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Target and superquiz, Wednesday, April 22
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:08:02 GMT)

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Donald Trump to suspend immigration to US, Australian death toll stands at 74 as COVID-19 cases exceed 2.5 million worldwide
If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:01:01 GMT)

Inside a COVID-19 test lab, where negative results are positive news
From throat swab to high-tech lab and back again in under 24 hours. This is COVID-19 testing in Sydney.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:11:01 GMT)

NSW Health says COVID-19 testing for anyone is inevitable
Every Sydneysider will be tested and retested for coronavirus before the pandemic abates, as rapid and widespread detection emerges as a crucial factor for easing restrictions.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

Return to class is going to look very different from school to school
The May 11 start date is one certainty in a sea of uncertainty.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

I'm in France in lockdown and so jealous of Australia
Watching Aussies on social media nip down to the beach while "in iso" is hard.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

Herd immunity is a myth, infectious disease experts warn
If Australia were to lift all restrictions in the pursuit of herd immunity we should expect cycling epidemics of COVID-19, increased absenteeism, and ultimately more deaths, one of Australia's leading pandemic experts has warned.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Taylor bids farewell to the ranch
Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s long, and at times politically painful, involvement with rural sector has run its course.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:59:00 GMT)

Official COVID-19 figures underestimate spread by 'order of magnitude'
A senior epidemiologist says official government modelling underestimates the true spread of COVID-19 in Australia.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:55:01 GMT)

COVID-19 medical trial to treat thousands with HIV, malaria drugs
A clinical study led by Melbourne’s Doherty Institute aims to treat every patient hospitalised with coronavirus infection over the next 18 months, in a bid to keep them out of intensive care.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 07:11:03 GMT)

'Warning light': Coronavirus can last longer in air than first thought
Virus behind the world's COVID-19 pandemic can stay infectious in the air for more than 12 hours, research out of four major US laboratories has found.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 06:16:01 GMT)

Please Explain podcast: social distancing and the police
Michaela Whitbourn joins Tory Maguire to discuss the enforcement of social distancing restrictions.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 05:38:01 GMT)

Meteor next backyard project as the heavens put on 'an isolation show'
The Lyrid meteor shower is set to peak on Wednesday night, so grab a blanket, head outdoors and add 'amateur astronomer' to your list of isolation pursuits.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 04:24:03 GMT)

Artist's picture of missing airmen on Anzac stamp 'like painting ghosts'
"It was horrible having to finish the picture after the men were lost."
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 09:45:04 GMT)

Full time schooling to resume term three, beginning with one day a week in May
NSW students will go back to school one day a week from mid-May, with temperature checks and priority COVID testing for teachers
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 03:21:01 GMT)

Students to spend one day a week in class under back-to-school plan
Students would return to school for one day a week under a plan to gradually resume lessons
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 19:00:00 GMT)

As the day unfolded: Donald Trump to suspend immigration into US as COVID-19 economic fallout hits Virgin Australia, oil price, Australian death toll at 72
If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:01:01 GMT)

Xi and Trump: insecure 'strongmen' who had nothing to offer in a crisis but vanity
Neither emerges from their handling of the pandemic with any honour.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 22:09:02 GMT)

One in five Australian five-year-olds at risk of falling behind in school
New research has found that 22 per cent of Australian children are "developmentally vulnerable" at age five.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

It pains me to say this, but when it comes to the virus app Barnaby Joyce has a point
A model favoured by the Europeans would better protect privacy.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

How local outbreaks of COVID-19 occurred across Sydney
The suburbs which recorded NSW's first cases of local transmission of COVID-19 have been revealed, as health experts warn that this is the measure Australia needs to watch.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

Locked-down lives drive emergency department numbers to record lows
Numbers of patients visiting hospital emergency departments have dropped to record lows across Australia amid fears people are delaying life-saving treatment.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:58:01 GMT)

COVID-19 is global but so is recovery from addiction
The pandemic isn't stopping the meetings at the heart of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs - they are just going digital.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

If we want world-class universities we need to find a way to pay for them
Governments and taxpayers asked universities to generate their own funds - and they did - but now the music has stopped.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

Children paying the price of library shutdowns
During lockdown children are doubtless spending plenty of time staring at their devices, but are they reading books on them?
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

Someone's not playing by the book
Malcolm Turnbull’s newly-released memoir The Bigger Picture gained some further publicity on Sunday courtesy of revelations that Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s senior advisor Nico Louw had leaked a copy of the book to his almost 60 of his mates.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 13:59:00 GMT)

