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Melbourne in a post-pandemic world: how the virus could transform the city

It’s early days but urban planners are already pondering the marks that will be left by COVID-19. Cities including Paris, Milan, New York, Oakland and Auckland are closing streets to cars, introducing pop-up bike lanes and wider footpaths and lowering speed limits. These might be temporary measures for now, but …

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‘Let’s get the campuses open’: Minister wants uni students back for semester two

“My hope is that we will hear sooner rather than later about a move back to campuses being reopened, with adherence to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee guidelines around social distancing. But campuses will be looking to reopen for semester two.” Asked about the prospect of border restrictions being …

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New domestic violence campaign launched as complaints surge during lockdown

Men at risk of offending have been urged to call MensLine. Social Services Minister Anne Ruston said the advertising campaign across print, broadcast and online platforms would deliver a “strong message that violence and abuse are never acceptable, no matter the circumstances” and make clear that help was available. “The …

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Experts say half of students at risk from long-term remote learning

However, the group found remote learning could be effective if teachers and students were “adequately prepared and supported” with necessary technology and resources. They also concluded any negative impact might be negligible if the arrangements were short-term. Loading The peer-reviewed report found students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, Indigenous students, those …

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Millions of households better off with savings up while society shuts down

Luisa Low, 29, who works at a university, and her husband Richard Moore, 32, who works in advertising, are among those who have found themselves getting ahead. The couple from Normanhurst in northern Sydney recently bought their first home, a semi in Marrickville, and will have savings left over after …

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Cottoning on to some work in Geelong during pandemic

Loading Scott told the Howie Games podcast during the week he was embarrassed by the coverage his decision received at the time. “We were in a situation where we were standing down all of our coaches and to be honest, I actually thought that included me anyway, but when it …

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Malthouse: Take finals to the fans if Victorians are locked out

But the Northern Territory has made a bold bid to host matches by allowing fans to attend. If Western Australia or South Australia follow that lead, Malthouse can’t see why Optus Stadium or Adelaide Oval shouldn’t host the grand final. “If Western Australia or South Australia admit crowds to the …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global COVID-19 cases pass 3.3 million, Australian death toll stands at 93, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said national rules could soon be eased

Melbourne man and Movember ambassador Kieran Ryan feared he could die while battling COVID-19 after returning from the Los Angeles Marathon but he has recovered and has a strong message for those who find themselves facing their own battle. The marathon-running 31-year old is worth listening to as he tells …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: COVID-19 cluster emerges at Melbourne meatworks; AFL hoping for June reboot

NSW Health authorities have identified possible issues with infection control processes at the Newmarch aged care facility, which has been linked to 61 coronavirus cases and 13 deaths. Two expert infection control nurses were deployed to the facility in Caddens in Sydney’s west this week to report on and help …

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Almost 10 years as a Spur but Patty Mills knows NBA will be much changed when play returns

“You try to focus on the bright side and that is while this is a large city, it’s still feels like a small community with the way people look after one another.” The NBA season remains suspended with the league working on how it could resume, with options including moving …

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