Victoria’s shadow Treasurer warns of more COVID lockdowns after pandemic powers Andrews government passed Parliament

Victoria’s shadow treasurer has stated that the passing of the pandemic powers is a “bad day for democracy”, and warned that the bill will lead to widespread uncertainty in the state. Victoria’s shadow treasurer David Davis has vowed again that the opposition will revoke the now-pandemic powers of the Andrews administration, which he says would … Read more

Dymocks store in Melbourne CBD increases security after an employee is attacked while checking in with a QR code

A staff member at a Dymocks store in Melbourne has been attacked after asking a customer to check in with a QR code. The owner of the CBD store in Collins Street says it was one of three aggressive incidents targeting staff over COVID compliance on Friday alone. Watch the security footage in the video … Read more

Photo Gallery: Shining Bird+ Johnny Hunter + Bored Shorts – Factory Theatre, Sydney (01.12.21)

It was a great night of music last night at the Factory Theater. At the top of the bill was Shining Bird, on the back of their fantastic album dead countries, which was released earlier in the year. With beautiful instrumentation and a lot of energy, their set left us longing for more. Co-headling was … Read more

Melbourne weather warning: Travel chaos as the city is ravaged by rain and wind

Victorians brace for flash floods, hail and thunderstorms as the state faces another day of severe storms. Victoria is bracing for a second day of wild weather, a day after torrential rain and hail led to flash flooding in Melbourne. A thunderstorm asthma alert has also been issued for Central Victoria, including Melbourne. Chris Arvier, … Read more

Thunderstorm warning for Melbourne and surrounding area as more storms ravage the city

Victorians are being urged to stay vigilant, with more wild weather to thrash the state this afternoon. Most important points: There will be storms through the city, most likely between 4 and 6 p.m. Central district, which includes Melbourne and Geelong, has a high-risk warning for epidemic thunderstorm asthma The combination of high pollen levels … Read more

Covid vaccine Australia: Dymocks Melbourne staff abused by more than mandatory check-in

Three Dymocks employees have been attacked by customers outraged by the state’s vaccination rules, in a disturbing trend that is erupting statewide. Footage from a Dymocks store in Melbourne’s CBD shows the terrifying moment a staff member was pushed off a moving escalator after asking a customer to show his vaccination certificate. Video obtained by … Read more

Melbourne traffic: truck crashes into Melbourne rail bridge on Flinders Street, blocking city intersection

A truck has crashed into a railway bridge and overturned on its side, blocking traffic at a major CBD intersection in Melbourne. The collision happened in the morning rush hour on Thursday at the intersection of Spencer and Flinders Street. The truck overturned and emergency services were working to straighten it. All westbound lanes of … Read more

Victoria COVID cases on Thursday spike to more than 1,400, killing 10

Victoria has recorded its biggest COVID-19 event in over a month and 10 more deaths. On Thursday, the health department confirmed that there had been 1419 cases in the 24 hours to midnight. There were also 10 more COVID-related deaths. Hospital admissions in the state remain stable at 288 and of those 41 are in … Read more

Omicron COVID-19 variant leaves travelers trying to get to Australia from South Africa in ‘limbo’

Claire Ebersohn’s heart sank when she checked her phone on Saturday and saw that her life had been turned upside down. The event manager and her partner had quit their jobs and sold their properties in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of their final move to migrate to Australia. They have been waiting for … Read more

Aussie housing is up a whopping $126,700 in the past year

There’s only one city in Australia where a homebuyer can get change of $500,000, while prices in Sydney have soared to dazzling heights. Australia’s housing market continues to soar, with prices rising for the 14th straight month and the average home adding a whopping $126,700 in value in the past year. CoreLogic’s latest figures show … Read more