Time stands still at Sydney Observatory due to virus lockdown
The yellow and black cast-iron Time Ball has sat atop Sydney Observatory since June 1858.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 13:42:02 GMT)

Indigenous women face particularly high risks in this crisis
Recent cuts to critical Aboriginal family violence services mean support for Aboriginal women and children was already going backwards before COVID-19.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 13:30:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, April 21
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:00:00 GMT)

'Point of saturation': distancing messages need update to stifle virus
There were just 26 cases reported on Sunday but photographs from the weekend show people may be socialising too closely, too early.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 13:33:01 GMT)

Paying tribute on Anzac Day like no other
While the challenges of today may seem all-pervading, the sacrifices of those who served in conflicts past and present should be top of mind on Saturday.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:43:01 GMT)

Empty shelves and clogged sewers as shortages hit regional NSW
Supermarkets that service people across hundreds of kilometres of NSW are still struggling to get the basics.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 04:05:01 GMT)

Ruby Princess preparing to leave as passengers promised full refund
The plans for the ship's departure come as Carnival Australia confirmed on Monday it would offer a full refund to guests on the cruise that returned to Sydney on March 19.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2020 07:44:03 GMT)

Flu season that looked like 'a big one' beaten by hygiene, isolation
Confirmed cases of influenza dropped from 7002 in February to just 95 in April so far as the government’s measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 kicked in.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 07:02:01 GMT)

As others drove up prices, Gavin began his long-haul ventilator drive
Medical equipment supplier Gavin Berry drove from Victoria to Queensland to the Illawarra to deliver ventilators. Other operators were a bit less altruistic.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 05:45:00 GMT)

Please Explain podcast: how Australia bypassed WHO's China problem
Anthony Galloway joins Tory Maguire to discuss China's relationship with the WHO and why Australia has stepped away from the organisations messaging.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 07:47:02 GMT)

Nurse moved serenely between generals and beggars in the street
Mother Teresa expected much of others but even more of herself.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 05:03:01 GMT)

'Some beautiful souls out there': mates' volunteer start-up makes global connections
Within five days, the trio had created Crisis Heroes, a platform to connect strangers struggling in lockdown with those who could help them.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 01:41:21 GMT)

As the day unfolded: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 2.3 million, US death toll approaching 40,000, Australia's death toll stands at 71
If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 14:30:05 GMT)

We need Ghebreyesus to lead WHO through this crisis
We blame the captain when we find our modest paddle-steamer unable to weather a hurricane. But this UN agency's failings are by design.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 14:05:05 GMT)

'Unprecedented and very concerning': Concerns raised about COVID-19 powers given to mayors
Local councillors say emergency powers given to mayors risk undermining democracy.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 16:35:05 GMT)

Former Spice Girl in trademarks battle with Australian skincare company
Fashion designer Victoria Beckham has taken a Sydney-based skincare company to court over two trademarks using the letters "VB".
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

'We are in a war': Why the construction industry is too big to fail
Construction sites, large and small, remain open even as other industries have been shut down or curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: You got to fight for the right to drive
Millionaire CarAdvice founder and petrolhead Alborz Fallah just wants to hit the road. Pity the Queensland Police have a different idea.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 13:59:00 GMT)

Lessons we can learn for whatever crisis strikes next
There’s even a lesson for Scoldilocks.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 13:54:00 GMT)

A week is a long time in politics of COVID-19
Surely we owe it to ourselves to see more of what Morrison’s got before judging his performance as the national leader.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:37:27 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, April 20
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 12:00:00 GMT)

Mystery surrounding woman on ghost street in Pyrmont
The image from a glass plate negative was taken in 1900-1901 or thereabouts, not long before the road was bulldozed clean off the map with the march of gentrification.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 07:48:01 GMT)

Liberal Party conservatives want 'immediate' expulsion of Turnbull
Malcolm Turnbull's memoir has yet to be released, but that hasn't stopped an outbreak of Liberal Party infighting over the weekend.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 08:05:05 GMT)

Mike Bowden: Defined by decency, not strength
Michael J Bowden, OAM, was a unique man who lived a full Australian life; physically strong and intellectually determined, he was defined not by strength but by decency.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 01:40:01 GMT)

$5000 spitting and coughing penalty expanded to protect all workers
One customer deliberately coughed in the face of a checkout operator when they were refused a refund they were not entitled to.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 19:00:00 GMT)

