Businesses across Greater Sydney are today emerging from strict lockdown restrictions, opening their doors and welcoming vaccinated customers 107 days since a new wave of COVID-19 infections forced the city into hibernation.
When revenue dropped to "literally zero" at Australian candy store Sticky, the owner and his daughter turned to TikTok to save the business.
New South Wales recorded 1,029 cases on Wednesday - the most in any Australian state since since the start of the pandemic. It extended its lockdown.
NSW residents will be permitted to meet outdoors in groups of five from next month, subject to tight restrictions.
The NSW government has launched a massive escalation of the state's coronavirus restrictions.
Greater Sydney construction sites will soon reopen at up to 50% capacity, but it could be weeks for hard-hit firms to feel the benefits.
South-west Sydney has the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates of any Sydney region and one of the lowest rates across all of metropolitan Australia, new Health Department data shows, as the city struggles with a devastating outbreak and harsh lockdown restrictions.
NSW Police will be granted the power to close Sydney businesses and construction sites it deems are a risk to public health, after the state recorded its highest number of new coronavirus cases in the community since the outbreak began.
The median price of a house in Sydney skyrocketed by nearly $1,200 a day through the June quarter and the median Melbourne home now costs a record $1.02 million, Domain reports, outlining the market's phenomenal growth through Australia's stop-start economic recovery.
Sydney's lockdown will reportedly face a four-week extension, after New South Wales tallied its worst day of new COVID-19 infections since its latest outbreak began.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned the state not to "jump to any conclusions" regarding an extension of the Greater Sydney coronavirus lockdown, after reports emerged that senior government figures have considered the financial implications of maintaining the restrictions until mid-September.
Sydney construction firms could be forced out of business if the citywide industry shutdown continues past July 30, business owners say.
Luxury properties in Sydney are expected to experience the highest level price growth in the world over the next two years.
Melbourne is bracing for news which could nudge it towards yet another lockdown, after state health authorities detected 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the community over Wednesday. Face masks are once again mandatory for all public indoor areas in Victoria, except for children under 12, and those with medical […]
The federal and NSW governments have pledged to boost and expand the COVID-19 emergency payment and provide new cash flow support to businesses impacted by the Greater Sydney lockdown. Workers across the state who have lost hours will be eligible for up to $600 a week, while shuttered businesses will […]
The Greater Sydney lockdown could erase GDP gains projected for the September quarter, economists warn. Australia has staged a remarkable economic recovery from the shutdowns of 2020, and the RBA in May projected GDP growth of 4.75% over 2021. But the Greater Sydney lockdown is estimated to cost as much […]
The eligibility criteria for the federal COVID-19 disaster payment have been slightly eased in response to the Greater Sydney COVID-19 lockdown. Speaking in Sydney on Thursday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the liquid asset test, which barred those with more than $10,000 in savings from accessing the payment, will be […]