These Melburnians are leaving the city now that coronavirus lockdown has lifted
The toll of COVID-19 lockdowns in Melbourne is pushing some to move from the city they love, seeking a fresh start elsewhere.
- Internet searches for information on moving away from Melbourne have been rising since the start of the pandemic
- Paul Menz plans to move to Brisbane once border restrictions ease
- Michael Di Cecco and his family are relocating to northern NSW in a move they previously wouldn’t have dreamed
Data trends show that recent enquiries from people looking to leave Melbourne far outweigh the norm. Usually, thousands actually want to move to the city each year.
Online removalist booking platform Muval, which analyses search data, found since April a rising trend in searches like ‘can I move during Coronavirus’ and…
Annastacia Palaszczuk wins government in Queensland, making history
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has won a third term in office, declaring victory for her party and entering the history books as a Labor legend, after being rewarded by voters for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Labor leader remains confident of forming a majority government, with the ABC’s election computer predicting ALP expected to win as many as 52 seats and the LNP to secure 34.
Bizarrely, seemingly due to a communication error, both leaders ended up making speeches at the same time last night.
Entering the function, Ms Palaszczuk was surrounded by family — including her father Henry who held the seat of Inala before her.
During the almost month-long campaign, she campaigned strongly on her Government’s handling of the…
Queensland apple-growing family invents new drink to use apples rejected by supermarkets
A Queensland apple-growing family believes it has made a world-first fruit drink that bottles all of the apple, minus the pips and core.
- The Savio family created the product to add value to fruit rejected by supermarkets, which would otherwise go to juice
- They hope the drink’s long shelf life, nutritional content and convenience will encourage Australians to consume more fruit
- They hope to outgrow their pilot bottling plant and build a factory to use apples from the whole district
The Savio family, from Stanthorpe in Queensland’s Granite Belt, spent more than a million dollars and three years researching and developing how to get both the skin and the pulp into a commercially acceptable liquid form.
Neither a juice nor a nectar,…
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