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What was that about being OK for Xmas? Lockdown life in Melbourne shows no let up

With cases stubbornly staying in the double digits, is there any light at the end of the tunnel?

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Melbourne mayoral race may see a new era of donation disclosure, if it’s allowed

Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp is in a strong position for reelection — but how she deals with disclosing campaign donations may paint it differently.

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Performing arts lose their starring role as university cuts start to bite

Monash's reputation as a leading light in theatre and music is in jeopardy as a lack of funding forces job cuts.

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Remembering S11, the day Melbourne showed how to shut down neoliberalism

Twenty years ago, Melbourne became the centre of an anti-globalisation struggle, shutting down the World Economic Forum exposing its 'world leaders' as a self-appointed crowd of shonks.

People are seen in long queues outside the Centrelink office in Southport on the Gold Coast, on Monday, March 23, 2020. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Australia’s deregulated, fluid economy creates the perfect conditions for the virus to thrive

Microbes are brilliant at exploiting human economic structures. And our 21st century economy provides opportunities for them to resist even concerted attempts at elimination.

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The new normal of patchwork pandemics is very, very abnormal

Like much of the rest of the world, Australia now has to deal with a patchwork pandemic. Slipping back into old habits isn't good enough for politicians if they're to respond effectively to ongoing disruption.

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Last drinks: taking in the final night before lockdown

Though the venues were teeming, here was a distinct nervous energy in Melbourne's nightspots on the eve of the city's second lockdown.

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The Hopetoun Tea Rooms and other iconic businesses must be saved

Many see the demise of iconic businesses — those that make a city what it is — as inevitable, while governments prop up dying airlines and zombie corporations.

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Australia’s most liveable cities are only liveable for some

Australian cities' celebrated 'liveability' is being hoarded by a lucky few. Until we focus on growing urban disparity, this won't change for generations.

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Why the Melbourne Bike Share scheme failed

Despite needing millions of dollars per year to operate, Melbourne Bike Share has received a decade of indifference from riders. But the reasons behind its failure are not clear-cut.

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