Covid-19

FREE MELBOURNE: Shops, restaurants, and pubs reopen this Wednesday as lockdown laws ease

- October 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday announced the most significant easing of Melbourne’s coronavirus restrictions since the state went into “stage 3” lockdown on July 9. From 11.59pm on Tuesday night, retail, restaurants, cafes and bars will finally be able to open up in Melbourne. Gatherings of up to ten people outdoors are now allowed from… Read more »

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‘CAUTIOUS PAUSE’: Victorian Premier puts Melbourne reopening on hold amid Covid-19 outbreak in city’s north

- October 25, 2020 3 MIN READ

Expectations that Victoria would begin to ease lockdown restrictions in Melbourne earlier than the planned have been put on hold by Premier Daniel Andrews as the state deals with a minor Covid-19 outbreak in the city’s Northern metro area. Andrews labelled it a “cautious pause”, but offered some hope that an announcement on easing could be… Read more »

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Commonly asked questions about what you can and can’t do in Melbourne and Victoria right now

- October 21, 2020 4 MIN READ

Victoria recorded one new case of COVID-19 on Monday, another fantastic result that suggests the coronavirus outbreak there is now being well controlled. Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday the state was “well placed this weekend to be able to make very significant announcements about a further step to opening”. Yesterday there were 3 new… Read more »

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Melbourne is starting to lift restrictions ahead of schedule – here’s what you need to know

- September 28, 2020 2 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced an end to the curfew and a COVID-safe return to work for 127,000 Melburnians, as restrictions were eased at midnight Sunday night. He has also flagged a provisional early lifting of many other aspects of the lockdown on October 19. The downward trend in new COVID-19 cases has been… Read more »

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If you’re travelling to work in Melbourne from August 6, you’ll need a permit or face a massive fine

- August 5, 2020 3 MIN READ

Thousands of Victorian businesses shut down for six weeks from midnight tonight, with around 250,000 workers sent home. But if you’re planning to travel to work in Melbourne from Thursday, August 6, you must have a worker permit issued by your boss or cop swingeing fines under tough new stage 4 lockdown laws. The changes… Read more »

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Victoria declares state of disaster as Melbourne goes into stage 4 lockdown with an 8pm curfew

- August 2, 2020 5 MIN READ

  Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that metropolitan Melbourne will move to “stage 4” restrictions from 6pm Sunday, as new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. The state recorded another 671 cases and 7 deaths on Sunday. Andrews has declared a state of disaster from 6pm on Sunday, imposing a nightly curfew on Melbourne… Read more »

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A Swiss startup lender that’s set up in Victoria weighed straight into the old Melbourne v Sydney debate

- July 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

Seriously, what reasons could any company see for setting up around here? Photo: AdobeStock There’s a joke almost as old as the endless Melbourne v Sydney debate that goes like this: Melbourne says: “We’re better than Sydney”. Sydney says: “What’s a Melbourne?” And while this Sydney-born Sydneysider loves his hometown – #goSwans! – Melbourne is… Read more »

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The hospitality industry now has an app that solves two of the sector’s biggest problems

- May 13, 2019 3 MIN READ

Supp is an app currently available to hospitality venues in Melbourne that offers casual shifts and connects employers with workers The idea was the brainchild of the couple behind Fitzroy’s Lune Croissanterie Supp is now seeking $1m via equity crowdfunding to take the idea interstate In the last two years, some of the biggest names… Read more »