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The shoulder of a volunteer is seen as they receive an injection by a person wearing gloves.

The shoulder of a volunteer is seen as they receive an injection by a person wearing gloves.

An illustrated picture of a woman with a dog, standing in front of a pink caravan.

An illustrated picture of a woman with a dog, standing in front of a pink caravan.

How resilient are you?

The pandemic is an opportunity for building resilience, experts say. But why are some people better able to bounce back from stress and adversity than others, and how can we cultivate resilience in ourselves?

An illustration shows a woman standing near a large wave, a virus, and a bushfire

An illustration shows a woman standing near a large wave, a virus, and a bushfire

A woman sitting on a park bench from behind.

A woman sitting on a park bench from behind.

Haydn Payne, a bald headed man with a blue shirt, with his noise cancelling headphones around his neck.

Haydn Payne, a bald headed man with a blue shirt, with his noise cancelling headphones around his neck.

‘Special high tea’ at aged care home defended for lifting spirits, despite lack of masks

Staff from an aged care home in Melbourne’s east have been filmed dancing together at a party without any personal protective equipment but the chief executive of the home is standing by his staff, saying it “was a source of great enjoyment”.

Posted 1hhour agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:09am/Updated 1hhour agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:14amThe outside of a one story grey building with a sign and grass outside on a grey day.

The outside of a one story grey building with a sign and grass outside on a grey day.

Victoria’s PPE guidelines for healthcare workers ‘never’ dictated by supply, CMO says

Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer, Andrew Wilson, defends the state’s personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers, but says authorities are also “very careful” about ensuring the long-term supply is sustainable.

Posted 2hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 7:11amAndrew Wilson, dressed in scrubs, stands outside a hospital as he speaks to reporters.

Andrew Wilson, dressed in scrubs, stands outside a hospital as he speaks to reporters.

Coronavirus cases are down in Victoria but so is testing. Could that delay reopening?

Victoria recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases today, its lowest number in more than three months. But with just 7,164 tests returned yesterday, is that enough to be confident about the data?

Posted 3hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 5:50am/Updated 3hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 5:53amA woman walks her dog past colourful beach huts, wearing a mask, on a grey day

A woman walks her dog past colourful beach huts, wearing a mask, on a grey day

If you’re on JobSeeker, prepare for a pay cut this week

On Friday, the Government will cut back the coronavirus supplement for JobSeeker recipients. Other changes are on the way too. Here’s what you need to know.

Posted 4hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 4:50amA line stretches back as far as the eye can see outside Centrelink.

A line stretches back as far as the eye can see outside Centrelink.

Returned interstate traveller fined for leaving hospital to visit pub

A Perth man who breached quarantine restrictions by going to a Northbridge pub against police directions is handed a $7,500 fine, as the Magistrate criticises the police directive as being “not very clear”.

Posted 5hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 4:06am/Updated 5hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 4:28amA close up of Paul Lawrence with his face lit up by sunlight.

A close up of Paul Lawrence with his face lit up by sunlight.

Premier’s department boss unsure if he passed on hotel quarantine ADF offer

The head of Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet tells an inquiry he is “not aware” whether he passed on a Commonwealth offer in early April of ADF support for the state’s flawed hotel quarantine program.

Posted 6hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 3:12am/Updated 2hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 6:34amChris Eccles gives evidence via videolink to the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry via videolink.

Chris Eccles gives evidence via videolink to the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry via videolink.

Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ease COVID-19 restrictions again

Most of New Zealand will be unshackled from all coronavirus restrictions from midnight, but Auckland will have to wait until later this week to have some measures eased.

Posted 6hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 2:40am/Updated 3hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 5:37amA photo of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern smiling

A photo of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern smiling

SA could reopen NSW border within days despite ‘worrying’ case

South Australia’s Premier says there are “good signs” border restrictions with NSW could be eased this week, despite a “slightly worrying” coronavirus case in Sydney over the weekend.

Posted 8hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:08amA sign on the Barrier Highway at Broken Hill listing distances to towns towards Adelaide.

A sign on the Barrier Highway at Broken Hill listing distances to towns towards Adelaide.

Sydney coronavirus taxi causing headaches for contact tracers

Health authorities in NSW are “urgently” searching for people who travelled with an infected taxi driver in Western Sydney earlier this month, and have focused their efforts on nine trips.

Posted 8hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:05am/Updated 6hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 3:30amNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks at a press conference

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks at a press conference

One new case of coronavirus in Queensland as Gabba seating trial planned ahead of AFL grand final

Queensland records one new case of coronavirus, a teenager who is in hotel quarantine, as a seating trial is planned for tonight’s game at the Gabba ahead of the AFL grand final.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 11:01pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 11:01pm/Updated 7hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:49amA man in the driver's seat has a swab put down his throat by a healthcare worker

A man in the driver's seat has a swab put down his throat by a healthcare worker

Bringing reopening dates forward a ‘difficult’ call even if Victoria is ahead of schedule, Andrews says

The state records its lowest daily case increase in more than three months, but Premier Daniel Andrews warns bringing roadmap dates for eased restrictions forward “won’t be an easy judgement”.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 10:08pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 10:08pm/Updated 2hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 7:23amA close-up of a man with short black hair and black-rimmed glasses looking serious.

