Melbourne isn't the only place suffering under a second lockdown. It's happening across the world as the virus surges in countries that were initially successful in flattening the curve.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
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Much of the focus - and the blame - for the lockdown has been placed on the city’s immigrant and ethnic minority population.
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Many people are already struggling amid the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic. For Melbourne residents, a second lockdown is likely to place an even bigger strain on their mental health.
In April, BirdLife Australia survey numbers jumped to 2,242. That's a tenfold increase from 241 in April last year.
The best option is for infected people to be admitted to hospitals or other suitable health facilities. This will help prevent transmission within families.
It's time to accept that moving in and out of various levels of restriction may just be a part of life as we know it in 2020, and likely 2021.
Victoria has recorded its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. It might be time to return to a statewide lockdown.
It's good exemptions are available for those who really need them – but it's crucial these options are not abused. If we get this wrong, we risk losing control.
Public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne have been placed under 'hard lockdown', with 3,000 residents confined to home for at least five days, after 23 COVID-19 cases in 12 homes.
Strong ties have been reinforced while other relationships have fallen by the wayside.
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An unexpected silver lining for children.
The theatre industry is facing an existential crisis and government action is urgently needed to ensure its survival.
As compulsory testing and more restrictive quarantine rules are being considered, it is critical these measures are properly communicated and used with restraint.
Second waves of coronavirus cases are far more likely to be driven by poverty and economic necessity.
Victoria will enter local lockdown for a month, with 36 suburbs in ten Melbourne postcode areas being affected.