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The PM’s apology that was not an apology

The PM’s apology that was not an apology

Scott Morrison’s press conference showed classic blame-shifting, something voters have seen time and again in this pandemic.

  • by David Crowe

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What does 2022 hold in store for climate action?

What does 2022 hold in store for climate action?

Today on Please Explain, national climate and environment editor Nick O’Malley joins Jess Irvine to discuss the outlook for climate action this year.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Microsoft’s historic $96b deal comes with a lot of games - and a spotty reputation
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Microsoft’s historic $96b deal comes with a lot of games - and a spotty reputation

Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Crash Bandicoot and more will soon be under the Xbox umbrella, along with Activision Blizzard’s tarnished reputation.

  • by Tim Biggs
Understanding the pension system 101
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Pension

Understanding the pension system 101

The age pension system remains complex and many people find it hard to work their way through the labyrinth of regulations.

  • by Noel Whittaker
NPP makes it more secure to sell your used car
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Cars

NPP makes it more secure to sell your used car

The benefit of using NPP is if the used car buyer has their banking app on their phone or other device, they can turn up to the seller and transfer the funds at the point of sale. The seller can then check and see that the money has landed in their account.

  • by Emily Chantiri
Knee-jerk switching of super fund investment options rarely pays off

Knee-jerk switching of super fund investment options rarely pays off

Super fund cash investment options returned just 0.1 per cent during 2021 and 0.5 per cent in 2020, leaving those who switched to more conservative options in a bid to preserve their capital during the sharemarket meltdown of early 2020 out of pocket.

  • by John Collett
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Omicron: a deep dive into the data

Omicron: a deep dive into the data

The science on Omicron is starting to settle, so what does it reveal about the new dominant strain’s infectiousness, mortality and vaccine resistance.

  • by Liam Mannix
What is the impact of the maritime heatwave?

What is the impact of the maritime heatwave?

Today on Please Explain, environment reporter Laura Chung joins Nathanael Cooper to look at rising ocean temperatures off Australia’s east coast.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
‘Fat shaming’ and drinking: Inside England’s Ashes tour from hell
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The Ashes

‘Fat shaming’ and drinking: Inside England’s Ashes tour from hell

Poor planning, a lack of direction, and a player revolt all led to a “shambolic” series and England’s ultimate humiliation.

  • by Nick Hoult
Why is WA holding out on reopening with 88% vaccinated and Omicron already spreading?

Why is WA holding out on reopening with 88% vaccinated and Omicron already spreading?

An epidemiologist said the west would have already reached its “peak immunity” due to a vaccine’s efficacy waning over time, with opening now rather than in three weeks time making “little difference”. 

  • by Heather McNeill
Five burning questions following a one-sided Ashes series
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The Ashes

Five burning questions following a one-sided Ashes series

We look at five key questions confronting Australian cricket after the team’s 4-0 Ashes triumph.

  • by Andrew Wu