covid 19

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The Aussies refusing to get tested

A woman with COVID symptoms outside without a mask

The Aussies refusing to get tested

A study reveals more than a third of Aussies with flu-like symptoms spent time in ...

COVID severity or death

mask wearers line up for a health check

COVID severity or death

New research reveals who’s most likely to get COVID-19, and who’s most likely to die.

We need to talk about loneliness

We need to talk about loneliness

We need to talk about loneliness

Feeling lonely is a sign you need to reconnect, and maybe do some things a ...

The long-distance grandparent

The long-distance grandparent

The long-distance grandparent

Videos and photos add joy to every day.

NZ bubble six months away

Trans-Tasman travel bubble is six months away: Air NZ boss

NZ bubble six months away

Safe, quarantine-free passage between Australia and New Zealand ‘months away’.

Sombre outlook for post-COVID Australia

Two elderly women are walking together

Sombre outlook for post-COVID Australia

Josh Frydenberg has painted a sombre picture of the outlook for the Australian economy.

Some aged care homes ‘run like a factory’

aged care run like a factory

Some aged care homes ‘run like a factory’

‘Frankly, there are some places … I wouldn't go anywhere near,’ says professor.

Could quick test deliver old ‘normal’?

Could 15-minute COVID test return us to an old ‘normal’?

Could quick test deliver old ‘normal’?

High-risk settings such as aged care, hospitals and schools have much to gain: doctor. ...

What COVID has revealed about us

Five things the pandemic has revealed about the Australian psyche

What COVID has revealed about us

We pride ourselves on being larrikins, but are we really law-abiding citizens?

COVID linked to Parkinson’s

Professor Kevin Barnham and Leah Beauchamp

COVID linked to Parkinson’s

Long-term neurological consequences may be ‘silent wave’ of COVID-19.

Borders reopened

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Borders reopened

Victorians will look on in envy a little longer, after a bump in coronavirus cases ...

How singing spreads COVID

people singing in a large group

How singing spreads COVID

This video shows just how easily COVID-19 can spread when people sing together.

Centrelink changes could sink economy

Image Of A Financial Building Set Against A Stormy Sky

Centrelink changes could sink economy

Debate rages over the effect of reductions to key payments.

COVID-19 exposes broadband gaps

COVID-19 exposes broadband gaps

COVID-19 exposes broadband gaps

Is Australia’s poor internet infrastructure a risk to public health?

Keys to clearing surgery backlog

doctors performing surgery

Keys to clearing surgery backlog

We need to rethink the system, say healthcare professionals.

Where you’re most likely to catch COVID

Young waiter wearing protective face mask while cleaning tables while working in a cafe.

Where you’re most likely to catch COVID

Scientists explain the difference between being indoors with others or outdoors.

How our world has narrowed

Pandemic focus on routine and introspection

How our world has narrowed

For many, the pandemic has been a pause button that lets us think more clearly ...

Website tracks travel restrictions

Website helps you track travel restrictions during the pandemic

Website tracks travel restrictions

David thinks booking travel will be difficult when borders reopen.

COVID initiatives extended

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COVID initiatives extended

The government is extending the COVID health measures for a further six months.

Glasses cut COVID infections: study

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Glasses cut COVID infections: study

China study shows remarkably low infection rates among people who wear glasses.

Centrelink to resume assets testing

Australian notes and coins spilled out and stacked on a table

Centrelink to resume assets testing

The end of this scheme will create new challenges for anyone depending on payments.

Finding undetected COVID cases

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Finding undetected COVID cases

Many more people have been exposed to coronavirus in Australia than have been detected.

Tax cuts good news for rich men

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Tax cuts good news for rich men

Expert modelling shows for every dollar women get, men would get $2.19.

What COVID ‘experts’ are getting wrong

What armchair COVID ‘experts’ are getting wrong

What COVID ‘experts’ are getting wrong

Now everyone’s a statistician, it’s way too easy to be taken in by misinformation.

Choosing your bubble buddy

two friends blowing bubbles

Choosing your bubble buddy

You can only have one bubble buddy, making the choice a big one.

Scientists say we already have a vaccine

Couple with protective masks and gloves walking down the street together

Scientists say we already have a vaccine

Masks could hold the key to herd immunity.

Write way to banish pandemic blues

Write way to relieve pandemic boredom and banish the blues

Write way to banish pandemic blues

Note to self: a pandemic is a great time to keep a diary, plus four ...

Are quarantine hotels safe?

Will quarantine hotels ever be safe again?

Are quarantine hotels safe?

Hugh is thinking about travel but is nervous about hotel stays.

Hoarding and herding during COVID

Mature man with heap of toilet paper at home

Hoarding and herding during COVID

The coronavirus has triggered some interesting and unusual changes in our buying behaviour.

Taking a break from aged care

Can you take a break from aged care?

Taking a break from aged care

What are your rights when pulling a loved one out of residential aged care?

Busting a big COVID myth

Chris Richardson

Busting a big COVID myth

‘People have misunderstood what is happening right now,’ says economist.

Fewer stroke victims heeding warnings

man suffering symptoms of a stroke

Fewer stroke victims heeding warnings

Australians are avoiding hospital even when experiencing symptoms.

Oxford vaccine trial on hold

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Oxford vaccine trial on hold

Drug maker pushes pause button to allow a review by an independent committee.

Are those symptoms hay fever or COVID?

Woman wearing a mask suffering from hay fever

Are those symptoms hay fever or COVID?

The symptoms are so similar, doctor urges anyone who is unsure to get tested.

Do air purifiers work?

