Reporter @theage, earlier @ballaratcourier. Very rarely on Twitter. Get in touch: a.mcmillan@theage.com.au

Melbourne, Australia
Joined December 2011
Police officers now have anti-lockdown protesters on Burnley Street in Richmond blocked on either side. The crowd is singing ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Waltzing Matilda’. @theage
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More than 1000 anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne are now sitting on Burnley Street in Richmond as a large amount of police watch on. @theage
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Helen Etuk dies at 20 of the coronavirus. She had planned to become a pediatrician. And because she was raised by a single mother, she vowed to treat children even if their mothers couldn't afford to pay. Obit by @kseelye nyti.ms/2Z9bM00
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"Things I barely remember and even those I would rather forget. I ran back in to the burning house to save my dog." Running into the fire. A minute or two from dying. Here's what happened to me a few months ago. Raw and hard to write, but cathartic. theage.com.au/lifestyle/life…
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🔵 VIC exposure sites 10:40pm #COVID19Vic
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The Royal Brighton Yacht Club in Melbourne has closed after a positive COVID-19 case visited the venue's restaurant on Tuesday 29 December between 12pm and 2pm. The person sat outside and did not go into other parts of the club. @theage #COVID19Vic mailchi.mp/599b5b57c38c/rybc…
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Update: three positive cases in Mitcham, Hallam and Mentone. Each case are self-isolating at home and are being supported and monitored. Extensive contact tracing is underway.
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Confession: I love the end-of-year lists of books and movies and songs people loved. I genuinely love reading reviews. I almost never agree with them, but I enjoy spending hours looking up all the titles and artists I've never heard of. I am a huge nerd and that will never change
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We are experiencing extremely high demand for ambulances in the metropolitan region, with likely ambulance delays. If it's not an emergency, please call NURSE ON CALL (1300 60 60 24). More information to come.
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Welcome back Melbourne cinemas
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Wherein we discuss going from powerful to invisible, doctor-activism and it’s influence on the #COVID19 and #bushfire crises, and the special moments when journalism and medicine interact.
"HACKS turned QUACKS" Why did seasoned journalists @coopesdetat @AmyCorderoy decide to re-train as doctors? And, graduating from medicine during a global pandemic, what the..is that like? With me on #ScienceFriction @RadioNational @ABCscience Listen/pod > abc.net.au/radionational/pro…
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"If you did not know that Joe Biden was getting close to 270, Donald Trump just provided all the proof you will ever need."
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Anyone with gumption and a sharp mind will take the measure of two things: what’s said and what’s done.
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"Overall, there was a 37% median reduction across all categories of health care" - GP/ED visits down 42% - hospital admissions down 28% - dx tests down 31% - tx down 30% Interesting read on downstream health system effects from the #COVID19 pandemic croakey.org/covid-19-slashed…
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Dan Palmer is the first Australian Wallabies player to ever come out, and only the second pro-rugby player in the world to do so. His story is both heartbreaking and unfortunately, far too familiar. smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union…
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BREAKING: Melbourne's trains were not cleaned properly at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the cleaning contractor pocketing taxpayer's money for work that was not performed while secretly paying off a Metro Trains manager, an inquiry has heard. theage.com.au/national/victo…
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Journalists want to tell other people’s stories but sometimes life gets in the way. In June I fell off a five-storey apartment building and survived. Thanks to @GoodWeekendMag for letting me put the experience into words smh.com.au/world/north-ameri…
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Happy Sunday Melbourne. Just 2 cases and no deaths overnight. The Reff is at a record low of 0.45.
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