Tracing app takes to the streets with optimism

Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy predicts more than 50 per cent take-up of COVID tracing app, reports MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Thanks to the ‘invisible’ people keeping us safe

"In addition to healthcare workers, we need to thank the myriad of public servants and other workers who also play a key role in ensuring we get through this pandemic," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Why should the young be paying the coronavirus bill?

Intergenerational fairness puts a COVID-19 obligation on older people, says MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Australia’s coronavirus debate turns to the way out

"Remember how last year’s Easter felt bizarre because the country was in election mode? How normal that seems, now everything is surreal, with the nation 'holidaying' in this peculiar, unpleasant limbo, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

For heaven’s sake, it’s quarantine, not prison

"Listening to whingers complain about hotel rooms and the food delivered for them gets up my nose. And drawing a prison comparison is hyperbole. Anyone who has been in a prison must have been cringing at such a ludicrous comparison," writes MICHAEL MOORE.

Virus crisis rips hard-right philosophy to shreds

"The nation is underprepared to deal most effectively with the current challenges. Spending on prevention is like an insurance policy: it is difficult to see the value unless there is a disaster," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE. 

To get control, it’s time to test people without symptoms

To get on top of the coronavirus, we also need to test people without symptoms, says Prof RAINA MacINTYRE

Virus crisis / Hotel quarantine greets homecomers

Hotel quarantine for returning Aussies and 'hibernation' assistance for businesses is the latest in the COVID:19 battle reports MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Kiss goodbye to that big, family wedding

In the age of coronavirus, only tiny weddings are allowed and the extended family barbecue is out, says MICHELLE GRATTAN

Grattan / PM moves to draconian measures

Entertainment venues are being closed in draconian measures to fight the virus, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Virus crisis / Woman in her 70s makes three in the ACT

 A WOMAN in her 70s is the latest confirmed case of COVID-19 in the ACT. She has been admitted to Canberra Hospital. 

Why we can’t afford a #scottycomelately

"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.

Sensational day as Dutton goes down to virus

Coronavirus hits at the heart of Morrison's government, with Peter Dutton infected, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN continues his rib-tickling over toilet paper.

How the ACT health budget neglect puts the poor at risk 

"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.

Government neglect makes the hospitals sick

"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.

Health figures reveal an uncaring ACT government

"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.

Country folk targeted as hospital ‘consults’

Shafting people who live in the national capital region simply makes Canberrans bad neighbours, says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Barr’s breath of fresh air on wellbeing

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.





Trial could see electric vehicle owners paid

Electric vehicle (EV) owners could get paid for putting electricity from their car batteries back into the grid, if a new Canberra trial is successful. 


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