Australia

Urgent call for nurses to fill shifts at swamped testing sites

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 18:37:58 +1100 - australia

Testing clinics have been overwhelmed by 60,000 returning travellers, prompting calls for better contingency planning.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: NSW records eight local cases as masks mandated in greater Sydney; Victoria traces 10 local cases

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 18:14:49 +1100 - australia

Residents of Greater Sydney must by law wear masks on public transport and in certain indoor public settings. Victoria is working to contain new COVID-19 cases linked to Sydney clusters.

The Age photos of the week, January 3, 2021

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 17:54:40 +1100 - australia

The week in photos from our award winning staff photographers and regular contributing photographers at The Age.

'We read about it in The Age': Virus-linked venue owners' concern at Health Department delay

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 17:53:07 +1100 - australia

Poor communication from the Victorian Health Department has left several Melbourne venue owners frustrated and concerned after coronavirus cases were connected with their premises.

A mystery island, Qantas and the Soviet spies

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 17:28:20 +1100 - australia

"Congratulations, I am pleased to tell you that you found the mothership of the Russian submarine fleet in the Indian Ocean and we are in your debt."

'It was very stressful': Despite months of uncertainty, IB students shine

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 17:04:37 +1100 - australia

MLC School in Burwood achieved six perfect scores and Trinity Grammar five in the International Baccalaureate.

'Whether you like it or not': Most shoppers accept mandatory masks

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 16:58:44 +1100 - australia

A rule making it mandatory to wear a mask in indoor areas came into force on Sunday with a $200 fine for any breach to be applied from Monday.

Police officer killed after being sucked into Blue Mountains whirlpool

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 16:54:06 +1100 - australia

Senior Constable Kelly Foster, 39, has been identified as one of two women who died after being sucked underwater on Saturday afternoon in a canyon near Mount Wilson.

Victoria urged to move quickly to bring back residents stranded north of border

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 15:23:37 +1100 - australia

The hotline for Victorians stuck in NSW was overwhelmed on Sunday as the Andrews government said there were no plans to repatriate Victorians unless they had special circumstances.

Sydney's rivalries survive like cockroaches after an asteroid but facemasks bring us together

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 15:19:02 +1100 - australia

The masks we wear today might feel like a barrier, but let's wear them like a sign that we're all on the same side.

How are the class of 2020 now that it's all over?

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 13:44:17 +1100 - australia

After the release of VCE results last Wednesday, The Age checked in with some of the students we have spoken to throughout the coronavirus pandemic. 

Australian craft cider on track for a boom year in 2021

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 13:35:03 +1100 - australia

Australian craft cider makers are stepping up efforts to educate drinkers about the difference between their products and ubiquitous mainstream cider brands.

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