Australian politics live: Thursday December 6

“And this is why I’ve never understood why Australians would be so disrespectful to Nauruans. We’re not talking about kids here. What we’re talking about is single adult males, some of which won’t even be refugees, sitting over in Manus Island, you know, and we’re not talking about, you know, people you’d happily have just […]

Coronavirus: PM’s Easter message to Australians ahead of long weekend

“If we can lock in the gains that we’ve made as a nation through the courage and sacrifice of those on the health, medical and policing front lines, but also through the immense goodwill and discipline of Australians, then we can help really protect Australian lives going forward and give ourselves the pathway through.”

Federal support to end for coronavirus testing sites

Over recent days, states have been transitioning to state-managed facilities. “After transition, states can choose to source testing kits and supplies through their standard ordering process or to request assistance from their FEMA Region,” according to the FEMA spokesperson. States may also seek reimbursement “for eligible expenses associated with running their sites” through one of […]

US Economy Seen Having ‘Fairly Quick Rebound’ in 2nd Half – Federal Reserve Chairman

“To be precise about when that would be, I don’t think that would be appropriate to say. I will just say that it does depend on people staying home staying healthy and doing everything we can to get the virus under control. The more we do that, the sooner it will be safer to go […]

More than 600,000 Australians apply for early release of superannuation under coronavirus assistance scheme

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Australians face new test this Easter

In case government and police warnings through social and news media haven’t got the message through, the federal government has texted millions of Australians directly with the blunt message: “Stay home this Easter & help save lives. Only leave for what you really need + exercise, work, medical & care.”

Coalition and Labor at odds over tax cut as Federal Parliament resumes

“But the principle seems to be that a well-designed reservation scheme is certainly not inconsistent with large amounts of investment in the sector, adequate supplies and competitive prices.”

Coronavirus cancellations and delays: Democratic convention, British Open and more

Sporting events British Open On April 6, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club announced that the 149th British Open championship will be delayed until 2021.Wimbledon On April 1, the 2020 tennis championship was moved to 2021, when it will run from June 28 to July 11.Tokyo Olympics On March 24, the International Olympic Committee and Japan’s […]

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne becomes an unlikely Tik-Tok king after appearing in his son Jackson’s videos as they social distance together

‘The flipper, this is how you do it. Click your fingers. Put the ball in the fingers you clicked and all you have to do is click,’ Shane said, before encouraging fans to ‘go against’ him in a comparison video, known as a ‘duet’.

Strength of federalism has given major boost to fight against COVID-19, says Hemant Soren

“Based on total calls received in the Migrants Helpline control room, approximately 7 lakh of our people are outside the state. There are two nodal officers appointed for each state, they have also done good work. I would like to thank the CMs of other states who have helped our people,” he said.