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Joy, tears and Vegemite greet travellers as Australia reopens

International tourists and business travellers on Monday began arriving in Australia with few restrictions for the first time in almost two years, after the government lifted some of the strictest pandemic measures of any democracy in the world.Vaccinated travellers were greeted at Sydney’s airport by jubilant well-wishers waving toy koalas …

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‘A laughing stock’: Sydney’s ‘death-themed’ Lunar New Year lanterns mocked

Sydney’s hopes of reviving its downtown business activity amid a Covid-19 reopening may have hit a snag as the local Chinese diaspora shuns its “death-themed” Chinatown.The local city council has decorated its Chinatown with white and blue lanterns and wrapped trees with white cloth for its Lunar New Year celebrations, …

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