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Sat 4 Apr 2020

Two more virus deaths as row over cruise ship rages

Two more virus deaths as row over cruise ship rages

Australia's coronavirus death toll has risen to 30 as NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has defended the decision to allow the Ruby Princess to dock in Sydney.

EASTER ACCOMODATION: Are tourists still coming?

premium_icon EASTER ACCOMODATION: Are tourists still coming?

WITH growing concerns that droves of tourists are still going to honour their Easter in the Country accommodation next weekend, The Western Star has spoken to local...

Ask the Expert: Rental market changes after COVID-19

Ask the Expert: Rental market changes after COVID-19

Real estate expert Adrian Kelly has called for clarity on the rules for evictions, saying agents are being inundated with landlords and tenants in tears.

Massive harbour operation to send 1300 crew home

Massive harbour operation to send 1300 crew home

A major police operation is underway to move crew between cruise ships before they leave Australian waters.

Insults over PM’s appearance is reverse sexism at its worst

premium_icon Insults over PM’s appearance is reverse sexism at its worst

Political ideologies aside, Scott Morrison has one of the toughest jobs right now. And as such, how he looks shouldn’t be up for critique, writes Lucy Carne.

Shocking footage: Cyclists hit by ute on footpath

premium_icon Shocking footage: Cyclists hit by ute on footpath

Two cyclists have been left in a critical condition after being hit by a ute as they rode on a footpath beside early on Saturday morning.

Opinion: Greedy landlords should be named and shamed

premium_icon Opinion: Greedy landlords should be named and shamed

WE are all in this together – unless you’re a greedy landlord, writes Kylie Lang.

Virus may never be ‘completely eradicated’

Virus may never be ‘completely eradicated’

The growth of new cases has slowed in Australia but we may never see the back of coronavirus and some restrictions may have to remain in place until spring.

Hostels open, party over for backpackers

Hostels open, party over for backpackers

Backpackers in one Australian state have been told they may “leave the hostel to board a flight out” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This is what comedians are up to during the virus lockdown

This is what comedians are up to during the virus lockdown

Comedians Tom Gleeson, Judith Lucy, Celia Pacquola, Dilruk Jayasinha and Tommy Little reveal what they’re doing with their unexpected free time.

Inside life on one of Australia's most dangerous streets

premium_icon Inside life on one of Australia's most dangerous streets

The family behind properties on notorious street of crime say they are housing people nobody wants to take in an effort to give them a second chance.

‘Serious and real’: Pink tested positive for coronavirus

‘Serious and real’: Pink tested positive for coronavirus

The singer has become the latest star to announce she has tested positive for COVID-19, describing the harrowing virus as “serious and real”.

Fun task sparked from isolation boredom

Fun task sparked from isolation boredom

Australians are so bored from being cooped up inside due to social isolation rules that they are getting dressed up to take their bins out.

Tourist charged with ATM skimming scam

premium_icon Tourist charged with ATM skimming scam

An Italian tourist has been charged with eight offences after he allegedly used a skimming device to obtain large amounts of money from ATMs.

Owner fears for farm animals as financial woes hit

premium_icon Owner fears for farm animals as financial woes hit

The hardworking owners of a Coast riding school and petting zoo business have had to 'swallow their pride' and ask for help.

Young man emerging from coma to a very different world

premium_icon Young man emerging from coma to a very different world

BMX rider Kai Sakakibara is opening his eyes after seven weeks in a coma when he crashed in pursuit of the Tokyo Olympics. So much has changed in that time.

Man accused of illegal island trip shows COVID-19 symptoms

premium_icon Man accused of illegal island trip shows COVID-19 symptoms

One of the men charged with breaking strict biosecurity laws by entering Palm Island is showing coronavirus symptoms.

'I went to a lingerie party and realised I was transgender'

premium_icon 'I went to a lingerie party and realised I was transgender'

'Dazeford is my one and only name; I use Dazee for short because it’s a bit more feminine. I chose it back in 2014 when I realised I was transgender.'

More jobs at supermarket giant

premium_icon More jobs at supermarket giant

Coles is after more workers to fill thousands of positions across the country.

‘Sit back, relax and let’s hope it we make it there alive’

premium_icon ‘Sit back, relax and let’s hope it we make it there alive’

TOMMY Little reflects on ‘dumb’ idea to run a marathon in Antarctica in new comedy special coming to streaming.

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