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Cafe Serves Up Soup Kitchen Of Human Kindness

4 min read

An Aussie cafe is serving up soup from its window to help its team of refugees and asylum seekers get through the pandemic.

Life

Life

Rules Are Lifting But You Still Don’t Want To Go Out? It Might Be FOGO

4 min read

'Fear of going out' is valid, and you're certainly not alone in feeling this way.

National

National

The Retro Entertainment Alternative If This Pandemic Is Drive-In You Mad

2 min read

Live entertainment is back on the agenda, with drive-in concerts allowing people to enjoy shows from the comfort of their car while adhering to COVID-19 restrictions.

Rowdy McLean

Rowdy McLean

Our Leaders’ Handling Of The Coronavirus, Ranked

6 min read

Here in Australia and across the globe the fortunes and popularity ratings of leaders have risen and fallen as this crisis unfolds.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Couple Who Live, Work In Australia Stranded In India, Facing Homelessness

8 min read

Ankur Kapoor and Prachi Aggarwal are "absolutely desperate" after being stranded in India for two months without work and no prospect of when they'll be able to return to their Melbourne home.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

NSW Students 'Must Attend' Class Full Time From Next Week

1 min read

All students will be expected to attend classes as normal from next week, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Domino's Closes Store, Quarantines 16 Staff After COVID Case As Maccas Shuts 12 Stores

3 min read

Domino's has temporarily closed one of its Melbourne stores for a fortnight and quarantined more than a dozen workers after an employee tested positive for coronavirus.

World

World

One Dead, One Seriously Injured In Failed Flying Tribute To Coronavirus Healthcare Workers

2 min read

One person has died and another is in a serious condition after a Canadian Air Forces jet crashed during a flying tribute to healthcare workers in the coronavirus pandemic.

National

National

Wat-er You Doing? Aussies Using The Shower To Facetime, Cry And Hide From Families

1 min read

Apparently time spent in the shower is being used to do so much more than just, you know, clean ourselves.

Breaking

Breaking

Traffic To Worsen As NSW Premier Reveals Big Changes To Your Commute

3 min read

The NSW government has admitted congestion will worsen as public transport passenger limits are enforced to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Breaking

Breaking

QLD Premier Says Borders Could Reopen By September

2 min read

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the state's borders could reopen by September as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

How To Stay Safe On Your Way Back To The Office When Restrictions Ease

7 min read

As hoards of Aussies prepare to head back to work, our public transport systems could quickly return to being the packed people-movers they once were.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Women Charged After 'Assuming 25 Identities To Claim $27K In Covid, Bushfire Welfare'

2 min read

Two women could face 10 years in jail over the alleged fraudulent claiming of bushfire and coronavirus welfare assistance.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Australians Enjoy Some New-Found Freedom As Tests Hit More Than One Million

1 min read

Australia has now tested more than one million people for Covid-19 as few new cases were recorded and restrictions were eased across the country.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Australia's Push For A Covid-19 Inquiry Gathers Support From 62 Nations

2 min read

Australia has received international backing for an independent inquiry into coronavirus as its trade tensions with China face further strain.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

McDonald's Closes 12 Restaurants After Delivery Driver Tests Positive For Coronavirus

1 min read

McDonald's has announced it has temporarily closed down a dozen of its restaurants in Victoria after a delivery truck driver for an external service provider tested positive for coronavirus.

The Project

The Project

Gladys Berejiklian Reveals What She's Most Concerned About As Restrictions Ease

2 min read

While coronavirus restrictions have begun easing around the country, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she's still concerned about the impact a second wave of the virus could have on people's health and the economy.

World

World

Obama Slams US Response To Virus, Says Crisis Has 'Torn Back Curtain' On Leadership

2 min read

Barack Obama has given a scathing criticism of the US response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge".

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Australian Teens Feel Forgotten In Pandemic, Survey Finds

1 min read

Most Australian teenagers are worried about their education being disrupted or held back due to coronavirus-driven changes to their schooling, a survey has found.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

You Might Be Able To Visit Bali On Holiday Sooner Than You Thought

3 min read

The Indonesian tourism ministry says it plans to reopen the tropical island of Bali to tourists in October due to its success in managing cases of COVID-19.

