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'Still stand with Dan?': Victorian premier's career will live or die by his coronavirus gamble
There are far more than just the usual Dan-haters who are dismayed, or even angry, at the painfully slow easing of restrictions

Gay Alcorn

08, Sep, 2020 @5:30 PM

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'It's got to be a big stick': Melburnians, perhaps surprisingly, are all for lockdown
Despite some pushback from business, the public is solidly behind what is seen as a necessary curtailment of civil liberties

Gay Alcorn

28, Aug, 2020 @8:00 PM

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'Appalling and inconsistent': how Melbourne's hotel quarantine unleashed a second wave
The first week of the inquiry heard scientific evidence and stories of inadequate training, lack of PPE and unclean hotel rooms

Gay Alcorn

21, Aug, 2020 @8:00 PM

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'A nation divided': how Covid border restrictions have intensified Australian state rivalries
As coronavirus restrictions force states into their own bubbles, leaders increasingly focus on the local

Gay Alcorn

12, Aug, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Daniel Andrews fronts the media every day – but could his government be more transparent? | Gay Alcorn
The Victorian premier is showing his frustration, but more and bigger fines may not be the best way to solve the Covid crisis

Gay Alcorn

05, Aug, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Does stage 4 'shock and awe' in Melbourne mean we should have gone for elimination of coronavirus after all? | Gay Alcorn
Declaring a ‘state of disaster’ in Victoria gives police more authority, and hope that Covid cases can be contained within six weeks

Gay Alcorn

02, Aug, 2020 @10:25 AM

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Victoria's aged care Covid toll is devastating. Forget the blame game, we need answers | Gay Alcorn
The sector’s shortcomings are not something we’re only just realising. They were glaringly obvious well before this pandemic

Gay Alcorn

29, Jul, 2020 @5:30 PM

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A foreseeable catastrophe: how Covid-19 swept through Victoria’s nursing homes
Federal and state governments dropped the ball and an insecure workforce compounded the outbreak which spread to 20% of private residential aged care facilities in just over a fortnight

Melissa Davey and Gay Alcorn

28, Jul, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Victoria's Covid-19 aged care disaster: 'This virus is like a fire out of control'
The Melbourne outbreak is ‘terrifying’ for families, but experts say it was predictable and systemic problems in the sector were well known before the pandemic

Gay Alcorn and Matilda Boseley

24, Jul, 2020 @8:00 PM

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As Covid-19 cases rise in Victoria, Daniel Andrews is fighting to keep the trust of the people
Once the hero of the hour, the premier has made missteps, and demoralised Victorians may now be looking for someone to blame

Gay Alcorn

11, Jul, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Julia Gillard says rewarding carers and women should be 'new normal' after Covid-19
Former Australian PM, speaking at Guardian Live event, urges world not to take austerity route but instead ‘build back better’

Gay Alcorn

10, Jul, 2020 @2:25 AM

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Dyson Heydon harassment case: do his lawyers' claims of an unfair process stack up?
Chief justice praised for not just investigating former judge but promising to improve the culture for future staff

Gay Alcorn

27, Jun, 2020 @12:44 AM

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