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Victoria could have more people on JobKeeper than the rest of Australia combined, as the state government considers extending the stage 4 lockdown

The federal government has ramped up its attacks on the Victorian premier and the ongoing lockdown in the state. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg called Victoria’s response “the biggest public policy failure by a state government in living memory” as Treasury numbers showed Victorians could soon make up 60% of all JobKeeper […]
Victoria could have more people on JobKeeper than the rest of Australia combined, as the state government considers extending the stage 4 lockdown
Lifestyle

I took a virtual drawing class taught by professors for $75 — and while I enjoyed it and would take it again, I understand why college students don’t want to spend another semester online

I took a $US75 virtual drawing class taught by college professors. The class made me long for my college years, but some elements of the undergraduate experience were missing, which made me thankful I finished school before the pandemic. I missed meeting my classmates and professors in the same space, […]
I took a virtual drawing class taught by professors for $75 — and while I enjoyed it and would take it again, I understand why college students don’t want to spend another semester online
Lifestyle

“It’s our neighbourhood, but it’s also a safety net:” How households in a Texas neighbourhood banded together to exchange essential items and help each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

A neighbourhood on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, is coming together to help each other through the coronavirus pandemic. Neighbours in Ratten Creek are donating supplies, money, and time to those who need help paying emergency bills and grocery shopping. Others are using their skills and passions, like art, sewing, […]
“It’s our neighbourhood, but it’s also a safety net:” How households in a Texas neighbourhood banded together to exchange essential items and help each other through the coronavirus pandemic.
Strategy

NYC’s restrictions are easing up after 78 days of lockdown. We asked New Yorkers to share what it was like to live and work in the city through the peak of the pandemic.

New York went on coronavirus lockdown on March 22. On June 8, after 78 days, the city began to ease restrictions, including allowing construction, retail curbside pick-up, and some business to reopen. Business Insider Today got an inside look at what life was like under lockdown for several New Yorkers, […]
NYC’s restrictions are easing up after 78 days of lockdown. We asked New Yorkers to share what it was like to live and work in the city through the peak of the pandemic.
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A Black Lives Matter protester took us behind the scenes and showed us how organisers are protecting themselves from the coronavirus — and the police

Protests have erupted across the US, including New York City, after George Floyd, a Black man, was killed in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25. Onni Adams is a member of the group, NYC Revolutionaries, that provides masks, water, and other supplies to protesters marching against police brutality. […]
A Black Lives Matter protester took us behind the scenes and showed us how organisers are protecting themselves from the coronavirus — and the police
Strategy

A day in the life of an NYC real estate executive who volunteers as a paramedic and spends his nights working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic

Real estate executive Bryan Lapidus spends several nights a week driving an ambulance across New York City and caring for patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lapidus started volunteering as an EMT 10 years ago and joined the Central Park Medical Unit three years ago. Lapidus told Business Insider that in […]
A day in the life of an NYC real estate executive who volunteers as a paramedic and spends his nights working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic
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An NYC sanitation worker who’s been on the job for 25 years explains the changes he’s seen in the city throughout the pandemic, from lots of cardboard boxes to the loss of human interaction

Sanitation workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the US, and they have been deemed essential workers throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Around 10,000 people work for the New York Department of Sanitation. Of them, 628 have tested positive for COVID-19, and seven have died, the New York Department […]
An NYC sanitation worker who’s been on the job for 25 years explains the changes he’s seen in the city throughout the pandemic, from lots of cardboard boxes to the loss of human interaction