Ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell will learn on April 7 whether he can walk free from jail, when Australia’s highest court hands down its judgment on … Read more
A police officer asks a person to move on due to coronavirus restrictions, while patrolling at Rushcutters Bay park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, … Read more
Australian officials will use fines and the threat of jail to enforce a new rule limiting public gatherings to two people, as the country’s coronavirus … Read more
Australia stepped up enforcement of social distancing rules on Saturday to contain community transmission of the novel coronavirus, implementing fines, closing beaches and threatening … Read more
A health message regarding social distancing sits at a bus stop in Brisbane, Australia, 25 March 2020. A shutdown of non-essential services as well as … Read more
Australian officials warned that an accelerating number of coronavirus infections could start overwhelming the country’s intensive care units, as stricter social distancing measures came into … Read more
Australian Prime Minister issued a tweet explaining in simple terms why social distancing in the coronavirus pandemic is of outmost importance.
The strident government’s message … Read more
Australia’s government will spend additional A$66.4 billion ($38.50 billion) as part of a second stimulus package to shelter the economy from the financial impact … Read more
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warns the country could see lockdowns in a bid to curb coronavirus.
The potential measures come after large crowds gathered … Read more
Australia is closing its borders to foreigners and pumping about A$100 billion (49 billion pounds) into the economy as it seeks to minimise the blow … Read more
A Qantas aircraft takes off from Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, 19 March 2020. According to media reports on 19 March 2020, Qantas has suspended … Read more
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the enhanced border measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
It applies to all non-citizens and non-residents.
Australians will still … Read more
Woolworths in Australia has introduced special hours in its supermarkets to ensure that elderly and people with disabilities will be able to shop in less … Read more
The Australian state of Western Australia has frozen all household fees, including electricity, water, public transport fares and motor vehicles charges.
The state has declared … Read more
Australia will impose a 14-day self isolation on all international passenger arrivals from midnight Sunday to try and contain the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister … Read more
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that everyone entering the country from midnight Sunday must self isolate for 14 days in an … Read more
Australia’s minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, who last week met with Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, said he had contracted the … Read more
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday urged people not gather in groups of more than 500 as health officials warned millions of residents will … Read more
The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse took his appeal to Australia’s highest court Wednesday in potentially his last bid to … Read more
The federal government will sign a new agreement with the United States to boost Australia’s emergency fuel stockpiles.
The energy minister, Angus Taylor, will sign … Read more
Australia ramps up epidemic preparation as third man dies, first death from coronavirus in Latin America
A man in his 80s died in a Sydney hospital after testing positive to COVID-19, becoming the third coronavirus-related casualty in Australia, state health authorities … Read more
Australian newspaper prints extra eight pages to be used as toilet paper to help readers tackle shortage
An Australian newspaper has printed an extra eight pages to be used as toilet paper after coronavirus fears prompted customers to bulk buy supplies, leaving … Read more
A baby in South Australia has been diagnosed with coronavirus after its mum first came down with the illness.
SA Health announced the baby and … Read more
Toilet paper manufacturers in Australia say the country will be spared from a shortage, even though panicking shoppers are buying extra supplies from big supermarket … Read more