News

News

Lockdown Sees More Aussies Drinking Alone At Home, Eating 'Worse' Diets

4 min read

While memes about 'quarantinis' were popular during the start of the pandemic, a look at Australia's drinking and eating trends paints a far less humourous picture.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern Turned Away From Cafe That Reached Coronavirus Capacity

2 min read

The social distancing rules apply to everyone -- even the Prime Minister, who was rejected from a full cafe.

News

News

Victorian Cafes And Pubs To Allow 20 Patrons From June 1

2 min read

Victoria is taking its "cautious first steps towards opening up", with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing cafes, restaurants and pubs will be allowed to admit diners from June.

Sport

Sport

German Bundesliga Returns From Coronavirus Shutdown

2 min read

The German Bundesliga returned from a two-month suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Good News

Good News

Sniffer Dogs Might Be Able To Detect Coronavirus, New Initiative Hopes

1 min read

Researchers are launching a trial to see whether dogs can smell whether humans have COVID-19 before they show symptoms.

Crime

Crime

Woman Hit With Bottle In Alleged Shop Fight Over Social Distancing

1 min read

A man will face court after he allegedly struck a woman with a bottle when she asked him to socially distance in a Sydney supermarket queue.

National

National

'Pandemic Is Not Over': Aussies Warned To Heed Health Advice

4 min read

Australians are enjoying the benefits of restrictions being gradually lifted across the nation -- a reward for enduring weeks of curbs that have helped limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Stars Toast The Class Of 2020 With Virtual Graduation Ceremony

1 min read

Facebook Watch and Instagram Live hosted a virtual ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, complete with a commencement address from Oprah Winfrey.

National

National

Coronavirus Cluster In Victoria With McDonalds And Abbattoir Staff Further Impacted

2 min read

Victoria has recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases, while the number connected to a west Melbourne abattoir cluster has grown to almost 100.

Music

Music

Ben Affleck, Ricky Martin Among Celebs Sharing Steamy Kisses In New Video

1 min read

Famous and non-famous lovers from around the world feature in the new video for Puerto Rican rapper Residente's song "Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe,” which translates to "Before The World Ends".

News

News

COVID-19 Vaccine Being Tested On Monkeys Shows Encouraging Results

1 min read

The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US has said no corners will be cut in the search for a coronavirus vaccine.

Good News

Good News

Woman Creates 'Hug Time' Device To Safely Cuddle Her Grandmother

1 min read

Rose Gagnon says she hasn't been able to hug her family members for months -- probably any grandmother's worst nightmare.

News

News

Growing Number Of House Pets Infected With Coronavirus

2 min read

A dog and three cats in the Netherlands have been infected with the new coronavirus, authorities say, the first confirmed cases involving house pets in the country.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Why Asians Are More Likely To Lose Their Job And Struggle To Find A New One

5 min read

As the latest employment figures begin to reveal the devastating impact of the pandemic, experts warn Asian Australians, particularly women, are expected to be among the hardest hit.

Politics

Politics

PM Announces $48 Million COVID Mental Health Plan

3 min read

Coronavirus loneliness, depression and anxiety is taking a toll on "everyone", health minister Greg Hunt said, with the government tipping in another $48 million for mental health.

Food

Food

How Eating At A Restaurant Will Change From Today

5 min read

With many restaurants across Australia set to reopen their doors this weekend as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, many are wondering what dining out will look like.

National

National

Pubs Are Reopening... But Will People Go?

5 min read

It's still not quite time to get on the beers -- but pubs and restaurants are opening, so the question is, are you ready to leave isolation to taste some post-COVID freedom?

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Myer Employee Tests Positive To Coronavirus As Retailer Plans To Reopen Stores

1 min read

An employee at a Myer store in Melbourne has tested positive to COVID-19 after the retailer unveiled plans to reopen 15 stores nationwide.

Sport

Sport

AFL Announces Return Date In Less Than A Month

4 min read

The AFL will resume in mid-June, joining the NRL as the first major Australian sporting codes to return after coronavirus shutdowns.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Sneeze Screens To Stay But Here Are Four Changes Coming To Kmart Stores

2 min read

Kmart will be rolling back a number of changes introduced in stores as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

NSW Deploys 89 Special Ambulances For Potential COVID-19 Spike

2 min read

The NSW Government is introducing 89 new ambulance vehicles across the state which will be specially equipped to deal with potential coronavirus cases.

