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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.

Australia underestimates Ardern … Is Myer a small business?

The media has a 'Dewey defeats Truman' moment on the NZ election. Plus, the 'small business' owners fighting the Victorian lockdown.

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Gambling still a sure bet during COVID (and other news you may have missed)

Australians are still having a punt in record numbers during lockdown. Plus: Pauline Hanson’s Uluru trip backers revealed, and how is gay panic still a legal defence?

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Leases on hold: how do we reverse Australia’s retail vacancy apocalypse?

Australia's high streets are staring down a vacancy epidemic. Is there a solution?

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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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Lockdowns save lives. But how many and at what cost?

When remembering how many lives our COVID-19 response has saved, it's important to remember how many may be lost elsewhere.

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It’s time to set Melbourne free. The numbers prove it

Do Dan Andrews' lockdown measures really reflect the current data?

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Was Tony Abbott right when he called Victoria’s lockdown the toughest outside of Wuhan?

Tony Abbott says Victoria's coronavirus lockdown is the most severe in the world outside Wuhan. Is he correct?

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Victoria dropped the ball, but security guards weren’t the culprits

The hotel quarantine outbreak may have triggered Victoria's second wave, but we can blame the state's misery on a series of questionable choices.

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Excessive and open to abuse: Victoria’s proposed law has experts worried

Experts have slammed a proposed law in Victoria which would give authorised citizens unprecedented powers to detain suspected coronavirus cases indefinitely.

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