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How COVID-19 has reshaped life for thousands of Illawarra commuters

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated August 17 2020 - 10:25pm, first published August 14 2020 - 7:00am
Daily juggle: Work and home life have converged for Thirroul's Peta Muller - a mum of three who works in banking in Sydney CBD - during the pandemic. Picture: Robert Peet

In the pre-pandemic world, it was not unusual for Illawarra residents who work in Sydney to spend upwards of three hours a day on a train.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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