Daily Archives: April 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020, 9:49 am
Subtropic this week presents a chronicle of events, written as the Coronavirus crisis began to unfold. The seven articles by Lee Duffield were mostly published in Independent Australia, beginning on 11 February 2020. Following postings in Subtropic will set out to monitor changes and provide more on the background and contexts – receptive always to your comments and information.
Friday, April 24, 2020, 1:04 am
The Australian government can be fairly accused of wanting to take advantage of the pandemic crisis, to try and get the neo-liberal system they have always been dreaming of.
Friday, April 24, 2020, 12:22 am
A red alert has gone out about a new global catastrophe after the coronavirus pandemic, with its seat in countries already facing dearth and collapse through poverty and war.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:49 pm
The criminal investigation by New South Wales police, and previously announced State inquiry might unravel the Ruby Princess scandal, and might even expose other problems with these super-liners.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 9:50 pm
Right now the world is suffering the depredations of two germs, the corona virus COVIT-19, and linked to it, the dying but stubborn economic dogma called neo-liberalism.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 9:32 pm
CORVIT19 has hit Australia with increasing cases of illness, and a share market drop causing fresh jitters about the political hot potato of retirement incomes.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 9:16 pm
Drastic century-old measures against the coronavirus had not prevented 800 deaths by early February, the total then jumping to nearly 1000 in a day.
A look at the great epidemic of 1918-9, the mis-named “Spanish flu”, shows that modern medical science has not got any easy answers since that time.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 8:45 pm
Palembang to Pine Gap: A new historical novel dredges up Cold War stories with a warning for present times.