Opinion

The time is now more than ever for transparency and even dissent

Kirsten Lawson
By Kirsten Lawson
March 22 2020 - 5:30pm
A carousel of samples being loaded into a testing machine at Canberra Hopsital last week. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The government's insistent and oft-repeated message as the coronavirus crisis hits home has been for Australians to take responsibility. Wash your hands for longer than feels feasible, disinfect surfaces, stay home with the sniffles, and keep your distance from friends and associates. The coronavirus epidemic can be slowed if people step up on these part-simple, part-highly disruptive measures, we are told.

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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

It's about the truth for me. That means asking questions. Then asking more questions. On the best days, we get answers.

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