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High security as international arrivals to Melbourne taken to Crown for quarantine

English teacher and podcaster Freddi Saleeba returned to Melbourne after more than a year living in South America and will spend his next two weeks within a single room in the Crown Promenade. He was set to stay in Melbourne with his sister for his mandatory 14-day isolation after returning …

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It’s Netflix and crafts as home-bound Melburnians turn back the clock

“There’s been an incredible spike in [sales of] adult craft materials: knitting has boomed, fabrics of all type particularly for quilts like your grandmother used to make, and painting,” said Mr Maguire. “Art sales this week quadrupled, fabric sales doubled, knitting tripled and craft sales tripled. Kids and games [categories] …

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Faith: The best and worst of our humanity is showing

We need to stand, pause, look around, look out and look within. I remember studying William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, which has much to teach us about the importance of having rules, moral conduct and working for the benefit of the group. As adults, we must set the …

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‘Imminent’ fix to welfare gap for up to 400,000 unemployed

The national median or typical household income is $84,032 a year. Loading The government expects up to one million extra Australians to access Centrelink over the next six months as businesses across the retail, hospitality and travel sectors shuts down nation-wide and the economy heads towards recession in the first …

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$1 billion boost for Medicare telehealth, domestic violence services

Griffith University researchers found domestic violence reports tripled in parts of Hubei after the Chinese province where the coronavirus first began was put into lockdown in January. Loading Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the package would be rolled out immediately in order to mitigate some of the secondary health and …

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Carbon emissions will drop, but experts fear ‘revenge pollution’

Dramatic reductions Just how much less carbon is in the atmosphere as a result of coronavirus is, of course, not yet clear. So far, aviation is the most obvious virus casualty, as grounded planes line up in neat rows in deserts from near Alice Springs to California and elsewhere. The …

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Queensland election updates LIVE: Latest on the council election and byelections

Queenslanders should not go to polling stations today in an act of “civil disobedience” against being required to vote in the midst of a pandemic, a counter-terrorism and insurgency expert says. A polling booth at Ipswich Central State School today.Credit:AAP Dr Allan Orr, who is writing a book about the …

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Travel ban doesn’t deny a Hellova win

“He’s won $1.29 million in prizemoney now. It’s probably as good a feeling as I’ve had getting a winner. “I was pulled over on the side of the [road] coming back from the races, watching it on the phone. I’m just very happy for the owners and more so for …

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