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Governments must take over vacant housing for homeless and domestic violence victims

Governments must take over vacant housing for homeless and domestic violence victims

Why are governments ignoring obvious solutions to the problems of homeless people and domestic violence victims affected by the coronavirus crisis?

How the Ruby Princess possibly became the biggest single contributor to COVID-19 in Australia

How the Ruby Princess possibly became the biggest single contributor to COVID-19 in Australia

This is a monumental debacle that could have been easily avoided.

In other news... yes, there has been other news

In other news... yes, there has been other news

Tony Abbott's spending spree, more inland rail promises and SA Water drama. We've rounded up the news that might have missed this week.

Closing Tasmania is actually un-Australian. But what would you do?

Closing Tasmania is actually un-Australian. But what would you do?

Constitutional lawyers have been in a frenzy over the state's decision to essentially close its borders. But, really, it's the right call.

Grand Prix chaos puts the spotlight on secretive deal

Grand Prix chaos puts the spotlight on secretive deal

The shambolic handling of the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix raises questions about the arrangement between Formula One and the Victorian government.

What's better than one opposition party? (And other news you may have missed)

What's better than one opposition party? (And other news you may have missed)

A fight for second place in the NT, while across the border the worms are coming for Queensland. In a news-packed week, here are the stories you may have missed.

Wild Butterfly reveals the tragic human cost of a media pile-on

Wild Butterfly reveals the tragic human cost of a media pile-on

In 2010, Perth woman Claire Murray, a heroin addict, died as a result of complications from her second liver transplant. A new film chronicles her life and the media pile-on it inspired.

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.

Why are the Greens preferencing Labor last in this NT byelection?

Why are the Greens preferencing Labor last in this NT byelection?

It's almost without precedent for the Greens to actively tilt the scales in the conservatives' favour.

Who will benefit from a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland?

Who will benefit from a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland?

It's the latest political football in the government's bitter climate wars. But one mining company is hoping to benefit from the 'unviable' project.