Air purifiers are not the solution to keeping your home COVID free

Do air purifiers work?

Consumer advocate reveals the worst-performing air purifiers on the market.

Govt to provide 84.8m vaccine doses

Scott Morrison

Govt to provide 84.8m vaccine doses

If two promising COVID-19 vaccines prove successful, the government has secured deals.

What the road map means for you

Many Surgical Mask on the Ground

What the road map means for you

‘If we open up too early, we risk another resurgence and undoing the work we ...

Something to tell the grandkids about?

COVID – something to tell the grandkids about?

Something to tell the grandkids about?

Wars, nuclear bombs, assassinations – where will this pandemic sit in history?

What is the point of travel insurance?

What is the point of travel insurance if it won’t cover COVID-19?

What is the point of travel insurance?

John has been burnt by his COVID-19 travel insurance experience.

Australia should target zero COVID cases

Closure sign on a fence of Sutherland Shire Centenary Park

Australia should target zero COVID cases

Experts say it is possible Australia could successfully target COVID elimination strategy.

Navigating madness

Woman with medical facial surgical mask on her face, her eyes express anxiety and fear

Navigating madness

Vicki Bennett believes now is the time to believe in the possibility of a better ...

Strict new travel protocols

Strict new protocols answer the call for increased hygiene

Strict new travel protocols

The Travel Corporation has released its ‘enhanced protocols’ for guided holidays.

COVID changes here to stay?

Post covid-19 era helping hand

COVID changes here to stay?

Some measures should stay or Australia may struggle to get out of this hole.

Where recession is biting hardest

Where the recession has been biting hardest

Where recession is biting hardest

Why the Treasurer might need more duct tape to hold the economy together.

Why these mask-wearers are a danger

Why these mask-wearers are a danger

Why these mask-wearers are a danger

Study shows volume and spread of aerosol droplets when these masks are worn.

Centrelink delays millions in payments

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Centrelink delays millions in payments

The Australian Lawyers Alliance says millions in compensation payments are being delayed.

Challenges to pensions and pensioners

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Challenges to pensions and pensioners

Pensions and pensioners face huge challenges now and in the future. Here’s why.

Former PM slams COVID strategy

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Former PM slams COVID strategy

Former prime minister Tony Abbott calls for COVID rules to be relaxed in Australia.

Vic crisis causing financial stress

Worried woman with mask groceries shopping in supermarket looking at empty wallet

Vic crisis causing financial stress

The number of households expecting to be able to pay bills decreased in August.

Who gets vaccinated first?

bottles of coronavirus vaccine

Who gets vaccinated first?

Should people working in certain occupations be vaccinated first? Or is age more important?

COVID to delay retirement

Countdown to retirement, note on cork board

COVID to delay retirement

An Australian Stock Exchange study suggests many Australians will delay retirement.

Strong support for restrictions

Businesswoman closing her business activity due to covid-19 lockdown

Strong support for restrictions

Despite some politicians claiming otherwise, there is strong support for stage four lockdown.

Lessons from parents that never get old

Financial advice from seniors that never went out of fashion

Lessons from parents that never get old

When it comes to money, maybe our parents and grandparents did know best.

10 measures for travel return

The 10 measures that will get travellers moving again

10 measures for travel return

Majority ready to consider travel but only if these 10 measures are in place.

COVID travel refunds

Can you get a refund if your card cover is knocked back?

COVID travel refunds

Maria’s bank has told her that credit card insurance won’t cover the pandemic.

Aussie vaccine milestone

Dr Keith Chappell

Aussie vaccine milestone

Hopes for the University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine high after pre-clinical tests.

COVID heaps pressure on estate planning

Nothing like a pandemic to put pressure on estate planning

COVID heaps pressure on estate planning

Why we need to get our affairs in order – and keep them that way.

COVID reinfection not all bad news

Hands in blue medical gloves hold a protective medical mask with the red inscription AGAIN?

COVID reinfection not all bad news

Reinfected Hong Kong man suffers no symptoms during second bout.

Eight ways COVID-19 can affect your skin

feet with rash

Eight ways COVID-19 can affect your skin

The coronavirus can affect your skin, from COVID toes, to rashes and hair loss.

Where stimulus money is spent

Australia dollar money bill with face mask on money notes over Australia flag

Where stimulus money is spent

The financial impact of COVID-19 is starting to hit more people, according to ABS figures.

Life after COVID a myth: experts

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Life after COVID a myth: experts

Disease is not likely to be beaten, at least not yet, say scientists.

410 species at risk of COVID-19

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410 species at risk of COVID-19

Study could help pinpoint the intermediate host that transmitted the virus to humans.

The search for love in lockdown

Slow dating: the online search for love during lockdown

The search for love in lockdown

Love waits for no man, or woman, but how to find and grow a relationship ...

Queensland to stay closed

How long will Queensland stay closed to the southern states?

Queensland to stay closed

The Sunshine State keeping its gates shut on Victoria and New South Wales.

Six disease trends during pandemic

legs of people queueing

Six disease trends during pandemic

From STIs to malaria, here are six disease trends we should heed during the pandemic. ...

Is wellness travel the antidote?

Is wellness travel the antidote to COVID-19?

Is wellness travel the antidote?

Travellers are increasingly looking to trips that centre on mental wellbeing.

There’s still hope for crowded cities

No need to give up on crowded cities – we can make density so much better

There’s still hope for crowded cities

Urban researchers say there’s still hope for crowded cities, but how?

COVID hasn’t helped climate change

Why COVID-19 hasn’t slowed Australia’s rising CO2 emissions

COVID hasn’t helped climate change

Carbon dioxide levels in Australia rose even as COVID-19 forced global emissions down.

