coronavirus

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Aussies now allowed European entry

Aussies now allowed European entry

Aussies now allowed European entry

Australia and 17 other countries have been granted access to EU nations.

Uncounted Australian COVID deaths?

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Uncounted Australian COVID deaths?

More than 800 ‘excess deaths’ suggest potentially unaccounted coronavirus deaths.

What you can do, where you can go

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What you can do, where you can go

As we limp into a new month and a new financial year, here’s what COVID ...

You’ve got (less) mail

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You’ve got (less) mail

COVID-19 hands Australia Post a golden opportunity to end daily letter delivery.

COVIDSafe app an expensive fail?

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COVIDSafe app an expensive fail?

Six million downloads and no results: government virus app under fire.

Lockdown closer after COVID spike

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Lockdown closer after COVID spike

State faces strict isolation after another sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

International destinations reopening

Destinations reopening for international travel

International destinations reopening

As lockdowns ease, some destinations are eager to welcome Aussie travellers.

Price-gouging rampant during crisis

couple buying a freezer

Price-gouging rampant during crisis

The highest prices weren’t being paid for toilet paper, masks and sanitiser, either.

New product limits to stymy panic buying

New product limits to stymy panic buying

New product limits to stymy panic buying

‘No need for panic buying,’ says Victorian chief health officer Brett Sutton.

The best for last: Vika and Linda Bull

vike and linda bull

The best for last: Vika and Linda Bull

Apia Good Times stars can’t come to your town this year, but you can visit ...

Long-term effects of virus become clearer

Long-term effects of virus becoming clearer

Long-term effects of virus become clearer

Researchers fear virus damages lungs, causes chronic fatigue and psychological issues.

Wendy will stop you in your tracks

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Wendy will stop you in your tracks

Apia Good Times stars can’t come to your town this year, but you can visit ...

Lockdown threat for Victorian hot spots

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Lockdown threat for Victorian hot spots

Victoria’s coronavirus spike raises the prospect of local lockdowns.

Where healthcare thrived – and failed

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Where healthcare thrived – and failed

Seven lessons for Australia’s health system learnt during the coronavirus upheaval.

Oz rock royalty rocks out from home

Joe Camilleri and Claude

Oz rock royalty rocks out from home

Apia Good Times stars can’t come to your town this year, but you can visit ...

Grandparents in a tough spot

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Grandparents in a tough spot

Lives or livelihoods? This is the choice many grandparents may soon have to make.

COVID-19 intergenerational war

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COVID-19 intergenerational war

Long-term strategies and quick fixes are required, but who’ll fund them?

Coronavirus ‘cures’ that don’t work

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Coronavirus ‘cures’ that don’t work

Misinformation about treating COVID-19 is rife – and some of it could even be harmful.

John Paul Young sings his hits

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John Paul Young sings his hits

Apia Good Times stars can’t come to your town this year, but you can visit ...

Confused by social isolation rules?

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Confused by social isolation rules?

Advice for self-isolating over-70s isn’t clear, says national advocacy group.

What is a travel bubble

What is a ‘travel bubble’ and which countries look likely to get one?

What is a travel bubble

Pacific countries want to be included in the trans-Tasman bubble.

We love Leo more than we can say

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We love Leo more than we can say

Apia Good Times stars can’t come to your town this year, but you can visit ...

GPs sound warning as checks plummet

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GPs sound warning as checks plummet

Massive drop in cancer tests has medicos fearing late diagnoses may be too late for ...

Kate Ceberano sings an Aussie fave

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Kate Ceberano sings an Aussie fave

Apia Good Times stars can’t come to your town this year, but you can visit ...

Brian Cadd belts out his hits

Brian Cadd singing at his computer

Brian Cadd belts out his hits

Apia Good Times stars can’t come to your town this year, but you can visit ...

COVID-19 recovery could take years

COVID-19 recovery could take years

COVID-19 recovery could take years

Throwing Australian retirees a lifeline could save more than retirement dreams.

Do you need a border passport?

Travel SOS: Can I get into Queensland without a border passport?

Do you need a border passport?

If you don’t have a border passport, don’t bother showing up to the border.

Staying safe on public transport

Staying safe on public transport

Staying safe on public transport

As coronavirus restrictions ease, here’s how you can navigate public transport as safely as possible.

