Welcome to The Wind Down presented by The Standard. Produced by Loren Botica, Aditi Kutty, Millie Spencer and Jennifer Pittorino.
Melbourne – a culturally diverse and artsy city with great bars and restaurants – has long been a drawcard for young people from across the country. But when our long lockdown began, the exodus was huge – anyone with somewhere else they could be, departed. Jack Crnjanin talked to some who chose to stay.