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‘No alternative’: Victoria to go into seven-day snap lockdown as mystery cases emerge

‘No alternative’: Victoria to go into seven-day snap lockdown as mystery cases emerge

Victoria will enter its sixth lockdown as Premier Daniel Andrews warns he will do “everything we can” to avoid a “NSW-style” outbreak. The lockdown begins at 8pm tonight.

What are the new coronavirus restrictions for Victoria?

The latest COVID-19 outbreaks in Melbourne have prompted new restrictions. Here’s a list of the new rules.

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‘Go home’: Victoria is set to go into sixth lockdown tonight

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed that Victoria will lock down for seven days from 8pm. “There is no alternative for us but to listen to our public health experts, take their advice, and make the decision the very difficult decision my Cabinet colleagues and I have made on the advice.”

Hunt for killer of Australian woman goes on as loved ones mourn

Shanae Edwards

Shanae Edwards had travelled and worked all over the world, volunteering in South America, skiing in Canada, exploring temples in Thailand. But most recently it was the capital of Georgia that had captured her imagination.

National cabinet thrown open to scrutiny in FOI ruling

Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Department, Phil Gaetjens, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and then-Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy, speak with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (on screen) during a National Cabinet meeting.

Senator Rex Patrick has succeeded in his appeal for documents from national cabinet to be made available under FOI.

Hillsong pastor charged for allegedly concealing child sexual abuse by his father

Brian Houston was charged following a two-year investigation into allegations he had failed to report the alleged abuse of a young male in the 1970s.

USA on top of Matildas in bronze medal goal-fest

USA on top of Matildas in bronze medal goal-fest

The Australians and Americans are playing in a bronze medal match for the first time.

Australia’s gold tally leaps to 17, bronze for Melissa Wu, Carl Lewis slams relay runners

Australia’s gold tally leaps to 17, bronze for Melissa Wu, Carl Lewis slams relay runners

Two gold medals in 10 minutes means Australia has now equalled its record for an Olympic Games, joining the 17 the country won in Athens in 2004.

Missing $7860 whisky bottle among flash gifts given to Trump White House

Scott Morrison and then president Donald Trump exchanged a number of gifts.

The public register reveals Scott Morrison joined numerous other world leaders in giving former president Donald Trump a picture of himself.

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How investors got Crown Resorts so badly wrong

Commissioner Ray Finkelstein puts the nuclear option for Crown on the table.

Without a licence to operate in NSW, Victoria and WA, Crown will move from a redemption/rehabilitation story to a liquidation story

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Elizabeth Knight

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America has hit its debt ceiling, and the ‘X-date’ looms large

The Biden administration has been forced to take “extraordinary measures” to conserve cash as it seeks to head off a US default on its debt - a development that would have global ramifications.

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Bill Gates says Epstein relationship was ‘a huge mistake’

“Not a great climate thing.“: The carbon footprint being left by bitcoin has the likes of Bill Gates concerned.

Regrets, he has a few: The billionaire acknowledged in a TV interview he shouldn’t have spent time with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein on several occasions.

RFDS sees ‘rural-dom’ and primetime drama through a different lens

There’s medical emergencies, a bunch of appealing, vividly-drawn characters and heartfelt depictions of a close-knit community in Seven’s new eight-part drama.

The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star was the first film clip to air on MTV.

Forty years on, do music videos still matter?

The first music video to ever air on MTV – The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star – was broadcast on August 1, 1981.

‘Time’s up’: Indigenous leader calls for Stolen Generations reparations in WA, Queensland

Lead convenor of the Coalition of Peaks, Pat Turner, says time is up for governments to compensate Stolen Generations survivors.

WA and Queensland are the only two jurisdictions in which survivors have never received reparations for being forcibly removed from their families.

YouTube’s Sky News ban ignites fresh News Corp fury

Comments from broadcaster Alan Jones prompted YouTube to ban Sky News for a week. But the move has given Sky presenters fresh ammunition in the media culture wars, and frustrated senior News Corp executives.

Hawks v Pies game out of Tassie, relocated to MCG

Hawthorn will now host Collingwood at the MCG.

