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Victorian public servants reap $1500 pay rise in lockdowns

The 2020 lockdowns in Victoria led to a pay rise of $1,500 for the average public servant while the average private sector worker lost $1,200 in wages, according to analysis released today by think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.

What’s the ‘Indian’ variant responsible for Victoria’s outbreak and how effective are vaccines against it?

Victoria’s seven day lockdown, which began last night, is an attempt to stop transmission of the quick-spreading COVID-19 B.1.617.1 variant.

ACT to shut border to Victoria from midnight

The ACT will introduce travel restrictions with Victoria from 11.59pm tonight, 12 February, following Victoria entering a five-day lockdown.

Ripple effect of WA lockdown: senators, visitors and residents enter quarantine in ACT

Another round of self-quarantine rolls on today, with anyone in the ACT who visited the Perth metropolitan area, or the Peel and South West regions of WA since 25 January asked to stay home and get tested for COVID-19.

Aussie tennis players could benefit from Aus Open lockdown

Australian-based tennis players may have a once-in-a-lifetime advantage at the 2021 Australian Open as many of their counterparts lockdown.

Two weeks in quarantine helped me leave lockdown in Melbourne behind

Two weeks of quarantine gave me time and space to process the year that was and get ready for a new chapter.

Life in Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown

CW’s remote intern and former Canberra resident, Josh Martin, provides an insight into his life under stage four restrictions in Melbourne: For eight months, Melbourne has been shackled with some form of serious...

Life in lockdown: health-wise, it’s better than you think

While Victorians continue to endure restrictions from a second wave of COVID-19, new research from the University of South Australia is providing much-needed good news about people’s overall health and wellbeing following lockdown.

Using history to manage ’emotions of isolation’

Exploring historic approaches to isolation could open up different experiences of current pandemic restrictions, according to researchers at the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Virtuoso composes virtual music for ‘Covid Time’

A track which is billed as the sound of COVID-19 and can be played virtually has been composed and recorded by musicians at The Australian National University.

AFL grand final upset: night game at the Gabba

The historic bond between the AFL grand final and the MCG is yet another casualty of 2020, after an announcement the event will be played at the Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground) in Queensland this year.

Lockdown prioritises sex, say leading academics

Two leading academics from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and the University of Sydney say recent Victorian lockdown restrictions should have Australians rethinking sexual relationships.
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