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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.

The Project

The Project

Llama Antibodies May Be The Solution To Coronavirus

1 min read

Research published in the journal Cell found that antibodies in the blood of llamas could offer a defense against Coronavirus for humans.

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.

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.

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.

The Project

The Project

Traffic Woes From Next Week

1 min read

We’re heading back out into the world, but not on public transport.

The Project

The Project

Legends Of Lockdown Terms And Conditions

12 min read

The Terms and Conditions of The Project's 'Legends of Lockdown' competition.

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.

Good News

Good News

Restaurant Puts Cardboard Cutouts At Tables To Force People To Sit Apart

1 min read

A Sydney restaurant has found a clever way to enforce social distancing as the state government relaxes COVID-19 restrictions.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Social Distancing Masterpiece Pops Up In Melbourne

2 min read

A coronavirus-inspired ode to a Michelangelo masterpiece has appeared in a Melbourne street, with one noticeable difference.

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.

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

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.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

‘A New Normal’: How COVID-19 Will Reimagine The Aussie Workplace

10 min read

Will hot-desking, water cooler chats and crowded lifts forever be a thing of the past? Experts say the pandemic will bring some big and welcome changes to how and where we work.

The Project

The Project

How To Find Comfort In Isolation When You Can’t Hug Someone

1 min read

Many of us haven’t touched another person for weeks.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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

1 min read

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.

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.

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”.

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.

National

National

All Victorian School Students Back In Classrooms By June 9

3 min read

Victorian students will return to face-to-face learning by the end of term, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed today while noting this will involve a "staggered return".

The Project

The Project

Spain’s Beaches To Have Sunbathing Squares

1 min read

Spain’s solution to getting people back to the beach safety looks rather odd, with councils planning to create roped off zones on beaches called ‘sunbathing squares’.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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

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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

Aussies Urged To Take Care When Visiting Mum This Mother's Day

3 min read

Australians are being warned to take care when visiting their mums on Mother's Day, particularly if they are elderly.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

US States Hiring Thousands Of 'Contact Tracers' As Unemployment Rate Skyrockets

5 min read

As U.S. unemployment soars to historic levels, a number of states around the country are hiring 'contact tracers' to help identify infected individuals and track down who they may have exposed to the virus.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Medical Students 'On Standby' As NSW Prepares For Any Spike In Cases

1 min read

Some NSW medical students will enter the workforce early as the state prepares for a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Here's What Health Authorities Will Look For Before Easing More Restrictions

6 min read

Australia's three-step roadmap to ease out of coronavirus restrictions has been set, but authorities have stressed a number of factors will need to be considered before states and territories can move through each stage.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

'Incredible': Queensland Has No New Virus Cases Three Days In A Row

2 min read

Queensland's health minister Dr Steven Miles has announced "incredible" news ahead of Mother's Day, with the state reporting no new coronavirus cases for three consecutive days.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Sixth Cat Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Catching It From Owner

2 min read

A cat in Spain has become the sixth feline to be detected with the disease globally.

The Project

The Project

The Project Shout Out Competition Terms And Conditions

11 min read

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY “THE PROJECT, SHOUT OUT” COMPETITION, NETWORK 10

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Gyms To Reopen 'In Days' In Some Parts Of Australia, 'In Weeks' For Others

5 min read

The NT has already set a date for re-opening gyms, and when the Prime Minister unveiled his three stage plan to get the country back on its feet on Friday, other states and territories laid out their plans.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Restaurants, Beauticians To Open As QLD Eases Restrictions From May 16

4 min read

The Queensland Premier announced 'step one' of the government's restriction easing plan will come into effect on May 16, opening pools, cafes, day trips and larger home gatherings.

Updated

Updated

More Cotton On Casual Staff To Get JobKeeper Payment Following Outrage

7 min read

Fashion retailer Cotton On will include an additional 200 staff in the JobKeeper program after casual workers claimed they were unfairly denied the wage subsidy.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Commonwealth Bank Temporarily Closes More Than 100 Branches

2 min read

The Commonwealth Bank has temporarily shut down more than 100 of its branches and reassigned staff, as visits to some branches more than halve due to the pandemic.

