Tom McIlroy, Financial Review

Tom McIlroy

Financial Review

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Recent articles by Tom:

The obsession that helped this gallery boss get through the pandemic

There’s one face the head of the National Portrait Gallery can’t get out of her mind. → Read More

Clearer data needed on booster progress: vaccine expert

A third shot of COVID-19 vaccines could soon be required under the definition of full vaccination in Australia. → Read More

Medical regulator approves first two COVID-19 treatments

About 800,000 courses of Merck’s Lagevrio and Pfizer’s Paxlovid are headed to Australia. → Read More

Historical fiction and marvellous Melbourne top Christmas best reads

The BookTok trend and supply chain pressures are influencing Australia’s bestselling books this festive season. → Read More

The corporate winners in Australia’s COVID-19 spending splurge

The Health Department estimates total COVID-19 costs at more than $32.6 billion, including $8 billion for vaccines → Read More

Aussies dodge infections, isolation as NSW cases soar

Long lines for booster shots and COVID-19 testing were reported around the country again on Friday. → Read More

GPs struggle to meet booster demand

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hinted the interval between second shots and COVID-19 boosters could be shortened. → Read More

Moderna’s Melbourne move predicted to spark medical R&D boom

Victoria was chosen for its strong record in medical research and vaccine development. → Read More

COVID-19 booster demand to peak in February

Moves to bring forward third vaccine shots to five months instead of six will boost demand in early 2022. → Read More

The companies paying the most tax in Australia

Australia’s 10 biggest corporate taxpayers paid nearly $25 billion to the ATO last financial year. → Read More

Green light for kids’ Pfizer jabs from January 10

Doctors and nurses will receive specialist training for the next stage of the national vaccine rollout → Read More

Delayed home purchases get second shot at federal guarantee scheme

First home buyers delayed due to COVID-19 will get a second shot at access to a national underwriting scheme. → Read More

Green light for kids’ vaccinations due within days

Greg Hunt has flagged expanding the vaccine rollout to children under 12 before Christmas. → Read More

Repealing voter ID law will be first act of Albanese government

A Senate inquiry is likely to examine the proposed voter identification legislation before it is made law. → Read More

NT lockdown extended amid new COVID-19 cases

Chief Minister Michael Gunner says anyone who is anti-vaccine mandates is “absolutely anti-vax”. → Read More

NT records eight new COVID-19 cases

Labor senator Malarndirri McCarthy has blamed vaccine complacency for growing infections in the top end. → Read More

Former Labor MP Craig Thomson charged over alleged visa fraud

The disgraced former politician has been arrested over allegations he facilitated fraudulent visa applications. → Read More

International tax avoidance operations collect an extra $5 billion

A joint project by the OECD and the United Nations has boosted stretched government budgets around the world. → Read More

English waitress wins High Court challenge to backpacker tax

An English backpacker has won a major challenge against the Coalition’s backpacker tax. → Read More

COVID-19 sparks at-home HIV test revolution

Atomo Diagnostics has approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration to supply and market its HIV testing kit. → Read More