Photos of the week, July 30, 2020

Photos of the week, July 30, 2020

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A week in photos from the award winning Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review photographers.

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Testing hours have been extended at Bondi's Covid-19 testing clinic due to increased demand. Credit:Brook Mitchell


Black Lives Matter organiser, Paddy Gibson, is moved on by the Police after breaching the public health order act.Credit:Nick Moir


Sean Ferns and Rose Gates inside their home on Emma Street in Leichhardt. Sean and Rose are very concerned about the WestConnex tunneling in their area and the possible damage to their home and the water table. Credit:Kate Geraghty


A large silver mine is being built less than 2km from the township of Lue in NSW. Tom Combes is the president of the Lue Action group in opposition to the mine.Credit:Wolter Peeters



Coastal erosion damage at Narrabeen Beach due to violent surf as an east coast low hits the NSW coast.Credit:Nick Moir


The unemployment crisis has hit most sectors of Australia, but special research from the Productivity Commission shows that young people are being hit hardest. Rydalmere resident Sinead Simpkins, 26, applies for between 10 and 30 jobs per week. Despite holding three university degrees, she was "ghosted", or ignored, by 90 per cent of employers.Credit:Wolter Peeters


Premier Daniel Andrews and Prime Minister Scott Morrison moved to put aside a week of pot shots and thinly veiled swipes to reassure Victorians every effort was being made to halt the march of COVID-19 throughout Melbourne's suburbs and into regional communities.Credit:Justin McManus


Australia's senior infection control advisers have escalated their advice about face masks, urging those living in an increasing number of Sydney hotspots to wear a covering while in public.Credit:James Brickwood


Sarah Gregory, the supervising archivist at the NSW State Archives. The State Archives is the nation's oldest archive collection, dating from 1787. Sydney cultural custodians are divided over a Berejiklian government plan to merge the State Archives with the authority responsible for some of the city's best-known historic properties. A parliamentary committee is reviewing the proposal by NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin to merge State Archives and Records, home to 14 million items, and Sydney Living Museums.Credit:Kate Geraghty


Operations at Port Botany container terminal at dusk. Credit:Dean Sewell


Guy Anderson, 78, on his property 'Oakdale' that joins the back of the site of the proposed ethanol project in Moama, NSW. Credit:Kate Geraghty


The old Kentucky Fried Chicken lot in the Riverina town of Deniliquin has seen better days. Colonel Sanders' face still adorns the windows of the building, but inside furniture is huddled, the drive-through screen is smashed and the garden is growing wild. It seems an unlikely shareholder address for a director of two proposed state significant developments for ethanol plants in nearby towns by an outfit one council has described as a leader in the design and manufacture of anaerobic biodigestion technology.Credit:Kate Geraghty


Blender Gallery in Paddington. Credit:Wolter Peeters


An investigation into Australia’s $60 billion workers’ compensation system uncovered mismanagement of the state government scheme in NSW and 'unethical' conduct in Victoria. The government introduced legislation to enable icare to start afresh with a surplus of $4 billion after introducing a scheme that automatically terminated injured workers after five years unless they could prove they met a Whole Person Impairment threshold, which measures how badly a worker has been injured, of more than 20 per cent. This enabled the actuaries to reduce their liability projections for the scheme and produce a surplus. But the changes, which were effective from 2017, meant thousands of workers, including Greg Dayman, had their weekly payments terminated. Credit:Wolter Peeters



Chloe McArdel is the Sydney cross-channel swimmer who has done 31 crossings, and is aiming for another four to break the most crossings by a male (34). Overall record is held by a women (42 crosses). She is set to head over to England on Thursday.Credit:James Brickwood


Melissa Nichols and her husband are selling their Kellyville Ridge home 10 years after building it. They have bought a parcel of land in Box Hill to build a new home for their growing family. Kellyville Ridge is the only area with positive price growth in the second quarter this year. Credit:Peter Rae


Fariha Karim Masha is a single mother of 5-year-old Odhora and 3-year-old Mayabee. She gets $88 parenting payment fortnightly and had to go to part-time work in February because her 5yo daughter has ASD and her specialist school has no after care. She doesn't know how she will cope after September as the budget is already very tight.Credit:Steven Siewert