Energy companies get ultimatum on prices

Energy Minister Angus Taylor

Energy companies get ultimatum on prices

Pass on the lower prices or consumer watchdog will step in, minister warns.

Grandad bouncing back to freedom

Grandad wants to inspire Aussies to bounce back on road trip

Grandad bouncing back to freedom

Bundaberg to Darwin road trip to help locals recover from COVID-19.

Who gets an ICU bed in a crisis?

blurred beds in ICU

Who gets an ICU bed in a crisis?

Confidential documents reveal how health services would decide.

Deal ensures COVID vaccine free for all

vials of covid vaccine

Deal ensures COVID vaccine free for all

Over-60s and vulnerable Australians would be given priority, says PM.

COVID risk higher for many this month

A woman coughs into her hand

COVID risk higher for many this month

Coronavirus thrives in dry air – and August is coastal Australia’s least humid month.

Forgotten victims of COVID-19

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Forgotten victims of COVID-19

New research reveals the suffering of temporary migrants during the COVID-19 crisis.

Inhaler protects against COVID-19

AeroNabs inhaler

Inhaler protects against COVID-19

The molecule – called AeroNabs – could change the course of the pandemic.

COVID causing age discrimination

Smartphone open Twitter application

COVID causing age discrimination

One out of five Twitter posts related to older adults and COVID-19 contained negative tones.

How to tell an anti-masker to mask up

A woman pulls down her mask to talk to another woman

How to tell an anti-masker to mask up

Simply telling them to ‘mask up’ will most likely fall on deaf ears.

The curious case of the missing billions

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The curious case of the missing billions

Are Australians saving for a rainy day, or just being super cautious?

COVID-tracing bracelets for Australia?

hand with electronic tracker wristband by Hong Kong Government to monitor those under compulsory home quarantines

COVID-tracing bracelets for Australia?

There would be some benefits to the move, but there are pros and cons.

WHO guidelines on travel

WHO issues advice for the return of international travel

WHO guidelines on travel

What needs to be considered before international travel resumes? WHO weighs in.

Aged care action plan

Nurse and senior man wearing facemasks during coronavirus and flu outbreak

Aged care action plan

Nursing union calls for urgent action as deaths related to aged care continue to grow.

COVID detector dogs

sniffer dog

COVID detector dogs

Dogs may provide significant help in eliminating the coronavirus.

Chilling COVID transmission claims

man shops for frozen food

Chilling COVID transmission claims

It may be possible for the virus to survive on frozen food, but very unlikely.

Who'll save Aussie tourism?

High-earners more likely to save Australia’s ailing tourism sector

Who'll save Aussie tourism?

And discounting will only drive them away, says Roy Morgan.

Air travellers’ biggest fears

Air travellers reveal their biggest COVID-related ‘air fears’

Air travellers’ biggest fears

What concerns you most about post-pandemic travel?

COVID making us financially smarter?

COVID helping us to be financially smarter, index finds

COVID making us financially smarter?

There’s a rare silver lining to the pandemic, survey finds.

Super starts the year strongly

graph showing signs of a recovery

Super starts the year strongly

July super figures still down on last year, but there are signs of growth.

Where did you hope to spend Christmas?

coronavirus wearing christmas hats

Where did you hope to spend Christmas?

Government heads say any optimistic travel plans almost certainly need revising.

How to clean your cloth face mask

cloth face masks

How to clean your cloth face mask

Properly cleaning a reusable face mask is essential in keeping you COVID safe.

Simple way to shake the pandemic blues

woman in protective facial medical mask

Simple way to shake the pandemic blues

The key to lifting your mood, sleeping better and boosting positivity.

Fears over long-term effects of COVID

coronavirus patient in a wheelchair talking with woman Doctor

Fears over long-term effects of COVID

Young people with severe cases could face a ‘life of disability’.

How NZ defeated COVID-19

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

How NZ defeated COVID-19

100 days without new cases: what worked for New Zealand and what we can learn.

Combating the darker side of lockdowns

Sad unhappy depressed girl sit alone with virus pathogens

Combating the darker side of lockdowns

Help is on the way to combat COVID-19 effects more harmful than the virus itself.

New drug could halve COVID recovery time

favipiravir tablets next to a positive covid test

New drug could halve COVID recovery time

Drug could also help to reduce shedding of infection and slow the spread.

Have refund rights changed?

Are there new rules for COVID-19 cancellations?

Have refund rights changed?

Sam is planning a trip to north Queensland but is worried about his rights if ...

Calls for mandatory masks in NSW

A man wearing a mask on Sydney's light rail

Calls for mandatory masks in NSW

The AMA wants the NSW government to tighten restrictions on indoor gatherings.

Friday Reflection: A new perspective

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Friday Reflection: A new perspective

We’re the lucky ones, writes Dianne Motton, and now is the time to be positive.

What would stage five look like?

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What would stage five look like?

A lot is riding on stage four restrictions working, but what if they fail?

Sleep’s vital role in mental resilience

mature woman sleeping

Sleep’s vital role in mental resilience

More Australians are sleeping poorly – and no prizes for guessing why.

Hospital cleaners share top tips

Hospital cleaners share top tips to keep your home COVID free

Hospital cleaners share top tips

Here’s what you should be doing to keep your home virus free.

We must understand murky supply chains

Why we must understand food’s murky supply chains

We must understand murky supply chains

Supply chain issues show we must think more carefully about the products we buy.

