Melbourne Australia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Melbourne Australia


5 million begin lockdown in Australian city

Jul 09, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Melbourne residents are told to stay at home for 6 weeks after other measures to contain a spike in COVID-19 failed to prevent the virus spreading

Members of the Melbourne Fire Brigade prepare to enter a locked down building on a housing estate to deliver food, in Melbourne on July 9, 2020 on the first day of the city’s new lockdown after an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Five million people in Australia's second-biggest city began a new lockdown, returning to tough restrictions just weeks after they ended as Melbourne grapples with a resurgence of coronavirus cases. William WEST / AFP

Panic-buying returns as Melbourne braces for lengthy lockdown

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Five million residents are ordered back into a six-week lockdown as soaring community transmission of the coronavirus brings more than 100 new cases daily

Police in the southern New South Wales (NSW) border city of Albury check cars crossing the state border from Victoria on July 8, 2020 after authorities closed the border due to an outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus in Victoria. With the city of Melbourne going into lockdown for the next six weeks, the entire state of Victoria will effectively be sealed off from the rest of the country with the state border to NSW closing on 08 July. William WEST / AFP

Australia's second-biggest city under new virus lockdown

Jul 07, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Although the lockdown covers the Melbourne metropolitan area, the entire state of Victoria will effectively be sealed off from the rest of the country from Tuesday midnight, as state borders are closed

Medical staff perform a COVID-19 coronavirus test on a resident of one of nine public housing estates locked down due a spike in infection numbers in Melbourne on July 6, 2020. Australia will effectively seal off the state of Victoria from the rest of the country, authorities said on July 6, announcing unprecedented measures to tackle a worrying surge in coronavirus cases. William WEST / AFP

Bushfire smoke disrupts Australian Open buildup

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Dramatic scenes of players dropping to their knees and choking due to the smoke forced Australian Open organizers to suspend action in the qualifying rounds

HEALTH CONCERNS. Players like Eugenie Bouchard of Canada needed medical attention during the qualifiers. Photo by Michael Bradley/AFP

3 charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Police say the men are 'certainly inspired by ISIS,' but have no known links to a specific organization

AFTER NOVEMBER 9. This file photo shows a burnt vehicle at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne on November 9, 2018. Less than two weeks after, 3 men who allegedly plotted 'chilling' terror attacks in Melbourne were charged on November 20. File photo by William West/AFP

One dead, two hurt in stabbing rampage in Melbourne

Nov 09, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Police shoot the knife-wielding man who went on a stabbing rampage in the city center

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:43 PM

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which identifies the best urban playgrounds to live and work in

VIENNA. Austria's Vienna at sunset. File photo from Shutterstock

Pope aide Pell to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

May 01, 2018 - 9:02 AM

(UPDATED) 'Not guilty,' the top aide to Pope Francis says loudly and without hesitation when asked his plea, a stance he has taken since first being charged last year

POPE'S AIDE. Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016. File photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Man dies after Melbourne car attack

Dec 30, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Afghan-Australian Saeed Noori is accused of ploughing his car through a busy intersection earlier December

MELBOURNE. Police and emergency personnel work at the scene of where a car ran over pedestrians in Flinders Street in Melbourne on December 21, 2017. Photo by Mal Fairclough/AFP

Maranao in Melbourne helps bring MSU students back to school

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:02 AM

A PhD student at the University of Melbourne starts BalikMSU to encourage students displaced by conflict to finish their education

TRUE MARANAO. PhD student Elin Anisha Guro started BalikMSU to bring normalcy back to the lives of students in Marawi City. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

3 dead, 20 hurt as car rams Melbourne shoppers

Jan 20, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The trail of violence takes place barely a kilometer half a mile away from Melbourne Park where the world s top tennis stars were playing the opening Grand Slam of the year in a city teeming with tourists

CAR ATTACK. Emergency servicemen and police are seen on Bourke Street after a car plowed into pedestrians in the centre of Melbourne on January 20, 2017. Photo by Peter Parks / AFP

Kena penalti, Rio Haryanto harus start dari posisi buncit

Mar 19, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Kualifikasi Rio Haryanto di Sirkuit Albert Park Melbourne Australia tidak berjalan lancar Tapi semua bisa diperbaiki saat seri pertama Formula 1 digelar pada Minggu 20 Maret

Pembalap Tim Manor Racing Rio Haryanto berpose di mobilnya usai jumpa pers di Jakarta, Senin, 14 Maret. Foto oleh M. Agung Rajasa/ANTARA

[Dash of SAS] What regulated sex looks like

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Sex work is legal and a highly regulated industry in Melbourne Australia Can you imagine it?

Warga Muslim Indonesia di Australia khawatir jadi pelampiasan kemarahan

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Dampak yang diakibatkan oleh peristiwa tersebut meninggalkan rasa getir dalam setiap hati warga Muslim di Autralia tak terkecuali bagi yang berkebangsaan Indonesia

This screengrab taken from the Australian Channel Seven broadcast shows presumed hostages holding up a flag with Arabic writing inside the Lindt cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014. Channel Seven/AFP

New plant species could detox mining-contaminated soil

May 17, 2014 - 2:23 PM

Metal plant hyperaccumulators are important discoveries in the country since these plants can help clean up mine areas

The business of fashion in Melbourne

Mar 26, 2014 - 7:26 PM

This is the world’s biggest consumer fashion event It’s the energy and the creativity that comes together from the industry – directly in front of the consumer