Andy Knight is broke, and there is no end to lockdown in sight.
On a day when the ACT chief minister announced another two dozen Covid cases, Knight went down to the shops thinking he had $28 to his name. But the ATM showed minus three dollars.
“Some pending payments suddenly came through at the wrong time for me,” he says.
It wasn’t always like this. One of the big, cruel ironies of Australia’s pandemic is that for people like Knight, 57, in some ways life may never have been better than last year.