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Australia awaits findings on cruise ship coronavirus outbreak

14 August, 2020

MELBOURNE – The findings of a public inquiry into how passengers infected with the novel coronavirus were allowed to disembark a cruise ship in Sydney in March, triggering a major

13 August, 2020

Australia on course for lowest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks

SYDNEY – Australia is poised to post its lowest one-day rise in new COVID-19 cases in more than three weeks today, stoking hopes that a second wave of new infections

11 August, 2020

Coronavirus infections stabilise in Australia’s virus epicentre

MELBOURNE – Australia’s second-most populous state has reported only a small rise in new COVID-19 infections, boosting hopes that case numbers are stabilising after a second wave forced authorities to put

07 August, 2020

Australia’s cuts GDP outlook as virus returns to Melbourne

MELBOURNE – Australia’s central bank has downgraded its outlook for the national economy and warns unemployment would stay high for several years as a second wave of coronavirus infections sent

07 August, 2020

Australia says 1.5 million workers in Victoria state to get wage subsidy

MELBOURNE – Nearly half the workers at private companies in the state of Victoria will receive a federal wage subsidy as a surge of coronavirus cases forces a near total lockdown

06 August, 2020 | Australia News

Australia to spend $1.66 bln on cyber security for private sector after rise in attacks

SYDNEY – Australia will spend $1.66 billion over the next 10 years to strengthen the cyber defences of private companies and households following a rise in cyber attacks, Prime Minister

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05 August, 2020 | Australia News

Australian politician’s staffer investigated for advancing China’s interests

SYDNEY – Australian federal police have raided the home and office of a man employed by an Australian politician as part of a foreign interference investigation into whether he was

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05 August, 2020 | Australia News

Australia fears contagion as Victoria reports record coronavirus deaths

MELBOURNE – Victoria has reported a record rise in new COVID-19 cases and deaths, as it prepares to close much of its economy to control a second wave of infection

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05 August, 2020 | Australia News

PM Scott Morrison says building Indo-Pacific alliance will be ‘critical priority’

SYDNEY – Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that building an Indo-Pacific alliance with like-minded nations will be a “critical priority” for his government, warning the pace of militarisation in

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04 August, 2020 | Australia News

Victoria to deploy military, impose hefty fines to enforce COVID-19 isolation

SYDNEY – Australia’s second-most populous state Victoria says military personnel will be deployed to enforce COVID-19 isolation orders, with anyone caught in breach of those rules facing hefty fines as

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