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What happens to Melbourne when it’s starved of the growth that fed its lifestyle? – The Age

We built a city on the very things that closed borders and COVID-19 have denied us: people – international students in particular – gathering in number in narro…



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Whats to become of us, Melbourne, this once humming city so open to the world, now stalled and shuttered?
It’s been 215 days since the Andrews government declared a state of emergency to ward off COVID-19 seven months in which weve locked down and closed off from the world, our country and, even, our countryside.
In a pandemic the main focus, of course, is saving lives. But now we fear for the health of our city, mothballed longer than all …

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