‘Woohoo’: Melbourne shoppers, bar-hoppers toast first taste of freedoms

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. Melburnians have embraced their freshly-given freedoms hitting shops and bars from midnight as coronavirus restrictions eased on Wednesday. Outside Kmart in Brunswick, Diana David says she just spent $75 at Kmart on "probably rubbish", but that is not […]

Senior Melbourne Uni staff warn cuts will do long-term harm

Hundreds of the University of Melbourne’s most senior academics have urged it to pull back from its plan to slash hundreds of jobs as part of a “pandemic reset program” they warn will damage the university’s global standing. As the university prepares to shed 450 jobs in response to lost revenue, more than 200 professors […]

Sydney and Melbourne house prices feel brunt of coronavirus downturn

Australia's biggest property markets felt the brunt of the downturn from the coronavirus pandemic with Sydney and Melbourne property prices falling more than 2 per cent over the June quarter. The only capital city to avoid a price fall was Canberra, where property values increased 0.8 per cent over the same period, quarterly data from […]

Pollution crisis in Melbourne’s inner-west drives up hospitalisations

Residents in Melbourne's inner-west are being hospitalised for pollution-related illnesses at higher rates than those in other city suburbs as locals lobby for urgent action. A taskforce set up by the Andrews government to investigate air quality concerns across Brimbank, Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong warns that 70 per cent of the 300 samples of air […]

University of Melbourne business school pulled from rankings

The University of Melbourne’s business school has withdrawn from a prestigious international ranking system after a staff member inappropriately encouraged students to fill out surveys rating their courses. But the school has denied it attempted to cheat the system, saying there was no intent to deceive the rankings and it believed the staff member's actions […]

Melbourne magnate sails away from face masks and lockdown

Melbourne construction magnate Mark Simonds is the latest Victorian multimillionaire to be granted an exemption to relocate his family to Queensland, after sailing up the east coast on his super-yacht, Lady Pamela. Mr Simonds, executive director of the ASX-listed Simonds Group, was joined on his 15-day voyage along Australia's east coast in the 30-metre vessel […]