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Veterans’ Affairs is harming Australia’s ability to manage psychological distress

Australia's mishandling of the veteran mental health crisis will cripple our ability to understand crises elsewhere, an expert has warned.

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Trump shouts, Biden dodders in a debate to confirm stereotypes

Both candidates were true to form in the first US presidential debate: Donald Trump shouting and abusive, Joe Biden doddering — and both stuck to their areas of strength.

Isolation and anxiety: what it’s like giving birth during lockdown

Parents report a lot of concerns about having a child at times like this, beyond the obvious one of getting the virus and giving it to their unborn child.

How Germany passed the first virus test

Germany has been a rare success story in Europe. The lesson? Resist populism, move fast — and spend big.

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What will happen to Virgin Australia?

International shareholders have officially put Virgin Australia into voluntary administration and elective surgeries could resume this week.

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Who advises the man who advises the nation on COVID-19?

By this point in the coronavirus crisis, everyone knows chief medical officer Brendan Murphy. But what do we know about the team behind him, saving Australia from catastrophe?

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‘The staff are starting to show signs of PTSD’

The coronavirus crisis is effecting the whole world. For medical staff, it feels like they've had to start a new job, says a GP on the front line.

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Oh good, the army’s here

Good morning, early birds. Members of the Australian Defence Force have been conducting random self-isolation checks across Sydney, and Queensland has announced four-week emergency rent relief. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Improvisation is the latest medical skill our GPs are having to learn

Why are doctors being forced to improvise on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus?

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Does Australia have enough hospital beds for the worst-case scenario?

The answer is complex. But this is why it's important to 'flatten the curve'.

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