Keep our borders closed, says member

Keep our borders closed, says member

Keep our borders closed, says member

‘The tourism losses may seem terrible, but better to lose them than our lives.’

Cannabis could combat COVID death

Cannabis could combat COVID death

Cannabis could combat COVID death

Cannabinoid medicines could be the key to combating COVID-19 deaths.

Verdict on our COVID-19 response

Four ways our COVID-19 response was a triumph; four ways it fell short

Verdict on our COVID-19 response

Four ways our measures were a triumph and four ways they fell short.

‘Ticking time bomb’ being overlooked

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‘Ticking time bomb’ being overlooked

Fatal but forgotten: Australians are overlooking high blood pressure threat.

How to banish the ‘beast’

The ‘beast’ that is stalking us as we battle COVID-19

How to banish the ‘beast’

If you’re feeling stressed and confused during these challenging times, you’re not alone.

COVID reduces flu, and flu shots

COVID reduces flu, and flu shots

COVID reduces flu, and flu shots

Pandemic leads to a surge in demand for flu vaccinations, with many still waiting.

What medical experts say about face masks

What medical experts say about face masks

What medical experts say about face masks

Do we or don’t we? And if we do, when should we wear a face ...

Supermarket buying restrictions eased

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Supermarket buying restrictions eased

Tens of thousands of staff will lose hours and jobs when pandemic demand ends.

Overseas travel by July?

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Overseas travel by July?

New Zealand no riskier than travelling within Australia, says tourism expert.

Women’s financial health at greater risk

Women’s financial health at greater risk

Women’s financial health at greater risk

Some women are having to withdraw entire super balances to survive the pandemic.

Who is most likely to be asymptomatic?

young woman walking the streets during the day

Who is most likely to be asymptomatic?

Is this a case of Typhoid Mary: The Sequel?

Anxiety may worsen post lockdown

Return to ‘normal’ may be scarier than lockdown

Anxiety may worsen post lockdown

Coronavirus lockdown made many of us anxious. But for some people, returning to ‘normal’ might ...

Talking can transmit virus: research

Talking can transmit virus: research

Talking can transmit virus: research

Quiet please: researchers suspect loud talking transmits the coronavirus.

Why we need China to beat COVID-19

Why we need China to beat COVID-19

Why we need China to beat COVID-19

Our hopes for a vaccine or medicine to treat coronavirus hinge on a critical supply ...

Lock out the scammers

Lock out the scammers

Lock out the scammers

What you must do to prevent identity theft and stay safe online.

Help at hand for older Australians

Help at hand for older Australians

Help at hand for older Australians

How Apia can help you remain safe and connected during these difficult times.

Online shopping frenzy explained

Online shopping frenzy explained

Online shopping frenzy explained

You can blame these psychological drivers for your online shopping splurge.

Online shopping boom hurting your super

Online shopping boom hurting your super

Online shopping boom hurting your super

Property returns to superannuation funds are predicted to decline.

Push for universal part pension

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Push for universal part pension

Calls to overhaul the pension system and introduce a universal part pension.

COVID-19: A force for good?

COVID-19: A force for good?

COVID-19: A force for good?

Some experts believe the pandemic offers the opportunity for necessary reform.

Virus’s huge hit on volunteers

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Virus’s huge hit on volunteers

COVID-19 deprives critically important sector of 12 million hours per week: study.

Do gloves help combat COVID-19?

Do gloves help combat COVID-19?

Do gloves help combat COVID-19?

Face masks are recommended, so should we wear gloves to safeguard against COVID-19?

Retirees who are being ‘overlooked’

Retirees who are being ‘overlooked’

Retirees who are being ‘overlooked’

Experts says these retirees have been largely missed out in COVID-19 support measures.

Make family video calls more fun

Make family video calls more fun

Make family video calls more fun

It was only a matter of time before things got competitive.

Sleeper cases vindicate testing

Sleeper cases vindicate testing

Sleeper cases vindicate testing

Widespread testing is finding people who had COVID-19 and recovered.

Coming winter fuels COVID-19 concerns

melbourne skyline in winter

Coming winter fuels COVID-19 concerns

‘We don’t know what effect winter will have’, says Chief Health Officer.

Farewelling the funeral

How coronavirus is changing the grieving process

Farewelling the funeral

Cale Donovan shares the latest on funeral trends, costs and end-of-life plans.