What did we learn, or miss, from the Spanish flu?
Listen to Fenella Souter's story marking 100 years on from the Spanish flu, followed by a discussion with expert virologist Professor Kanta Subbarao from the WHO and the Doherty Institute.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 18:00:00 GMT)

The assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things unseen
These are days, obviously, when faith is being tested; this is not unique. But the isolation requirements add a new measure of distress and psychological challenge.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:40:01 GMT)

World slowly waking from pandemic lockdown
The scaling back of lockdowns in hot-bed nations, many still fighting wholesale death, may offer Australians glimmers of hope.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 00:53:02 GMT)

As the day unfolded: Australia's COVID-19 deaths rise to 71, WHO defends China's revised death toll
If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:13:01 GMT)

Neither Sweden nor NZ: Australia must steer its own COVID-19 course
With some modifications, Australia must keep its social-distancing restrictions in place until after winter.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:10:00 GMT)

Sports fear exodus of COVID kids
Closing more than 1000 public pools, 2400 soccer clubs and 608 gymnastics centres has helped flatten the curve, but may fatten a generation of COVID kids.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:07:01 GMT)

YouTube sermons and prayers at home: Muslims prepare for 'a very different Ramadan'
The coronavirus pandemic has forced significant changes to how Australia's Muslim community observe the holy month of Ramadan.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:05:04 GMT)

The former PM's words that left us shocked
A once confident and optimistic former Prime Minister reveals his pain.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:05:03 GMT)

Thank you to all the nameless nurses risking their lives daily
The terrifying feeling of being unable to breathe is something that never leaves you, writes Helen Pitt.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 02:20:07 GMT)

Seven in 10 suspended kindergarten kids have a disability, new figures show
Advocacy groups say children are being sent home for behaviour they cannot control; staff say other students are being put at risk.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:05:00 GMT)

Sign up to sex abuse redress scheme or lose funding, government warns
Victorian private schools, religious entities and other organisations who don't sign up to a redress scheme for child sex abuse survivors may lose funding, the state government has warned.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

Pandemic dashes Anzac Day plans - but not spirits - for WWII hero
"It is quite possible to think back to those days," says Guy Griffiths. "I don't have to go to a memorial to think about the loss of the Repulse."
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

A city of homebodies? How coronavirus will change Sydney
From washing hands to working from home, the coronavirus has dramatically altered city life. But will these changes last?
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

Don't touch the flags! Golfers find a fairway to beat coronavirus handicap
Sydney golf clubs have never been more booked up as players flock to the greens for a dose of the outdoors.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

Meet the Sydney-born virologist who became Greece's coronavirus 'hero'
Sotiris Tsiodras has been rated the most popular person in Greece for helping the country avoid disaster.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:07:03 GMT)

The new elites: are you in or out?
If you have a full-time permanent job you are amongst the privileged. If it is a public sector job, even better.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 13:57:00 GMT)

Snow resorts plough on for bumper ski season despite instructors' doubts
Snow resorts are preparing to open, but the coronavirus pandemic has cast doubt on this year's ski season.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

Pandemic is an opportunity to entirely rethink university education
Students ought to be allowed to sample lectures to find which path best suits them before they put money down.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 13:28:00 GMT)

Economic lockdown causes big reduction in air pollution globally
Researchers believe the reduction in air pollution from a one-year lockdown could prevent 780,000 premature deaths globally.
(Sun, 19 Apr 2020 17:06:01 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, April 19
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 12:00:00 GMT)

Hunt rules out trans inquiry, wants nationally consistent care
The federal health minister has shot down calls for an inquiry into gender dysphoria, in recognition of the "further harm" it could cause.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 12:28:02 GMT)

'Unfair': Flight Centre draws fire over $300 charge for COVID cancellations
A Victorian family whose dream holiday to the US was cancelled because of coronavirus has accused Flight Centre of "robbery" for refusing to refund the full cost of a Disneyland pass.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 12:55:01 GMT)

Climate hope shines through virus clouds
The enforced lockdowns also offer a glimpse of how a cleaner world could look.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 08:30:00 GMT)

A man got COVID-19 three times. Should we be worried about reinfection?
The 68-year-old Chinese man was in a bad way. He had COVID-19, and his heart was failing.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2020 23:19:01 GMT)

