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Queensland insists interstate parents visiting children enter quarantine

Queensland insists interstate parents visiting children enter quarantine

Separated parents can cross most Australian state lines for child custody arrangements despite border closures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic but the quarantine requirements vary by state.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

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Finally free: the outfits Melburnians have waited all lockdown to wear
Style

Finally free: the outfits Melburnians have waited all lockdown to wear

After months living in loungewear, Melburnians share the clothes they have been saving for the day restrictions finally lift – and where they plan to wear them.

  • by Melissa Singer and Danielle Collis
We've never been less able to imagine the future
Good Weekend

We've never been less able to imagine the future

If there is a silver lining to the whole “pregnant in a pandemic” thing, it is that my daughter’s very existence reminds me of the passage of time.

  • by Amelia Lester
Pandemic party protocol: pass the sanitiser and hold the dips
Good Weekend

Pandemic party protocol: pass the sanitiser and hold the dips

Hosting or attending a party in a home? Take a cue from the rules set up by restaurants and pubs to keep everyone safe.

  • by Terry Durack
As a doctor, these are most common COVID-19 questions I've been asked
Coronavirus pandemic

As a doctor, these are most common COVID-19 questions I've been asked

Working on the frontline at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, there were some questions I would come to expect from the families of COVID-19 patients.

  • by Dr Kate Gregorevic
'Caught in moment' no excuse: Police promise action against rowdy AFL fans
AFL Grand Final

'Caught in moment' no excuse: Police promise action against rowdy AFL fans

Heavy patrols to ''set the tone'' in areas such as Swan Street, as officers warn there will be no tolerance for fans who flout COVID-19 restrictions.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
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We must reclaim our right to protest
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Protest

We must reclaim our right to protest

We've opened up our economy and allowed more social freedom, but we haven't restored our democratic rights.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Generation Z the most likely to be drinking less during COVID-19
Alcohol

Generation Z the most likely to be drinking less during COVID-19

Researchers at the University of NSW's Social Policy Research Centre found two in three people surveyed have either reduced their alcohol intake or kept it the same since February.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
How are you feeling Melbourne, are we 'getting there' yet?
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

How are you feeling Melbourne, are we 'getting there' yet?

We have spiralled through an Alice in Wonderland-like wormhole but we've done it with dignity and need to be kind to ourselves.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Has lockdown 2.0 turned us into crappy friends? Maybe, but there's hope
Opinion
Friendship

Has lockdown 2.0 turned us into crappy friends? Maybe, but there's hope

It’s a strange dichotomy: we’re hungry for social connection and yet we are pushing it away.

  • by Sophie Aubrey
Will the sun really come out tomorrow? Maybe Annie lied to us
Opinion
Opinion

Will the sun really come out tomorrow? Maybe Annie lied to us

You might think it's an uplifting song, Justin Timberlake, but I don’t want sunshine in my pocket, the sun is 15-million degrees.

  • by Danny Katz