covid 19

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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

man with a mask putting out an open sign

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

australia post mailbox

You’ve got (less) mail

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

COVIDSafe app an expensive fail?

Hand holding a white smartphone with CovidSafe app

COVIDSafe app an expensive fail?

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

Mistakes you must avoid this tax time

woman's hand holding a pen while filling in a tax return

Mistakes you must avoid this tax time

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

Will JobSeeker payments rise?

social services minister anne ruston

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

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 ...

ATO crackdown on COVID payments

Businessman study report using a magnifying glass

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

wendy matthews singing

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

emergency ward at a hospital

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

grandparents looking after young grandchild

Grandparents in a tough spot

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

COVID-19 intergenerational war

old hands and young hands holding money

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

Coronavirus health myths concept, garlic, hot water, medical face mask on blue background

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

dexamethasone in a syringe

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

leo sayer

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

concerned doctor with his face in his hands

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

donald trump

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

lochiel park

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

time bomb inside a vein with circulating blood cells

‘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

supermarket shopper in confectionary aisle

Supermarket buying restrictions eased

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

Overseas travel by July?

qantas and air new zealand tailfins

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

happy seniors standing on a balcony

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

volunteers in a food kitchen

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

melbourne skyline in winter

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

older woman looking out her window

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

contact tracing essential

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?

younger woman stressed by financial future

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

five star hotel closed

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?

flight centre office in brisbane

Should agents waive fees?

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

New virus strain ‘more contagious’

woman with covid-19 test

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

pharmacist looking for medicines

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

powerlines running through suburban australia

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

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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 ...

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?

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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, ...

Where spending has plummeted

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Where spending has plummeted

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

Scrap dividends, say experts

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Scrap dividends, say experts

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

‘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 ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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