A luminary of Australian science fiction
Mervyn Binns, well-known Melbourne bookseller who specialised in science fiction, fantasy and counter cultural literature, has died aged 85.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 04:34:05 GMT)

Company 'knew' virus was running rampant on Ruby Princess, court told
In a series of explosive allegations, Princess Cruises has been accused of recklessly endangering lives.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 00:39:01 GMT)

As the day unfolded: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 2.2 million, Australian death toll stands at 69
If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:05:01 GMT)

It wasn't planned but Australia is on the verge of an exciting possibility
Scott Morrison might not like to admit it, but we are accidentally within sight of eliminating COVID-19.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:03:00 GMT)

The Great Lockdown is a sledgehammer busting dreams that won't bounce back
It’s like a giant version of the Kings Cross lockout.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 11:02:01 GMT)

It's OK to finding silver linings in the COVID crisis
Paying attention to the world, to the beauty in it, and to each other, is crucial.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:01:00 GMT)

'Very messy': Principals question Premier's part-time learning plan
Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants students to resume learning under a roster system, but principals have slammed the idea as confusing and unrealistic.
(Sat, 18 Apr 2020 03:34:01 GMT)

As normal everyday functioning vanishes, our society has been put on trial
The fabric of our society is generally taken for granted as flexible and difficult to tear, but the pandemic has torn our society out of its routine.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT)

No hustle. No bustle. Emptiness and stillness fill the streets
As the Great Lockdown continues our cities are looking strangely familiar yet eerily different.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:55:00 GMT)

The Good Weekend Quiz: April 18
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with this week's Good Weekend quiz.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:41:00 GMT)

Good Weekend letters to the editor, April 18
Want to chat? We'd love to hear from you. Send your letters to [email protected]
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:40:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, April 18
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:00:00 GMT)

'I needed money': paroled drug mule Cassie Sainsbury speaks out in Colombia
The Australian woman walked free from a Bogota jail where she served three years for drug running, telling 60 Minutes "it doesn't feel real" to be out.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:55:00 GMT)

"Very messy": Principals question premier's part-time learning plan
Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants students to resume learning under a roster system, but principals have slammed the idea as confusing and unrealistic
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:38:03 GMT)

Macquarie University to accept students based on year 11 results
Macquarie University has become the first in NSW to accept students based on year 11 results across all its course offerings.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 06:58:02 GMT)

'Let us out, let us live in peace': Tamil mum asks to go home to Biloela
Fresh from victory in the Federal Court a Tamil mother wants government to give her family a normal life in Australia after two years in detention.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 06:08:07 GMT)

Please Explain podcast: is Australia close to eliminating COVID-19?
In today's episode of Please Explain, Liam Mannix joins Tory Maguire to discuss government modelling that indicates Australia is on track to eliminate the virus.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 05:30:00 GMT)

Auschwitz: The final witness
“In seeing the mass of people coming in and out day after day, butchered and gassed, and we did the work, how can you have peace of mind?”
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 02:02:03 GMT)

The life and tumultuous times of Malcolm Turnbull
Hear chief political correspondent David Crowe's story on Malcolm Turnbull's autobiography followed by a discussion with Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 01:45:00 GMT)

Tamil family on Christmas Island wins Federal Court case
A Tamil asylum seeker family detained on Christmas Island has won a legal battle in the Federal Court, which found two-year-old Tharunicaa was denied procedural fairness.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 06:11:05 GMT)

New suits and long journeys: How we navigated the Great Depression
Memories of the Depression years come flooding back with talk of Australia heading into another depression or at least a severe recession.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:14:55 GMT)

As the day unfolded: Scott Morrison says Australia's COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place for at least four weeks, nation's death toll stands at 65
If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
(Thu, 16 Apr 2020 14:26:01 GMT)

Scared new world: in some ways, this lockdown is worse than a coup
We were down the pub when the generals took control. This is very different.
(Thu, 16 Apr 2020 21:21:01 GMT)

Why the COVID-19 infection curve looks different for every Sydney suburb
Some parts of Sydney have avoided major outbreaks despite high numbers of overseas cases, while locally acquired cases have outpaced imported cases in other areas.
(Fri, 17 Apr 2020 08:00:03 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Turnbull takes aim at News Corp
Malcolm Turnbull's memoir, A Bigger Picture, is uncomplimentary about many people and organisations. But few come out of it as badly as Rupert Murdoch's media empire, News Corp.
(Thu, 16 Apr 2020 13:59:00 GMT)