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MCG State Memorial Date Set for March 30

by on March 8, 2022 0
Loading Warne’s famous singing friends Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran are eager to attend and might perform. Mick Jagger was also touted as a potential entrant. Mr Andrews said details of the memorial service were still being finalized, including the need to follow all COVID-19 health and safety protocols. He said there would be... Read More

Enough personnel, PM, show leadership

by on February 14, 2022 0
A cycle to savorWill Wagner’s Ring cycle be staged in Bendigo? Bring it on! The Adelaide Rings of 1998 and 2004 worked so well because the city was large enough to capture the spirit of the event (relevant museum exhibitions, lectures, dining in cafes and restaurants adjacent to the theater etc.) and yet small... Read More

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott wins New Zealand’s first-ever Winter Olympic gold medal | Winter Olympics Beijing 2022

by on February 6, 2022 0
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott made history by winning New Zealand’s first gold medal at the Winter Olympics, winning the women’s slopestyle title on Sunday morning in smash-and-grab style with a spectacular final that ended the dominance of the United States in the discipline. The 20-year-old, who became an Olympic champion on New Zealand’s national holiday Waitangi... Read More

Melbourne loosens more virus brakes

by on November 18, 2021 0
Posted: Nov. 18, 2021, 10:30 a.m. | Update: 18 November 2021 19:12:30 Melbourne pubs and cafes can have unlimited patrons from Thursday evening, while stadiums can return to full capacity as authorities lift nearly all remaining Covid-19 restrictions for residents vaccinated in the second plus large city in Australia, reports Reuters. Victoria, the home... Read More

Victoria records 1,935 cases, 11 deaths as state takes advantage of first weekend out of lockdown

by on October 23, 2021 0
As millions of Victorians took advantage of their first weekend outside the lockdown restrictions, dozens of anti-vaccine protesters flooded a popular food court calling for an end to “vaccine segregation”. Victoria recorded 1,935 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths within 24 hours at midnight Sunday as vaccinated residents enjoy their first weekend outside of lockdown.... Read More

Vaccines hold protest at popular restaurant in St Kilda Melbourne to protest Covid-19 rules

by on October 23, 2021 0
Anti-vaccines gathered at a popular Melbourne restaurant to protest the state’s vaccination rules against Covid. Dozens of protesters lined up in St Kilda’s Acland Street restaurant district on Saturday for a sit-down picnic, calling for an end to “vaccine segregation”. Organizers encouraged protesters via Telegram to rally along the trail, starting at the end... Read More

Melbourne enters its 253rd day of Covid lockdown as NSW is released from strict lockdown measures

by on October 10, 2021 0
With millions of people in New South Wales released from the lockdown on Monday, Melbourne continues its gigantic stay under tough stay-at-home orders, with experts predicting Victoria is heading for 3.00 Covid cases per day. The city is spending its 253rd day of containment since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, with... Read More

Victoria SCRAPS Her Most Hated – And Weirdest – Covid Rule On Outdoor Masks

by on October 8, 2021 0
Victoria’s most hated and bizarre Covid restriction ends at midnight Friday – the requirement to wear a face mask even while drinking beer or wine. Victoria’s director of health, Brett Sutton, described the change, made at Friday’s Covid briefing, as “small but significant” as the state prepares to allow more freedom outside. “At midnight... Read More

WorkSafe accuses Victoria Health Department of COVID hotel quarantine program

by on September 28, 2021 0
The health and safety watchdog has charged the Victoria Health Department with 58 violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with the state’s hotel quarantine program. Key points: WorkSafe Victoria Alleges Department Failed to Provide Adequate Infection Prevention Guidance and Training Watchdog says contracted employees and security guards were at serious... Read More

On the eve of a grand finale of the AFLM unlike any other, can the shadow of the pandemic make us tend towards something better?

by on September 23, 2021 0
On the last Saturday in September of each year, many people in Melbourne, and even in all of Australia and even in foreign countries, are stricken with a strange infirmity. Thus wrote the Australian historian Manning Clark in 1981. He was talking about the grand final of the Victorian Football League competition (men). Of... Read More

Victoria earthquake records tremors on east coast, NSW COVID cases increase, Victoria COVID cases increase, Melbourne CFMEU protests continue

by on September 22, 2021 0
The COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all staff in schools and childcare centers and they must have a first dose by October 18, or a reservation during the week, announced the Minister of Education of Victoria and Deputy Prime Minister James Merlino. Staff must be fully immunized by November 29, unless they have... Read More

Melbourne is littered with dozens of Nazi stickers following anti-vaxxer protest

by on September 22, 2021 0
The rioters who turned Melbourne into a battleground left dozens of white supremacist stickers in their wake. A non-Protestant Melburnian was disgusted to find stickers in nearby Westgate Park the next morning, reading “Australia for the White Man”. “If you’ve got five minutes free and you’re close to Westgate Park, it’s absolutely littered with... Read More

