COVID-19 Impact: Cricket Australia Mulls Moving Boxing Day Test From Traditional MCG Home to Adelaide

Cricket Australia is contemplating moving the traditional Boxing Day Test against India from Melbourne to Adelaide due to rising COVID-19 cases in the state of Victoria. According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Adelaide has emerged as a frontrunner to host the December 26-30 marquee fixture.

Australia faces meat shortages as abattoirs are hit with coronavirus outbreaks – while KFCs are forced to CLOSE after running out of chicken

‘This will mean people won’t get food. This will mean buildings won’t get built. There will be gaps on shelves and people will go into a panic because they’ll say – there is no rice, no flour, what am I going to do?’ he told The Australian. 

Trans-Tasman bubble is OFF the cards: Jacinda Ardern cancels plans for travel between New Zealand and Australia after coronavirus outbreak in Victoria

Metropolitan Melbourne will be under a nightly curfew, between the hours of 8pm to 5am, from Sunday night with some exemptions for those providing care and travelling to and from work.

Australia’s second-biggest city enters strict new coronavirus lockdown

Forecast national peak unemployment was revised upwards to about 10% due to Victoria’s reimposition of restrictions, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. Counting those workers on Australia’s wage subsidy scheme, Morrison said effective unemployment would be closer to 14%.

How a huge ammonium nitrate stockpile in one of Australia’s biggest coastal city has the potential to cause a blast five times bigger than the deadly Beirut explosion which killed 135 people

Ammonium nitrate – the terrorist’s bomb ingredient  Ammonium nitrate – identified as the cause of the deadly explosion in Beirut – is an odourless crystalline substance used as a fertilizer that has been behind many industrial explosions and terrorist attacks over the decades. 

Australia to spend $1.2 billion on cyber security for private sector after rise in attacks

Australia will spend A$1.66 billion ($1.19 billion) over the next 10 years to strengthen the cyber defences of private companies and households following a rise in cyber attacks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce on Thursday. Cyber attacks on businesses and households are costing about A$29 billion or 1.5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, […]

D-Day for Melbourne: Health authorities reveal when the coronavirus capital of Australia will know if savage lockdown is working

* The other latest fatalities are three men and a woman in their 70s, three men and three women in their 80s, and three men and one woman in their 90s

News Corp revenue falls as pandemic hammers ad sales

The company said net loss attributable to stockholders was $397 million, or 67 cents per share, due to $292 million of non-cash impairment charges related to fixed assets in the UK and Australia and higher restructuring costs due to the pandemic.

Tournament hubs, Afghanistan Test and Boxing Day: where does the Australia summer stand?

CloseDeputy Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England’s batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County Championship. In fact, they were top […]

Frontline nurse reveals why Melbourne’s coronavirus pandemic is about to get WORSE as ‘fury and anger’ mounts over crippling lockdown and horror case spike that’s ruined Australia’s COVID-19 recovery

Mr O’Brien called on Victoria’s Labor Government to create a dedicated information hotline to support affected workers, sole traders and small businesses – letting them know what relief measures they are entitled to and to what degree they can continue trading.