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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.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Andrews delivers a gut punch to the national economy, but it's the feds who need to pay

Thanks to Daniel Andrews and his government, Australia faces an economic disaster. But the federal government must step up on the response.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

When and why did the strategy change to elimination?

Rather than imposing draconian new restrictions, here's the announcement Daniel Andrews should have made.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

We're all Victorians now: why Dan Andrews should force Canberra's hand on extra stimulus

The new Victorian shutdown will force an overhaul of Australia's fiscal and economic outlook. And we need more stimulus, too – much more.

(Image: AAP/James Ross)

Postcard from Melbourne: we are the masked travellers from your future

If those of you outside of Melbourne aren't thinking about the catastrophe ahead, you soon will be.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

What's really going on with contact tracing

What did Victoria do wrong... and what is it still not getting right?

People are seen in long queues outside the Centrelink office in Southport on the Gold Coast, on Monday, March 23, 2020. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Australia's deregulated, fluid economy creates the perfect conditions for the virus to thrive

Microbes are brilliant at exploiting human economic structures. And our 21st century economy provides opportunities for them to resist even concerted attempts at elimination.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP /David Crosling)

How good is our contact tracing? It would be nice to know

The contact tracing hit-rate has been terrible in the US and UK. Is it any better in Victoria and NSW?

(Image: AAP/Daniel Pockett)

Victoria: a state overflowing with inconsistencies, anomalies and infections

Despite early successes, the Victorian approach to beating COVID-19 had some glaring inconsistencies. Did this cause the second spike?

Public housing tower in North Melbourne (Image: AAP/James Ross)

'People would have starved': how young volunteers saved Melbourne's towers

With officials failing to provide adequate food or care to people living in COVID-19 lockdown of public housing in Melbourne, the job of looking after the community fell to young volunteers.