Anna Henderson,

Anna Henderson

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Recent articles by Anna:

Bushfire royal commission told health policy reforms 'on ice' due to COVID-19

Australia's health secretary has told the bushfire royal commission a number of health policy reforms and research projects have been delayed by the pandemic. → Read More

Renewables could power most of Australia by 2040, Australian Energy Market Operator plan shows

There could be periods where the nation's homes and businesses are powered almost entirely by renewables, under a plan put forward by the Australian Energy Market Operator. → Read More

Government disputes royal commission evidence over delays to new emergency communications network

The Federal Government accuses the NSW Telco Authority of "not correctly describing" why a new emergency services broadband network has been delayed. → Read More

Government's $50m fund to mitigate bushfires, natural disasters, untouched at end of financial year

Not a cent of a $50 million Federal Government fund designed to be spent on natural disaster mitigation has been put to use this financial year. → Read More

Health Minister Greg Hunt delays ban on vaping imports until next year

Nicotine-based e-cigarettes escape prohibition that would have seen their import approved only with a doctor's prescription after Greg Hunt makes a last minute decision to delay the ban until the beginning of next year. → Read More

Charities Commissioner responds to concerns on spending in bushfire communities

The national charities regulator warns public expectations about how bushfire donations should be spent don't match reality, amid criticism funds are rolling out too slowly to affected communities. → Read More

Mallacoota school to reopen after coronavirus pandemic and bushfires shut it down

Fire brigade captain Rod Lewis's priority during the Mallacoota fires was saving the local school and now, after a tumultuous few months, students are preparing to get back in the classroom. → Read More

Cobargo to begin recovery months after 'Black Summer' as National Bushfire Recovery Fund spending plan is revealed

The Federal Government gives more details about how the $2 billion National Bushfire Recovery Fund is being spent as the work to remove scorched rubble from the bushfire-hit town of Cobargo begins. → Read More

Restrictions could soon be relaxed in Australia, so what happens when there is another coronavirus outbreak?

The Prime Minister says it's inevitable that there will be more outbreaks as restrictions lift. Here's what it means when that happens. → Read More

Scott Morrison defends Peter Dutton's calls for transparency from China over the origins of coronavirus

The Prime Minister defends the Home Affairs Minister from Chinese criticism he is engaged in anti-Beijing propaganda, arguing Australia will not be dictated to about what causes it publicly advocates. → Read More

Morrison gets emotional reflecting on coronavirus funeral restrictions

Prime Minister Scott Morrison comes close to tears while reflecting on the harsh restrictions his Government has imposed on Australians, including limits on the number of people who can attend a funeral. → Read More

'Job-saving' plan expected to get parliamentary approval today, but when will the money flow?

The minimum number of MPs and senators required to vote for legislation have been granted permission to travel to Canberra, and are expected to pass the Government's $130 billion wage subsidy plan today. → Read More

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces more charity workers eligible for JobKeeper payments

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces that more charity workers will have access to the JobKeeper wage subsidy as eligibility rules are relaxed for the sector. → Read More

Why are politicians returning to Canberra amid a coronavirus crackdown?

While suburbs face the prospect of being locked down in a bid to curtail the spread of the deadly virus, federal politicians are travelling from across the country to Canberra for an extraordinary one-day sitting of the Federal Parliament. → Read More

Frydenberg defends decision not to self-isolate after being tested for coronavirus

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek both confirm they returned negative results after being tested for coronavirus. → Read More

Legal questions striking at the heart of the 'sports rorts' saga

The widely publicised criticism of the process has left the government open to a most corrosive accusation, that it has been unsportsmanlike, writes Anna Henderson. → Read More

Defence Force database taken offline after security breach

A highly sensitive military database containing the personal details of tens of thousands of Defence Force members was shut down for 10 days due to fears it had been hacked. → Read More

Federal Government acknowledges lengthy application process for bushfire assistance

The Federal Government concedes it's taking too long to get loans and grants into the bank balances of the victims of summer's devastating and deadly bushfires. → Read More

Labor claims Urban Congestion Fund unfairly benefited Liberal Government ahead of federal election

Labor says its analysis shows the majority of the $3 billion funding program to deal with traffic congestion went to Government and marginal Labor seats ahead of last year's federal election. → Read More

Anthony Albanese says Labor's 2050 zero-emissions target will be economy wide

The Federal Opposition Leader confirms Labor's 2050 commitment to reduce carbon emissions is economy-wide, and says he doesn't believe a carbon price will be necessary to achieve the goal. → Read More