Serviced hotels saving lives

Free accommodation for the most vulnerable during the pandemic

Serviced hotels saving lives

“It will absolutely save lives,” said Housing All Australians founder.

Most likely to be locked in longer

older woman looking out her window

Most likely to be locked in longer

Practical advice to ease increased anxiety amongst older people.

Experts analyse expected super earnings

Experts analyse expected super earnings

Experts analyse expected super earnings

Rice Warner reveals what to expect in superannuation earnings over the next 10 years.

Vitamin link to virus death rate

Vitamin link to virus death rate

Vitamin link to virus death rate

Study finds correlation between this vitamin deficiency and COVID-19 death rate.

Contact tracing pivotal: WHO

contact tracing essential

Contact tracing pivotal: WHO

Without effective tracing in place, we’re ‘driving blind’, health body warns.

Why? Coronavirus conspiracy theories

Why? Coronavirus conspiracy theories

Why? Coronavirus conspiracy theories

Why outlandish ideas gain a foothold during pandemics.

Your guide to COVID-19 restrictions

Your guide to COVID-19 restrictions

Your guide to COVID-19 restrictions

What’s allowed in states and territories after COVID-10 restrictions were eased.

Super returns defy virus gloom

Super returns defy virus gloom

Super returns defy virus gloom

Returns escape plunge experienced during the Global Financial Crisis.

How COVID is ‘enriching’ our language

How COVID is ‘enriching’ our language

How COVID is ‘enriching’ our language

Iso, boomer remover and quarantini: how coronavirus is ‘enriching’ our language.

Young or old: who’s worse off?

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Young or old: who’s worse off?

Post-pandemic retirement intentions will shape the future for younger workers.

COVID-19 to hit retirees hardest

older woman stressed about her future

COVID-19 to hit retirees hardest

Life will never be the same, but decisions retirees make now can still help.

Life in a post-pandemic world

Life in a post-pandemic world

Life in a post-pandemic world

Tell us about what you want from life in a post-pandemic world – and win!

Ten questions raised by COVID-19

Ten questions raised by COVID-19

Ten questions raised by COVID-19

Busting lockdown myths and solving the great coronavirus mysteries.

Is Vietnam home to a miracle?

Vietnam has reported no coronavirus deaths – how?

Is Vietnam home to a miracle?

Vietnam’s three-pronged government strategy has kept patients away from death’s door.

Notes from a COVID-19 captive

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Notes from a COVID-19 captive

Do five stars make a difference when you’re in quarantine? Our travel insider reveals all.

Pandemic postcard from Ontario

Pat Spadafora sends a pandemic postcard from Ancaster, Canada

Pandemic postcard from Ontario

What is lockdown life like in Canada?

Should agents waive fees?

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Should agents waive fees?

Flight Centre’s position does not reflect a broader industry position.

Older Aussies with higher risk of death

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Older Aussies with higher risk of death

Top 10 comorbidities identified by Australian and overseas authorities.

New virus strain ‘more contagious’

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New virus strain ‘more contagious’

Researchers say a second strain is likely to hamper efforts to develop a vaccine.

Pandemic postcard from Athens

Liz Mestheneos sent us a pandemic postcard from Athens

Pandemic postcard from Athens

Sociologist and researcher Liz Mestheneos tells about pandemic life in Athens right now.

The problem with ‘together time’

The problem with ‘together time’

The problem with ‘together time’

Self-isolating is causing more than the obvious challenges: psychologist.

Warning on eye checks

Warning on eye checks

Warning on eye checks

A record number of people are cancelling eye appointments, eye specialists report.

Are you covered for elective surgery?

Are you covered for elective surgery?

Are you covered for elective surgery?

Are all elective surgeries currently available under COVID-19 restrictions?

Experts fear ‘second wave’ of virus

Experts fear ‘second wave’ of virus

Experts fear ‘second wave’ of virus

Experts say social distancing, not the onset of winter, will determine COVID rates.

COVID-19 stroke fears

COVID-19 stroke fears

COVID-19 stroke fears

New COVID-19 concerns include the possibility of long-term organ damage to survivors.

Is this why isolation is so tiring?

Is this why isolation is so tiring?

Is this why isolation is so tiring?

All those extra, tiny decisions are taxing our brains and taking a physical toll.

COVIDSafe app not yet working

COVIDSafe app not yet working

COVIDSafe app not yet working

The app, touted as key to navigating our lockdown release, goes ‘live’ next week.