Hurstville - A nail salon employee at a Sydney nail salon inside the Westfield Hurstville shopping centre worked two days while infectious with COVID-19.Credit:Brook Mitchell


Ayeesha Ash, the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Sydney based Black Birds Creative Arts Co. and Comedian Victoria Zerbst are performing at the Sydney Fringe Festival.Credit:Rhett Wyman


Let's Go Surfing in Byron Bay is barely surviving with the help of JobKeeper, but some people are still braving the cold including instructor Blake Whittaker with surfers Jade Stewart and Ebony Conrick. With nearly all of Byron's economy tied to tourism, hospitality and the creative arts, Byron mayor Simon Richardson said the pandemic has delivered a "triple whammy". "It is really dangerous times for us," he said. Four areas in the LGA are among the most disadvantaged 20 per cent in Australia, and two are among the most affluent.Credit:Danielle Smith


Heavy surf conditions created by an east coast low threaten to further damage Terrigal beach at Wamberal.Credit:Nick Moir


Craig Donarski, director of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, said it was often forgotten that western Sydney is so much bigger than Parramatta, and that funding needed to be pushed out to the region's edges. Credit:Dominic Lorrimer


Head nurse Sorcha Thornton tests a driver for Covid-19 at the free Bondi Beach drive though St Vincent's clinic.Credit:Jessica Hromas


Treasurer Josh Frydenberg arrives wearing a mask for his address to the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen



Police were out in force to break up the Black Lives Matter protest held in The Domain.Credit:Jessica Hromas


Testing carried out at a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney .Credit:Brook Mitchell


Bruce Maynard, whose grandmother and great aunt planted peppercorn trees at the Narromine Golf Course in the 1920's believes the trees are dying because of the spraying of Diuron on nearby cotton farms.Credit:Janie Barrett


Australian Museum new chief scientist Professor Kris Helgen and Museum director Kim McKay with specimens from the USA Typhus Commission. Professor Kris Helgen says natural history museums genetic collections past and future are vital in the fight against virus pandemics.Credit:James Brickwood


Potts Point, SydneyCredit:Dominic Lorrimer


Artist Giselle Stanborough amongst her new, immersive gallery exhibition called Cinopticon, to show when Carriageworks reopens its doors on Friday, August 7.Credit:Dean Sewell


Nine presenter Peter Overton with Mel Eustace, 34, with Down Syndrome is a Softballer. Peter has been a proud Ambassador of Special Olympics Australia for well over a decade and during that time he has struck up a beautiful relationship with Mel. Like many industries and organisations, Covid-19 has hit Special Olympics Australia especially hard.Credit:James Brickwood


A dream trip backpacking around Australia has not quite turned out how Dutch tourist Sietse Peer imagined. The 26-year-old arrived here in February, just before the world changed and the borders were sealed. Now Mr Peer has a four-person dorm room all to himself at the YHA hostel in The Rocks in Sydney.Credit:Wolter Peeters


Bondi Surf Bather's Life Saving Club in Sydney's east has close after four of its members dined at The Apollo restaurant at Potts Point.Credit:Louie Douvis


Campaigner Charles MacKenzie who has represented other Australians infected by contaminated blood with viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis.Credit:James Alcock


Rituals continue : parents gather to watch Saturday morning sport at Queens Park ovals.Credit:Steven Siewert


Frank's Pizza Bar Restaurant, located in Camperdown has closed for deep cleaning after a customer tested positive for COVID-19. Credit:Louie Douvis


Testing hours have been extended in Bondi due to increased demand.Credit:Brook Mitchell


Fort Street High School in Petersham is closed on Thursday after it was advised of a possible COVID-19 case. The results of that person's test will be confirmed while the school will undertake deep cleaning in the meantime. Credit:Steven Siewert


Renata Bernard, in her store, Opal Minded, in The Rocks, an area that is suffering because of the lack of tourists due to the coronavirus pandemic.Credit:Janie Barrett


The Apollo restaurant in Potts Point became the fourth Sydney restaurant and the second in the inner-city suburb forced to close this week.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer


Police carry the body of 33 year old woman Najma Carroll who was found dead in an area near Sandy Point Quarry in the bush land near Menai, Sydney.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer


Spectacular dawn at south Avalon. Credit:Nick Moir