Hotel quarantine for returning Aussies and 'hibernation' assistance for businesses is the latest in the COVID:19 battle reports MICHELLE GRATTAN.
In the age of coronavirus, only tiny weddings are allowed and the extended family barbecue is out, says MICHELLE GRATTAN
Entertainment venues are being closed in draconian measures to fight the virus, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
A WOMAN in her 70s is the latest confirmed case of COVID-19 in the ACT. She has been admitted to Canberra Hospital.
"The stimulus package was a difficult decision for a government with its tunnel vision on a budget surplus. It is a good decision. It just took too long," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
Coronavirus hits at the heart of Morrison's government, with Peter Dutton infected, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN continues his rib-tickling over toilet paper.
"The minister’s response does not evince any concern about the distressing and disproportionate impact of the government’s effective cut to health services on poorer members of our community," says JON STANHOPE in reaffirming the government's long-term neglect of the ACT health budget.
"If you are one of the 40 per cent or so of Canberrans who don't have private health insurance and given the government's clear disdain for you and your healthcare needs, do you wonder why you would ever vote for the Labor or Greens parties ever again?" writes JON STANHOPE.
"Chief Minister Andrew Barr and his neo-liberal Labor and Greens colleagues have, in real terms, pumped huge amounts of money out of acute health care since 2012," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
Shafting people who live in the national capital region simply makes Canberrans bad neighbours, says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
Provided it isn’t hijacked by self-interest, a new health initiative has the potential to take Canberra to the highest possible level of wellbeing in the world. Not a bad goal, says MICHAEL MOORE.