Coronavirus myths tackled

Coronavirus myths tackled

Coronavirus myths tackled

Dr Gero Baiarda dispels the biggest misconceptions.

Hundreds of meds in short supply

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Hundreds of meds in short supply

The Therapeutic Goods Administration says 572 medications are in short supply.

More restrictions eased

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More restrictions eased

We’ve been given top marks for COVID-19 cooperation, but many fail the first test of ...

Over-65s at risk of another infection

Over-65s at risk of another infection

Over-65s at risk of another infection

Pneumonia vaccinations more important now than ever, say health experts.

COVID-19 a cash killer?

COVID-19 a cash killer?

COVID-19 a cash killer?

The uptake of contactless payments could lead to the death of cash.

Treasure trove of virus ‘cures’

man selling miracle elixir

Treasure trove of virus ‘cures’

A proliferation of dodgy COVID-19 treatments raises biosecurity and spread risk fears.

Reconnecting after coronavirus

Reconnecting after coronavirus

Reconnecting after coronavirus

What we’ve learnt and how we can better maintain connections in the future.

Government slams COVID app hoax

Government slams COVID app hoax

Government slams COVID app hoax

Hoax message circulates as Australians signing up in force for the new COVIDSafe app.

Can COVID-19 cause diabetes?

Can COVID-19 cause diabetes?

Can COVID-19 cause diabetes?

Researchers suspect COVID-19 may trigger diabetes in otherwise healthy people.

Bank’s bleak view of what’s ahead

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Bank’s bleak view of what’s ahead

NAB presents two possible scenarios on the country’s recovery.

Australians embrace COVIDSafe app

Australians embrace COVIDSafe app

Australians embrace COVIDSafe app

The government’s controversial tracing app was downloaded by a million people in just five hours. ...

Expect COVID-19 bill shock, or not

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Expect COVID-19 bill shock, or not

Some experts say yes, others say no. So, who is on the money?

Restrictions eased in two states

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Restrictions eased in two states

Queensland and Western Australia the latest states to announce eased restrictions.

Is it the end of Virgin Australia?

Virgin Australia enters voluntary administration

Is it the end of Virgin Australia?

Without a significant cash injection, experts say the airline will collapse within six months.

End of the line for cruise ships?

Could this be the end of the line for cruise ships?

End of the line for cruise ships?

If it’s not the end, it will certainly be the beginning of major changes for ...

Vaccine ready for human trials

Vaccine ready for human trials

Vaccine ready for human trials

‘Personally I have a high degree of confidence in this vaccine,’ says study professor.

Exit strategy options

Exit strategy options

Exit strategy options

The pandemic exit strategy is the hottest topic in the country now that the infection ...

10 catastrophic threats facing humans

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10 catastrophic threats facing humans

There are 10 catastrophic threats facing humans right now, and coronavirus is only one of ...

New support services for you

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New support services for you

A COVID-19 hotline and a service for Australians with respiratory disease are helping to guide ...

The good news amid the bad

The good news amid the bad

The good news amid the bad

Is it a good news day? Elective surgeries can restart and we’re unlikely to catch ...

The rules around hospital visits

The rules around hospital visits

The rules around hospital visits

A state-by-state guide to what you can – and can’t – do if you wish ...

Is healthcare changing forever?

Is healthcare changing forever?

Is healthcare changing forever?

Temporary telehealth coverage for all Australians could have a lasting impact.

Why supermarket shelves are still empty

Why supermarket shelves are still empty

Why supermarket shelves are still empty

Panic buying has eased and supermarkets have imposed limits on products. So, why are shelves ...

How to shop safely during lockdown

How to shop safely during lockdown

How to shop safely during lockdown

A guide to buying cheap, nutritious food – safely – while in self-isolation.

Do you have a coronavirus cough?

Do you have a coronavirus cough?

Do you have a coronavirus cough?

Understanding what type of cough you have is important – particularly now.

Access super early at your peril

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Access super early at your peril

You can access super within five days, but at what cost to your future income?

Initiatives for isolated older Aussies

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Initiatives for isolated older Aussies

Aged care providers are prioritising social connection as a way of reducing feelings of separation.

Travel writing from the home

Great time to try: travel writing from the home

Travel writing from the home

Being in isolation might be a great time to try something new.

