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    New RACT Insurance fund

    RACT Insurance has today unveiled a Covid-19 Community Response Package to help those doing it tough during this pandemic. The $100,000 fund is focused on responding to the financial pressures the state’s community groups are facing as a result of Covid-19.…
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    Killer cruise's Tassie grief

    Ruby Princess operator Carnival is pledging to cooperate with a NSW police probe into why thousands of potentially infected passengers were allowed off the vessel in Sydney last month. The ship's been linked to more than a tenth of Australia's infections and…
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    NSW COVID-19 death toll rises to 18

    NSW has now recorded 18 COVID-19 deaths as the state's total number of cases rises to 2637. NSW Health said on Monday the state had recorded 57 new cases - a drop on the previous day which was partly explained by fewer tests being done over the weekend. The…
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    UK PM admitted to hospital for tests

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus (EPA/Will Oliver) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of…
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    We can defeat the coronavirus: Queen

    Queen Elizabeth II during her address to the nation and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus epidemic (EPA/Buckingham Palace) Queen Elizabeth has told the British people that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in…
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    Qld sticks with tough coronavirus controls

    Queensland's coronavirus infection rate has slowed, but tough restrictions remain in place amid fears any relaxation could cause a spike in cases. The state recorded an extra nine cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the lowest rise in weeks with the state total now…
  • Cruise ship passengers disembark from the Princess Cruises owned Ruby Princess at Circular Quay in Sydney, Thursday, March 19, 2020. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING

    NSW Police to investigate Ruby Princess

    NSW Police to investigate Ruby Princess (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) The Ruby Princess will be berthing at the port of Port Kembla, near Wollongong on the same day a criminal investigation is set to begin into the ill-fated cruise ship. NSW Police Commissioner…
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    3rd Burnie hospital worker with coronavirus

    The medical and surgical wards at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital are closed to new admissions, after a third worker at the facility tested positive to coronavirus. A full investigation was already underway to aggressively trace and track the movements…
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    Two health workers among new COVID-19 cases

    An urgent investigation into how two medical ward staff at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital contracted coronavirus is underway. The other four cases in the state confirmed late yesterday all returned from overseas, interstate or the now-infamous Ruby…
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    North-west coronavirus testing expanded

    Coronavirus testing is being ramped up in Tasmania's north-west, in the hope of finding a source of infection for two people in Devonport with no obivious links to cruise ships or overseas travel. There are currently 74 confirmed cases in the state, including…
  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is seen during a press conference at Queensland Parliament House in Brisbane, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Premier Palaszczuk announced that Queensland had 55 more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the state

    Queensland months away from infection peak

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) has warned Queensland is still some way off approaching its infection peak (AAP Image/Darren England) Queensland's coronavirus tally has climbed again and the state is months away from a peak in infections, the premier…
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    Prison threat for bully landlords

    There's been a slapdown from the nation's financial watchdog for hard-nosed landlords and real estate agents. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is threatening prison or fines of up to $1.26 million for landlords and property managers who've…
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    Politician pay cut not helpful: Morrison

    According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) politician pay cuts would not be helpful (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) The Morrison government has rejected calls for politicians and public servants to take a pay cut as the country deals with the economic…
  • People wearing protective masks seen at the wet market. Financial Secretary Paul Chan has announced today at that the government spending forecast to exceed revenue by HK$139 billion in 2020-21, deficit predicted for six years in a row Hong Kong, China, February 26, 2020. Photo by May James/ABACAPRESS.COM.

    Morrison backs Chinese animal market ban

    People wearing protective masks seen at the wet market. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on Chinese wild animal markets which are believed to be the source of the coronavirus pandemic (May James/ABACAPRESS.COM) Prime Minister…
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    Resilience can defeat virus, experts say

    Macquarie University MindSpot clinic Executive Director, Professor Nick Titov (AAP Image/Supplied by Macquarie University) Many of us have already lost or fear losing our jobs, others have fallen sick and some have even died. Everyone has been dislocated from…
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    Global coronavirus cases top one million

    Global coronavirus cases have topped one million as the pandemic explodes in the US and the death toll continues to climb in Italy and Spain, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The virus has killed more than 51,000 globally with the largest…
  • Another coronavirus arrest

    Another coronavirus related arrest has been made in Launceston, this time a 23 year old woman for allegedly not having a reasonable excuse to be away from her home. It started when police called out to a vehicle break-in near the Launceston General Hospital…
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    Two NT returned travellers get COVID-19

    Two Northern Territory women have been diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total cases in the Territory to 21. All cases have been acquired interstate or overseas with no community transmissions or deaths. A Darwin woman in her 20s tested positive for the…
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    Government steps up with free child care

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) has announced free childcare for parents still using it during the coronavirus crisis (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) Childcare will be free for parents still using it during the coronavirus crisis. The government will also…
  • NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller speaks to the media during a press conference outside the RFS Headquarters in Sydney, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING

    NSW isolation rules to last 90 days

    NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller (pictured) says police are trying to make reasonable decisions when enforcing the new rules and he's urged NSW residents to use common sense too (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NSW Police will not seek an extension to coronavirus…