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Victoria Covid restrictions: reopening rules for Melbourne, regional Vic, freedoms for vaccinated people – explained
Melbourne’s restrictions ease from 6pm, 29 October. Here’s what you need to know about schools, travel, childcare, retail and work

Guardian staff

28, Oct, 2021 @10:12 AM

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Can’t find workers? Why not pay more instead of exploiting children and migrants | Van Badham
The creative energy found by employers to avoid wage rises is yet another reminder the promises made to workers by neoliberal economics are lies, lies, lies

Van Badham

28, Oct, 2021 @4:20 AM

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Crown Resorts: can a ‘special manager’ clean up Melbourne’s casino?
Royal commission’s problem gambling recommendations welcomed, but experts question governance regime

Ben Butler and Anne Davies

27, Oct, 2021 @8:25 AM

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Australia’s economy expected to have shrunk about 3% in September quarter
Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy outlines estimated GDP drop as inflation figures show large jump in underlying measures

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @1:24 AM

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Australian business groups lament ‘nightmare’ of states’ differing Covid vaccine mandates
As states reopen, a national, uniform approach would ‘make everything we do in life easier’, employers say

Caitlin Cassidy

26, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Sale of Tasmanian salmon farmer ‘a certainty’ but opponents remain bitterly disappointed
Institutional investors expected to vote in favour of sale, giving Brazilian meat processor JBS the minimum support needed to take control of Huon

Royce Kurmelovs

26, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Crown Resorts allowed to keep Melbourne casino licence despite ‘illegal, dishonest’ conduct
Royal commissioner Ray Finkelstein’s report, tabled in Victorian parliament, says Crown casino had ‘facilitated money laundering’

Ben Butler

26, Oct, 2021 @3:32 AM

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Inflation is back in the news – so should Australians be worried?
Australia’s third-quarter consumer price figure will likely set the pundits loose on everything from interest rates to stagflation

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @2:41 AM

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High under-employment and long-term unemployment are keeping an over-heating economy on ice | Greg Jericho
History suggests we need unemployment to fall further than it is now before we start worrying about inflation

Greg Jericho

25, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Victoria Covid exposure sites: full list of Melbourne and regional Vic coronavirus hotspots and trend in cases
Here are the current coronavirus hotspots and Tier 1, 2 and 3 Covid-19 public exposure site locations in Victoria and Melbourne, and what to do if you’ve visited them

Nick Evershed, Andy Ball and Josh Nicholas

24, Oct, 2021 @11:58 PM

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‘It was quite overwhelming’: how it feels to have your business thrive in a pandemic
From virtual puppy school to home bubble-tea subscriptions, lockdowns in Australia have created unlikely winners, but victory as an outlier is sometimes bittersweet

Sarah Ayoub

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Incredibly worried’: end of Covid disaster payment looms for many still out of work
At 80% vaccination the support will be gone. Some will be hit hard, particularly if Australia’s economy doesn’t bounce back strongly

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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