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Tone deaf: aged care providers’ PR campaign strikes wrong note

Tone deaf: aged care providers’ PR campaign strikes wrong note

Hiring properly qualified staff, staff-resident ratios and a commitment to be transparent and accountable for the $13 billion in annual taxpayer funding would help private providers of aged care “change the conversation” and “win the hearts and minds of middle Australia”. Dr Sarah Russell reports.

A Bali travel bubble may be just the ticket for Virgin

A Bali travel bubble may be just the ticket for Virgin

As the Virgin administrators assess the bids for the failed airline, they will also grapple with the question of when air travel resumes. Domestic interstate travel may open in a few months, there is talk of a New Zealand travel “bubble”, too. Beyond that is anybody’s...

Overpaid university bosses cry poor as their foreign-student riches evaporate

Overpaid university bosses cry poor as their foreign-student riches evaporate

Australia’s universities face $5 billion in losses and are crying poor. Their highly paid bosses can make more money in a week than the casual staff, many of whom they have consigned to the dole queue, make in a year. Michael Sainsbury runs the ruler over the numbers and asks why those universities with high reliance on international students have shown such poor risk management.

Keep the Pokies Shut: Australians are saving $38 million a day

Keep the Pokies Shut: Australians are saving $38 million a day

The pokies are shut. Thousands of Australians believe they should stay shut for as long as possible. Meanwhile, more of the big pokies players are looking to quit the toxic industry. Journalist and anti-gambling campaigner Stephen Mayne reports on the latest dramatic developments in pokies-land, particularly RSL Victoria as its overpaid “pokies manager” Tabcorp tries to sell out.

Is the fix for COVID-19 hiding in plain sight?

Is the fix for COVID-19 hiding in plain sight?

Is there a good safe anti-viral drug readily available that seems to work on SARS-CoV-2? Indomethacin is such a drug. Anyone can make it and sell it. It's safe to use in people. So what's to lose? asks Dr James Freeman.In the X-Files they said “the truth is out...

Stokesed in Japan: the ambassador and the media mogul

Stokesed in Japan: the ambassador and the media mogul

Although best known as a media mogul, much of Kerry Stokes' wealth is derived from LNG, coal, iron ore and beef, of which Japan is a major importer. Boosting demand is a key role of Australia’s Japanese ambassador, Richard Court. As a director of three Stokes...

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