Amy Bainbridge,

Amy Bainbridge

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Recent articles by Amy:

Singapore was recording more than 1,000 coronavirus cases a day in April. Here's how they got on top of it

An initial coronavirus success story, followed by a sudden surge of infections. Singapore's second spike looked just like Victoria's. This is how the South-East Asian city state got on top of it. → Read More

Asia's plastic-polluted rivers pose a problem for Australia. So scientists are turning to drones

Experts warn plastic pollution originating along a river like the Mekong, may make its way out to the sea, and ultimately "could end up on Australian shores". → Read More

Fears for ongoing safety of those still on coronavirus-affected Ruby Princess as it docks in the Philippines

The ABC understands the ship and its more than 400 crew members will be placed in 14 days of quarantine. But it is unclear who will be able to disembark after that period ends → Read More

'God has helped me': Australian missionary Martin Chan found not guilty of fraud

After a four-year battle that included living in an extremely overcrowded Cambodian prison cell, an Australian Christian missionary has been found not guilty of fraud. → Read More

Experts are warning of second, third or fourth waves of coronavirus. Is just getting started?

Japan and Singapore were initially praised for leading the way on coronavirus containment, but a new surge in infections there suggests the dreaded second wave may be upon them. → Read More

As airlines face an economic hit from COVID-19, passengers are told it's safe to keep flying

Passengers face an extremely low risk of being infected by COVID-19 on board an aeroplane, according to the latest medical advice from the airline industry. → Read More

Dozens of Australians from Westerdam cruise ship cleared of coronavirus as Cambodian PM Hun Sen promotes country

Australians are being cleared of coronavirus in Cambodia as that nation's Prime Minister Hun Sen launches a charm offensive aimed at what a welcoming country he is running. → Read More

'We will get through this': The city reeling from Thailand's worst mass shooting

Hundreds gather to honour the victims of a mass shooting that killed 29 people, while the stories of Thais who sheltered those fleeing the massacre help mourners begin to grieve. → Read More

'We just wanted to run': Witnesses describe escape from Thai shooting spree

A security guard says he rushed to bring people inside to get them away from the attacker, only to then have the gunman enter the mall, while a supermarket worker describes hiding in a stockroom with a group of other people as they hear gunshots nearby. → Read More

Australian missionary fights to free her husband from Cambodian prison over charity dispute

Martin Chan and his wife had ambitious plans to build a school outside Phnom Penh. But when the funding ran out, the Australian man found himself in an overcrowded, scabies-infested prison. → Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi says Rohingya Muslims caught up in 'internal armed conflict'

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi launches a staunch defence of her country's military, denying accusations of genocide against its minority Muslim Rohingya community at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. → Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi puts domestic politics ahead of her global reputation to defend Myanmar's military

Aung San Suu Kyi has slowly lost her status as an international democracy icon, and her trip to The Hague to defend Myanmar on genocide charges appears to have nothing to do with winning friends overseas, writes Amy Bainbridge. → Read More

'This is an urgent problem': Banks move to address 'shoddy' debt collection practices

Over the past year, debt collectors have forced hundreds of Australians into bankruptcy over small debts, but new banking guidelines hope to stop that from happening. → Read More

Problem diesel filters 'widespread' as VW, Subaru owners report similar problems to Toyota drivers

Peter Banks was driving on a freeway when his car suddenly lost acceleration. He was told the car was doing exactly what it was designed to do, but that's a problem. → Read More

Regional households are struggling to pay power bills and it's not just about energy prices

Tens of thousands of households are having their electricity disconnected for not paying their bills, but there's more to the problem than just high energy prices. → Read More

Credit card companies want to 'catch you and keep you'. So, how do you get out of debt?

Australians owe $45 billion on credit cards after opening more than 20 million accounts in a five-year period. It's time to talk about paying that debt off. → Read More

Kyle's Hilux spewed out so much smoke, authorities threatened to fine her for pollution

Problems with diesel particulate filters in top-selling Toyota cars have exposed Australia's 'lagging' vehicle emissions standards, public health and environmental advocates say. → Read More

'They're ruthless': Kim Forrest faced bankruptcy and losing her home over a credit card debt

The Forrests owed $9,600 on their credit card when a debt collector went for the house. Consumer advocates say the case highlights an alarming trend towards forced bankruptcies in Australia. → Read More

Toyota faces class action over claims Hilux, Prado have faulty diesel filters

Up to 250,000 Australian cars could be affected as a major class action is filed against popular manufacturer Toyota, alleging faulty diesel filters are causing problems with exhausts and fuel efficiency. → Read More

School principal fleeced of $1,500 in ATO scam, as authorities struggle with dramatic increase in calls

School principal Michelle Wilson spent a stressful two hours on the phone, convinced she owed $8,000 and could soon be arrested if she didn't pay up. Then she realised the whole thing was an elaborate hoax. → Read More