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Two Sydney cops fined for breaching Covid-19 restrictions

By ALEC SMART Two off-duty NSW Police constables were fined for breaching Sydney’s strict coronavirus laws by attending a party in central Sydney on 4 April. About 8.30pm on Saturday 4 April, a NSW Police patrol spotted a 27-year-old woman being assisted by a 31-year-old man, having recently left a party at an apartment nearby. […]

Bin and tonic

By VERONICA ANASSIS Thousands of housebound Australians are relieving the stress of COVID-19 by dressing up to take their garbage bins out for collection. Making light of the only social outing available these days - a trip to take out the trash in this state of near-lockdown - social isolators are sharing footage of themselves […]

Coronavirus cruise ship facing criminal investigation

by ALEC SMART Over the weekend of 4-5 April, in ‘Operation Nemesis’, which NSW Police described as “the largest peacetime maritime operation in Sydney's history,” five cruise ships loitering in Sydney Harbour were restocked with fresh food and supplies and, after some crew members transferred vessels, escorted out into the Pacific Ocean. At the same […]

Covid-19-related racism on the rise

By ALLISON HORE Video has emerged of one of latest in a series of racist attacks on Chinese people fuelled by the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The video, posted to YouTube on Monday 30 March, shows a man cracking a bullwhip while on a racist tirade outside the Chinese consulate in Camperdown, in Sydney’s inner west. […]

Coalition leaves tenants swinging

By WENDY BACON On March 30 the NSW Parliament passed an emergency law granting the NSW government the power to place a moratorium on evictions. But before it can come into an effect, the government needs to introduce new regulations under existing laws. So far, the Gladys Berejiklian government has failed to take action. The […]

NSW Covid-19 lockdown might end June 30

By JAMES HARRISON NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller announced on Tuesday 2 April that the state’s tough coronavirus laws will probably end in 90 days, with no current plan to extend them. The announcement came alongside NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian praising the people of NSW for helping flatten the COVID-19 curve and reducing the rate […]

Teen girl charged after Asian women attacked

By ALEC SMART A 17-year-old girl was arrested after two Asian women were racially abused and threatened in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west whilst they were crossing a road. The incident was filmed on several mobile phones, including a resident in a house overlooking the crossing, and widely shared on social media. The assailant, a […]

Bondi rescue: Covid-19 testing clinic at beach

By ALEC SMART On 1 April a pop-up clinic to test for Covid-19 was established in Bondi Pavilion on Bondi Beach promenade. The testing station was implemented by NSW Health after a surge of coronavirus cases in the Bondi area. The increase was attributed to backpackers ignoring social distancing rules and swarms of tourists that […]

Coronavirus: cats during the crisis

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI It is not just humans that have been forced inside with the outbreak of COVID-19, but also ‘man’s best friend’ – the humble cat. As workers across Sydney have had to work from home and limit outdoor activity, so too have animal shelters across the city. The effect of the virus and […]

Football legend unites sports players for Covid-19 aid

By ALEC SMART Craig Foster, TV presenter and chief football analyst at SBS for The World Game, has recruited fellow sports talents and supporters via the #PlayForLives campaign to assist in relief efforts to help the elderly and disadvantaged whilst the Covid-19 restrictions are in place. What began as a way of motivating his teammates […]