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Australia would welcome official invitation to G7, says gov’t spokesman

31 May, 2020

MELBOURNE – Australia would welcome an official invitation to the Group of Seven (G7) nations and there has been contact on the matter between the prime minister and the United

29 May, 2020

New South Wales state warns of COVID-19 budget toll

SYDNEY – Australia’s biggest state in economic terms says the coronavirus pandemic could cost it as much $20 billion in lost revenues over the next four years, underscoring the urgency

22 May, 2020

Australia’s most populous state to relax restrictions on hospitality sector

SYDNEY – Australia’s most populous state says restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus will be eased to allow cafes, restaurants and pubs to have up to 50 seated

22 May, 2020

Australian wool prices plummet as Chinese mills seize control of bidding

SYDNEY – Wool prices in Australia, the world’s dominant exporter, have fallen more than 25% since early March after trade routes were abruptly cut amid the coronavirus pandemic, leaving Chinese wool mills

19 May, 2020

China’s embassy says Australia claim of WHA vindication is “a joke”

SYDNEY – China has derided as “a joke” an Australian assertion that a resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) for an enquiry into the novel coronavirus was a vindication of

19 May, 2020 | Australia News

Australia’s coronavirus death toll reaches 100

SYDNEY – Australia’s death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached 100, according to a Reuters tally of official data, a fatality rate much lower than in North America and

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19 May, 2020 | Australia News

Australia’s Qantas set to ramp up domestic flights without social distancing

SYDNEY – Qantas Airways Ltd could restart 40-50% of its domestic capacity in July if states relax border controls, and expects to offer low and flexible fares without social distancing

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18 May, 2020 | Australia News

Australia welcomes growing support for COVID-19 inquiry at WHO meeting

SYDNEY – A resolution pushed by the European Union and Australia calling for a review into the origins and spread of the novel coronavirus has the support of 116 countries

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18 May, 2020 | Australia News

Australians urged to avoid rush hour crush in return to work

SYDNEY – Australians in the country’s most populated state began their first full week of loosened coronavirus lockdown measures today, with officials urging commuters returning to offices to avoid catching

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15 May, 2020 | Australia News

Cafes and bars reopen in parts of Australia after coronavirus lockdown

SYDNEY – Restaurants, cafes and bars in Australia‘s most populous state are reopening after a two-month shutdown under coronavirus lockdown measures, boosting the federal government’s bid to get people back in

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