Marooned in a Thai paradise

Patong in the pandemic: Marooned in a Thai paradise

Marooned in a Thai paradise

Peter Barry reports on what lockdown life is like in Patong right now.

When did I suddenly get old?

When did I suddenly get old?

When did I suddenly get old?

COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for older people, which makes this baby boomer pause to acknowledge ...

Who’ll be hit hardest, who’ll pay?

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Who’ll be hit hardest, who’ll pay?

Spare a thought for those who’ll be hit hardest and those who’ll pay the bill, ...

Scrap dividends, say experts

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Scrap dividends, say experts

The pandemic has exposed flaws in how companies operated pre-COVID-19.

Is it safe to order takeaway food?

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Is it safe to order takeaway food?

How to safely and ethically order takeaway food during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘True’ virus spread must be revealed

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‘True’ virus spread must be revealed

Actuary and mathematics expert says his modelling shows there were about 20,000 carriers of COVID-19 ...

Is the brain affected by COVID-19?

Is the brain affected by COVID-19?

Is the brain affected by COVID-19?

A new study and reports from around the world suggest COVID-19 can affect brain function.

TGA warns on virus ‘cures’

TGA warns on virus ‘cures’

TGA warns on virus ‘cures’

Therapeutic Goods Administration issues warning on fake virus ‘cures’, urges consumers to report the promoters ...

What to do with the extra time?

What to do with the extra time?

What to do with the extra time?

All that extra time you now have in lockdown could be used to boost your ...

Preparing for the next pandemic

Preparing for the next pandemic

Preparing for the next pandemic

Researchers warn that we must focus on animals and the environment to prevent future pandemics.

Testing poo can help virus fight

Testing poo can help virus fight

Testing poo can help virus fight

ANU researchers will test sewage to ascertain the true rate of coronavirus infection.

See your doctor online via telehealth

See your doctor online via telehealth

See your doctor online via telehealth

How to embrace the new telehealth regime and consult your doctor by phone or computer.

What must happen before rules eased

social distancing

What must happen before rules eased

The three developments required before our social distancing rules can be relaxed or lifted.

Risks and rewards in surgery delays

elective surgery

Risks and rewards in surgery delays

The coronavirus ban on elective surgeries might show us many people can avoid going under ...

Clean your car to limit virus spread

clean car

Clean your car to limit virus spread

We’re urged to sanitise and self-distance, but have you been cleaning key elements of your ...

A month ago, when life was … normal

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A month ago, when life was … normal

A lot can change in a few weeks. Steve Perkin reflects on what he was ...

Coral Expeditions comes home

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Coral Expeditions comes home

Coral Expeditions small ships prove to be advantageous, even in times of crisis.

What does the pandemic sound like?

What does the coronavirus pandemic sound like?

What does the pandemic sound like?

Academics record a two-minute report from the field about their city.

Credit ratings safe from COVID-19

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Credit ratings safe from COVID-19

Banks will not report failed payments; creditors under pressure to freeze interest.

Batch cooking is your secret weapon

batch cooked meals

Batch cooking is your secret weapon

Living through self-isolation is the perfect time to whip up some homemade food – in ...

Why staying active at home is vital

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Why staying active at home is vital

For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is extra ...

Is the government doing well?

scott morrison delivers news of the lockdown

Is the government doing well?

Satisfaction over government handling of COVID-19 crisis has increased substantially.

A masterclass in crisis leadership

A masterclass in crisis leadership

A masterclass in crisis leadership

New Zealand’s prime minister is showing the world’s how it’s done.

Infection rate ‘dramatically’ higher

testing rates

Infection rate ‘dramatically’ higher

The true number of infected people may already have reached tens of millions.

Welfare checks for older Australians

welfare check

Welfare checks for older Australians

Government determined to stop older Australians ‘falling through the cracks’

Help virus research from home

Help virus research from home

Help virus research from home

Citizen science: How you can contribute to coronavirus research without leaving the house.

Leaders address the nation

scott morrison

Leaders address the nation

Lockdowns won’t end any time soon, but some may soon be ‘eased’.

The rules if you need a tradie

tradie rules

The rules if you need a tradie

Your toilet is leaking and you need a plumber. We explain what is allowed under ...

Do viruses mutate and jump species?

Do viruses mutate and jump species?

Do viruses mutate and jump species?

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?

Race to identify those most at risk

Race to identify those most at risk

Race to identify those most at risk

Scientists aim to preserve intensive care beds for those at greatest risk as trials of ...

