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Mask up: COVID-19 restrictions reinstated as Eastern Suburbs couple test positive

By ALLISON HORE A number of COVID-19 restrictions have been reinstated across the Greater Sydney area following a man in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs testing positive for the virus.  From 5pm tonight until Monday, masks will be compulsory at indoor venues across the city as well as in supermarkets and on public transport. Singing and dancing […]

Mardi Gras protest granted public health exemption

By ALLISON HORE A protest at Sydney’s Taylor Square planned for the afternoon of Mardi Gras has been granted an exemption to go ahead by NSW Health. Earlier this week, protest organisers said NSW police were attempting to block the protest citing coronavirus concerns and public health orders despite NSW seeing zero COVID-19 transmissions for […]

Police threaten to shut down protest

By ALLISON HORE Police have threatened to shut down an Invasion Day protest planned in Sydney tomorrow but organisers have reiterated their intention to go ahead with the rally. On Facebook almost 7,000 people have registered their interest in attending tomorrow’s event at Djarrbarrgalli in Sydney, known as the Domain. But current NSW public health […]

Drumming up a crowd at North Bondi

By ALLISON HORE Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, is urging Bondi locals to remember it’s “not a normal summer” after footage emerged online showing a large gathering at a park by the beach in North Bondi. The videos posted to social media show a large crowd of people dancing at Biddigal Reserve on Sunday evening. […]

Invasion Day rally to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions

By ALLISON HORE A mass rally in Sydney to mark the 26th of January is set to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting protest gatherings larger than 500 people. Undeterred by COVID-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings, organisers of the annual Invasion Day protest have confirmed their Sydney protest […]

Anti-mask conspiracy believers fined

By ALLISON HORE An anti-COVID conspiracy theorist was arrested on Friday for failing to comply with the COVID-19 public health order requiring Sydney-siders to wear a mask in public.  This comes as a number of public figures, including an Australian MP, are being slammed online for spreading misinformation about masks and COVID-19. A 55-year-old man […]

Stranded passengers struggle to distance

By ALLISON HORE Following train line shutdowns and service cancellations across Sydney on Thursday, commuters crowded onto train platforms with little regard for social distancing.  A fatality at Lidcombe station in the early afternoon led to buses replacing trains in both directions between Strathfield and Parramatta, and a number of train services between Strathfield and […]

Close contact concert sparks COVID-19 concern

By ALLISON HORE A Human Nature concert with little to no social distancing has raised concern about a potential COVID-19 outbreak. The concert took place on Saturday night at The Coliseum Theatre in Rooty Hill in Western Sydney with over 1,100 people in attendance. It ended just hours before the NSW Government’s mask mandate came […]

Viral vows: Northern beaches residents fined over Pyrmont wedding

By ALLISON HORE A Sydney bride from the Northern Beaches has been fined for defying COVID-19 lockdown rules to attend her own wedding at Doltone House in Pyrmont on Sunday. Police crashed the wedding just after 5pm after receiving a tip-off which included pictures of guests mingling on a balcony.  After the ceremony concluded, police […]

From lockout to lockdown: The fight for Sydney’s nightlife

By SHAREN SAMSON The streets of Sydney are hushed on a Friday evening. A queue of traffic illuminates the footpath on the corner of King Street and Missenden Road. Each set of car headlights passes by with varying degrees of brightness. This is only one reminder of being in a club: to be blinded with […]