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Police patrol Bourke St, Melbourne during curfew (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Victoria's medicine: is Daniel Andrews asking the state to swallow too big a pill?

Experts are divided on whether Victoria's 'aggressive suppression' strategy is the best way forward.

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Do we need lockdowns? The data indicates they don't really work

It's been taken as lore that lockdowns stop the spread of COVID-19. But now that core pillar of our response to the pandemic is being called into question.

Women facing violence need protection — and their visa status shouldn't matter

Women affected by domestic violence should have access to all the social support they require. Visa status shouldn't get in the way of that.

A protester is arrested at an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne on Saturday (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Sure, love thy lockdown, but there's no evidence to say it's best done with force

There are better ways to enforce Victoria's lockdown than heavy policing, Stephen Bartos writes.

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Inside story: how The Age dragged a traumatised reporter through the courts

The Age has been quick to target an 'unethical' workers comp scheme — forgetting, maybe, how hard it fought to deny a former journalist compensation for years of psychological trauma.

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Why are we so scared of COVID when we have more chance of drowning?

If you're an Australian under 70 with no pre-existing conditions, your chances of dying from COVID-19 are less than one in a million.

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QAnon is here to stay. Is it the future of our politics?

Some of the anti-lockdown mob won't even know what QAnon is, but will still recite its talking points. A global cabal. Fear of satanic elites. The world on the brink of a 'great awakening'.

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Winning the COVID war: data reveals which countries are doing well — or otherwise

New COVID-19 data shows that while many countries are weathering the storm, others are falling to fresh depths. Here's what makes the difference

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How meetings became the nightmare of Newmarch

While the residents of Newmarch House died from COVID-19, bureaucrats, clinicians, managers and staff were locked in constant teleconferences that achieved little except waste valuable time.

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The road toll should have ceased during lockdowns, but the data says otherwise

With traffic a distant memory, you'd think road deaths would have also disappeared. Not so.

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