Photos of the week, August 27, 2020


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Bondi’s lifeguards will use the warm weather on the weekend as a test run for summer. Currrently beachgoers must sit at least a “towel length” apart and individual groups must consist of no more than 20.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Hazard reduction burns in Westleigh, northern Sydney. The benefits of hazard-reduction burning delivered has been shown to deliver mixed benefits in reducing bushfire risks during the record-breaking 2019-20 season.
Credit:Nick Moir

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Buses transport 366 guests in hotel quarantine at Travelodge in Surry Hills, Sydney, to another location, after it was determined their current location not suitable. Police reviewed infection control protocols for hotel quarantine staff after two security guards tested positive for COVID-19.Credit:James Brickwood

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NSW Police were forced to remove hundreds of people from one of Sydney’s quarantine hotels after the facility was deemed not up to standard.Credit:James Brickwood

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Nsw Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant and NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys during their daily coronavirus COVID-19 update. On Friday night, NSW Health issued a stern warning that people living and working in greater Sydney or the Central Coast should stay away from aged care facilities for 14 days as they brace for double-digit daily case increases for several days to come.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Nine shell casings lie on the ground at a shooting crime scene in Knoll Avenue in Turrella. Mohammed Saab stepped out of his double-storey southern Sydney home on his way to work and was ambushed, shot at least six times in the body and legs.Credit:Janie Barrett

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Bryan Brown at the Riverview Hotel in Balmain. His latest project is the four-part SBS drama Hungry Ghosts in which he plays a war correspondent, Neil Stockton, who is still struggling with the year he spent in Vietnam covering the war.Credit:Janie Barrett

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The big empty – a deserted Sydney CBD during lunchtime. Credit:James Brickwood

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Gridlock on the Harbour Bridge approaches from the north after an earlier accident that resulted in the death of one person. A deadly two-car collision on the Sydney Harbour Bridge brought the city to a standstill on Thursday, leaving roads so congested a responding fire crew was forced to leave its truck and run to the crash site with lifesaving equipment.Credit:Nick Moir

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Georgina Jenkins enjoying the floral display at the The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of the largest vertical floral walls in the southern hemisphere. Credit:Louise Kennerley

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Waverley cemetery’s wide green space, undisturbed by vehicles or development, and the nearby coastal heath in Sydney’s eastern suburbs have become a haven for small birds, including the superb fairy-wren and the New Holland honeyeater.Credit:Janie Barrett

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Karlie Noon has been appointed the Sydney Observatory’s first astronomy ambassador. The 30-year-old was the first Aboriginal woman to complete a dual degree in maths and physics, before furthering her studies in astronomy and astrophysics. “Observing the stars, observing the sky, observing the land – these are things that my ancestors have been doing forever,” Ms Noon said.Credit:Rhett Wyman

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A mural of a woman on a building is seen from Bigge Park in Liverpool. The mural shows Adi Holmes a human-rights lawyer after her involvement as an activist in the Free West Papua Movement.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison with fogged glasses from wearing a mask, during a visit to Datapod, a data centre facility, in Canberra on Wednesday 26 August 2020. fedpol Photo: Alex EllinghausenCredit:Alex Ellinghausen

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New research showing people are praying more and turning to religion more during COVID-19. The Stringer family have been praying more. They do bible devotions and pray together and say they have been doing this more now during COVID, at a time they haven’t been able to go to church.
Pictured are Eleanor, Lucy, Katie, Andrew and William Stringer.
22nd August 2020
Photo: Steven SiewertCredit:Steven Siewert

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CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19. For Lease signs on King Street in the Sydney CBD. Photographed Monday 24th August 2020. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH NEWS 200824Credit:James Brickwood

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Australian costume associate Jude Loxley with costumes for Hamilton at the Sydney Costume Workshop. Credit:Louise Kennerley

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Year 12 student Aryan Krishan and his father, Sanjay Krishan. Year 12 student Aryan Krishan is in his school’s elite cricket program. But when training became impossible this year – students had to bring their own gear due to COVID, but he couldn’t lug the huge duffle bag on public transport – he turned to golf with his dad instead. They watched youtube lessons and tournaments on FOXTEL, and now Aryan is considering becoming a professional golfer instead.Credit:Steven Siewert

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St Joseph’s College rugby fields, Augustine Street, Hunters Hill . Parents and spectators standing on ute trays etc to see over the wall and watch rugby practice matches while maintaining distancing rules due to Coronavirus. Credit:Steven Siewert

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CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19. Hamish McLeod, Store Manager at Strand Hatters in the Sydney CBD, where foot traffic has dropped considerably. Photographed Monday 24th August 2020. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH NEWS 200824 .Credit:James Brickwood

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NEWS: Nicholas Hill (left) and Michael Robinson from Hungerford Meat Co. in Branxton with some long fin eel from the Upper Hawkesbury River. He smokes them in an old butcher’s smokehouse in Branxton and sells to chefs such as Josh Niland and Luke Powell. 26th August 2020, Photo: Wolter Peeters, The Sydney Morning Herald.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Gary Armstrong, Head Sommelier at Mr Wong in Sydney’s CBD, holding a bottle of Chinese wine – Ao Yun 2013 from the Yunnan Province, which costs $1,000.Credit:James Brickwood

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Snowboarders at Perisher enjoy fresh powder after a dump of snow over the weekend.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

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Snow on the fire hit regions of Clarence in the Blue mountains.Credit:Nick Moir