Hawthorn’s much-anticipated clash with Collingwood has been moved out of Tasmania and relocated to the MCG at the behest of the Tasmanian government.

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A shift on cannabis policy is unlikely in the foreseeable future despite evidence presented to the inquiry.

Andrews government quashes push to legalise cannabis in Victoria

A two-year inquiry that was set to recommend legalising cannabis in Victoria has been watered down after Labor MPs intervened.

‘Build first, question later’: Victoria’s big spend under fire from watchdog

Premier Daniel Andrews at the State Library station, part of the Metro Tunnel project, in November.

A new report from Victoria’s Auditor-General has been described as a stunning indictment of the approach to transport planning.

Indigenous charities fear being silenced under new federal regulations

Demonstrators hold signs at a rally on April 10 to protest against Indigenous deaths in custody.

Proposed rules tabled on Tuesday could restrict protest activities by charitable organisations, which Indigenous charities say may be used to limit their advocacy.

Man found not guilty of Skype murder still waiting for psychiatric bed

Maud Steenbeek was attacked and killed in her Heidelberg West home.

Delays in getting a bed still plague Victoria’s only forensic psychiatric hospital for men despite repeated warnings and a recent funding announcement.

Disability worker sentenced to bond without conviction over NDIS fraud

Melbourne Magistrates Court.

A disability support worker charged over fraudulent claims for payments from the NDIS has been sentenced to a $1000 good behaviour bond without conviction.

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The 79-year-old Jack Cowin believes Australia should look at how to live with the virus.
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Hungry Jack’s founder says Australia should learn from UK and live with virus

Rich lister and Hungry Jack’s founder Jack Cowin has said Australia should take inspiration from overseas and start thinking of how best to live with the virus.

Wesley College will start vaccinating its 700 staff on Friday.
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Private schools to start vaccinating their staff on-site

Wesley College will begin giving the jab to its staff on campus this week, as several other non-government schools in Melbourne look to follow suit.

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The eight regions across Australia where house prices are falling

The eight regions across Australia where house prices are falling

Amid the property boom raging on across the nation, there are only eight regions where prices haven't risen over the past year. And they're not all out bush, either.

How the humble ACT became our best performing property market

How the humble ACT became our best performing property market

Less than 500,000 people live in our nation's capital and yet the house prices there are now on par with Melbourne, soaring past the $1 million mark.

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Maurice Rioli jnr will make his Richmond debut.
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AFL teams: Rioli to debut, Walker dropped, Treloar returns

Maurice Rioli jnr is set to make his debut for Richmond as the Tigers swing the axe, Taylor Walker has been dropped following his alleged racial slur while Bulldog Adam Treloar returns from a long-term ankle injury lay-off.

Nicola McDermott competes in the women’s high jump qualifying round on Thursday.

God’s work, self-confidence: Australians’ lofty ambitions

Nicola McDermott relies on her scripture. Eleanor Patterson knows she is ready. Both breezed through the qualifying rounds to the finals on Saturday.

Collingwood president Mark Korda (left) and challenger Jeff Browne.

Pies board challenge delayed after fan petition hitch

Collingwood’s board battle is now slated for the annual general meeting in December, rather than an earlier spill, after a member petition was found to be legally inadequate.

Australian Ashley Moloney competes in the men’s decathlon pole vault on Thursday.

Aussie closing in on decathlon medal

Australia has never finished higher than sixth in the decathlon and has yet to win a medal in any event on the track at these Games despite outstanding performances.

Hannan Green plays a shot from the tee.

‘Never seen it before’: Golfers use ice vests on course

Hannah Green worked her way into contention as world No.1 Nelly Korda flirted with a historic 59 on a day when golfers melted in the Tokyo heat and humidity.

Hawthorn will now host Collingwood at the MCG.

Hawks v Pies game out of Tassie, relocated to MCG

Hawthorn’s much-anticipated clash with Collingwood has been moved out of Tasmania and relocated to the MCG at the behest of the Tasmanian government.

Megan Rapinoe (right) has scored twice against Australia already

Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: USA regain the lead after Sam Kerr strike

The Australians and Americans are playing in a bronze medal match for the first time.

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