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Opinion: The government’s coronavirus mobile app is a solid effort, but it could do even better

The Australian government has launched an app offering up-to-date advice and information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s take a look at whether this latest digital initiative hits the nail on the head.

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Opinion: Studying a uni course online? Here are 4 tips to get yourself tech ready

Australian universities have responded in a number of ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include delaying enrolments, moving semester breaks forward, abolishing late payment fees and moving courses online.

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Opinion: All Sport is Global: A Hard Lesson From the Pandemic

There is a common saying that all politics is local. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we should invent a new one: all sport is global.

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Opinion: Lessons from the Great Depression: how to prevent evictions in an economic crisis

The queues of unemployed people outside Centrelink offices in recent days are reminiscent of the dole queues seen across Australia during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Opinion: Why housing evictions must be suspended to defend us against coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is a double crisis affecting public health and the economy. And both aspects are playing out in our housing system – in our homes.

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Opinion: How we’ll avoid Australia’s hospitals being crippled by coronavirus

Australians should now be practising social distancing to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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How fungi’s knack for networking boosts ecological recovery after bushfires

The unprecedented bushfires that struck the east coast of Australia this summer killed an estimated one billion animals across millions of hectares.

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Opinion: Kids at home because of coronavirus? Here are 4 ways to keep them happy (without resorting to Netflix)

Some schools in Australia have moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in which students and staff have tested positive have temporarily shut over the past three weeks.

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