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 […]

Victorians deserve to know more about reopening plans

While the merits of the various restrictions imposed on Victorians will continue to be debated, what is clear is that locking the state down hard has worked as a health strategy. The sacrifices made during our long social and economic hibernation have worked. Our COVID-19 daily infection numbers have plunged from a horror peak of […]

Country Victorians told to mask up despite scorching weekend weather

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton insists country Victorians should wear face masks despite there being just three active cases across all regional areas and sweltering conditions forecast for the weekend. Professor Sutton said face masks "make the difference between a super-spreading event and potentially infecting no one at all". Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton […]

Five very different Victorians share what the road map means for them

Premier Daniel Andrew's road map out of the state’s current restrictions was greeted with relief by some and sorrow by others. Five Victorians tell us what the changes mean for them. The Retailer Anna Baird says her shoe store has fared better than most, with strong online sales. Bared Footwear owner Anna Baird says she […]

More than 260 Victorians fined for breaching COVID-19 restrictions

The number of Victorians fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions has risen to its highest level in more than a fortnight, with those nabbed including a man from Melbourne's west who was caught in the CBD at 2am. A total of 268 people have been fined for flouting the Chief Health Officer's directions over the past […]

Victorians urged to not panic buy as meat output cut by a third

Beef, lamb and pork processing plants and abattoirs will be reducing their operations to two-thirds of their normal output, but Premier Daniel Andrews has warned Victorians against panic buying. While shoppers may no longer be able to get the cut of meat they may desire, Mr Andrews warned against stocking up on meat products, explaining […]