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Simple measures needed as lockdown exhaustion hits

Simple measures needed as lockdown exhaustion hits

Nearly 18 months into this pandemic, Australia still finds itself in a similar position to where we were at the start.

  • by Osman Faruqi

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The Sydney suburb that’s been without proper internet since April

The Sydney suburb that’s been without proper internet since April

Claymore has been without reliable internet access since a telecommunications tower burnt down three months ago, straining the community’s effort to work from home, learn remotely and maintain social connections online during the city’s lockdown.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
Staying sober in the pandemic is both a blessing and a curse
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Opinion

Staying sober in the pandemic is both a blessing and a curse

This December marks 13 years since I quit drinking. Keeping off the booze in lockdown has proved to be the hardest challenge.

  • by Mel Buttigieg
‘Nanny state gone mad’: Residents call for ban on leaf blowers

‘Nanny state gone mad’: Residents call for ban on leaf blowers

Bondi Beach residents are lobbying for a ban on leaf blowers, which they say inflict psychological and health damage.

  • by Andrew Taylor
‘Virtually no protection’: Why Australian homes are so cold

‘Virtually no protection’: Why Australian homes are so cold

Low building standards, various design features, and a warm-weather mentality work against us in winter.

  • by Sophie Miura
The lowdown on lockdowns: Do they work?

The lowdown on lockdowns: Do they work?

We are being asked to do something against human nature, but it’s our social ways that spread the virus. So what do we know about lockdowns so far?

  • by Liam Mannix
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Parents feeling forgotten as lockdowns drag on

Parents feeling forgotten as lockdowns drag on

Today on Please Explain, education editor Jordan Baker joins Tory Maguire to discuss the struggle parents face between work and their child’s remote learning.

  • by Tory Maguire
The lessons we must remember when lockdown ends
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The lessons we must remember when lockdown ends

Old truths are back, including there is always something to look at out the window, we can - and should - live without handshakes, and dogs are better than cats.

  • by Richard Glover
Living la vida lockdown: how Australians are adapting to the isolation economy - and spending up

Living la vida lockdown: how Australians are adapting to the isolation economy - and spending up

More than half the nation is locked down, but this time around we’re more confident, we’re buying more and we’re developing habits that will stay with us long after the pandemic.

  • by Andrew Charlton
Sarah Moaney to skip tonight’s ceremony
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Column 8

Sarah Moaney to skip tonight’s ceremony

The first rule of a lock-in is no-one says it’s a lock-in.

Who wouldn’t break a teeny rule? A tiptoe through the moral minefield of lockdown

Who wouldn’t break a teeny rule? A tiptoe through the moral minefield of lockdown

We might not even know the consequences of our transgressions.

  • by Justine Toh