High-level talks address food fears

High-level talks address food fears

High-level talks address food fears

Coles CEO warns of possible ‘patchy availability’ and the need for meat-free meals.

The end for Tigerair

Tigerair plane at Sydney airport

The end for Tigerair

Virgin Australia announces plans to focus on ‘core strengths’ as it ends Tiger Australia.

Symptoms predict COVID seriousness

Symptoms predict COVID seriousness

Symptoms predict COVID seriousness

Research could help health professionals plan best course of treatment earlier.

New travel protocols suggested

Travel expert suggests new hygiene and safety protocols

New travel protocols suggested

A leading travel expert maps a survival plan for the industry.

How lockdown changes daily life

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How lockdown changes daily life

More screen time, snacking and chores: a snapshot of lockdown life.

NSW, ACT COVID hotspots

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NSW, ACT COVID hotspots

Queensland has decided to close its borders to all residents of NSW and the ACT.

Tough new penalties for COVID breaches

A police officer in Melbourne

Tough new penalties for COVID breaches

‘We simply have no choice,’ says Victorian Premier.

How to prepare if your job is shaky

How to prepare if your job is shaky

How to prepare if your job is shaky

Financial adviser Helen Baker tells what you should be doing.

Double standards in shaming of spreaders

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Double standards in shaming of spreaders

Double standards abound in denouncement of those who refuse to isolate.

Victoria declares state of disaster

melbourne streets devoid of traffic

Victoria declares state of disaster

Premier bows to increasing case rate, declares Victoria a state of disaster.

Wow the grandkids on your video call

Turn yourself into a pro for those all-important family video calls

Wow the grandkids on your video call

Video calls are vital during COVID-19. Here are some simple ways to improve them.

Hotels preparing for life after lockdown

What are hotels doing to prepare for life after lockdown?

Hotels preparing for life after lockdown

We find out what specific measures hotel groups are taking for the return of travellers.

Key travel motivators

More than half of Aussies ready to travel again this year

Key travel motivators

Aussies are ready to travel again but they want stricter hygiene measures.

Further restrictions flagged

victorian premier daniel andrews

Further restrictions flagged

Victorian premier flags further restrictions after second-worst day of infections.

The ‘SAS of the medical world’

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The ‘SAS of the medical world’

AUSMAT teams are now working in aged care homes. What does that mean?

Surprise ending to mask-making tutorial

Elderly senior woman working on old sewing machine - making home made face masks

Surprise ending to mask-making tutorial

A compliant Dianne Motton goes in search of fabric and a YouTube demonstration.

Services Australia strikes back

hank jongen

Services Australia strikes back

Services Australia GM says performance ‘best it’s been in five years’.

COVID causing Centrelink strife

COVID causing Centrelink strife

COVID causing Centrelink strife

COVID-19 call centre strife could cause Centrelink wait times to blow out.

Deaths put focus on aged care failures

health minister greg hunt

Deaths put focus on aged care failures

Victorian premier admits he wouldn’t put his mother into aged care.

Do masks give a false sense of security?

two people walking closely wearing masks

Do masks give a false sense of security?

Evidence shows mask wearers are unlikely to abandon good hygiene habits.

App to protect aged care residents?

zipline app

App to protect aged care residents?

‘Zipline’ allows facilities to track visits and stick to social distancing guidelines.

There may be no immunity to COVID-19

Medical worker in protective suit screening woman Driver

There may be no immunity to COVID-19

Virus might be able to infect people repeatedly, study finds.

The truth about face masks

image of aerosol droplets from a person coughing

The truth about face masks

LED lighting and a high-speed camera show which masks are most effective.

Popular cruise line collapses

Popular cruise line collapses

Popular cruise line collapses

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is the latest cruise line to go under.

How to get home from overseas

Travel SOS: Do I have to pay when I return from overseas?

How to get home from overseas

Kim is stuck in Thailand and wants to know the rules about returning home.

Study shows 1.5m not enough to save you

older woman wearing a covid mask

Study shows 1.5m not enough to save you

Study shows how long the breath of a sick person can affect healthy people.

‘Hidden epidemic’ of abuse

woman feeling stressed and overwhelmed suffering anxiety crisis and depression

‘Hidden epidemic’ of abuse

Survey shows more than one in four adults experienced some form of financial abuse.

Why we should test 6.5 million a day

Why we should test 6.5 million a day

Why we should test 6.5 million a day

We’re testing 50,000 Australians a day for COVID-19. Should it be more?

Snapshot of our health – and COVID

Snapshot of Australia’s health – and COVID’s reach

Snapshot of our health – and COVID

A government report reveals our obesity epidemic and surprising statistics on COVID.

Social media key to COVID sentiment

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Social media key to COVID sentiment

Life in lockdown: What social media can teach us about the COVID-19 experience.

Private health fails COVID test

Doctor or Nurse Wearing Surgical Gloves Holding Piggy Bank Wearing Medical Face Mask

Private health fails COVID test

CHOICE names and shames private health funds for poor COVID support.

COVID crisis could explode

Old Woman using Laptop Coughing

COVID crisis could explode

Around 70 per cent of Australians would present at work with cold or flu symptoms.

Most Aussies fail simple health test

Viruses and bacteria in a Petri dish

Most Aussies fail simple health test

Survey highlights a disturbing lack of knowledge about viral and bacterial infections.

Oxford vaccine encouraging

nurse administering a covid vaccine trial injection on a volunteer patient

Oxford vaccine encouraging

More work to be done, but preliminary trial results are very encouraging.

How to wear a face mask

three men showing how to wearing protective mask correctly

How to wear a face mask

Not all face masks are created equal, but something is better than nothing.

