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Melbourne uni staff reject losing pay rise

Staff at the University of Melbourne have knocked back proposed changes to their enterprise agreement, which would have stripped them of a recent pay rise in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Along with dumping the 2.2 per cent pay rise, the proposed changes would have created new voluntary redundancy provisions with reduced entitlements. The… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »