The Doherty Trade-Off: experts plead for a sensible “Freedom Day”

Experts warn against open slather on “Freedom Day”, pointing to the high mortality rate in the UK, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian prepare to pull back public health measures and end lockdowns. Callum Foote talks with public health experts on the Doherty Report assumptions and the cost of opening up.

Human rights violations now enshrined in legislation – in Australia

Last week, the Morrison government, supported by the ALP, passed a law that allows for security agencies, on the most flimsy of pretexts, to access and manipulate the electronic data of any citizen. It continues the slide into authoritarianism that started with the Tampa affair 20 years ago.