The punitive focus on a temporary graduate visa holder whose lie prompted SA’s lockdown doesn’t address that to survive without access to government benefits he held casual jobs – including at a medi-hotel. It’s no surprise that the shadowy economy he and hundreds of thousands of others inhabit is a factor in fighting the pandemic, argues Gemma Beale.
South Australia’s brief, harsh lockdown – and the circumstances prompting it – highlights the need for people to know they can safely share their private information with authorities during a public health emergency, writes Sarah Moulds.
Today, readers comment on the issues surrounding SA’s shutdown order, and fairly taxing electric vehicles.
Isolation and loneliness, and their mental and physical health impacts, are on the rise due to the pandemic. But social contact and companionship aren’t far away, explains Kylie Ferguson.
Today, readers comment on SA’s virus crisis and a Defence inquiry ruling that SAS soldiers committed dozens of murders in Afghanistan.
On White Ribbon Day, Arman Abrahimzadeh tells how the murder of his mother by his father drove him to act and campaign against domestic violence, and why others should stand up.
Hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough have jumped with the results of a clinical trial reporting an efficacy rate over 90 per cent. Harry Al-Wassiti, Colin Pouton and Kylie Quinn explain what it means.”