National

National

Authorities 'Too Slow' To Stem Vic's Meat Factory Virus Cluster, Health Chief Says

2 min read

Victoria's Chief Health Officer has confessed authorities could have done better in handling a coronavirus outbreak at a meat processing plant, including shutting down the facility when the first case was detected.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Restaurants, Bars And Cafes To Reopen In The NT Today, But There's A Catch

1 min read

The Northern Territory is lifting more coronavirus restrictions from noon, allowing restaurants, cafes, and bars to reopen as long as people purchase food.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Social Distancing Is Harder When You're Drunk, Deputy CMO Warns

3 min read

Drinking alcohol makes it harder to social distance, health authorities warned, as restrictions on pubs and gatherings begin to ease. 

Pets

Pets

What A Pet Advisor Wants You To Know Before Adopting A Dog During Self Isolation

5 min read

Between working from home and self isolation, now might seem like the perfect time to welcome a four-legged friend into your home.

National

National

Here's Why Aussies Keep Buying Into Conspiracy Theories

6 min read

A confusing COVID information "vacuum" saw countless Aussies buy into wild theories about 5G, vaccines and microchips, conspiracy experts say, with an information war being waged on social media.

Politics

Politics

'Terribly Shocking': PM 'Devastated' Over 600,000 Jobs Lost In Lockdown

3 min read

Millions of Australians are relying on government payments and subsidies, with coronavirus tanking Australia's employment rate.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Back To Class - For Now: NSW School Shutdowns Will Be 'Frequent Occurrence'

1 min read

As more students head back to classrooms, school shutdowns will become "a frequent occurrence", NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned.

National

National

Myer Is Opening Another Eight Stores As Part Of A Nationwide Trial

1 min read

Myer will open another eight stores from Saturday as part of a nationwide trial as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

'No Vision' For Resuming International Travel, Aussie CMO Says

2 min read

Australia's Chief Medical Officer has provided a grim prediction for international travel, claiming he cannot see a point in time Australians will be able to travel abroad again.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Most People Feel Obliged To Go To Work Sick As Calls Increase For 'Pandemic Leave'

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Most workers, including those on the frontline, still turn up to work when they're unwell, new research has found, contradicting strong advice from health authorities during the pandemic. 

National

National

Pets Will Struggle With Post-Lockdown Life, Here's How You Can Help Them Adjust

4 min read

Unlike so many of their humans, countless dogs will emerge from the coronavirus lockdown fitter, healthier and calmer.

National

National

HECS-Style Loan Scheme For Businesses Could Ease Transition From JobKeeper

2 min read

A review of the $130 billion JobKeeper scheme in June has raised questions as to whether the federal government intends to keep it running for the entire six months, at a time when some believe it will need to be extended.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Why Uber Drivers Must Now Take A Selfie Before Starting Work

2 min read

Uber says it will require drivers, delivery workers and riders globally to wear a mask as countries around the world begin easing restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

National

National

NSW To Reopen Pubs On Friday, But Strict Patronage Limits Apply

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NSW residents will be able to hit the pubs from Friday, but strict rules will remain on the number of patrons allowed.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

WorkSafe Investigates Cedar Meats COVID-19 Outbreak

2 min read

WorkSafe Victoria has launched an investigation into the COVID-19 outbreak at a meat processing facility in Melbourne's west, which has so far been linked to 88 cases of the virus.

National

National

Outrage Over Adelaide's Packed Train Services During Pandemic

2 min read

Adelaide's public transport is a concern for health officials as an increase in commuters on some train services has made social distancing impossible.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

NSW Landlords Eligible For $2,500 Per Tenancy In New 'HomeKeeper' Style Payment

2 min read

Landlords and tenants in NSW could be set for financial relief under tweaks to the state government's proposed legislation changes designed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Will Australia Get Hit By A Second Wave Of Coronavirus?

8 min read

As Australia records fewer cases of coronavirus, states are starting to wind back restrictions. But could easing these measures spark a second virus wave?

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Australia's Bars Are 'Shaken Not Broken' With Cocktail Delivery Keeping Them Afloat

5 min read

The plan to ease coronavirus restrictions will see patrons slowly return to Australia's bars and restaurants, but for struggling owners, it's not a magic fix, with one saying he'd need to charge $1000 a head to survive.

National

National

Could Coronavirus Help First Home Buyers Finally Take The Plunge?

6 min read

Housing prices could tank by 32 percent thanks to coronavirus, a dire Commonwealth Bank analysis forecasts.

