Australia shares end marginally down on country’s bleak outlook; NZ closes higher

Australian shares closed marginally lower on Wednesday, with the heavyweight financial sector leading losses, as market participants fretted over the impending economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P/ASX 200 index settled about 0.9 per cent lower at 5,206.90, after falling as much as 2.9 per cent earlier in the session. The benchmark finished 0.65 […]

Australian cruise ship carrying British passengers is stranded off Uruguay with nearly half of those on board testing positive for coronavirus – and six in a ‘life-threatening’ condition

This would require passengers to disembark in three groups: those who had tested negative and were well, those who were positive but either recovering or with vague symptoms; and those who are sick.

‘Got us over the line as usual’: Damien Martyn shares old MS Dhoni photo to laud former India captain

Including the hashtag ‘champion’, Martyn wrote on Twitter: “Keeping in theme with old photos dug out from the past. This was a highlight few years ago meeting and playing in the same team as the great man himself Dhoni. Charity game in the UK. He got us over the line as usual.”

Oil Search to raise $666 million in share sale -sources

“We think it may be better for OSH to raise earlier rather than later, and raise big rather than small, to dispel further market conversations regarding…balance sheet risk, and given oil prices could drop lower over coming weeks,” Kavonic said.

Australians are warned ‘social distancing is the new normal’ as four more people die of coronavirus bringing the nation’s death toll to 45

The government’s coronavirus modelling will soon be released to show how the virus has spread and will potentially offer a glimpse at how long strict measures will be in place.

Behaviour and mental health experts reveal the REAL reasons why Australians are still panic-buying toilet paper during the coronavirus crisis

Timeline of panic buying in Australia MARCH 1: Panic buying of toilet paper starts, with supermarket shelves around the country cleared out of loo roll as coronavirus fears ramp up

How to cook like a professional in isolation: World-renowned chef shares his simple guide to transforming boring pantry staples into restaurant-quality meals

‘One cup of dry couscous makes two to two-and-a-half cups of cooked couscous just by adding boiling water, so it’s an easy way to feed a large family. Couscous can be used as an accompaniment to any meal just like rice, or in salads. 

How to get a great body in isolation: Personal trainer and ex Buckingham Palace butler shares the EXACT 12-week fitness plan to carry out in lockdown

At the end of the first month, you should be able to see and feel a difference in your body – provided you have been sticking to the workouts and focusing on eating a balanced diet.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison insists he is ‘fine’ after Australians expressed concerns about his ‘fatigued’ and ‘sick’ appearance – and reveals he follows a seven-minute ‘star jump’ routine daily for his ‘mental health’

March 24: Overseas travel, house auctions and inspections, birthday parties and barbecues are banned. Only five people will be allowed to attend weddings and funerals will be limited to having just 10 attendees. Hairdressers are allowed to stay open but customers can only visit for 30 minutes

Taxpayer audited by ATO shares hard-won lessons

“While receipts are key evidence we review to substantiate a work-related expense, in some cases our auditors may ask for additional information to also confirm that the taxpayer has spent the money, such as bank statements, or to help substantiate that the taxpayer has not been reimbursed for the expense and that the expense was […]