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31 May, 2020 | Australia News

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

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

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29 May, 2020 | Australia News

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

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22 May, 2020 | Australia News

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

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22 May, 2020 | Australia News

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

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19 May, 2020 | World News,Australia News

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

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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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