Backlash after more Woolworths stores become cashless

After more stores converted to being completely cashless this week, Woolworths customers are up in arms. A trial was announced earlier this year for 11 stores across Sydney and Melbourne, and was extended from Monday to include a further three stores. Five of the original 11 cashless payment testing stores have been temporarily closed, meaning … Read more

Victoria lockdown restrictions ease at 11.59pm

The long-awaited changes to coronavirus restrictions throughout the state have been outlined by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. Melbourne people will be able to leave their homes for more than two hours — up to 25 km — for the first time in more than 100 days. From 11.59pm on Sunday, time limits for exercise and … Read more

Virus denying influencer dies from COVID

A fitness influencer who claimed COVID-19 didn’t exist died on a trip to Turkey at the age of 33 after contracting the virus. After testing positive, Dmitriy Stuzhuk was released from the hospital in his native Ukraine, but was rushed back as his health rapidly deteriorated. To his one million followers, as he promoted fitness … Read more

Police arrest hundreds of young men in dozens of raids across Melbourne

In hundreds of raids carried out in Victoria to crack down on youth street gangs, the police have used coronavirus lockdown to apprehend more than 250 people and seize weapons and swords. Over the last month, in suburbs such as Dandenong and Pakenham in the southeast and Deer Park and Caroline Springs in the west, … Read more

Refugees joining efforts to help Australia’s worker shortage

Two decades ago, when Myanmar refugee Plar Wah Peter was driven off his farm, he could never have dreamed that one day he would be learning to drive tractors in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Mr. Peter, originally from the Shan State in southern Myanmar, fled his home country as the military seized possession of … Read more

NSW Police officer charged with manslaughter

The family of a young father killed in a police chase on the Central Coast of New South Wales say they are relieved that the officer involved has been charged. Jack Roberts was 28 years old when he died in an April collision with a Blue Haven police vehicle. When a cop tried to pull … Read more

17 Kiwis entered Melbourne via Sydney

The location of 17 Kiwis entering Melbourne just hours after the first Trans-Tasman travel bubble flight touched down is unknown to the Victorian authorities. Premier Daniel Andrews said he was “very disappointed” that the travellers had arrived from New Zealand via Sydney at Melbourne Airport on Friday night. “They didn’t spend very long at the … Read more