News

News

3,000 Litres Of FREE BEER To Kickstart Post-Lockdown Sessions

2 min read

Outback Queensland pubs are set to fling their doors open as the state's parks, playgrounds and public gym equipment reopen.

National

National

Nurses, Teachers, Police, Could Miss Out On Thousands With Wage Freezes

3 min read

The NSW Premier has conceded public sector wages, including those of frontline nurses, teachers, and police, could be frozen at the end of the financial year.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

More Than One Million Virus Tests Bought By Government 'Not Accurate Enough'

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At least 1.5 million Covid-19 antibody tests bought by the federal government aren't accurate enough to be used in Australia, according to a new report.

National

National

Treasurer Had A Surplus Of Coughs But A Deficit Of Coronavirus

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has tested negative for coronavirus after bursting into a coughing fit on the floor of parliament on Tuesday.

National

National

Government Expected To Employ CMO For Mental Health In Pandemic Response

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The federal government is expected to appoint Associate Professor Ruth Vine as the country's first deputy chief medical officer for mental health to help direct the response to the coronavirus crisis.

National

National

Strip Clubs And Brothels Claim 'Moral Discrimination' Over Indefinite COVID Bans

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Sex workers are confused and upset at being left out of the government's 'roadmap' out of COVID-19 restrictions.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Why Nurses Are Volunteering To Be On The COVID Front Line

6 min read

With so much still unknown about COVID-19, the virus has understandably sparked fears across the community -- but it hasn't stopped Australia's hero health workers from putting their hands up to be on the front line.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Man Who Molested Boy Skips Jail Over Covid-19 Fears

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Convicted child sex offender Robert Crick has avoided jail because of COVID-19, sparking fears it will now set a dangerous precedent that could allow other criminals to do the same.

Alison Pennington

Alison Pennington

'No More Heroics Going To Work Sick' Sounds Fine Unless You Have No Paid Leave

5 min read

Remember the Codral 'soldier on' television commercial? “With Codral you can soldier on”.

Politics

Politics

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg Tested For COVID After Coughing Outburst In Parliament

1 min read

After bursting out coughing on the floor of parliament, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been tested for coronavirus and is currently in isolation awaiting results.

News

News

Qatar Airways Giving Away 100,000 Free Flights To Healthcare Workers

2 min read

Qatar Airways is offering 100,000 free international return flights to healthcare workers across the globe, as a show of gratitude for their 'tremendous efforts and incredible resilience' in the face of the pandemic.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Going Back Into Lockdown To Deal With New Outbreaks Will Cost $4B A Week, Treasurer Warns

5 min read

Having to reapply coronavirus lockdowns due to new outbreaks could cost Australia $4 billion a week, treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in a COVID economic statement.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Beauty Salons Are Reopening (Sort Of) But Don't Go Rushing Off To Get That Wax Just Yet

4 min read

Beauty salons are reopening in some parts of the nation after the Federal Government revealed a three-stage plan to ease its strict coronavirus restrictions.

Style

Style

Matching Bikinis And Face Masks Are A Thing And Oh Boy, Think Of The Tan Lines

2 min read

The matching bikini and face mask set, dubbed the 'Trikini', is all the rage in Italy, darling.

Sport

Sport

Injury Spike Fears When AFL Returns

2 min read

Melbourne AFL captain Max Gawn fears injury rates could increase when the season resumes.

World

World

Chinese Hackers 'Trying To Steal Vaccine Information', US Official Claims

4 min read

Chinese-backed hackers have reportedly attempted to steal information from researchers who are working on a coronavirus vaccine, according to a US official.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Etihad To Resume UK-Australia Flights But With Strict Conditions

2 min read

Etihad Airways will offer flights from Melbourne to London, with transit via Abu Dhabi, from May 15.

National

National

Former TV Chef Behind Australia's Anti-Lockdown Uprising

6 min read

A former reality TV star who told his online followers to destroy their TVs was one of the leaders of anti-lockdown protests on the weekend.

Politics

Politics

NSW Records No Cases Of Coronavirus For First Time Since Records Taken

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NSW has recorded no new cases of coronavirus for the first time since the pandemic began, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Monday.

