Victorians to be taxed on new federal coronavirus support payments

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. Victorians must have lost all their work to be eligible for the federal government’s new COVID-19 disaster payments, meaning those who picked up a second job or took reduced hours during the lockdown will miss out. Applications for the new payments open on Tuesday but when […]

More Victorians will now get Pfizer jabs as supply increases

More Victorians will be able to get a Pfizer jab from Monday as expanded supply allows the government to open the gates to several groups under 50. From Monday, disability and emergency workers under 50 and people under 50 with underlying health conditions will all be able to get their first jab, along with meat […]

Victorians deserve the truth as lockdown returns

Premier Daniel Andrews is right to say that Victorians are well versed in the logistics of lockdown. Unfortunately, we have more experience than most in the types of harsh restrictions put in place to contain the COVID-19 virus. But that is not going to make it any easier. Heading into lockdown is not just an […]

Victorians must learn from water tragedies: Emergency Commissioner

A day of dramatic water rescues has put emergency services on alert as thousands of Victorians flock to beaches over the Australia Day long weekend. Life Saving Victoria reminded beachgoers to be vigilant as they head out into the surf over the weekend as four additional people were saved at 13th Beach near Barwon Heads, […]

Victorians snag 40,000 travel vouchers within 30 minutes

Keen travellers have snapped up 40,000 regional travel vouchers issued by the Victorian government within half an hour of them being released. The second round of the Regional Travel Voucher Scheme, providing $200 to put towards trips to country Victoria, was exhausted within 30 minutes of their release online at 10am Wednesday. The vouchers can […]

Victorians rush for hair cuts, hopes grow for good Christmas for retailers

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. The reopening of key parts of the Victorian economy has lifted national consumer confidence to its highest level since before the coronavirus pandemic and prompted hopes of a strong Christmas selling season for beleaguered retailers. Spending data collated […]

Thanks, Victorians, for a job well done

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. As Melburnians have woken this morning, they have encountered a different city – one in which you can shop for more than groceries, go out for lunch, visit a friend or family, pray at a house of worship, […]

Victorians deserve optimistic leadership

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. The COVID-19 crisis has made 2020 a year of suspended animation for businesses, families and projects across Victoria, with one very notable exception. With the state and particularly its capital stilled, all eyes have turned to the figures […]