News

News

Australia Invited To Join Exclusive 'First Movers Covid Group' As Restrictions Set To Ease

1 min read

Australia is among a small group of countries that responded quickly to the coronavirus outbreak and are now in a place where they can get their economies back to some type of normality.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Urgent Warning For Covid-19 Patients After Virus Found In Semen Of Some Recovered Men

2 min read

A new study suggests men who have been infected with coronavirus should avoid having sex, even shortly after they've recovered, to avoid passing the virus on via their semen.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Retail Reckoning: Why Shopping Malls Will Never Be The Same

6 min read

With social restrictions starting to ease, shoppers are being warned that a trip to the local shopping centre is likely to change forever, with the pandemic forcing an overdue 'retail reckoning'.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Second Strain Of Covid-19 'Worse Than The First', PM Concedes Virus 'Won't Be Eradicated'

3 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confessed the virus will not be totally eradicated as researchers reveal the second strain of Covid-19 will be worse than the first.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

There Have Been No New Coronavirus Cases In South Australia For Two Weeks

4 min read

South Australia has achieved what has seemed like the impossible since the pandemic started, officially recording two straight weeks without a single new case of coronavirus.

The Project

The Project

Living Our Best Lives In Lockdown!

1 min read

Here are some of the hilarious things we’re getting up to in lockdown!

National

National

'It's Promising': New Plans To Harvest Plasma From Recovered Coronavirus Patients

3 min read

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has welcomed plans to use donated plasma from recovered Australians to develop treatment for other critically ill coronavirus patients.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Adviser Resigns After Breaching Lockdown Laws To Meet Married Lover

2 min read

A UK scientist whose coronavirus modelling advice prompted Boris Johnson to lock down the country has quit his position as a government adviser after he admitted to "undermining" social distancing measures.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

More Beaches Open Around Sydney But Locals Warned To 'Swim And Go'

2 min read

A local council in Sydney's east is reopening its beaches and harbour pools but strict warnings have been put in place for beachgoers that the areas are to be used for swimming or exercise only.

News

News

Three Doctors With COVID-19 Mysteriously Fall From Hospital Windows

3 min read

Two of the doctors died and one is in critical condition as a result of the incidents, the circumstances of which remain mysterious.

Politics

Politics

'Most Obvious Place To Start': Is The Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble Happening?

4 min read

Scott Morrison has confirmed there have been talks of a plan to create a "safe-travel zone" between Australia and New Zealand as COVID-19 restrictions ease in both nations, but leaders say it's not coming any time soon.

Crime

Crime

Security Guard Shot Dead For 'Telling Shopper To Put A Face Mask On'

2 min read

Three people have been charged with the murder of a Family Dollar security guard in Flint, Michigan, who was enforcing the store's policy requiring face masks.

Music

Music

The Stranglers Keyboardist Dave Greenfield Dies From COVID-19

2 min read

Dave Greenfield, the keyboard player for British punk band The Stranglers since 1975, has died after testing positive for coronavirus. He was 71.

Good News

Good News

'I Like Flashy Stuff, As You Can Tell': 91-Year-Old Stays Busy In ISO With Fashion Shows

2 min read

A 91-year-old fashionista in Georgia is not letting her wardrobe go to waste. While Georgia is slowly opening up, Betty McDonald is in a high-risk group for coronavirus and she can't go out to socialise.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

WHO Says We Won't Beat Coronavirus Without Vaccine, But There Is Hope

2 min read

Parts of the world are starting to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic but the new coronavirus will pose significant risks until vaccines are developed, the WHO's top emergencies expert says.

News

News

'COVID Toes' And Other Rashes Leave Doctors Scratching Their Heads

2 min read

Researchers say five skin conditions may be caused by COVID-19 or from a secondary virus, according to a study released this week.

The Project

The Project

Gordon Ramsay Flouts Isolation Rules Quicker Than You Can Say ****

1 min read

The one thing Gordon Ramsay isn’t swearing by is to stay indoors.

World

World

Trump To Replace US Health Inspector General Who Criticised COVID-19 Response

1 min read

President Trump has announced his intent to nominate a new inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

New Report Confirms What Many Parents Fear, With Students Expected To Fall Behind

1 min read

Prolonged time away from classroom learning could strongly disadvantage almost half of Australian students, a new report says.

News

News

UK Doctors Identify Mysterious Kids' Syndrome

1 min read

A group of UK doctors say "it remains unclear whether COVID-pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome is caused by COVID-19".

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Life In A Pandemic With Borderline Personality Disorder

8 min read

Carissa Wright has spent years learning how to cope with distressing emotions, but when the coronavirus pandemic hit, all of a sudden her life became "quite frightening".

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

A Swedish Town Is Using Chicken Manure To Keep People Away From Local Park

1 min read

A town in southern Sweden turned to a traditional source to try to prevent the coronavirus spreading during an annual festive event on Thursday -- chicken manure.

