The number of coronavirus infections in Australia has passed 6000, with the death toll rising to 51. But, Mr Morrison and chief medical officer Brendan Murphy revealed on Tuesday the nation had reduced the rate of infection more quickly than the models expected. … [Read more...] about Easter long weekend: Australians urged to stay home
Excuses to stay home from work
This second time, two months later, it was our neighbours who had called police. But now we were in lockdown, so the officers couldn’t step over the threshold — and as they asked their questions, I knew my boyfriend was listening to every word. … [Read more...] about When staying home ISN’T safe: Calls to domestic abuse helplines have risen 25 per cent in weeks — and the stories behind them are horrifying
The couple has been married for a few years, and spending so much time together with their active toddler these past few weeks has put them both on edge, she said. The wife was previously in an abusive relationship, and she said she now recognizes the red flags that have recently emerged in her marriage. She requested anonymity due to concerns about her personal safety. … [Read more...] about For domestic violence victims, stay-at-home orders do not offer safety
Hillsong Church has moved its gatherings online in response to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. “Our priority is that we stay connected as a church family and that we are a blessing to our community. Therefore, our buildings may be closed, but church is not,” the website reads. … [Read more...] about Easter church services to livestream from home amid coronavirus crisis
There's a lesson on reducing activity clutter - the much-welcomed notion of eliminating unnecessary meetings and other tasks. (According to the book, a worker wastes two and a half hours a week on average in ineffective meetings. Shocking.) And consider this revelation: "If you don't think the outcome of a decision will make a difference, don't invest a lot of time making it." It's a liberating thought. Does it really matter if you use a line graph or a bar graph in that PowerPoint? Just pick one and move on. … [Read more...] about Book World: Marie Kondo has a new book on tidying up at the office. Her tips work at the home office, too.
“I apologise on behalf of my team to the entire community,” she said. “He made that decision prior to the restrictions to say that is where he would base himself. For his own personal health reasons I will let him explain that. He only advised me that a few days ago. … [Read more...] about NSW MP Don Harwin fined $1000 for staying at holiday house during coronavirus lockdown