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by   MONDAY JULY 27 Australia has recorded its biggest case spike today, with 532 cases added to Victoria’s tally and another six deaths.     The latest cases are the worst total recorded anywhere in the nation since the pandemic began.  […]

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by FRIDAY, JULY 24 ** UPDATED 4:15pm The Federal Treasurer is keen on a coronavirus baby boom, urging Australians to have more children if for no other reason than to help grow the population and economy. While not going as far as […]

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by   Thursday July 23 Five more people have died from coronavirus in Victoria, taking the state’s death toll to 49, as it records 403 new cases overnight. Premier Daniel Andrews said three of the deaths — a woman in her 70s, […]

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by   WEDNESDAY JULY 22 Australia has recorded 502 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, the single largest daily number of cases since the pandemic began. The previous highest number reported in a single day was 469 cases, which was recorded […]

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by   TUESDAY JULY 21 Payments will be cut but unemployed Australians and workers on the Federal Government’s coronavirus wage subsidy program will continue to receive support beyond the planned JobSeeker and JobKeeper end date. The JobKeeper wage subsidy will continue until […]

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by MONDAY, JULY 20  As Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, was describing the state’s fluctuating coronavirus cases as “a numbers rollercoaster”, resistance started emerging on social media against new mandatory face mask laws. Professor Sutton warned there was “no absolutely clear […]

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by FRIDAY JULY 17 Victoria has reported another record increase in coronavirus cases with 428 new cases confirmed overnight, and NSW has announced COVID-19 restrictions introduced to pubs will be extended to restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said […]

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by   WEDNESDAY JULY 15 The AFL could be about to move more teams and officials to Queensland because of then coronavirus pandemic. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, said this morning that AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan had requested that “hundreds” of officials and […]

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by TUESDAY JULY 14 The newly released ‘Palace letters’ have revealed Sir John Kerr sacked the Whitlam government in 1975 without giving advance notice to the Queen, reports the ABC. The 211 letters exchanged between Sir John Kerr and the palace at […]

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by Victoria has recorded another 177 cases of coronavirus overnight, with 151 under investigation and 25 linked to known outbreaks. Premier Daniel Andrews said one case was detected in hotel quarantine. Seventy-two Victorians with coronavirus are in hospital, and 17 of those […]

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by FRIDAY, JULY 10 COVID-19 Update Victoria recorded 165 new coronavirus cases yesterday, its second-highest daily case total. Eight of the nine public housing towers placed in total lockdown last weekend will move to stage three restrictions today after the completion of […]

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by   THURSDAY, JULY 9 Queensland will completely close its border to non-residents from Victoria from midday tomorrow. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the change on social media, tweeting: “Given the developing situation in Victoria, Queensland is hardening its border. “From noon, July […]

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by   WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 Australian Winter Olympics star Alex “Chumpy” Pullin is dead after a freak drowning incident while spearfishing on the Gold Coast. The high-profile champion snowboarder is believed to have suffered a shallow water blackout at Palm Beach at 10.30am this […]

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by   TUESDAY, JULY 8 Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire north of the city will re-enter lockdown for six weeks in a bid to slow a rapid spread of coronavirus. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the stay-at-home orders would be reimposed from midnight […]

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by   MONDAY, JULY 7 The Victorian border with New South Wales will be closed from Tuesday night following talks between Premiers Daniel Andrews and Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The decision follows a weekend that saw Victoria’s case numbers […]

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by FRIDAY JULY 3 Is the gloss coming off Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic? The Labor poster boy was riding high after steering Victoria through the summer bushfire crisis and the first months of the COVID-19 […]

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by   THURSDAY, JULY 2 The Northern Territory has recorded its first coronavirus case since April after a 30-year-old man returned home from overseas via Melbourne, reinforcing the stand of other states to block their borders to Victorians. The man had flown […]

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by   WEDNESDAY JULY 1 Six institutions, including the Jehovah’s Witnesses, have been publicly named by the Federal Government for failing to sign up to the National Redress Scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse. Organisations had until last night to […]

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by   TUESDAY JUNE 29 Queensland’s borders will be opened to visitors from other states from July 10 – except for Victorians. Meanwhile South Australia said it would not reopen it’s border with Victoria as planned on July 20.   And NSW borders […]

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