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A stay-at-home public order warning at Bondi in Sydney, Australia. Photograph:  Bianca De Marchi/EPA

The Covid-19 lockdown in Sydney has been extended by at least another two weeks on top of the three weeks that Australia’s biggest city has already be(...)

Participants in the Games will have to produce fireworks inside empty stadiums to make up for the anticlimax outside. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

During the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, a house in the Olympic Village became a pitstop for randy athletes. John Lakatos, a member of the US tr(...)

A resident walks in front of closed shops during a lockdown in the Fairfield suburb of Sydney after Australia reported another spike in new Covid-19 cases. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

The prospect of an extended lockdown in Sydney loomed on Monday as Australian health officials reported another record daily rise in Covid-19 cases fo(...)

I have also found lately that on the rare occasions I have met someone new, some sort of muscle-memory has made me shoot out my hand for a shake, after which I make a flustered apology and create general embarrassment for all.  Photograph: iStock

Mark Read is the chief executive of WPP, a global advertising powerhouse, and now that he is back seeing clients in an increasingly vaccinated busines(...)

Delta blues: Sydney’s two-week lockdown has been extended for another week. Photograph: Rick Rycroft/AP

Image of the week: Sydney winter Australia has avoided the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic so far, but there’s not much joy to be found in the mostly (...)

Empty tables and chairs are seen at a closed restaurant along  Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Bianca di Marchi

Australian authorities have pleaded with Sydney’s five million residents to stay home, warning a three-week lockdown may be extended as they struggle (...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison

Prime minister Scott Morrison said a deal with Pfizer, which will see millions of coronavirus vaccine doses delivered ahead of previous schedules, wil(...)

 Mounted police on patrol at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

More than 100 police officers, including some on horseback, are being deployed to enforce coronavirus lockdown orders in response to breaches of them (...)

Police arrest anti-apartheid protestors during the rugby union match between Australia and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground on July 17th, 1971. Photo: George Lipman/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

As a small boy in 1971 my father brought me to the Sydney Cricket Ground to watch the Springboks play the Wallabies. My Dad told me that “we will prob(...)

Donal Griffin says it’s possible to die a happy rich man; the trick is not to leave it too late, to be more present to acknowledge the truth of the past and to forgive everyone, including yourself.

Donal Griffin first came to Australia as a backpacker. “It was probably the best year of my life,” says the Dubliner of a gap year taken after his la(...)

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