Covid-19 Victoria: the state will see 18,000 cases of Covid in a few weeks and 800 people in hospital

by on September 9, 2021 0
Entire Victorian families test positive for Covid before a member even knows they are infected with the virus. Concerned health officials blame the discovery as the reason the state’s rapidly spreading Delta epidemic is on track to reach 18,000 active cases in a matter of weeks. “We find cases where entire households are positive... Read More

Victoria Covid update: Unvaccinated people could be banned from sites when jab goals are met | Victoria

by on September 3, 2021 0
Daniel Andrews has warned that unvaccinated Victorians could be “stranded” from places and events when the state meets its reopening targets. “When we come to these double-dose vaccination thresholds… the notion of locking out the whole community is much less relevant, ”the Victorian Prime Minister said on Friday. “What will become... Read More

DOZENS of new Vic COVID-19 exposure sites added after 100 cases that were NOT isolated, including Woolworths and Coles

by on September 1, 2021 0
There are dozens of new COVID-19 exposure sites in Victoria a day after it was revealed that only 20 of the 120 new cases were isolated for their infectious period. Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews on Wednesday unveiled the state’s plan to slowly ease restrictions when a first-dose vaccination target of 70% is met.... Read More

Tasmania’s COVID hotel quarantine system to be tested as state negotiates to receive international arrivals

by on August 26, 2021 0
Prime Minister Peter Gutwein says it is very likely that Tasmania’s hotel quarantine system will see positive cases of COVID as the state negotiates the possibility of international arrivals with the federal government. Key points: Tasmania has only received one international repatriation flight to date Last year, the state struck a deal with Victoria... Read More

Movement levels in Victoria reach coronavirus lockdown highest, Google data shows

by on August 19, 2021 0
Professor Baxter said that as draconian as the reintroduced curfew and closed playgrounds seemed, it sent a strong message to people that collective behavior needed to change. “The number one problem is that people’s mental health is suffering and they are exhausted,” she said. “What mainly motivated this was not glaring events. These are... Read More

Covid-19 Melbourne: Police boss BLASTS Dan Andrews’ ban on playgrounds and Melbourne curfew

by on August 17, 2021 0
BLASTS Police Association boss Dan Andrews bans playgrounds and controversial Melbourne curfew – calling measures “unpopular and deeply restrictive” Victorian Police Chief took aim at Daniel Andrews’ ‘restrictive’ foreclosure rules Mr Andrews has implemented a 9pm to 5am curfew in Melbourne and a ban on playgrounds Police Association Secretary Victoria said rules could hurt... Read More

Victorian COVID-19 cases see Coles and Aldi supermarkets listed as exhibition sites as town wakes up to tighter lockdown

by on August 16, 2021 0
The number of COVID-19 exposure sites in Victoria is approaching 550 after four supermarkets, several public toilets and a 7-Eleven were added overnight. Notably, buyers from a Coles supermarket in south Melbourne and an Aldi in the north of the city have been identified as close contacts of a confirmed case and are to... Read More

Playground closures, COVID-19 curfew and Melbourne lockdown extended

by on August 16, 2021 0
“Let’s not kid ourselves. There were violations, there were people who broke the rules; it puts us all in danger. Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien said the tightening of restrictions was a “very dark day for Victoria” “Extending the lockdown was still on the agenda,” Mr. O’Brien said. “Reimpose curfews, close playgrounds? My God, this... Read More

South Australians affected by lockdown will receive additional cash assistance

by on August 9, 2021 0
Relief payments are on the way for South Australians facing financial hardship caused by ongoing trade restrictions associated with COVID-19 lockdowns. State and federal governments invest together $ 40 million in additional cash support grants announced earlier Monday. Eligible businesses will receive cash grants of $ 3,000, while independent traders in eligible industries who... Read More

Woman fined after climbing balconies to escape hotel quarantine in Cairns, Queensland, records new locally acquired COVID-19 case

by on July 5, 2021 0
A woman in quarantine after returning from Sydney reportedly climbed fourth-floor balconies to access an outside staircase at the Pacific Hotel in Cairns to escape quarantine, Queensland Police said. Key points: Police say woman fled hotel quarantine to visit her mother She faced a Cairns court this morning Six new cases of COVID-19 were... Read More

Palaszczuk to ask National Cabinet to reduce international arrivals as part of COVID quarantine squeeze

by on July 1, 2021 0
Queensland’s quarantine hotels are almost full and Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has said she will push for a reduction in international arrivals to the National Cabinet. Key points: Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland quarantine system needs more beds Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles highlights recent surge in overseas arrivals They are pushing for... Read More