Lockdown life in Ryman Villages

Lockdown life in Ryman Villages

Lockdown life in Ryman Villages

This retirement village group is doing great things to help residents through a tough time.

A significant Australian prime minister?

A significant Australian prime minister?

A significant Australian prime minister?

Mr Morrison’s reign could be more significant than it otherwise would have been.

Virus’ ‘silent spreaders’

Virus’ ‘silent spreaders’

Virus’ ‘silent spreaders’

Experts say infected people who do not display symptoms are a major driver in the ...

COVID-19 ‘home-testing’ kits seized

COVID-19 ‘home-testing’ kits seized

COVID-19 ‘home-testing’ kits seized

Dangerous unauthorised home-testing kits for COVID-19 are being confiscated by the Australian Border Force.

How can we help business now?

How can we help business now?

How can we help business now?

What are the most equitable ways to handle this major short-term trauma?

Should you be counting your drinks?

Should you be counting your drinks?

Should you be counting your drinks?

Staying isolated can be tough, here are some tips to help you stay within the ...

Retirees to help fund stimulus?

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Retirees to help fund stimulus?

The PM says ‘no’, but could franking credits and dividends still be seen as options?

Chronic illness and COVID-19

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Chronic illness and COVID-19

Anyone of any age with a chronic illness is just as vulnerable as an older ...

What travel changes mean for you

Changes in the travel industry due to coronavirus – and what they mean for you

What travel changes mean for you

Here’s what the latest pandemic-related travel changes mean for you.

Daily pandemic life in Italy part two

Daily life in Italy during the coronavirus pandemic

Daily pandemic life in Italy part two

What’s life like in the country hit hardest by COVID-19?

How can you help tourism now?

Travel SOS: How can I support local tourism now?

How can you help tourism now?

Jean wants to know how she’s supposed to help tourism during lockdown.

Lockdown to last 90 days

Lockdown to last 90 days

Lockdown to last 90 days

NSW police commissioner says the state’s social distancing laws will end in late June.

Heart healthy isolation cooking tips

Heart healthy isolation cooking tips

Heart healthy isolation cooking tips

Staying home is the perfect opportunity to dust off your cooking skills and eat healthily.

Common COVID-19 questions

Common COVID-19 questions

Common COVID-19 questions

Should you disinfect your shopping? Can COVID-19 live on clothes? Find out.

Benefits of COVID-19 lockdown

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Benefits of COVID-19 lockdown

Crystal clear canals and wildlife moving into town are some of the benefits of lockdown.

Supermarket shortages looming

Supermarket shortages looming

Supermarket shortages looming

Supermarkets struggling to keep up with demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Support services for shut-in seniors

woman receiving meals on wheels delivery

Support services for shut-in seniors

The PM says food delivery services will be more important than ever.

COVID-19 and the crime rate

COVID-19 and the crime rate

COVID-19 and the crime rate

Our law enforcement agencies will perform a critical role in combating the virus and ensuring ...

Could COVID-19 spell the end of cash?

Could COVID-19 spell the end of cash?

Could COVID-19 spell the end of cash?

With so many vendors refusing cash payments, we could see a cashless society soon.

How long will public transport last?

How long will public transport last?

How long will public transport last?

How long can the public transport sector keep running with so few commuters?

You can help track COVID-19 spread

You can help track COVID-19 spread

You can help track COVID-19 spread

Researchers are calling on five million Australians to track and beat COVID-19.

Pharmacists’ powers updated

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Pharmacists’ powers updated

Pharmacists have been given new and extended powers to assist in the safe provision of ...

Kaye reflects on COVID-19

Kaye reflects on COVID-19

Kaye reflects on COVID-19

You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone …

COVID-19 could invade your privacy

COVID-19 could invade your privacy

COVID-19 could invade your privacy

Location history data from the mobile phones of confirmed cases could help track and trace ...

Fears fuel a need to be green

Fears fuel a need to be green

Fears fuel a need to be green

The coronavirus pandemic leads to unprecedented sales of seeds, seedlings and edible plants.

Make social distancing more social

man networking with friends on his laptop

Make social distancing more social

Social distancing doesn’t have to be anti-social.

How telehealth can keep you safe

Doc on phone

How telehealth can keep you safe

Coronavirus telehealth measures are vital for both doctors and older Australians.

