Australia will introduce a pandemic leave payment for workers who have run out of sick leave but need to be quarantined because they have been … Read more
Australia’s second most populous state will close retail shops, limit construction projects and curtail manufacturing around the city of Melbourne in order to slow the … Read more
A state of disaster was declared in Australia’s Victoria on Sunday, with the local government implementing a night curfew as part of its harshest movement … Read more
Australia’s Victoria state recorded its second-highest day of new COVID-19 infections on Friday as its premier rebuked residents for evading lockdown and flagged the prospect … Read more
Support for New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rose during July, a poll showed on Thursday, keeping her Labour party on track to win a … Read more
Australia recorded its worst day in the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday as the country’s second-most populous state reported more than 700 new infections and 13 … Read more
The state of Victoria in Australia posted a daily record of 532 new coronavirus cases on Monday.
The State’s government warned that a lockdown in … Read more
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s party raced ahead of rivals in the latest opinion poll, putting the charismatic 40-year-old leader on track for a … Read more
Australia’s Victoria state on Monday reported the country’s highest daily increase in coronavirus infections, prompting the authorities to warn a six-week lockdown may last longer … Read more
Traces of the controversial weed-killer glyphosate have been found in New Zealand honey, prompting concern for our high-value manuka industry.
The New Zealand Ministry for … Read more
An Australian court on Sunday ordered a halt to a Black Lives Matter protest for this week, accepting police concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, but … Read more
There were also no new cases of the coronavirus according to the latest bulletin, and it has now been 86 days since any community transmission … Read more
Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, recorded 459 cases of the new coronavirus, the second-highest daily total and up from 357 cases the previous day, the … Read more
In Australia mental health emergency has erupted in the months since Australia launched its unprecedented response to coronavirus, with anxiety and depression rates skyrocketing.
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Carnival Corp’s Princess Cruises said it would extend the suspension of select voyages through Dec. 15 as it looks to contain the spread of the … Read more
Australia’s southern island state of Tasmania will next month begin accepting tourists from other areas of the country that have seen significant periods with no … Read more
Australia’s Victoria state will send in the army to question people who have tested positive for COVID-19 as it battles to control an outbreak that … Read more
Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria said on Friday six people died from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest daily toll … Read more
Australia reported its biggest budget deficit since World War Two on Thursday as the coronavirus crisis knocks the country into its first recession in three … Read more
Australia reported its highest daily number of coronavirus-related deaths in three months on Thursday as new infections continued to climb in its second most populous … Read more
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern dismissed Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway on Wednesday over allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a former staffer.
“The … Read more
Qantas Airways Ltd chief executive Alan Joyce signed the carrier’s last Boeing Co 747 jet at Sydney airport on Wednesday, shortly before it was due … Read more
Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria reported on Wednesday two new deaths from the coronavirus and logged a record daily increase of 484 new … Read more
Some beachfront homes on Australia’s east coast have come closer to slipping into the sea after wild storms lashed the coastline, residents said on Friday.… Read more
The South China Morning Post is reporting that researchers in Australia have devised a test that can determine novel coronavirus infection in about 20 minutes.… Read more
Australians asked to pull out more than A$5 billion ($3.5 billion) from their pension funds in the first week of July, the highest since the … Read more
Australia’s most populous state reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with a growing cluster at a pub used by freight drivers travelling the … Read more
Australia’s Victoria state reported 273 new cases of the coronavirus and another COVID-19 death on Sunday, marking a week of triple-digit increases in infections, as … Read more
Sydney is on high alert as large scale COVID-19 testing regimes place residents on standby for a potential second wave.
A slew of Sydneysiders lined … Read more
Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria said on Friday the number of its new coronavirus infections had hit a daily record.
State Premier Daniel … Read more
Australia’s national cabinet met on Friday to discuss slowing the number of citizens allowed to return to the country from overseas, as authorities grapple with … Read more
Australia’s second-most populous will relax restrictions on many of the 3,000 people locked down in nine public-housing towers despite surging numbers of COVID-19 cases, state … Read more
Australia said on Thursday it was suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and announced measures to attract people and businesses from the Asian … Read more
Police officers will patrol New Zealand’s quarantine hotels around-the-clock after a number of people – including a man who tested positive for coronavirus – escaped … Read more
Australia’s second most populous city began a six-week lockdown on Thursday following a spike in new coronavirus cases, as states around the country tightened internal … Read more
New Zealand said on Tuesday its national airline will not take new bookings for three weeks as the country looks to limit the number of
Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria will reimpose stay-at-home restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and one regional area of the state, Premier Daniel Andrews said, … Read more
American interest in moving to New Zealand has spiked during the coronavirus crisis, with the number of people seeking information on how to emigrate climbing … Read more
Qantas has announced a program of events to farewell its last remaining Boeing 747 and provide Australians the opportunity to say goodbye to the much … Read more
One new Covid-19 case in managed isolation has been announced in New Zealand.
It’s now been 66 days since the last case of community transmission, … Read more
The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday, following an … Read more
Thousands of protesters gathered on Saturday in cities across Australia, shouting slogans in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and aiming to raise awareness … Read more
Australia’s second most-populous state, Victoria, reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases since late March on Saturday, forcing the expansion of stay-at-home orders to more … Read more
The sentencing hearing for an Australian man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand’s worst mass shooting has been set to begin on … Read more
Qantas has confirmed that it won’t fly internationally at all this year, in a major blow to all those hoping to reach Australia any time … Read more
Australian police set up suburban checkpoints in new coronavirus hotspots in Melbourne on Thursday as authorities struggled to contain new outbreaks in the country’s second-largest … Read more
New Zealand’s embattled Health Minister resigned on Thursday after security slip-ups at quarantine facilities where the coronavirus was detected just days after officials declared it … Read more
The state of New South Wales in Australia on Wednesday announced 14 new coronavirus cases, but all are travellers currently in hotel quarantine, state … Read more