what to expect in Melbourne, Sydney

Australia’s rigid pandemic border policies led some to wonder if international travelers would still want to visit. It appears they do. Four weeks after the country opened to vaccinated visitors, international flight bookings are nearly half (49%) of pre-pandemic levels, according to the travel technology company Travelport. CNBC Travel went to the land “Down Under” …

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Skywhales take flight over Melbourne in a celebration of life

Legend has it that if you look into the eye of a whale, your life will never be the same again. That was the starting point for artist Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales, which launched into the Melbourne sky on Saturday. Piccinini wants her art to be transformative, at least for a moment. And so it was …

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Program Officer, Student Life, Engagement Lead job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Science Department/School: Student Life Salary: UOM 6 – $87,007 – $94,181 p.a. plus 17% super Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our …

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Life after lockdown: Jolene Molloy on seeing Melbourne through new eyes

Travel 1 Mar, 2022 12:17 AM4 minutes to read Melbourne-based Kiwi expat Jolene Molloy made the most of regional border closures by exploring Victoria’s highlights and delights, including the Mornington Peninsula. Photo / Supplied In 2012, Jolene Molloy and her finance Seamus left Aotearoa’s trendy capital for the similarly hip city of Melbourne. Ten years …

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$450 cocktail toasts the life of Coco Chanel at Sofitel Melbourne

TravelUpdated 14 Feb, 2022 03:37 AM2 minutes to read The best things in life are free: the Chanel-inspired The Classique Sensation cocktail by Sofitel. Photo / Supplied It’s a self-proclaimed “masterpiece” cocktail with a price tag to turn you T-total. The Classique Sensation is a $430 drink so fancy it comes in its own cocktail …

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Life creeps into Sydney, Melbourne CBDs

According to research done by Roy Morgan, the average seven-day movement in Melbourne’s CBD had increased to 23 per cent of pre-pandemic levels on the first weekend after the end of the lockdown on Friday, 22 October. This is up from a low of 8 per cent on 8 July. However, as Roy Morgan points …

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