Coronavirus two-person rule: what we know about this and Australia’s other social distancing measures

“Especially to our older Australians, the older people, if you’re over 70, you shouldn’t leave home at all,” she said. “I know this is difficult and I appreciate that for some parts of the day, people might want to get out and exercise. That is OK, so long as you don’t come into contact with […]

Ruby Princess passenger and a man die of coronavirus bringing Australia’s death toll to 16 – as the country’s infection count soars to 3,929

‘All of us have to assume that we have it, so we make sure we exercise precaution at every turn. This is the best way we can contain the spread and the best way we can have some comfort that there won’t be stricter conditions that people will find very difficult to live with.’

Roman Kemp fumes as ‘greedy’ girlfriend empties house of precious crisps during quarantine

“Soph promised she would replace them, and told me not to worry. But to my utter horror, I came home again the next day to find a share pack of bloody Snack O’ Jacks looking at me from the cupboard”.

Australia pledges US$80 billion wages subsidy to protect jobs from coronavirus

Australia pledges US$80 billion wages subsidy to protect jobs from coronavirus The Saigon Times Monday,  Mar 30, 2020,17:31 (GMT+7) Australia pledges US$80 billion wages subsidy to protect jobs from coronavirus

Inside quarantine ‘hell’: Travellers returning to Australia from overseas complain about being forced to stay in five-star hotels and given three meals a day to prevent the spread of coronavirus

‘We understand some people have had a very stressful time trying to get back home and we want to consider their position, but we also need to consider the health and safety of eight million residents in NSW and also more broadly, 25million people in Australia.’ 

Coronavirus Australia: Tracy Grimshaw broadcasts A Current Affair from her spare room

Launching into an interview with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg following today’s massive $130 billion support package announcement for businesses and employees, the Channel 9 TV personality became slightly flustered as she suffered a small technically difficulty which saw the television screen behind her switch to a different channel.

DAILY BLOG, March 26: What new $500m stimulus package means for you and your family

Local stocks had rocketed in the final minutes of trade on Wednesday after US politicians finally reached a deal – yet to be passed – on a $A3.3 trillion stimulus measure to shore up the world’s biggest economy.

Stella prize 2019: Gail Jones, Bri Lee and Chloe Hooper make ‘thrilling’ longlist

Swinn also expressed a desire from the judging panel for “more representations of otherness and diversity from publishers; narratives from outside Australia, from and featuring women of colour, LGBTQIA stories, Indigenous stories, more subversion, more difference”.

‘A real loss’: MUP and the ‘terrible’ decision that rocked Australian publishing

A generous Liberal party donor, a practising Catholic and one of Australia’s wealthiest men, with stakes in businesses from Polish breweries to remote cattle stations, Myers became chancellor of the university at the beginning of 2017. As a QC, Myers has represented figures such as Kerry Stokes, Alan Bond, Gina Rinehart and Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest. […]

Graeme Simsion, Jane Caro, Ginger Gorman and others on what they’re reading in February

A friend had roped me into the position – pitching it to me as an easygoing “glorified babysitting” gig. It was only on arrival that I discovered the situation was a little more complex than that: the man’s daughter suspected his wife was trying to kill him. I was expected to spy on her and […]