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Labor backflip puts Coles and Woolies profits before indigenous health

Labor backflip puts Coles and Woolies profits before indigenous health

The Northern Territory government has caved in to liquor lobby pressure and imperilled the health of First Nations People by approving a Dan Murphy’s Darwin mega-store for Woolworths and lifting the licence cap for Coles. The community will pay the price with their health, write Professor Lesley Russell and Dr Jeff McMullen. Will this be Woolworths’ Juukan Gorge moment?

Democracy’s Watchdogs: Michael West Media turns four

Democracy’s Watchdogs: Michael West Media turns four

We are privileged this week to be part of Democracy’s Watchdogs — Bill Birnbauer’s non-profit organisation — which “aims to honour the work of Australian investigative journalists and educate the public about the work of our watchdogs and how they have enhanced our democratic processes”. Michael West reports.

The Virgin Brides: fate of airline on a knife-edge as bids lob and cash runs dry

The Virgin Brides: fate of airline on a knife-edge as bids lob and cash runs dry

The government has tossed $130 billion at business, the corporate largesse is dripping all over the big end of town. Even highly profitable $8 billion property developers such as Mirvac are rolling in the free money, yet when it comes to Virgin Australia they are being all punctilious about “letting the market sort it out”. Michael West reports on the future of Virgin.

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