Health

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‘Wellness warriors’: how Victoria’s vaccine mandate sparked divisions in progressive Brunswick
Explanations for why Brunswick’s second-dose rate is 10% or more behind the state average vary – from the younger demographic to the alternative health crowd

Cait Kelly

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Awful trade-offs’: Brett Sutton ‘didn’t ask’ if furloughing St Basil’s staff would put residents at risk
Victoria’s chief health officer tells coronial inquiry he wasn’t informed of serious concerns about resident safety before signing furlough order

Melissa Davey Medical editor

26, Nov, 2021 @6:52 AM

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Are you a psychopath for not liking fairy bread? The Guardian’s only furry agony aunt is back | First Dog on the Moon
Civilisation is in a death spiral but you can’t get the lid off the goddam jar of salsa!

First Dog on the Moon

26, Nov, 2021 @5:17 AM

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Amnesty UK accused of ‘spreading false information’ about Northern Territory Covid outbreak
NT Aboriginal health organisation and Amnesty’s Australian arm ‘extremely disappointed’ by UK office’s statement

Lorena Allam

26, Nov, 2021 @12:13 AM

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PM targeted on integrity bill in question time – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

25, Nov, 2021 @8:39 AM

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‘Tinfoil hat wearing tossers’: NT chief minister and Aboriginal elders hit back at Covid ‘false information’
Michael Gunner criticises ‘ridiculous, untrue rumours’ on social media about defence force involvement in Katherine outbreak

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

25, Nov, 2021 @7:14 AM

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Covid-19 vaccine Australia rollout tracker by state: total number of people and per cent vaccinated, daily vaccine doses and rate of progress
How does Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compare with other countries, and when will Australia reach 70% and 80% double dose vaccination? We bring together the latest numbers on the vaccination rate in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and other states, as well as stats, maps, live data and Indigenous vaccination rates.

Josh Nicholas and Nick Evershed

25, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases today, trend map, hospitalisations and deaths
Guardian Australia brings together all the latest on active and daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as maps, stats, live data and state by state graphs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT to get a broad picture of the Australian outbreaks and track the impact of government responses

Nick Evershed, Josh Nicholas and Andy Ball

25, Nov, 2021 @4:58 AM

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Factcheck: Clive Palmer uses 12-minute radio interview to make false Covid claims
Chair of United Australia party insists there is no evidence vaccinations have led to fewer deaths and that more people die on the road than from Covid

Christopher Knaus

25, Nov, 2021 @3:38 AM

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Rising Covid vaccination rates reduce need for mandates, new human rights commissioner says
Lorraine Finlay says Australia should prepare for a ‘future emergency’ by ensuring human rights are ‘at the core’ of its response

Paul Karp

24, Nov, 2021 @9:37 PM

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Bridal strain: pandemic caused a historic drop in Australian weddings in 2020
As the pandemic made those ready to tie the knot wait for their big day, just 78,989 marriages were registered in Australia in 2020, a 30.6% decrease from 2019

Cait Kelly

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Total recall of Coffin Bay oysters issued as gastro outbreak makes at least 100 sick
Most states and territories have reported Vibrio cases from infection traced to Pacific oysters from South Australia

Tory Shepherd

24, Nov, 2021 @4:15 AM

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