A close-up of a man with short black hair and black-rimmed glasses looking serious.

NSW Now: Traffic queued for 14km on M5 after two crashes

MORNING BRIEFING: Drivers are urged to allow plenty of extra time after two car crashes in three hours in Hammondville, while Port Macquarie Nationals MP Leslie Williams takes aim at her former Nationals colleagues.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 9:26pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:26pm/Updated 7hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 2:29amCars queued over two roads

Cars queued over two roads

‘Single-digit territory’ would ‘provoke some thought’ about Victoria’s restrictions roadmap, Coatsworth says

As Victoria records just 11 new coronavirus cases, Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth says a trend into single digits would likely prompt the Victorian Government to re-examine the state’s restrictions roadmap.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 9:19pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:19pm/Updated 9mminutes agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:23amNick Coatsworth

Nick Coatsworth

Raiyan lost his job, savings and home because of the pandemic, before his whole family contracted COVID-19

In March, Raiyan Chowdhury was studying to be a chef, had a job in a pub and was settled in his Melbourne home. When the pandemic closed down Victoria, he was one of many international students left struggling to survive.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 8:26pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:26pm/Updated 8hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 12:37amA young man with glasses and a short beard wears a blue top and looks into the camera

A young man with glasses and a short beard wears a blue top and looks into the camera

analysis

School has been disrupted for months. This is what we know about the long-term effects

The Conversation

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By Alberto Posso

Closing schools has been one response around the world to try to stop the spread of COVID-19, but public debate must also consider the potential long-term costs of doing so, writes Alberto Posso.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 8:00pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:00pmA primary school student washes her hands at a wash trough at Mango Hill State School, north of Brisban.

A primary school student washes her hands at a wash trough at Mango Hill State School, north of Brisban.

analysis

Harsh COVID-19 lockdowns have been criticised by business groups, but it might be what the economy needs

A recent study by McKinsey, the New York-based global management consultant group, found that it’s not lockdowns that have caused a global recession โ€” it’s the pandemic.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 7:23pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 7:23pm/Updated 4hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 5:07amBrett Sutton speaks at a press conference while Premier Daniel Andrews looks on.

Brett Sutton speaks at a press conference while Premier Daniel Andrews looks on.

Why working from home could be a disaster for Australia’s electricity grid this summer

Air conditioners could send Australia’s power grid into meltdown this summer, as roughly one third of the workforce do their jobs from home, experts warn.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 7:10pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 7:10pm/Updated 9hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 12:04amA woman plays with her son in the ocean.

A woman plays with her son in the ocean.

A server carries mugs at a beer garden near Theresienwiese where Oktoberfest would have taken place.

A server carries mugs at a beer garden near Theresienwiese where Oktoberfest would have taken place.

Victorian live music industry offered coronavirus grants in $13 million support package

Footscray bar owner Mathew O’Keefe says support announced by the Victorian Government for the state’s live music industry will give his venue the “chance to reopen” as restrictions ease.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 1:26amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:26am/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 6:42amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 6:42amMathew O'Keefe smiles as he stands behind the beer taps at the bar.

Mathew O'Keefe smiles as he stands behind the beer taps at the bar.

Two new cases of coronavirus in Queensland

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland has recorded two new cases of coronavirus, with one connected to the corrective services cluster and the other a returned traveller.

Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 1:20amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:20am/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 3:18amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 3:18amQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Man in his 70s dies of COVID-19, Sydney taxi driver works eight days while infectious

The man was infected as part of one of the Sydney CBD clusters, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says, as health authorities in NSW issue a slew of warnings throughout western and south-west Sydney.

Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 11:33pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 11:33pm/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 11:25amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 11:25amTwo people in front of a sign

Two people in front of a sign

Premier ‘confident’ Melbourne restrictions will ease next week as state records 14 new cases

Victoria records its lowest daily case increase in three months, as Melbourne remains on track to meet conditions for the second step of eased restrictions on September 28.

Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 11:11pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 11:11pm/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 9:28amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:28amA couple wearing masks hold hands as they cross an empty road.

A couple wearing masks hold hands as they cross an empty road.

How one school program turned Zachary’s life around

Zachary Mayes has had 16 casts on his clubfoot since 2017, but he never thought a program at his school in south-west Sydney would help him reach personal goals as well as academic ones.

Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 10:10pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 10:10pmA boy and a woman smile at the camera

A boy and a woman smile at the camera

Daniel Andrews says Victoria’s daily COVID-19 numbers are ’cause for great optimism’

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says while the state’s latest coronavirus numbers are encouraging, it’s no time for people to get complacent.

Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 9:38pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:38pm/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 8:00amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:00amVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews at a press conference on Friday, September 11, speaking at a podium with a purple backgound.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews at a press conference on Friday, September 11, speaking at a podium with a purple backgound.

Some people are worried about the COVID-19 vaccine โ€” here’s how to talk about the issue

The vast majority of Australians support immunisation, but some people are feeling unsure when it comes to COVID. What’s the best way to approach their concerns?

Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 9:01pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:01pm/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 1:54amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:54amThe shoulder of a volunteer is seen as they receive an injection by a person wearing gloves.

The shoulder of a volunteer is seen as they receive an injection by a person wearing gloves.

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