Victoria's recovery will be painful, but might not take as long as feared

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 23:24:00 +1000 - australia

As we endure the worst of days ahead we should do our best to stay upbeat about the economic future of our city.

Best of cartoons, August 2, 2020

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:30:41 +1000 - australia

The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists.

Target and superquiz, Monday, August 3

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:30:00 +1000 - australia

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.

As it happened: Victoria imposes stage four restrictions including curfew, 5km lockdown limit; NSW battles clusters, Australian death toll jumps to 208

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:12:05 +1000 - australia

Victorians are bracing for tough, new stage four restrictions as community transmission of COVID-19 continues to be too high.

Victoria's state of disaster is also a national emergency

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:29:29 +1000 - australia

Victoria needs the support of the nation. If we fail to suppress the virus, the rest of Australia will struggle to keep it out.

Pilloried pollies get a fitting tribute

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:00:00 +1000 - australia

More fogging prevention tips for bespectacled mask-wearers, including this septuagenarian.

Disease detectives baffled by mystery COVID-19 cases behind tough new lockdown

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 20:52:30 +1000 - australia

Victoria's disease detectives are trying to trace the origin of almost 800 mystery coronavirus cases amid warnings the number will rise.

'We haven't felt isolated': Community spirit lifts as restrictions come down in Yarraville

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 20:01:00 +1000 - australia

A trail of happy signs, a virtual holiday photo booth and a giant puzzle wall are among a series of activities taking away the coronavirus blues at a park in Melbourne’s inner west.

Melbourne staggers into next phase of pandemic

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:52:26 +1000 - australia

The latest COVID-19 restrictions will test the resilience of our society and economy in a way we haven’t experienced before.

Rings at the ready, but COVID-19 ruins couple's wedding plans ... again

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:44:29 +1000 - australia

A Templestowe couple are among the many brides and grooms forced to call off weddings due to Victoria's harder lockdown.

The untold story of how the NSW health system avoided disaster

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:20:04 +1000 - australia

The NSW health system's preparation for an outbreak of deadly SARS virus in 2003 helped it quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. But deficiencies in the aged care sector threaten to fuel a second wave in this state.

Help end the heartache: Plea for answers on mystery disappearances

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:00:00 +1000 - australia

Police have tried for 17 years to find out why Paul Wright vanished without a trace from Rosanna one September day in 2003. He is one of about 2600 long-term missing persons cases across the country.