SYDNEY—Australia’s strict border controls have spared it the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, an outbreak in the country’s largest city has authorities rushing to fill what they see as a gap: pilots and flight attendants on layovers from international flights. Starting next week, international aircrew arriving in Sydney will […]

In this photo released by Astrid Magenau, Magenau poses for a photo with her father in Stuttgart, Germany on June 6, 2020. Magenau wasn’t able to keep a promise to hold her father’s hand at his deathbed in Germany because of Australia’s extraordinary pandemic restrictions that make her feel like […]

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Victoria state, Australia’s COVID-19 epicentre, on Sunday delayed an expected announcement on the easing of lockdown restrictions due to an outbreak in Melbourne, prompting warnings that residents were at a “financial and mental breaking point”. FILE PHOTO: Gina Cimarosti, manager of the London Tavern Hotel, stands outside […]

Escape the everyday on an extraordinary, immersive journey through Australia’s vibrant landscapes Surround yourself in a blanket of birdsong in the Top End’s wetlands. Soar above surfing dolphins in Western Australia’s crashing waves. Walk alongside a furry wombat as it crunches through thick snow in Mount Kosciuszko, and marvel at […]

“You know it’s more of a hike than a walk, yeah?” says our bus driver Brad, as he drops us at our hotel after dinner. He sports an orange mohawk and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the regional town of Orange, which is located at the base of the dormant […]