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Beaches, cafes, schools: Experts weigh up when to loosen restrictions on social life

Loading So, many are wondering when beaches, gyms and pools will reopen – and what about cafes, restaurants and bars? How soon should parents send their kids back to school? These are the questions being examined by an expert taskforce made up of more than 80 leading academics from Australia’s …

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‘Taken by surprise’: Barbara throws Australian maritime history overboard

“We thought, if it wasn’t going to be the Opossum, we weren’t going to see much out of the ordinary compared to other ships we’ve got around the place. “We’ve now set up a research question that we hadn’t really expected, and that is: ‘What did Australian shipbuilders know about …

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Could a reborn cruise industry be a better environmental steward?

To critics of the cruise industry it was more evidence of a poor environmental track record, one that has led some to argue that should cruise lines be revived after the coronavirus pandemic, it should only be under strict new environmental regulations. Loading According to a 2009 study on the …

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Eighty cruise ship COVID-19 cases touch down in Melbourne

There are no reports of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Delhi or Peru flights but all incoming passengers will be forced into 14-day quarantine at Melbourne hotels. Premier Andrews’ concern follows the ill-fated decision to allow the coronavirus-riddled Ruby Princess cruise ship to dock in Sydney on March 19, resulting …

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Will the corona crisis lead to a gender role revolution? Not so fast

But some post-pandemic changes might be positive ones, and there are suggestions that gender equity might be one of the winners from this crisis. Loading There are also suggestions of the opposite – that existing inequalities between genders will be reinforced by the privations of the corona crisis, and women …

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Borders to stay closed, travellers urged to ‘see Australia first’ once curbs ease

“You should really be thinking about the type of trips you might take in Australia when restrictions on travel are lifted on travel in Australia, however many months away that may be.” Loading The federal government has banned Australians from flying overseas in most circumstances and ordered anybody coming into …

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Guaranteed funding and new online courses under university relief package

“What this does is provide ballast for the university sector to help and support them through the coronavirus pandemic,” Education Minister Dan Tehan said. Loading “For those people who have lost work or might be looking to use this time to transition or reskill in the workforce, we have created …

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‘A fish is a fish’: Sydneysiders eating harbour fish despite warnings

“The harbour is so clean these days, I’m happy to eat the fish – but don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t go to Homebush and eat the fish.” Recreational fishing has emerged as one of the few outdoor activities that can continue under the public health order to fight the …

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Coronavirus, Easter and the rebirth of compassion

These Desert Fathers and Mothers, these Abbas and Ammas, left us many sayings of profound wisdom, such as the following: “A brother came to Scetis to visit Abba Moses and asked him for a word. The old man said to him, ‘Go, sit in your cell, and your cell will …

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