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Virtual parliament should be post-pandemic reality

Australian MPs for the first time will be able to attend a sitting of federal parliament remotely by video-link. The technology removes the need for frequent travel and is an opportunity to make post-COVID-19 parliament more inclusive, argues Sarah Moulds.

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Opinion

Pandemic reinforces primary role of state government

The actions of state governments in tackling the spread of coronavirus within their borders have reset the state-federal balance for the national good. How they chart a path out of the crisis is the next challenge, writes Noah Shultz-Byard.

Opinion

Pandemic and human rights: watching over the watchdogs

State Parliament’s COVID-19 Response Committee will hold its first hearings on Thursday. With the pandemic emergency prompting new laws handing extraordinary powers to authorities, the committee should hold them to account, argues Sarah Moulds.

News

New city stadium mooted in Marshall's re-set

UPDATED | A new city stadium that could see A-League soccer shift from Hindmarsh to the CBD is now firmly in the State Government’s sights, as Premier Steven Marshall today used parliament’s reopening to restate – and reshape – his first-term agenda.