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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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by FRIDAY, MARCH 6 The closure of a high school in Sydney, the postponement of Thailand’s famous annual Full Moon beach party, Iranians told to avoid using cash and the Netherlands scrambling to put together a plan for the imminent return of […]

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by THURSDAY, MARCH 5 The coronavirus has tightened its grip around the world with a second elderly woman dying at a Sydney nursing home, all sporting events in Italy set to take place in empty stadiums, and a seven month delay in […]

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by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Police are hunting a man who used a fishing rod to steal a Versace necklace off a mannequin in a Melbourne CBD store last week. It took the man three hours to fish the necklace, believed to be […]

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by TUESDAY, MARCH 3 Australia’s chief health officers were meeting  today to consider “social distancing” restrictions such as bans on major sporting and other big events because of the coronavirus. The move comes after it was revealed Australia had recorded its first […]

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by MONDAY, MARCH 2 Two people in regional Queensland have been charged with the murder of missing Chinchilla toddler Kaydence Dawita Mills who has not been seen since 2016. Yesterday, police declared a crime scene at Chinchilla Weir as they searched the […]

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by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 A decision on whether or not the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for late July, goes ahead because of the coronavirus, could be delayed until late May. Games watchers are backing this scenario after a senior member of the International […]

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by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faces up to 25 years in jail after being convicted of rape and sexual assault by a New York jury. Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers, Weinstein, 67, was convicted of sexually […]

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by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Two people among more than 160 Australians on a coronavirus evacuation flight from Japan to Darwin yesterday tested positive to the disease on their arrival. All the people on the plane were from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. […]

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by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Labor’s longest-serving state MP Jo-Ann Miller has resigned, effectively immediately, amid escalating tensions within the Labor Party. It comes three days after Ms Miller publicly acknowledged growing tensions between herself, some backbench MPs and Labor’s senior leadership amid […]

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by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Three people have died, including children, after a car was allegedly set alight in Brisbane’s Camp Hill, Queensland’s Police Minister Mark Ryan revealed this morning. Queensland police are on the scene of what they have described as a […]

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by Tuesday, FEBRUARY 18 Supermarket giant Coles has admitted underpaying staff in its supermarket and liquor stores and has allocated $20 million to pay employees what they are owed. The company said it was reviewing arrangements for staff who were paid a […]

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by MONDAY FEBRUARY, 17 The daughter of South Australian cooking legend Maggie Beer has died “unexpectedly” yet “peacefully” in her sleep at the weekend.  Saskia Beer was the eldest daughter of the Barossa Valley food icon, who shared a statement on social […]

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by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 The head of the World Health Organisation’s health emergencies program, said a spike of some 14,000 cases in China reported on Thursday was a result of authorities reclassifying a backlog of cases using patients’ chest images, and not […]

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by THURSDAY FEBRUARY, 13 Police say they are baffled by the death of a Brisbane school teacher they believe was kidnapped before he was fatally hit by a truck on the Pacific Highway in northern New South Wales.  Emergency service crews were […]

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