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As restrictions ease, here are 5 crucial ways for Australia to stay safely on top of COVID-19

Bianca de Marchi/AAP Image As Australia’s coronavirus restrictions are gradually lifted, we may well see an upswing in cases of COVID-19. The World Health Organisation has warned of...

The COVIDSafe app was just one contact tracing option. These alternatives guarantee more privacy

Image: Shuttlestock Since its release on Sunday, experts and members of the public alike have raised privacy concerns with the federal government’s COVIDSafe mobile app. The...

Refugees need protection from coronavirus too, and must be released

Picture: AAP/Dan Peled Pressure is growing to release people from immigration detention, with lawyers from Australia’s Human Rights Law Centre mounting a court case on behalf of...

What might trigger a return to ‘normal’? Why our coronavirus exit strategy is … TBC

Picture: Dave Hunt/AAP The unprecedented restrictions Australians are living with are working, so far, to curb the rise in new COVID-19 cases. Nationally, on average around 50...

Headlines promise Australia’s on the ‘cusp’ of defeating coronavirus. We’re not and it’s too soon to relax restrictions

AAP Image/Lukas Coch You might have seen headlines in the last day or so suggesting Australia is on the “cusp” of defeating the coronavirus pandemic. I’m here to say: make...

Why are we calling it ‘social distancing’? Right now, we need social connections more than ever

Picture: Shuttlestock We are now a society at a distance. As of this week, New South Wales has closed restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues where people...