Sport

Sport

Victorian Government Approves AFL Training, Here's How It Might Work

2 min read

Settling on league-wide training protocols will be a crucial step as the AFL closes in on a plan to restart the 2020 season, with an announcement potentially as early as Tuesday.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

16 Adelaide Crows And Assistant Coach Sanctioned Over Breaching COVID Restrictions

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The AFL has given 16 Adelaide players suspended one-match bans and stood down assistant coach Ben Hart for six weeks for breaching coronavirus protocols.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Triple-Zero Calls Have Plummeted In Victoria Since Pandemic

1 min read

Ambulance Victoria is urging people not to be afraid to contact triple zero during an emergency, after a significant drop in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Exclusive

Exclusive

'It's Cruel': Woman Says Reducing JobSeeker Means She'll Go Back To Eating One Meal A Day

10 min read

Before the JobSeeker Payment was boosted by $550 a fortnight, Melissa Fisher was surviving on just one meal a day and often going without her medication so she could afford to pay the bills.

Homes

Homes

Hack To Perfectly Clean Candle Jars Goes Viral

2 min read

If you've been burning lots of candles during self isolation, you wouldn't be the only one.

National

National

Australia Faces $143 Billion Debt After Coronavirus

2 min read

Josh Frydenberg's first budget was a triumphant "back in black" performance but his second is predicted to show a $143 billion black hole in the nation's finances.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Thousands Head Back Into The Classroom As Coronavirus Restrictions Relax

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Thousands of Australian school students are expected to return to the classroom on Monday as coronavirus restrictions ease.

News

News

Queen To Withdraw From Public Duties 'Indefinitely' Over Coronavirus Crisis

3 min read

The Queen is expected to withdraw from public duties "indefinitely" due to the coronavirus crisis, marking the monarch's longest absence in her 68-year reign.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Businesses Urged To Stagger Employee Start Times To Avoid Packed Commute

1 min read

Businesses are being urged to stagger the times employees start and finish work ahead of a planned easing of Covid-19 restrictions over the coming months.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Restrictions Are Easing, Here's When It Will Happen At Your Place

15 min read

On Friday, the national cabinet agreed on a road map to ease the country out of coronavirus restrictions, but how and when the plan will be implemented in each state and territory will be different.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Labor Says JobSeeker And JobKeeper May Need To Be Extended

3 min read

Federal Labor is questioning Prime Minister Scott Morrison's belief the Australian economy will "snap back" once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and measures like JobSeeker and JobKeeper can be abruptly cut.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

'Don't Hang Around': Shopping Centre Crowds Spark Warning From Health Authorities

3 min read

Thousands of Australians flocked to shopping centres across the country during the Mother's Day weekend, raising concerns about a lack of social distancing.

World

World

Countries Hailed For Limiting COVID-19 Spread Now Faced With New Cluster Outbreaks

2 min read

Germany and South Korea are fighting new clusters of the coronavirus, after being lauded for containing infections and hoping to relax self-isolation restrictions.

National

National

Several Arrested After Crowds Defy Warnings To Protest Coronavirus Lockdown

4 min read

Police have arrested 10 people after hundreds gathered at an anti-lockdown protest at Melbourne's Parliament House on Sunday.

Music

Music

Billie Eilish Is Working On New Music During Lockdown

2 min read

Billie Eilish is keeping busy while in lockdown at home in California due to coronavirus restrictions, creating music and playing with her newly rescued puppies.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

WA To Allow Gatherings Of Up To 20 People As State Moves To 'Phase Two'

3 min read

Up to 20 people will be allowed to attend indoor and outdoor gatherings from May 18, under 'phase two' of WA's road map out of coronavirus restrictions.

Tech

Tech

Elon Musk Says He Will Move Tesla Headquarters Over Coronavirus Restrictions

2 min read

Elon Musk said Tesla will move its headquarters from California immediately due to COVID-19 restrictions, following up with a lawsuit against the county where the company is based.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Obama Calls Trump's Pandemic Response An 'Absolute Disaster'

2 min read

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has criticised the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic as "an absolute chaotic disaster", CBS News has confirmed.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

NSW To Reopen Cafes And Restaurants From Friday

2 min read

Under the latest easing of restrictions, cafes and restaurants can reopen for up to 10 patrons and outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed from Friday in NSW.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

UK PM To Announce Coronavirus Alert System, 'Quarantine On Travellers'

2 min read

Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a coronavirus warning system when he outlines his plans to gradually ease Britain's lockdown while dropping the "stay home" slogan.