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Call for online council meetings

Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay councils have supported calls to be allowed to meet virtually instead of in-person for council meetings during the coronavirus state of...

AA moves online to combat drinking in self isolation

Not once during self isolation has Kate* felt like a drink. Kate, who previously attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the Newport area, said COVID-19 had...

An expose of life in isolation

Altona photographer Jude van Daalen is documenting people at their homes for her Life in Self-Isolation project as a way of giving back. After moving...

Lighting up the dawn

Embattled RSL clubs are keeping the Anzac spirit alive amid the coronavirus lockdown, with members of the community urged to ’light up the dawn’...

Clinic on the front line

An Altona North medical practice has become the first GP respiratory clinic testing for coronavirus in Melbourne's west, as part of the federal government's...

Face-to-face consults in decline

Many doctors have closed the book on new patients and are not providing face-to-face treatment during the COVID-19 crisis, even for unrelated medical issues. It...

Church keeps doors open to provide food, toilet paper

Williamstown Church of Christ is keeping its doors open to provide food hampers for those in need after its soup kitchen was forced to...

‘They will throw a tantrum’: Pharmacists abused over coronavirus meds

An Altona pharmacist is prioritising flu vaccines for high-risk and local patients amid coronavirus panic and abusive customers. The move comes as some Victorian pharmacists...

Fighting fund set up

Western Health has established a dedicated Respiratory Assessment Clinic at Sunshine Hospital and prepared new wards with extra acute and intensive care capacity for...

Changing face of business in coronavirus shutdown

A Williamstown seamstress who turned her hand to making masks after her business closed, is giving away about 400 each day. Nhi "Annie" Tran said...

CEO given emergency powers

Hobsons Bay's chief executive has been given more powers in the COVID-19 state of emergency, enabling him to make decisions if a councillor majority...

Waste drop-off rubbished

Hobsons Bay council has been criticised for asking people to drop off excess rubbish at its operations centre on Saturdays amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In...

Portraits document social distancing

A Kingsville photographer is putting the human face on the social isolation being forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Strict social distancing rules have all but...

Police patrol lockdown

Police have made more than 4000 spot checks in local streets as Victoria's coronavirus cases climb, stage 3 restrictions came into effect and the...

Wills on wheels in coronavirus shutdown

An Altona North lawyer is offering to do “wills on wheels“ for people while they stay home during the coronavirus shutdown. Russell Cocks, principal at...

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My Place: Justine Brogna

October is Mental Health Month. For the third year, Williamstown’s Justine Brogna has organised the Walk a Mile in my Shoes mental health event...