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Former Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos (Image: AAP/James Ross)

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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From sovereign citizens to QAnon: private messaging apps attract mixed bag of lockdown protesters

Anti-lockdown protest organisers have started using encrypted apps such as Telegram to spread the word. We took a peek inside.

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Missing Voices: Training for the pandemic

Crikey's older readers share their experiences of how the pandemic is changing them and their community.

17th century art depicting the Black Death in London (Image: Wikimedia)

Waiting for COVID: when will we see the literary impact of our plague year?

A period that has radically reshaped our world should shape our cultural output for years to come. What will the literary impact be?

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Morrison back on the offensive with his News Corp attack dogs

With an election looming in Queensland it's no surprise the prime minister moved from consensus to censure.

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A clean break?

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison will introduce legislation to allow renewable energy agencies to invest in "low emission" technologies, and new research has found that cuts to JobKeeper will strip roughly $9.9 billion from the economy by Christmas. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground in August, 2020 (Image: AP/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

What it’s like: life under lockdown in the city of dead malls and muzzled citizens

Weeks of lockdown and alien routine have changed us, but we do not fully know how yet.

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How bad is Victoria’s financial position? Let’s count the ways

Victoria's balance sheet is in more strife than any other Australian government. There's very little left in the tank.

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Back in the greenhouse

Good morning, early birds. A new report finds that the global lockdown has done nothing to stop concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere hitting a record high, and China's foreign ministry has accused Australia of "blatant irrational behaviour" after an ASIO-AFP foreign interference investigation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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