Can UV radiation help fight COVID?

ultraviolet radiation

Can UV radiation help fight COVID?

UV does have potential, say scientists. Here’s how.

Aussie vaccines could cure COVID-19

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Aussie vaccines could cure COVID-19

Aussie research at the fore, but six million would refuse eventual vaccinations.

Where you’re most likely to get COVID-19

older woman looking in her letterbox

Where you’re most likely to get COVID-19

Research reveals the places and activities that increase risk of COVID-19 infection.

How the COVID fallout is affecting you

COVID-19 ushers in new period of retirement income uncertainty

How the COVID fallout is affecting you

Survey reveals a major rethink about retirement savings as a result of the pandemic.

There’s worse to come

Be prepared – things will get worse before they get better

There’s worse to come

COVID ‘widening gap between savvy money managers and those who live for the moment’.

Assistance you should know about

Assistance you should know about

Assistance you should know about

Support payments, Age Pension updates, Robo-debt refunds, free travel and more.

Nest egg strategies under the microscope

What COVID-19 taught us about investing for retirement income

Nest egg strategies under the microscope

The ‘Bears’ are up against the ‘Goldilocks’ to see whose savings perform the best.

What to do when the market turns nasty

How to protect your portfolio when the market turns nasty

What to do when the market turns nasty

Analyst Russell Markham tells how he weathers the storm when the economy tumbles.

Is deflation good news for your budget?

Is deflation good news for your living costs?

Is deflation good news for your budget?

A pandemic, a recession and deflation … what does it all mean for retirees?

Is the trans-Tasman bubble dead?

Six reasons the trans-Tasman bubble may not go ahead

Is the trans-Tasman bubble dead?

Australia may have blown its chance for international travel.

Why we should take nothing for granted

A senior man and adult son standing in apple orchard in autumn, hugging

Why we should take nothing for granted

Columnist Steve Perkin rises to the challenge to find us some good news.

Which super funds outperformed?

3d rendering of a piggy bank front view with strong arms drawn on both sides on a blue background

Which super funds outperformed?

As funds finalise their reporting for June 2020, the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis is ...

Government lockdown costs exaggerated?

 La Trobe street Melbourne Central

Government lockdown costs exaggerated?

Confusion abounds over economic cost of the virus compared to cost of lockdowns.

A new way to support Aussie made

selection of australian made products

A new way to support Aussie made

One stop shop to find Australian owned businesses and locally made products.

Are baby boomers self-absorbed?

Are baby boomers self-absorbed?

Are baby boomers self-absorbed?

Survey shines a light on the differences between the generations as pandemic rages.

Suppress or eliminate – what’s possible?

Eradication, elimination, suppression: what do they really mean?

Suppress or eliminate – what’s possible?

Eradication, elimination, suppression: let's understand what they mean before debating Australia's course.

Major retailer trials ‘book a shop’

Major supermarket trials ‘book a shop’, offers tracking tool

Major retailer trials ‘book a shop’

Safety measures to keep shoppers as safe as possible continue to evolve.

Llama antibodies neutralise COVID

llamas

Llama antibodies neutralise COVID

UK researchers have made an exciting discovery about neutralising COVID-19.

She’ll be right, mate

Senior man with laptop at home

She’ll be right, mate

I’ll be okay, but the economy will struggle: surveys find.

Silent spreaders of coronavirus

Red person in a crowd of people

Silent spreaders of coronavirus

New advice on asymptomatic transmission increases the push for mask wearing.

‘Not enough to live on’

Senior woman wearing medical face mask Disassembles food bags at home in the kitchen

‘Not enough to live on’

Organisations plead for a permanent increase to welfare payments.

COVID stimulus to cost extra $600m

government stimulus payment

COVID stimulus to cost extra $600m

Second round of $750 payments set to land in accounts as PM reveals budget blowout.

Changes to telehealth coming

health minister greg hunt

Changes to telehealth coming

From 20 July you will only be able to book a telehealth appointment with your ...

High blood sugar a COVID-19 risk

doctor and nurse in personal protective equipment or ppe feeling sad after sick patient with covid-19 or coronavirus infection was dead in hospital during pandemic

High blood sugar a COVID-19 risk

Research finds COVID-19 risk not just associated with those who have diabetes.

PM flags second wave stimulus

prime minister scott morrison

PM flags second wave stimulus

New support measure will be extended beyond Victoria as second wave threatens.

In defence of the COVIDsafe app

COVIDSafe app

In defence of the COVIDsafe app

‘We should be critical of people who ignore social distancing guidelines, not the app.’

Road gets rockier for older jobless

A mature man who has been laid off due to a downturn in the economy sitting in an unemployment office applying for benefits available to the unemployed

Road gets rockier for older jobless

Plight of older jobless highlighted in university’s ‘roadmap to recovery’.

Stress and finance during pandemic

senior couple having problems in relationship at park together

Stress and finance during pandemic

Almost one in two Australians say they are more stressed because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Banks offer further assistance

Anna Bligh

Banks offer further assistance

As the first phase of COVID-19 assistance from the banks ends, new plans are announced.

We need to wear face masks: experts

A man incorrectly wears a face mask as he walks into Flinders Street Station

We need to wear face masks: experts

The research that supports the wearing of masks and how to make one.

When will we see a coronavirus vaccine?

scientists working

When will we see a coronavirus vaccine?

Experts the world over are racing – and cooperating – to find a COVID-19 vaccine. ...

Victorians as popular as canetoads

NSW shuts border with Victoria

Victorians as popular as canetoads

Police guarding all border crossings as NSW slams the door on travelling Victorians.

