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Australia’s hotspot state tells citizens not to panic buy

Production of beef, lamb and pork has been reduced by one third to reduce chances of virus spread in meat processing plants

06 Aug 2020 11:30 AM

Australia's virus cases soar despite month-long lockdown

The virus has spread rapidly through nursing homes in Melbourne, with almost 1,500 active infections now linked to the facilities

05 Aug 2020 11:33 AM

Australia announces paid pandemic leave for those required to self-isolate in Victoria state

Authorities predicted that the latest restrictions in country's biggest cities would cost around 250,000 jobs

03 Aug 2020 3:20 PM

Australia's second-biggest city imposes overnight curfew

Victoria, which is Australia's second most populated state, declared state of disaster over spike in new coronavirus cases

02 Aug 2020 6:13 PM

Australia's Victoria sees a drop in new COVID-19 cases

Once proud of itself about a tough approach to social distancing, the state now accounts for about 60% of Australia’s 17,300 cases

01 Aug 2020 10:12 AM

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Australia's elder-care homes most vulnerable amid virus resurgence

Government has deployed disaster-relief teams to elderly-care centres and extended Melbourne's lockdown measures to surrounding cities

30 Jul 2020 3:01 PM

Not ready to harm ‘important’ ties with China: Australia tells US

While Washington is Australia’s main security ally, China is its largest trading partner

29 Jul 2020 9:04 AM

New Zealand suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty over Chinese security law

Australia, Canada and the UK suspended extradition treaties with Hong Kong earlier this month

28 Jul 2020 1:48 PM

Papua New Guinea orders lockdown after first COVID-19 death

The country had seen only 11 cases until a week ago but the total now stands at 61, with new cases being found daily

27 Jul 2020 4:52 PM

Australia's migration intake to fall by over 2 lakh; Indians affected

India is one of the top sources of skilled immigrants to Australia, with nearly 90,000 students studying in Australian universities

26 Jul 2020 5:44 PM

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Award-winning refugee author granted asylum in New Zealand

Behrouz Boochani applied for refugee status after attending a literary festival to speak about Australia's hardline immigration policies

24 Jul 2020 12:27 PM

Australia might need weeks to tame the second wave of virus

Australia has recorded about 11,800 coronavirus cases with a death toll of 123, a fraction of what has been seen in other countries

20 Jul 2020 1:16 PM

Quake of magnitude 7 hits Papua New Guinea

A warning for “hazardous tsunami waves” was issued briefly for coastal regions but later it was announced that the danger has passed

17 Jul 2020 1:53 PM

Australia deports New Zealanders despite virus travel ban

Since 2014 nearly 3,000 New Zealanders in Australia have had their visas cancelled ‘on character grounds’

16 Jul 2020 4:13 PM

New Zealand's christchurch gunman to represent himself at sentencing

The Christchurch mosque shootings were a shock to the world, which prompted immediate action for stricter gun laws in New Zealand

13 Jul 2020 8:53 AM

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Australia slashes citizen returns by half as virus surge worsens

Some five million residents of greater Melbourne were ordered into a six-week lockdown this week in an effort to curb a second wave of virus

10 Jul 2020 11:19 AM

Australia extends visas for Hong Kongers in response to China’s security law

Countries like Canada and Britain too looking at options to accommodate Hong Kong residents fleeing the country

09 Jul 2020 12:06 PM

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years

Victoria, Australia's most populous state, will be closed off from the rest of the country, and its 6.6 million residents along with it

06 Jul 2020 9:50 AM

Weekend-long protests in Australia to support Black Lives Matter movement

An ancient Aboriginal smoking ceremony took place as families of those who have lost relatives while in police custody circled

05 Jul 2020 2:52 PM

Thanks to conspiracy theories, Australians are refusing to test for COVID-19

Health officials in southern state of Victoria pled with the public to get themselves tested and to ignore disinformation spreading online

03 Jul 2020 12:40 PM

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