Good News

Good News

Former F1 World Champ Offers To Pay For Struggling Fan's Groceries During Pandemic

1 min read

Former F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg has offered to support one of his fans during the COVID-19 pandemic with a random act of kindness. 

The Project

The Project

Zoom Weddings Are Now A Thing

1 min read

In sickness, health, and isolation.

World

World

Boeing To Axe 15,000 Jobs As Dire Forecast Warns Half Of Worldwide Workers Could Lose Jobs

4 min read

Boeing is preparing to cut 10 percent of its global workforce as the company struggles under the strain of COVID-19 which has added additional pressure to the existing troubles from the grounding of its 737 Max fleet.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Has Killed More Americans Than The Vietnam War

2 min read

America's death toll from the novel coronavirus has exceeded the 58,220 American lives lost during the Vietnam War as cases topped one million, according to a Reuters tally.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Mining Magnate Strikes Deal To Bring 10 Million Coronavirus Tests To Australia

3 min read

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest has secured 10 million COVID-19 tests for Australia, which the government says will mean tests around the country will multiply almost 20-fold by the end of the year.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

'Miracle Man’ Who Survived Virus Given Guard Of Honour While Leaving Hospital

1 min read

Medical staff at Dubbo Base Hospital cheered as a 79-year-old coronavirus survivor was discharged, calling himself the “miracle man” after beating the odds.

National

National

Coles Sees Massive Sales Spike As Aussies Stock Up On Veggies And Baking Supplies

3 min read

Coles booked an unprecedented 13.1 percent spike in quarterly sales across its supermarkets, but panic-buying consumers have already changed their habits as they stay indoors due to coronavirus restrictions.

Breaking

Breaking

PM: Coronavirus Outbreaks Expected As Restrictions Relax, Tracing App 'Like Sunscreen'

3 min read

Scott Morrison has warned "of course" COVID infections will spike when restrictions are eased, but said that was a reason to download the government's tracing app.

National

National

This Is How Much It Costs To Keep A Zoo Open

6 min read

Zoos and aquariums across Australia have been forced to close due to the coronavirus crisis, but the animals inside still need to be fed and cared for, and that's no cheap feat.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Courts To Hear Urgent Parenting Disputes Within 3 Days Under New 'COVID-19 Priority' List

5 min read

Australian courts are responding to an increased number of urgent parenting applications during the pandemic by creating a dedicated list that would see 'high risk' disputes heard by a judge within three days.

The Project

The Project

Students In China Wear One-Metre Hats To Get Full Marks For Social Distancing

1 min read

Chinese students were instructed to wear 'one-metre caps' to keep their distance on their on their first day back to school.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

FDA Wants 'Bitter' Ingredient Added To Hand Sanitiser So People Stop Drinking It

2 min read

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked makers of hand sanitisers to add denatured alcohol to the products to make them less palatable in a bid to discourage people, especially children, from drinking the liquid.

Life

Life

Man 'Running Out Of Space' After Getting A Tattoo For Every Day Of Lockdown

2 min read

For many people, being stuck at home during COVID-19 is a tedious cycle of boredom, but one man in the UK is putting his extra time to creative use, tattooing himself for every day he spends in isolation.

News

News

New Zealand To Ease Restrictions After 'Eliminating' Community Transmission Of Coronavirus

2 min read

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand has 'won the battle' against community transmission of the coronavirus.

News

News

Robot Follows Joggers Through Park To Enforce Coronavirus Restrictions

1 min read

Joggers running on public paths were encouraged to practice social distancing by a vigilant robot that warned them to "stay safe, stay home."

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

'Ground-Breaking' Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Set For Perth, Volunteers Needed

1 min read

An Australian clinical research company is set to trial a potential coronavirus vaccine and says it will be seeking volunteers in the next two months.

Tech

Tech

Text Claiming To Track COVIDSafe App Users Is A Hoax

4 min read

The COVIDSafe app has been available for just one day, but hoax alerts are already circulating online.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Restrictions Are Easing Across Australia, But Not In Every State

8 min read

State governments are beginning to lift coronavirus restrictions in response to Australia's dwindling case numbers, but changes to regulations differ. Here's how it will impact you, depending on where you live.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

'I'm So Lucky': Wife Of Coronavirus Victim Finds Heartbreaking Goodbye Note

3 min read

A woman who lost her 32-year-old husband to coronavirus complications said she later found a heart-wrenching goodbye note that he had left for his family.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

'COVIDSafe': The Tracking App That's Been Making Headlines For Weeks Now Launched

5 min read

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the details of the government's controversial voluntary virus tracing app called COVIDSafe, saying that while Australia is doing well "we haven't won yet."