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RFS firefighter Jade Garrett from Killara brigade during hazard reduction burns in Westleigh, in northern Sydney.Credit:Nick Moir

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Twilight superfan, Taylor Cole, who’s also the store’s manager of Berkelouw Books, Paddington, Sydney, 25 August 2020. Photo: Jessica Hromas Credit:Jessica Hromas

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Antique Cast iron urinal toilet at The Rocks under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Affectionately nicknamed a pissoir by Sydneysiders in the late 1800s. Credit:Louie Douvis

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The new member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain, at Parliament House in Canberra.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

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Chris McCann at his home in Burrawang, NSW. Chris is a whistleblower at icare and after two years in the job left in 2018 after being bullied out and became suicidal. Chris a former homicide detective went to icare to set up systems to detect fraud, corruption and compliance. 21st August, 2020. Photo: Kate GeraghtyCredit:Kate Geraghty

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Year 12 students Jacinta Smith, Ahlia Suckling, Georgia Densley, Kathryn Burke, and Olympia Mullany, at Scholastica’s College, in Glebe, have received a Covid badge for doing their HSC in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic.Credit:Janie Barrett

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Shahrzad Toner, heavily pregnant woman who is hoping her husband is able to get back to Australia from the UK before she gives birth. He has had several flights cancelled already. Thursday 27th August 2020 AFR photo LOUIE DOUVIS .Credit:Louie Douvis

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Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese speaks with pregnant Labor MPs Alicia Payne and Anika Wells during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 27 August 2020. fedpol Photo: Alex EllinghausenCredit:Alex Ellinghausen

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Balmain and Concord junior rugby teams go head to head at St Luke Oval at Concord.Credit:Jessica Hromas

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Drive thru testing at full capacity at Bondi Beach. Credit:Edwina Pickles

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Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, Senator Bridget McKenzie and Senator Perin Davey speak to the media about border closures, at Parliament House in Canberra.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

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covid-19 testing clinic in Kyeemagh, Sydney.Credit:Janie Barrett

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HSC students, Lucy Karis and Grace Phelan, have been friends since primary school, and despite going to different high schools they study together in the granny flat in Grace’s back yard in Bundeena. Credit:Janie Barrett

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Wang Xining, Deputy Head of Mission from the Chinese embassy in Australia, is served Tajima wagyu rump from the Liverpool Plains of NSW with pearl barley, during his address to the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

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Sydney FC at their recovery session at Chinmans Beach in Mosman.Credit:Rhett Wyman

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St Joseph’s College rugby fields, Augustine Street, Hunters Hill. Parents and spectators standing on ute trays, to see over the wall and watch rugby practice matches while maintaining distancing rules due to Coronavirus.Credit:Steven Siewert

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An empty Sydney CBD during lunchtime. Credit:James Brickwood

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Senator Penny Wong during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

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Designers Lucy Hinkfuss (Ten Pieces), Adrian Norris (Aje), Jac Hunt (Jac + Jack), Edwina Robinson (Aje), Kelly Atkinson (Showroom X), Richard Poulson (Showroom X), Mary Lou Ryan (Bassike), Lisa Dempsey – (Jac + Jack), and Charlotte Hicks (Esse Studios). .Credit:Louie Douvis

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Joan Pirovic, 19, is a second year certificate 3 TAFE student in commercial cookery. She is also an apprentice chef with Apprenticeship Careers Australia hosted at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hawkesbury. An exclusive NSW Business Camber of Commerce (Business NSW) report on 5000 young people that highlights mental health concerns for young people during COVID. Credit:Dylan Coker

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Paul Fletcher during Question Time at Parliament House in CanberraCredit:Alex Ellinghausen

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Waverley Cemetery, Bronte.Credit:James Brickwood

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Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes with Minister for Energy and Environment, Matthew Kean release of Cumberland Plan Management Plan, St Helens Park.Credit:Louise Kennerley

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Chelsea Dunn the manager of the Balmain junior rugby team ensures all parents sign into the Covid-19 safety app at St Luke Oval at Concord, where Balmain and Concord junior teams are playing against one another.Credit:Jessica Hromas

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Dr Renata Bernard, Creative Director at Opal Minded in the Sydney CBD, who has seen her business drop considerably during COVID travel restrictions. Credit:James Brickwood

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A man wearing a face mask to protect themselves against COVID-19, in Liverpool, Sydney.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Assitant Treasurer and Minister for Housing Michael Sukkar and Liberal MP Tim Wilson during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

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Declan Clarke, 23, speaks to his fiance via facetime in his bedroom at home. His fiance is in Russia and they have until November to get married or they they will lose their money and their visa. Their applications to enter the country on compelling and compassionate grounds have been rejected multiple times. He is depressed and feels hopeless as a result of Australia’s polices.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Qantas House 96 Hunter Street, Sydney.Credit:Edwina Pickles

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Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance during an announcement on new commuter car parks. Credit:Edwina Pickles

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Peter Poulet, Prof. Of Practice, Architecture at University of Western Sydney, in front of one of several architect designed Olympic Amenities Buildings at Homebush. Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Kathryn Lamb has completed the CSIRO Healthy Diet Score survey, and found that during Covid-19 her reliance on comfort foods had increased.Credit:Janie Barrett

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Nakkiah Lui has been given her own publishing imprint at Allen and Unwin.Credit:Renee Nowytarger

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