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Thanks to coronavirus, Scott Morrison will become a significant prime minister

  • Written by Paul Strangio, Associate Professor of Politics, Monash University

One of Australia’s preeminent historians, Stuart Macintyre, once observed of John Curtin, the Labor Party leader revered for navigating this nation through the dangers of the second world war, that he

would have made a timid and mediocre prime minister in peacetime; in war he assumed duties no one else could discharge. The occasion found the...

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mom jeans and nostalgia in a time of uncertainty

  • Written by Harriette Richards, University of Melbourne
mom jeans and nostalgia in a time of uncertaintyJornada Produtora/Unsplash, CC BY

Times of instability and crisis produce increased nostalgia for the past. We long for a time that no longer exists, or never existed. Like melancholy, nostalgia is a sentiment of loss – one that’s particularly familiar to us today – for an imagined way of life that has disappeared.

It is, as...

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the simple technology that could help stop coronavirus spreading

  • Written by Geoff Hanmer, Adjunct Professor of Architecture, University of Adelaide
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New research the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that SARS CoV 2, which causes the disease known as COVID-19 coronavirus, is more stable on plastic and stainless steel than on cardboard or copper:

The longest viability of both viruses was on stainless steel and plastic; the estimated median half-life of SARS-CoV-2 was...

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Scott Morrison is steering in the right direction, but we're going to need a bigger boat

  • Written by Richard Holden, Professor of Economics, UNSW

The Australian government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy, estimated to cost A$130 billion, is a crucial measure to help keep the economy from completely cratering.

But, even if COVID-19 is sufficiently under control for the economy to return to semi-normality in six months, the plan is unlikely to be sufficient and will need to be increased. To...

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  1. It is necessary to worry about health, but pessimism about the economy will hurt us
  2. Imagine if we could extract a permanent vaccine against hyper-partisanship from COVID-19
  3. Where are we at with developing a vaccine for coronavirus?
  4. Democracy 2025 - How does Australia compare: what makes a leading democracy? With Michelle Grattan, Mark Evans and Ian Chubb
  5. Morrison has rescued childcare from COVID-19 collapse – but the details are still murky
  6. Free child care to help nearly one million families, especially workers in essential services
  7. Who can get tested for coronavirus?
  8. 1 in 10 children affected by bushfires is Indigenous. We've been ignoring them for too long
  9. How to boost your internet speed when everyone is working from home
  10. what are Australia's obligations to cruise ships off its coast under international law?
  11. Can I still go to the dentist? How coronavirus is changing the way we look after our teeth
  12. COVID-19 has thrown year 12 students' lives into chaos. So what can we do?
  13. We've known about pandemic health messaging since 1918. So when it comes to coronavirus, what has Australia learnt?
  14. a more equitable public health agenda
  15. if you and your ex don't agree, what are your rights?
  16. How coronavirus challenges Muslims' faith and changes their lives
  17. Australia's post-war recovery program provides clues as to how to get out of this
  18. Ancient Greek ideas on the health of the body politic
  19. coronavirus shows again why we value expertise when it come to our health
  20. With pokies shut down, coronavirus stress could drive more people to reckless online gambling
  21. how to make sure your dog doesn't get canine cabin fever
  22. this ancient skull is helping us trace the path that led to modern childhood
  23. Can I visit my boyfriend? My parents? Can I go fishing or bushwalking? Coronavirus rules in NSW, Queensland and Victoria explained
  24. What can you use a telehealth consult for and when should you physically visit your GP?
  25. Local newspapers are an 'essential service'. They deserve a government rescue package, too
  26. the two faces of China in the wake of coronavirus
  27. Using nursing assistants to fill coronavirus gaps brings risks if they're not up to the job
  28. If coronavirus cases don't grow any faster, our health system will probably cope
  29. 9 reasons we should be eating microalgae
  30. why people spreading coronavirus anxiety on Twitter might actually be bots
  31. it's legal to put your money in, take it out, and save on tax
  32. the case for a short, sharp lockdown (rather than the slow trickle we've had so far)
  33. Are you complicit in deaths if you don't stay home? How to do good during the virus lockdown
  34. Most community bids to block pokies fail – the law is stacked against them too
  35. 'How will we eat'? India's coronavirus lockdown threatens millions with severe hardship
  36. We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too
  37. how to stop family violence under lockdown
  38. Meet Chimbu, the blue-eyed, bear-eared tree kangaroo. Your cuppa can help save his species
  39. avoid the 7 deadly sins of thought
  40. The coronavirus response calls into question the future of super
  41. to get a grip on coronavirus, we need to know who's already had it
  42. Federal government gets private hospital resources for COVID-19 fight in exchange for funding support
  43. useful for enforcing social distancing, or for creating a police state?
  44. What is homeschooling? And should I be doing that with my kid during the coronavirus lockdown?
  45. The coronavirus lockdown could test your relationship. Here's how to keep it intact (and even improve it)
  46. Why closing our borders to foreign workers could see fruit and vegetable prices spike
  47. how coronavirus is changing online dating
  48. how will it work, who will miss out and how to get it?
  49. Can mosquitoes spread coronavirus?
  50. If you're worried about bushfires but want to keep your leafy garden, follow these tips

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