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

London Tube strike: TfL warns of ‘serious disruption’ with next round of action

t fL has warned that the next round of night train strikes will affect services on the Victoria and Central lines from 7pm on both Friday and Saturday, with the possibility of “serious disruption”. The strike action – over the rosters used to staff the Night Tube – will continue on the two lines every … Read more

House prices Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne: where house prices will rise in 2022

Of all major cities, this one did not see real estate prices rise in 2021, but that seems to be changing. This week, CoreLogic posted another strong 1.3 percent increase in Australian home values, with an astonishing 22 percent year-on-year increase, led by extreme growth in Sydney (25.8 percent), Brisbane (25.1 percent) and Adelaide ( … 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

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

Geelong weather radar: storm warning for hail, flooding, wild wind

Geelong has been warned to brace for the worst stormy conditions to plague the state this afternoon. Geelong has been warned to brace for the worst stormy conditions to plague the state this afternoon. The Bureau of Meteorology warning map released Thursday puts Geelong firmly in the forecast area for “probable” severe thunderstorms. Flash floods, … Read more

House prices Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne: where house prices will rise in 2022

Of all major cities, this one did not see real estate prices rise in 2021, but that seems to be changing. This week, CoreLogic posted another strong 1.3 percent increase in Australian home values, with an astonishing 22 percent year-on-year increase, led by extreme growth in Sydney (25.8 percent), Brisbane (25.1 percent) and Adelaide ( … Read more

COVID updates: all the coronavirus news from across Australia

ABC news By Alexandria Utting A new positive COVID case has been discovered on the Gold Coast, putting people who visited one of the city’s largest shopping centers during last week’s Black Friday sale on high alert. People who were in Robina Town Center on November 26 were contacted by Queensland Health on Wednesday afternoon … Read more