More supermarket product limits

woolworths self checkout closed due to pandemic

More supermarket product limits

Product limits apply to stores in Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales.

Health card may be key to $750 payment

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card may be key to $750 payment

Health card may be key to $750 payment

Check your eligibility to ensure you don’t inadvertently miss out on stimulus.

Rethink easing of restrictions: GPs

young child reading a playground closed sign

Rethink easing of restrictions: GPs

New cases in Victoria are a “stark reminder” that the pandemic is not yet over.

Underrated natural US wonderlands

Top five most underrated US parks

Underrated natural US wonderlands

It’s no secret that the USA has some of the most diverse and stunning landscapes.

When can we go to the US?

What protections are available for booking a US trip?

When can we go to the US?

Sensa had to cancel a trip to the States and wants to know if she ...

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.

Your super may save the economy

Industry super funds to invest heavily in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery

Your super may save the economy

Investments will help member balances and get the economy growing again.

BYO pillow when travelling

Will you need to take your own pillow when travelling?

BYO pillow when travelling

Travel as we know it is about to change dramatically for the foreseeable future.

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 ...

Rate of housing stress doubles

Concerned Senior Man Standing And Looking Out Of Kitchen Door

Rate of housing stress doubles

The number of Aussies who couldn't pay rent or mortgage on time has more than ...

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.

Mistakes you must avoid this tax time

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Mistakes you must avoid this tax time

Beware these capital gains tax risks when claiming deductions for working from home.

Will JobSeeker payments rise?

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Will JobSeeker payments rise?

Social services minister slams reports that unemployment payment will rise by $75 a week.

Lockdown closer after COVID spike

A tree wears a face mask on St Kilda Road

Lockdown closer after COVID spike

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

Is it safe to visit Centrelink?

What safety measures does Centrelink have in place?

Is it safe to visit Centrelink?

Polly wants to know what measures Centrelink has in place for visitors.

Where can you drive?

Travel SOS: Where can you go for a driving holiday?

Where can you drive?

Sam wants to go on a driving holiday from Sydney to Perth. Is she allowed?

The future of air cabins

Is this the future of aircraft cabins?

The future of air cabins

An interior design company has two solutions to stop the spread of germs on flights.

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.

Classic COVID symptoms confirmed

Doctor or nurse wearing PPE, N95 mask, face shield and personal protective gown standing beside the car/road screening for Covid-19 virus

Classic COVID symptoms confirmed

Cough and fever confirmed as the most prevalent symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Time for Centre for Disease Control

woman working at a disease control centre

Time for Centre for Disease Control

Australia has weathered coronavirus better than many other countries, but could it do better?

Do you qualify for second $750 payment?

Do you qualify for second stimulus payment?

Do you qualify for second $750 payment?

Are you in line to receive the government’s second $750 support payment?

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

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The best for last: Vika and Linda Bull

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

ATO crackdown on COVID payments

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ATO crackdown on COVID payments

The tax office is zeroing in on fraud schemes taking advantage of stimulus packages.

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 ...

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?

How to help a neighbour

How to help a neighbour through a rough time

How to help a neighbour

You’d lend a cup of sugar, so why not lend a hand.

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

john paul young singing

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?

mature woman in a respiratory mask communicates with her grandchild through a window

Confused by social isolation rules?

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

Electronic prescriptions explained

Everything you need to know about electronic prescriptions

Electronic prescriptions explained

You no longer have to visit your doctor to have a prescription filled.

Roadblocks if you hit the road today

Here’s where you can travel if you hit the road today

Roadblocks if you hit the road today

Victoria and New South Wales fuming after South Australia’s snub.

COVID-19 may trigger diabetes

A swab is pressed onto the injection site during the blood collection

COVID-19 may trigger diabetes

COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in healthy people.

Scientists claim COVID breakthrough

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Scientists claim COVID breakthrough

A widely available steroid has been shown to reduce the death risk in COVID-19 patients.

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 ...

Weight gain during lockdown

Weight gain during lockdown

Weight gain during lockdown

A new CSIRO study has found that weight suffered throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

Kate Ceberano sings an Aussie fave

kate cebrano

Kate Ceberano sings an Aussie fave

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

Touchless triage kiosk

Touchless triage kiosk screening trial for COVID-19 underway

Touchless triage kiosk

A Victorian hospital becomes the first to test a revolutionary health screening device.

Super down but not out

Super down but not out

Super down but not out

Super funds have proven resilient to the turmoil that hit markets in the wake of ...

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.

The adoption boom that is easing stress

How the coronavirus pet adoption boom is reducing stress

The adoption boom that is easing stress

Urged to isolate while COVID still stalks, furry friends are filling the gaps.

Lies, damn lies and statistics

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Lies, damn lies and statistics

Dianne Motton reflects on the true impact of COVID-19.

Personality traits linked to stockpiling

Personality traits linked to stockpiling

Personality traits linked to stockpiling

Did you stockpile toilet paper early in the crisis? Chances are you shared these traits.

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.

How cruising will change

How cruising will look post-pandemic

How cruising will change

Cruising holidays will look very different after the COVID-19 crisis passes.

Positive test at rally sounds alarm

Positive test at rally

Positive test at rally sounds alarm

Cost to economy of a second wave estimated as man at rally tests positive to ...

Why HomeBuilder misses the mark

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Why HomeBuilder misses the mark

Scheme could have helped make our homes more sustainable and cheaper to run.

