Economic modelling suggests life could return to normal faster than previously thought. Dr Norman Swan looks at where COVID-19 may have come from. Had it not been for coronavirus the budget would have been held tomorrow.
The Price of Freedom If the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is seen as a marathon race, where along the road is Australia currently placed? Halfway? Is the finish line in sight? On 60 Minutes, Tom Steinfort reveals the stark truth that we haven't even begun to raise a sweat. Epidemiologists say we're only about a kilometre into this 42km test of endurance. It means, despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison's understandable bullishness, all the talk of easing lockdown restrictions needs to be considered very carefully. For all our good work so far, complacency about the threat of the virus could lead to many more deaths, and a second wave of COVID-19 in Australia, especially in winter, might easily turn into a wipe-out. Way Out There For decades hallucinogenic, psychedelic or psychoactive drugs like LSD, magic mushrooms and ecstasy have been thought of as an evil and dangerous scourge. In that time there have been enough overdoses, especially among young people keen on experimenting, to validate the view. But an increasing number of doctors and therapists are now suggesting that under strict supervision, these drugs can have a vital therapeutic value, especially in helping sufferers of traumatic stress. As Sarah Abo reports, far from destroying lives, these controversial drugs could in fact be used to save them.
David Speers interviews shadow industrial relations minister Tony Burke and Mike Bowers talks pictures with New York-based Australian cartoonist Jason Chatfield. On the panel are the Herald Sun's James Campbell, 7.30's Laura Tingle and the Australian Financial Review's Phil Coorey to analyse the washup of Friday's National Cabinet meeting, Liberals and Nats in turmoil over the Eden-Monaro by-election plus concern over the Wuhan lab theory.
The $130 billion JobKeeper package is supposed to keep employers and workers connected but in some cases it's tearing them apart. How are boarding school students coping during the pandemic. Plus satire from Mark Humphries.
As remote learning continues all over the country, one dad tries to replicate the full school experience.
Chinese state-owned companies buy up water in the Murray-Darling. Many farmers are still in drought and can't be forgotten during the coronavirus crisis. Dr Norman Swan looks at mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world's most famous circus, Cirque du Soleil, has laid off nearly all its staff after closing shows due to coronavirus COVID-19. But even before the pandemic, performers have been walking a tightrope when it comes to their job safety. The Feed's special investigation reveals one Australian acrobat's struggle to take on the circus giant after suffering potential career ending injuries while working for the multibillion-dollar company.
Spain has had more than 25,000 coronavirus COVID-19 deaths and endured one of the harshest lockdowns in the world. Dateline looks at how the nation has coped and whether it’s really ready to ease restrictions.
Jenny Brockie looks at why so many Australians are struggling with poor dental health. What effect does bad teeth have on your life?
Two Ruby Princess crew members speak out about their ordeal. The federal government's childcare relief scheme has created unexpected problems for the sector. Plus the church that promotes bleach as a cure for coronavirus COVID-19.
Lebanon's young and old, rich and poor, Muslim, Christian and Druze have united to try and overthrow corrupt and incompetent leaders. They face hyperinflation, currency collapse, high unemployment, power cuts and coronavirus COVID-19.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivers a special Press Club Address during the coronavirus pandemic, providing an update on Australia's economic position, and the path to reopen and recover.
A fascinating look at the hard questions American foreign policy leaders face in dealing with the rapidly changing world order. Just how deeply entangled should America be in the world's affairs? What alternatives are there to being the world's policemen? Is there really a downside to retreat? And in the absence of the US, how might global order be maintained - or destroyed? Based on the book America in Retreat by Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Bret Stephens (The Wall Street Journal), the documentary is hosted by Cato Senior Fellow Johan Norberg, who travels the world to examine the questions facing a nation that is leaning back toward isolationism.
The healthcare workers on the frontlines of the fight against coronavirus COVID-19. Four Corners has captured video diaries, interviews and footage with deeply personal accounts from staff in hospitals and GP clinics across Australia.
COVID-19 is changing the world as we know it. Economies are being destroyed and the global power balance is shifting. With our borders closed and our old allies struggling, where does Australia fit into this new world order? Panellists: Dave Sharma, Liberal member for Wentworth and former diplomat; Penny Wong, shadow foreign minister; Michael Fullilove, executive director, Lowy Institute; and Elaine Pearson, Australia director, Human Rights Watch.
Coronavirus has turned the property market upside down in the blink of an eye. Plus Dr Norman Swan looks at whether COVID-19 is likely to be more of a problem in the colder months.
Trading Blows It was an almighty slap. A few days ago Australia was described as chewing gum on the boot of China that needed to be scraped off on a rock. The insult came from an influential Chinese newspaper editor who is backed by the ruling Communist Party. Australia's crime? The Chinese think we're troublemakers because the Morrison government is calling for an independent inquiry into the origins and spread of coronavirus. It's fair to say Canberra's relationship with Beijing is currently fractured, but understanding why China is so defensive, not to mention petulant, can be difficult because the regime is so suspicious of the western media. However, in an exclusive and at times robust interview with Tara Brown, Professor Chen Hong, head of the Australian Studies Centre in Shanghai, argues the Chinese case. Sea Sick 'Coronavirus super spreader' is an unwanted label which is forever now attached to the cruise ship industry. In Australia, and all over the world, cruise liners have proven to be the perfect host for the disease. In confined spaces with lots of people partying, COVID-19 thrives. The companies which operate the ships say the wellbeing of their passengers is their priority, but on 60 Minutes, Tom Steinfort reveals how profits are the real captains of this industry. On the Right Track At the Nine Network, Richard Wilkins' high-profile job means he meets a lot of people. Six weeks ago he spent time with Hollywood royalty, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. He didn't know it then, but they seem to have given him more than a welcoming handshake and a great interview - he also got coronavirus. Wilkins was lucky. He didn't suffer symptoms, but when it was confirmed that he had the disease an incredible mission began, to track down all the people he'd had close contact with and determine if they had been infected too. Medicos, social workers and even military people were tasked with stopping this potential spread of COVID-19. But this wasn't special treatment just for Wilkins. Liz Hayes reports that there are extraordinary operations like this for every coronavirus case in Australia. The Cost of Living With the total dominance of the coronavirus pandemic in our lives, many of us now characterise the way we live as the "new normal". The truth is it's not normal. Nothing like it. The disease itself, the social distancing, the massive job losses and the world's blown-up economies are completely alien to us. Governments are throwing enormous amounts of money at the problem but it's still impossible to accurately calculate the human cost of this catastrophe. And as Sarah Abo finds out, there's a priceless quality that also needs to be factored into the equation - our extraordinary resilience. Update: Bianca She swears like a trooper and has a lightning left and right hook that would make a prizefighter proud. Bianca Saez is a very lively 27-year-old woman. She is also Australia's most recognisable sufferer of Tourette syndrome; in fact she's one of the worst cases in the world. Bianca lives with constant, uncontrollable tics combined with sudden outbursts of inappropriately colourful expletives. Tourette syndrome is, without question, an enormous burden, but the way she's getting on with her life is remarkable. For more than a decade Bianca has allowed 60 Minutes to tell her story publicly with the aim of increasing awareness about Tourette's. And now she has more inspiring news to share.
David Speers interviews education minister Dan Tehan. Mike Bowers is joined Amy Remeikis for Talking Pictures. On the couch are RN Drive's host Patricia Karvelas, ABC's Andrew Probyn and the Australian's Niki Savva to discuss calls to re-open schools for face-to-face teaching, deteriorating bilateral relations with China, plus Antony Green on the Eden-Monaro by-election.
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