our best measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. But as neurologist Kate Ahmad has seen first hand, the loneliness and loss of independence has been devastating for many elderly Australians.

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Where's the science? Experts divided about Victoria’s new COVID-19 restrictions 

Restrictions are easing in Victoria, but are they based on science?

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Can Victoria's lockdown last when the numbers don't add up?

The Andrews government's argument for lockdown is looking shakier by the day.

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Apocalypse when? Mike Pezzullo and the end of the world as we know it

The prospect of Armageddon has been keeping the Home Affairs boss awake at night. And he wants us all to be worried sick too.

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The numbers game: what triggers COVID-19 lockdowns and freedoms?

NSW has again recorded more daily cases than Victoria, but remains quite open. Is the approach to lockdown more about politics than science?

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What was that about being OK for Xmas? Lockdown life in Melbourne shows no let up

With cases stubbornly staying in the double digits, is there any light at the end of the tunnel?

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An even more divided world: COVID is a boon for the rich, a bane for the poor

As millions of people around the world lost their jobs, billionaires increased their wealth by 27.5% between April and July.

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