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People in Melbourne line up for supplies before the curfew comes into effect (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Welcome to emergency post-capitalism, where audacious human solutions are needed

We're in the middle of a storm. And only radical action can get us out.

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The virus is robbing many people of a 'good' death. How do we change that?

COVID-19 has taken away our ability as a society to avoid the topic of death. But we've needed to improve our 'death literacy' since well before the pandemic hit.

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Look west to see your future — WA's 'new normal' is going to spread

COVID-19 has hurried Australia into an economic hellscape that Western Australia has been fooling around with for at least five years.

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'The forgotten ones': older Australians struggle through the pandemic

As we do our best to flatten the curve, we have to make sure the voices of older Australians aren't forgotten.

Memo to 'Karens': you have the right to be deluded, but here are the facts

Thank God for the freedom warriors among us, preserving our non-existent rights in the cause of their grand delusions.

Bourke St, Melbourne (Image: AAP/Daniel Pockett)

The worst of times and the, well, let's party like there's no tomorrow of times

While Melburnians are locked down, Sydneysiders are partying on like there's no tomorrow.

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Victoria's new outbreak marks the limits of finger-pointing

Rather than ask why so many Victorians ignored the tickle in their throats and went to work, we need to ask how we've built a society where so many people had no other choice.

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We are living in an historic, radical transformation. What are we learning?

The COVID-19 lockdowns represent one of the most radical transformations of everyday life by the state in human history. Can it be kept up?

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Pandemic police officer Perrett revels in the joys of being a COVID cop

In these COVID times, Janine Perrett is relishing her role as a protector of the pandemic peace.

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Could COVID-19 be the start of a positive revolution in everyday life?

If and when there is a successful vaccine, will our lifestyles simply revert to pre-pandemic, or will society change for the better?