Time for universal basic income

woman wearing coronavirus mask on the train

Time for universal basic income

World leaders saying they will do whatever it takes to minimise the impact of COVID-19 ...

Health insurers to the rescue

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Health insurers to the rescue

Health funds now cover all COVID-19 related claims, among other helpful measures.

Will you be fined for leaving home?

beach closed sign at sydney beach

Will you be fined for leaving home?

How is your state or territory enforcing lockdown laws?

Over-70s told to stay at home

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's coronavirus speech 29 March 2020

Over-70s told to stay at home

Parks and playgrounds closed; gatherings of more than two people effectively outlawed.

Short-term gain, long-term pain

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Short-term gain, long-term pain

Exhaust every other stimulus measure before accessing your super, say super experts.

So much for social distancing

passengers disregarding social distancing laws at sydney airport

So much for social distancing

‘Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has some questions to answer,’ says Labor Senator.

Daily pandemic life in Italy part one

Daily life in Italy during the coronavirus pandemic

Daily pandemic life in Italy part one

What’s life like in the country hit hardest by COVID-19?

Hotels doing their part for COVID-19

How hotels are doing their bit to help with coronavirus recovery

Hotels doing their part for COVID-19

Hotels hope to help ease the burden on our struggling health system.

How airlines plan to protect points

How Qantas and Virgin plan to protect your points

How airlines plan to protect points

Virgin missed the mark but quickly corrected a disappointing situation.

Public transport shutdown possible

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Public transport shutdown possible

How would a public transport shutdown affect you?

Silver lining for retirees?

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Silver lining for retirees?

Enforced isolation could lead to promising social and technological advancements for older people.

How to filter news in a crisis

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How to filter news in a crisis

The quickest way to increase stress and anxiety is habitually checking news and social media ...

Drones to detect virus symptoms

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Drones to detect virus symptoms

Drone could monitor temperature, heart and respiratory rates, and sneezing and coughing in crowds.

Talking COVID-19 with Hank Jongen

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Talking COVID-19 with Hank Jongen

‘This is an unprecedented time for all of us. Can I just reassure everybody that ...

Load up on sleep, not toilet paper

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Load up on sleep, not toilet paper

University sleep and fatigue researcher tells why prioritising sleep will help protect us from COVID-19.

Woolworths to cut opening hours

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Woolworths to cut opening hours

‘We accept that this is no longer business as usual,’ says Woolworths.

Complaints hotline for vulnerable

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Complaints hotline for vulnerable

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman makes special provision for isolated vulnerable and at-risk consumers.

How to cook more with less

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How to cook more with less

Having fewer ingredients will force some Australians to get more creative with their cooking.

Centrelink under siege

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Centrelink under siege

Centrelink changes proof of identity rules and extends call centre hours to cope with demand.

Shortage brewing?

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Shortage brewing?

Toilet paper back on the shelves, but is beer in danger?

How to correctly self-isolate

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How to correctly self-isolate

There is no better time to become acquainted with exactly what self-isolation and social distancing ...

Keep your house COVID-19 free

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Keep your house COVID-19 free

Do you know the difference between disinfecting and cleaning?

COVID-19 money must-dos

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COVID-19 money must-dos

There may still be some things you can do to protect what you have and ...

Update your medicines list now

Update your medicines list now

Update your medicines list now

If you take one or more regular medicines, now is the time to make sure ...

Australians wake to strict new laws

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Australians wake to strict new laws

Strict new rules announced, but even harsher measures on the cards.

Best way to not catch coronavirus

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Best way to not catch coronavirus

It’s harder than you think but if ever there was a time to not touch ...

How the new rules will affect you

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How the new rules will affect you

Can you walk or visit with a friend? How does social distancing work?

Supermarkets to work together

Supermarkets to work together

Supermarkets to work together

Supermarket operators can coordinate with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Promising drugs enter trial stage

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Promising drugs enter trial stage

The race to produce an effective treatment for COVID-19 pneumonia is heating up, with four ...

Small funds deny liquidity crisis

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Small funds deny liquidity crisis

Small funds deny they have a problem as the regulator prepares to issue fresh guidance ...

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

The Heart Foundation is urging Australians not to stop taking their medication.

Hackers shut down MyGov

Hackers shut down MyGov

Hackers shut down MyGov

Huge queues have formed at Centrelink offices around Australia after the MyGov website crashed due ...

