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Vic workers set to return to city offices

Melbourne workers are expected to return to city offices in droves on Monday, with new research showing most feel safe and ready after being home-bound for nine months.

Confined players angry; Open dates to stay

Australian Open boss Craig Tiley has ruled out delaying the tennis grand slam despite increasing pressure from restive international players furious about being put into hard quarantine.

Further drop in unemployment rate expected

Economists expect the latest job figures will show a further easing in the unemployment rate and another solid rise in the number of people employed, reflecting Victoria's recovery from a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown.

Case detected on second Aust Open flight

Another flight full of Australian Open participants has been placed into "hard" lockdown in quarantine, after one person tested positive for coronavirus.

Emirates stops flights to Aust east coast

International airline Emirates has abruptly suspended its flights to Australia's east coast, leaving it more difficult for Australians overseas to make it home.

Homeschooling numbers continue to rise

Some parents struggled to help their kids learn at home during last year's coronavirus lockdowns but others found it so beneficial they decided to continue.