Seniors cover new digital ground

How older Australians are breaking the feeling of isolation

Seniors cover new digital ground

One of the challenges of physical distancing has been how to stay in touch.

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.

What is an immunity passport?

What is an immunity passport and can it get people travelling again?

What is an immunity passport?

Victoria wants to know if certificates of immunity might be a way to restart travel.

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.

Trans-Tasman travel by 1 July?

Trans-Tasman travel by 1 July?

Trans-Tasman travel by 1 July?

Cautious resumption of flights between Australia and New Zealand on the cards.

On standby, together

Travel may be on standby, but we’re in it together

On standby, together

Here’s a reminder that we’ll be able to spread our wings again.

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.

HomeBuilder ‘fails’ those doing it tough

HomeBuilder ‘fails’ those doing it tough, say agencies

HomeBuilder ‘fails’ those doing it tough

New scheme ‘lining the kitchens and bathrooms of people who can already afford it’.

‘Ticking time bomb’ being overlooked

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‘Ticking time bomb’ being overlooked

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

IATA opposes social distancing

Top air industry association opposes onboard social distancing

IATA opposes social distancing

IATA proposes alternative measures to support a layered approach to biosecurity.

Next pandemic could start here

Next pandemic could start here

Next pandemic could start here

A pandemic starting in Australia might seem far-fetched, but we tick all the boxes.

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

Reduced humidity linked to increased COVID-19 risk.

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.

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.

Clean your home post COVID-19

How to … clean your home after COVID-19

Clean your home post COVID-19

With restrictions lifting, it’s time to ensure your home is a COVID-19 free zone.

Friday Reflection: Why kids do it better

Friday Reflection: Why kids do it better

Friday Reflection: Why kids do it better

Dianne Motton recalls a childhood unencumbered by global issues.

Dementia gene raises COVID-19 risk

Dementia gene raises COVID-19 risk

Dementia gene raises COVID-19 risk

Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19.

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?

Tax raid in store on super earnings?

Tax raid in store on super earnings?

Tax raid in store on super earnings?

Experts tell how government may seek to ease the financial burden of COVID-19.

Sunny outlook for domestic travel

Sunny outlook for domestic travel post COVID-19 restrictions

Sunny outlook for domestic travel

Australians are keen to travel close to home when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Who do you trust?

Who do you trust?

Who do you trust?

Facebook was among the most distrusted brands in Australia during April.

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 ...

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.

Report suggests rolling lockdowns

Report suggests rolling lockdowns

Report suggests rolling lockdowns

International researchers have proposed a strategy for reducing COVID-19 deaths.

Losing sense of smell to coronavirus

Losing sense of smell to coronavirus

Losing sense of smell to coronavirus

Sarah Marshall shares her experience of losing sense of taste and smell due to COVID-19.

Online shopping frenzy explained

Online shopping frenzy explained

Online shopping frenzy explained

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

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.

New cleaning standard for hotels

New cleaning standard for hotels

New cleaning standard for hotels

Hilton Hotels will deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection.

Isolation linked to severe outbreaks

Isolation linked to severe outbreaks

Isolation linked to severe outbreaks

Nursing homes experienced the highest COVID-19 infection rate in people over age 80.

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.

Loneliness causing COVID-19 stress

Loneliness causing COVID-19 stress

Loneliness causing COVID-19 stress

Loneliness was the most widely reported source of personal stress for Australians.

False positives, false negatives

False positives, false negatives

False positives, false negatives

False positives, false negatives: can the COVIDSafe app overcome its shortcomings?

People willing to conceal COVID-19

People willing to conceal COVID-19

People willing to conceal COVID-19

As Australia continues to get coronavirus under control, there are new concerns.

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.

Concerns over COVIDSafe app

Concerns over COVIDSafe app

Concerns over COVIDSafe app

Issues relating to public education about the app raise serious concerns: ACCAN.

Sleeper cases vindicate testing

Sleeper cases vindicate testing

Sleeper cases vindicate testing

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

Climate and economy post pandemic

Climate and economy post pandemic

Climate and economy post pandemic

It doesn’t make economic sense to ignore the climate in our recovery from COVID-19.

Coming winter fuels COVID-19 concerns

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Coming winter fuels COVID-19 concerns

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

COVID-19 disruption on older adults

COVID-19 disruption on older adults

COVID-19 disruption on older adults

Researchers are concerned about the pandemic’s long-term effect on cognitive function.

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.

How soon until people travel?

Travellers expect to travel within 60 days of virus containment

How soon until people travel?

A survey finds most people would be prepared to travel within two months of containment.

Most likely to be locked in longer

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Most likely to be locked in longer

Practical advice to ease increased anxiety amongst older people.

COVID-19 abnormalities revealed

COVID-19 abnormalities revealed

COVID-19 abnormalities revealed

Patients with COVID-19 can have bowel abnormalities, including ischaemia.

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

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Contact tracing pivotal: WHO

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

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.

Assistance may be cut short

Assistance may be cut short

Assistance may be cut short

Prime Minister Scott Morrison plans to review COVID-19 assistance payments.

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.

Use it or lose it, say physios

Use it or lose it, say physios

Use it or lose it, say physios

Easy-to-follow exercise advice for older Australians now just a click away.

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.

Early super access and the pension

Will taking super early affect the pension?

Early super access and the pension

Chris’s wife is worried her pension will be reduced.

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!

PM outlines plan for easing restrictions

PM outlines plan for easing restrictions

PM outlines plan for easing restrictions

National cabinet announces three-step plan for safe economy by July.

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.

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.

How share market affects your nest egg

How share market affects your nest egg

How share market affects your nest egg

For many, understanding investment risk has been a painful lesson of COVID-19.

