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Fact Check Fact File: COVID-19 has put jobs in danger. How many workers don't have leave entitlements?

The ACTU has repeatedly said 3.3 million Australians, or one in three workers, are "casuals, contractors, labour hire and gig workers". That claim is likely an understatement. Combining the estimated number of self-employed workers with those in casual employment would suggest as many as 4.8...
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Fact Check: How do viruses get their names? From Spanish flu to COVID-19

In just a few short weeks, COVID-19 became part of the global lexicon, uttered daily in tones of dread and as shorthand for the pandemic now afflicting the world. But how was its name derived; likewise, the names of other fatal viruses?
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Fact Check Fact File: Explore the major epidemics and pandemics of the last century and beyond

COVID-19 captured humanity's attention in 2020, but epidemics and pandemics have always been with us. Here's a potted summary of the major epidemics and pandemics of the past century and beyond.
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Fact Check: Do WA's emergency health powers allow forcible testing, vaccination and removal of underwear of children?

A post shared widely on social media claimed that Western Australia had passed a "COVID-19 Emergency Powers Act" that authorised officers to forcibly test and vaccinate children at school, including removing their clothes. Verdict: Not the full story.

ABC Five-year plan 2020-2025

This document outlines the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's plans and strategic direction for the next five years.