COVID-19 restrictions led to calls to open up golf courses to the public. But these are such precious refuges for native flora and fauna that access will have to be carefully managed.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon
It's helpful to remember you're in an unusual situation with no perfect map of how to cope, or a 'right' or 'wrong' way to get through it.
Victoria’s lockdown has been hard, but it now occupies a rare and envious position. As Victorians await new freedoms on the next step towards COVID-normal, they should feel a sense of accomplishment.
The Morrison government and business have reacted angrily to Daniel Andrews’ “cautious pause” on announcing the easing of COVID restrictions in Melbourne.
Here are answers to common questions about emerging from lockdown and how to make sure you're doing it safely.
Melbourne could be out of lockdown within a week, if COVID-19 case numbers continue their current trend. But blanket rules such as the new 25km travel radius risk unnecessarily burdening the public.
The differences in sentiment in areas of high and low neighbourhood amenity have been clear under Melbourne's tough COVID restrictions. It's further evidence of the impacts of inequity on well-being.
All parks are not equal. The response to the opening of golf courses to the public during the COVID pandemic shows the quality of green open space is a big issue for city residents.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
Our data shows 28% workers aged 18-24 lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
Yo-yoing lockdowns are costly and to be avoided if at all possible. Here is what we can do to dramatically improve testing and tracing.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Jodie McVernon on Melbourne’s modelling, a Covid vaccine, and the role of experts in a crisis.
Michelle Grattan discusses the latest in coronavirus developments with Professor Jodie McVernon
Relaxing restrictions too soon would only cost more jobs in the long run.
While the focus has been on containing 'hot spots' of COVID-19 outbreaks, understanding why some areas have few or no cases could point the way to a staged reopening that starts with these areas.
The failure to anticipate the consequence of workers having no paid sick leave is one of the greatest flaws in Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 1993 cult classic, in which the same day repeats over and over, contains wisdom for those of us living restricted lives.
Yes, there will be temporary meat shortages in Victoria, but not for long.
Putting all of Victoria under stage 4 restrictions would give the state its best chance of stopping community transmission, rather than setting it up to play an endless game of COVID-19 whack-a-mole.
The federal government must provide more support if Victorian businesses and households are to survive the state's Stage 4 lockdown.