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.

How green can lift your mood

How green can lift your mood

How green can lift your mood

While getting into the great outdoors is difficult, here’s how to enjoy nature indoors.

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?

Supermarket ending elderly hour

Supermarket ending elderly hour

Supermarket ending elderly hour

From this Friday, Coles will stop its hour of shopping for the elderly and vulnerable.

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.

Aussies seek digital welfare support

Aussies seek out digital welfare support during crisis

Aussies seek digital welfare support

The number of Australians seeking access to welfare support and unclaimed cash doubled.

APRA releases early super data

APRA releases early super data

APRA releases early super data

APRA releases data relating to the first week of the early superannuation initiative.

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

young woman happy to be outdoors

More restrictions eased

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

Leave entitlements when stood down

How leave entitlements affect the pension during the pandemic

Leave entitlements when stood down

Carol has been stood down but has paid leave, what happens to her pension?

Are you still allowed to go boating?

Are you still allowed to go boating during the lockdown?

Are you still allowed to go boating?

What you can and can’t do on the water during the coronavirus lockdown.

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.

Warning on COVID-19 'miracle drug'

Warning on COVID-19 miracle drug

Warning on COVID-19 'miracle drug'

Findings of a clinical trial of experimental antiviral drug remdesivir show promise.

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.

Retiree tax ‘likely’ way to ease debt

retiree tax

Retiree tax ‘likely’ way to ease debt

Super taxes, rather than a rise in GST, touted as the way forward post COVID-19.

Friday Funnies: COVID continued

Friday Funnies: COVID continued

Friday Funnies: COVID continued

While we may be getting tired of this COVID-19 business, the internet sure isn’t.

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.

How the coronavirus spreads

How the coronavirus spreads

How the coronavirus spreads

Analysis shows how extensive testing and contact tracing stopped outbreak in megacity.

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.

Bank’s bleak view of what’s ahead

nab economic outlook

Bank’s bleak view of what’s ahead

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

How to keep your phone sanitised

How to keep your phone sanitised and coronavirus free

How to keep your phone sanitised

Your phone touches everything, and then makes direct contact with your face, so you want ...

Don’t neglect your health: GPs

Don’t neglect your health: GPs

Don’t neglect your health: GPs

A warning for people neglecting health concerns during the pandemic.

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

couple enjoying a picnic during quarantine

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.

Lockdown poses silent health risk

Lockdown poses silent health risk

Lockdown poses silent health risk

Move it or lose it: Sitting around while avoiding COVID-19 creates other health risks.

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

scorched earth concept

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

text service

New support services for you

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

Why we look to carbs for solace

Why we look to carbs for solace

Why we look to carbs for solace

Gathering goods to store for lockdown is one way we try to manage anxiety. But ...

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 ...

A million Aussies set for super shock

A million Aussies set for super shock

A million Aussies set for super shock

The government’s early access to super scheme could be weighed down by ineligible claims.

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.

CSIRO to track virus as it evolves

CSIRO to track virus as it evolves

CSIRO to track virus as it evolves

CSIRO researchers have a new approach to analysing the genetics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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

mouse trap shut on an australian fifty dollar note

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

older woman looking out her window

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 ...

Is Australia’s food supply secure?

Is Australia’s food supply secure?

Is Australia’s food supply secure?

Drought and the coronavirus have raised concerns about Australian food security.

Who’ll be hit hardest, who’ll pay?

woman wearing a surgical mask stares out of her window

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, ...

Where spending has plummeted

spending plummets

Where spending has plummeted

Spending plummets and consumer confidence survey shows the largest monthly fall on record.

Scrap dividends, say experts

aerial view of a city

Scrap dividends, say experts

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

‘True’ virus spread must be revealed

covid-19 modelling cases death rates infections

‘True’ virus spread must be revealed

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

The travel cost of coronavirus

The unexpected industry taking a hit from travel bans

The travel cost of coronavirus

New analysis shows coronavirus could cost telecommunications operators more than $US25 billion.

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 ...

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.

Sense of smell detects COVID-19

Sense of smell detects COVID-19

Sense of smell detects COVID-19

Along with fever, cough and shortness of breath, many COVID-19 patients report a temporary loss ...

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

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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

coral expeditions vessels all safely home at cairns

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

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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.

Over 60s living hand to mouth

Over 60s living hand to mouth

Over 60s living hand to mouth

Research reveals 4.2 million working Aussies were living hand to mouth well before the coronavirus ...

Infection rate ‘dramatically’ higher

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Infection rate ‘dramatically’ higher

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

Welfare checks for older Australians

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Welfare checks for older Australians

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

Leaders address the nation

scott morrison

Leaders address the nation

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

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?

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.

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

An Australian study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug kills the COVID-19 virus in vitro.

COVID-19 scammers target super

COVID-19 scammers target super

COVID-19 scammers target super

Scammers trying to exploit Australians hit financially by the COVID-19 crisis.

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?

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.

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.

Staying married through COVID-19

Staying married through COVID-19

Staying married through COVID-19

How to keep your relationship healthy when you are both stuck at home.

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

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Support services for shut-in seniors

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

Managing the COVID-19 disruption

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Managing the COVID-19 disruption

A short and easy-to-read guide to managing the widespread disruption caused by COVID-19.

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Patients with new-onset digestive symptoms after a COVID-19 contact could have the illness.

Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

New testing kits that deliver results in 15 minutes will be available in Australia soon.

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

Study finds patients still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

Make social distancing more social

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Make social distancing more social

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

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