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Why We Can't Get A Straight Answer On Whether It's Safe For Kids To Be At School

8 min read

Australia has responded to COVID-19 relatively better than most countries, but experts say when it comes to managing schooling, the government has fallen short.

The Project

The Project

How Will Your Pets Fare Once Coronavirus Restrictions Are Lifted?

2 min read

The COVID-19 lock-downs have meant more quality time with pets, but what happens when the restrictions are lifted?

World

World

Desks Moved Outside In Extreme Korean Measures To Continue Exams

1 min read

South Korea has pushed on with exams despite the threat of COVID-19 by holding tests outdoors and keeping desks distanced from each other.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

‘Significant Increase’ In Disinfectant Poisoning After Trump's Suggestion

3 min read

Within 24 hours of Donald Trump's suggestion that injecting disinfectant might help people infected with coronavirus, some U.S poison centres and hotlines noted a spike in people requiring medical help.

News

News

An Anzac Day Like No Other As Driveways Substituted Dawn Services

5 min read

It's the first time Anzac Day dawn services and marches have been canceled since WWII, but that did not stop scores of Aussies from rising early to commemorate from balconies, driveways and on front lawns.

TV

TV

Parks And Recreation Cast Reuniting For Special COVID-19 Charity Episode

1 min read

The cast of Parks And Recreation are set to return to the small screen for a one-off charity special on April 30.

News

News

Mother Dies From COVID-19 Before She's Able To Hold Newborn Son, Levi

2 min read

Wogene Debele was nine months pregnant with her fourth child when she contracted COVID-19 and was admitted to the hospital.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Rolling Stones Classic Tweaked To Say Goodbye To Departing Ruby Princess

3 min read

The Rolling Stones classic 'Ruby Tuesday' has been reworked in a cheeky bid farewell to the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

Good News

Good News

Why A Mum Who Lost Her Job In The Pandemic Is Putting Up Christmas Lights In April

3 min read

Twelve years ago the Napthali family was broke and about to lose their home, so they decided to spend their last $200 on Christmas lights to cheer themselves up during what felt like the end of the road.

Morning Tea

Morning Tea

The Morning Tea: What's New In Entertainment This Thursday

4 min read

Here's what's trending in the world of entertainment this Thursday.

The Project

The Project

Social Isolation Is The 'Perfect Storm' For Corona-vices

3 min read

There are concerns social isolation will lead to more people falling into gambling, drug and alcohol addictions.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Woolies Opens Thousands Of New Home Delivery Windows, Aldi Removes Some Product Limits

4 min read

Australian supermarkets are introducing more changes in a bid to help customers and stores cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, as preliminary retail figures show an 8.2 percent rise in turnover in March amid stock-piling.

Music

Music

Queen And Adam Lambert Perform Quarantine Version Of 'We Are The Champions'

2 min read

Queen and Adam Lambert have surprised fans with an rendition of classic hit "We Are The Champions" while in isolation.

Good News

Good News

Aussies Are Recreating Pub Trivia Nights From Home

6 min read

Bars are closed due to coronavirus, but pub trivia nights, badge draws and even meat raffles continue -- with people stuck in isolation happy to play along online.

National

National

Ruby Princess Passengers Relieved 'It's Over' As Crew Disembark

5 min read

A couple who tested positive for coronavirus after leaving the troubled Ruby Princess cruise ship have since recovered, but say they were "let down" and are still waiting for answers.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

RBA Governor Says Unemployment Rate Likely To Stay Above Six Percent For Years

4 min read

RBA governor Philip Lowe has warned the impact of coronavirus on the economy and the country's employment figures will likely last for years.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Australia Post To Retrain 2000 Motorbike Posties, Extend Metro Delivery Times

2 min read

Up to 2,000 Australia Post motorbike posties will be retrained to deliver parcels in vans as the company struggles to keep up with "unprecedented" demand due to the coronavirus crisis.

Morning Tea

Morning Tea

The Morning Tea: What's New In Entertainment This Tuesday

4 min read

Here's what's trending in the world of entertainment this Tuesday,

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

How Will The Coronavirus Tracing App Actually Work?

7 min read

The federal government's soon to-be-released coronavirus tracing app has sparked concerns about digital privacy. Here's what we know about how it will work.