Tag: Sydney

NSW Covid live update: Sydney in lockdown as 30 new coronavirus cases reported and Virgin Australia flight attendant tests positive

Millions of NSW residents have woken up to the first day of a fortnight-long lockdown, which has sparked travel restrictions across Australia, as Queensland records two community cases. Follow latest updates Latest NSW rules and Sydney lockdown restrictions NSW Covid exposure sites and cases map Download the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefing […]

School strike for climate: thousands take to streets around Australia

Students marched at 47 sites around the nation to call for action to halt global heating Thousands of students across Australia walked out of classrooms to take part in the School Strike 4 Climate on Friday, calling for greater action on global heating. Defying pouring rain in Sydney, strikers chanted for climate justice, condemning the […]

Liberal MPs call for government to deny permit renewal that would allow drilling off NSW coastline

The license will allow gas and oil exploration off the coastline between Sydney and Newcastle Moderate Liberal MPs are leading calls for the Morrison government not to renew a license that would permit gas exploration off the coastline between Sydney and Newcastle. Labor and the Greens, who also oppose renewing the Petroleum Exploration Permit (Pep) […]

Charlotte McConaghy: The Last Migration author on melancholy and writing during a pandemic

The Sydney-based novelist took inspiration from Toni Morrison to write the book she wanted to read It’s the near future. Animal populations have plummeted and 80% of species are extinct. The forests are so rare that you need to make a booking to visit one. Commercial fishing faces prohibition and, when vessels take to the […]

Flooding could occur daily in Sydney by the end of this century because of climate change

Human-caused sea level rise likely caused eight out of 10 floods in the region between 1970 and 2015, a study finds Flooding in localised areas around Sydney will happen almost every week by the middle of this century because of human-caused sea level rise, according to a study by scientists at the Bureau of Meteorology. […]

‘Why should I try to have a future?’ The Weather Diaries, Lupa J and a she-wolf’s lament

Kathy Drayton set out to make a documentary about the plight of Australian flying foxes. She ended up making one about her daughter instead There had been previous obsessions; with eagles, with kangaroos. But when Imogen Jones first saw Princess Mononoke, a 1997 Japanese anime film that was made about the same time she was […]

‘Bushfire brandalism’: Australian artists replace bus shelter ads with political posters

Dozens of posters replaced advertising in January, in Australia’s ‘largest unsanctioned outdoor art exhibition’ • In pictures: the political posters taking over bus shelters It’s amazing what you can get away with in a hi-vis vest. On Thursday 30 January, pedestrians in some suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would have walked straight past activist […]

Rising temperatures could imperil future of Boxing Day Test cricket, report warns

Event may need to be played at night or in shoulder season as climate crisis exposes players and fans to unprecedented levels of extreme heat The Melbourne Boxing Day Test may have to be played at night or moved away from Christmas to November or March as the number of extreme heat days rises over […]

Australia fires live: NSW and SA count cost of bushfires after Balmoral and Cudlee Creek devastation – latest

Cudlee Creek fire revealed to have destroyed 86 homes, as residents in South Australia and New South Wales wait to discover the extent of devastation from the weekend’s fires. Follow today’s events live 10.16pm GMT Dear Santa, Australia is burning. We need rain. #drought #NSWbushfires #fires #qldbushfires #AustraliaFires pic.twitter.com/nLyWaagHoO 10.02pm GMT Devastating interview with Captain […]

From disbelief to dread: the dismal new routine of life in Sydney’s smoke haze | Charlotte Wood

There’s nothing like going to sleep with the taste of ash in your throat to give you an actual, physiological understanding of real fear Here’s the dismal new routine of life in inner-city Sydney. I get up around 7am, sniffing the air. Sometimes even through closed windows you can smell how bad it is, but […]