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by NEWSDESK FRIDAY, April 3 As the global number of COVID-19 infections passed a million and the death toll 50,000, tight movement regulations continued to be ramped up across Australia. Queensland Police this morning implemented hard NSW border closures in Coolangatta, with […]

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by THURSDAY, April 2 (4pm) The Prime Minister has announced that child care will be made available for free for parents who continue working during the coronavirus pandemic. In a major announcement that had been anticipated, Mr Morrison said The Federal Government […]

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by WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 Support is building across the country for Australians take part in live-streamed dawn services in their driveways and on their balconies on Anzac Day. With traditional services and marches cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, RSL leaders, […]

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by TUESDAY, March 31 Health authorities in NSW say there has been a coronavirus outbreak among backpackers in Bondi, in Sydney’s east, after hundreds were reported to have ignored social distancing measures. NSW Chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant said: “We know […]

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by MONDAY, March 30 Businesses will receive a fortnightly wage subsidy up to $1,500 per employee as part of a Federal Government bid to prevent millions of people from losing their jobs to the coronavirus pandemic. The subsidy is the central plank […]

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by FRIDAY, MARCH 29 As the number of Australian coronavirus cases edged past 3000 today, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Government will target Australians returning from overseas in its latest moves to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The Australian Defence […]

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by THURSDAY, March 28 Hairdressing appointments with no time limits are back on after the Federal Government lifted its restrictions on hairdressers and barbers announced on Tuesday night. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said based on feedback from the industry, premiers and chief […]

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by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 As the Tokyo Olympics were postponed and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer warned the government would “not tolerate” people who flouted orders to self-isolate, the Prime Minister has expanded the nationwide crackdown on social gatherings. Prime Minister Scott Morrison […]

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by TUESDAY, March 24 NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the state is at a “critical stage” in the fight against coronavirus, after 149 new infections in 24 hours pushed the state’s total past 800. And in Queensland, schools are staying open but […]

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by MONDAY, March 23 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Australians to summon the spirit of the Anzacs in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 as Parliament resumed today to pass urgent economic stimulus measures.  .Speaking to the House of Representatives, […]

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by   FRIDAY, MARCH 20  NAPLAN exams will be cancelled this year due to widespread disruption to schools caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Each year students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are tested on literacy and numeracy. This year’s exams […]

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by   Tasmania closed its borders, the Federal government again said it would not close schools and Qantas and Jetstar announced they were temporarily standing down two-thirds of their 30,000 employees. These were among the latest developments in Australia as the fight […]

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by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 Non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people have been banned by the Federal Government as the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also warned Australians not to leave the country as the […]

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by TUESDAY, March 17 As the Federal Government considers more economic stimulus measures, medical experts will later today discuss with ministers the need to further ramp up anti-coronavirus restrictions. The moves in Australia came as US President Donald Trump recommended Americans avoid […]

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by MONDAY March 16 As coronavirus cases continue to climb in Australia and travel restrictions and bans on mass gatherings come into force Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for calm. Mr Morrison and his senior ministerial colleagues went on an early […]

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by FRIDAY, March 13 The Australian Grand Prix was this morning cancelled by organisers because of coronavirus fears as governments worldwide imposed strict new restrictions on their people and global stock markets braced for further heavy losses. The GP cancellation came soon […]

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by THURSDAY, MARCH 12 The Federal Government’s stimulus package aimed at keeping Australians in jobs in the face of the coronavirus will see $17.6 billion pumped into the economy. The majority of the money ($11 billion), to be paid out between now […]

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by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 The Federal Government will create a new Medicare item to pay doctors for consulting patients over the phone as part of a new $2.4 billion health package designed to help protect Australians against coronavirus. Prime  Minister Scott Morrison […]

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by TUESDAY, MARCH 10 Another eight coronavirus infections were reported in New South Wales this morning as a Sydney doctor called for people in the state’s major population centres to be quarantined for two weeks, Dr Cathie Hull works in the emergency […]

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by MONDAY MARCH, 9 Hannah Clarke and her three children will be laid to rest in a single shared coffin as hundreds gather to remember the family who were brutally murdered last month.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk […]

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