Things to do when stuck at home

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Things to do when stuck at home

Retirees are usually an active bunch, so what are you going to do with all ...

Warning on COVID-19 scams

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Warning on COVID-19 scams

Australians should be aware scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around ...

How to fight off the coronavirus

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How to fight off the coronavirus

The best weapon we have against the coronavirus is inside us.

Stimulus 2.0: What’s in it for you?

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Stimulus 2.0: What’s in it for you?

Shutdown of venues and travel, access to super and deeming rate cuts part of new ...

Government going after hoarders

Government going after hoarders

Government going after hoarders

‘It won’t be a pretty experience when we deal with them,’ says Peter Dutton.

The end of travel as we know it

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The end of travel as we know it

The end of travel as we know it could be an opportunity for a better ...

PM announces new measures

PM announces new measures

PM announces new measures

Drastic social distancing measures, aged care funding and protection for tenants features of the PM’s ...

What the latest rate cut means to you

What the latest rate cut means to you

What the latest rate cut means to you

Noel Whittaker, Kirby Rappell and Russell Markham share their thoughts.

Telehealth explained

Telehealth explained

Telehealth explained

Here's what you need to know about the new telehealth option

Australia closes its borders

Australia closes its borders

Australia closes its borders

Closing the borders should prevent the influx of more coronavirus sufferers.

Drugs limit; fears for aged

Drugs limit; fears for aged

Drugs limit; fears for aged

The government limits sales of painkillers as moves to protect the elderly are labelled ‘lazy, ...

A lighter look at coronavirus

Friday Funnies: COVID-19 vs the internet

A lighter look at coronavirus

They say laughter is the best medicine, but have these internet users gone too far ...

Qantas knocked out of the sky

Qantas knocked out of the sky

Qantas knocked out of the sky

‘This is having a devastating impact on all airlines,’ says Qantas chief.

Government’s next stimulus package

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Government’s next stimulus package

When will the government present the next coronavirus stimulus package?

A bigger problem than COVID-19?

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A bigger problem than COVID-19?

Psychotherapist Noel McDermott tells how to manage the anxiety created by the coronavirus pandemic and ...

Super’s first victims of volatility

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Super’s first victims of volatility

Australia’s largest super funds not immune to effects of global pandemic.

‘Jerks, drongos and bloody idiots’

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‘Jerks, drongos and bloody idiots’

A furious Prime Minister is demanding that all Australians adopt a common-sense approach to shopping.

PM’s historic coronavirus address

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PM’s historic coronavirus address

All reported COVID-19 cases in Australia directly linked to overseas travel, so PM announces world ...

Stay away from pharmacies

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Stay away from pharmacies

Pharmacists are urging sick patients to keep their pharmacy staff safe.

Supermarkets’ new measures

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Supermarkets’ new measures

Supermarkets ravaged by panicked shoppers have announced further measures to assist.

Coping with coronavirus stress

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Coping with coronavirus stress

Some people may be more susceptible to coronavirus than others, but none of us are ...

Help from unlikely sources

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Help from unlikely sources

Banks offering relief on repayments, low-interest loans and ATO easing up on tax requirements.

Is it too late to save your super?

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Is it too late to save your super?

Is it too late to save your super?

Does COVID advice ignore seniors?

Does COVID advice ignore seniors?

Does COVID advice ignore seniors?

Research finds current guidance on coronavirus ‘largely ignores’ older people.

Who will the stimulus package help?

Who will the stimulus package help?

Who will the stimulus package help?

One in four Australians will get a $750 coronavirus cash handout. Will you qualify?

Preparing for coronavirus lockdown

Preparing for coronavirus lockdown

Preparing for coronavirus lockdown

Many in isolation experience a sense of ‘cabin fever’ – feeling dissatisfied, restless, irritable and ...

Special hours for older shoppers

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Special hours for older shoppers

Woolworths leads the way, offering dedicated shopping times for the elderly and disabled.

Why are people stockpiling toilet paper?

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Why are people stockpiling toilet paper?

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, communities are responding to the treat ...

Could your nest egg be wiped out?

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Could your nest egg be wiped out?

What fund experts say about the impact of the coronavirus on your retirement plans.

New virus has authorities on alert

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New virus has authorities on alert

Australia to screen passengers on flights from China in a bid to detect the SARS-like ...

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