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16 June, 2020 | Australia News

NSW doubles public transport capacity as coronavirus curbs ease

SYDNEY – Australia‘s most populous state says it will nearly double its public transport capacity starting July 1, allowing more locals to avoid driving as it continues to ease curbs designed

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16 June, 2020 | World News,Australia News

Australia lowers forecast for beef exports to China as trade ties sour

CANBERRA – Australia has lowered its forecast for beef exports to China, its largest buyer, by 1.5% for the 2020/21 season, the country’s chief commodity forecaster said, as trade relations

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15 June, 2020 | Australia News

Australia seeks to engage China over actor sentenced to death

SYDNEY – Australia is seeking to engage China over the case of Karm Gilespie, an Australian man sentenced to death for drug trafficking, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, amid escalating

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12 June, 2020 | Australia News

Australian clot-busting drug holds hope for COVID-19 treatment

SYDNEY – An experimental drug developed by an Australian researcher could help prevent deaths from COVID-19 by controlling the formation of blood clots responsible for breathing difficulties, organ failure, stroke

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12 June, 2020 | Australia News

Australia eliminates coronavirus in many areas, to ease curbs

SYDNEY – Australia has eliminated the novel coronavirus in many parts of the country, its chief medical officer says, clearing the way for sports fans to soon return to stadiums

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12 June, 2020 | Australia News

Australia to allow 10,000 spectators at small stadiums: PM

MELBOURNE – Australia will allow crowds of up to 10,000 at small stadiums to watch sport as part of plans to ease social distancing restrictions in July, Prime Minister Scott

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12 June, 2020 | Australia News

Australia’s crime regulator may broaden Westpac child exploitation lawsuit

SYDNEY – Australia‘s financial crime regulator may add additional breaches of anti-money laundering laws related to suspected child exploitation transactions to its lawsuit against Westpac Banking Corp, the bank said.

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12 June, 2020 | Australia News

Rio Tinto chief apologises for blasting ancient caves as Australia starts inquiry

MELBOURNE – Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques has apologised for distress caused by Rio’s destruction last month of two ancient and sacred Aboriginal caves in Western Australia, pledging full

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06 June, 2020 | Australia News

Thousands in Australia rally against racism defying public health rules

MELBOURNE – Tens of thousands of Australians have rallied in solidarity with US protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, after authorities in one area

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06 June, 2020 | Australia News

China warns against travel to Australia, citing discrimination

China has advised the public to avoid travelling to Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence in connection with the novel coronavirus pandemic. “There has been an alarming increase recently in

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