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Explainer: what is a ‘state of disaster’ and what powers does it confer?

By Anne Twomey, University of Sydney A “state of disaster” has been declared for the whole of Victoria from...

Explainer: why is the South China Sea such a hotly contested region?

By Greg Austin, UNSW In the past week, both the US and Australia rejected large parts of China’s extensive...

Ten-year-olds do not belong in detention. Why Australia must raise the age of criminal responsibility

For Chris Cunneen, University of Technology Sydney In Australia, children as young as ten can be held criminally responsible...

COVID-19 could see thousands of women miss out on having kids, instead of baby boom

By Liz Allen, Australian National University COVID-19 lockdowns have led to suggestions there could be a “coronial” baby boom.

Whether a ratings chase or ideological war, News Corp’s coronavirus coverage is dangerous

By Denis Muller, University of Melbourne Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, in significant parts of its coverage of the coronavirus...

Two weeks into Melbourne’s lockdown, why aren’t COVID-19 case numbers going down?

By Vasso Apostolopoulos, Victoria University; Maja Husaric, Victoria University, and Maximilian de Courten, Victoria University Fourteen days after Melbourne...

We asked multicultural communities how best to communicate COVID-19 advice. Here’s what they told us

By Abby Wild, Monash University; Breanne Kunstler, Monash University; Denise Goodwin, Monash University, and Helen Skouteris, Monash University

Here’s how the Victoria-NSW border closure will work – and how residents might be affected

By Andrew Burridge, Macquarie University Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the border between his state and NSW will...

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Explainer: what is a ‘state of disaster’ and what powers does it confer?

By Anne Twomey, University of Sydney A “state of disaster” has been declared for...
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How did we get to stage 4 in Melbourne and what new restrictions are in place

By Adrian Esterman, University of South Australia Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has declared that...

Takeaway coffee allowed, but no wandering through Bunnings: here’s why Melbourne’s new business restrictions will reduce cases

By Philip Russo, Monash University and Brett Mitchell, University of Newcastle Victorian Premier Daniel...

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