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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 17 new cases; federal probe into COVID-19 cluster at meat works; retailers track job losses as spending slips

Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos posted an announcement on her Facebook page detailing the new way the government would be reporting case numbers. Here’s the announcement: COVID-19 update. ‪I wanted to let you know that from tomorrow, the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services will begin publicly reporting active …

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Virgin Money profit plunges 58 per cent on COVID-19 provisions

Virgin Money UK, a former National Australia Bank spin-off, is the latest bank to see profits hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with provisions for bad debts slashing returns in the latest half. The dual-listed bank, which is more than 60 per cent owned by Australian investors and was previously …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: COVIDSafe downloads top 5 million as Scott Morrison flags road to economic recovery, global COVID-19 cases surpass 3.6 million as Australian death toll stands at 97

Earlier tonight, Seven News reported that the national cabinet is set to allow gatherings of up to 10 people in the family home after its meeting on Friday. The regulations could be eased as early as Mother’s Day. For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, Please Explain is coming to …

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Inmate found dead in Queensland prison laundry

A prisoner in Queensland’s Woodford Correctional Centre has been found dead in custody. A Queensland Corrective Services spokesman said the 37-year-old man died just before 4pm on Wednesday after his body was found in a laundry at the centre. A man has died in custody at the Woodford Correctional Centre.Credit:File …

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Odd (and even) suggestion for easing restrictions using house numbers

Under the plan, those with odd-numbered houses would go to work on odd-numbered days, and even-numbered residents on even-numbered days. Professor Barnett and his colleagues argue that rather than being too simplistic, the idea is easy to remember and has already been trialled in other parts of the world. “In …

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Queenslanders to return to workplaces soon as virus recovery continues

“If it’s not working for you or it’s not working for your employer then it’s time to think about going back to work, but wherever possible, maintaining that social distancing.” Dr Young said authorities still wanted to avoid any large crushes of people around peak times, and businesses should consider …

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Behave or else, players told as AFL talks to states

One source described the message, though not Hocking’s language, as: “We don’t want anyone to f— it up.” The importance was underlined by Brisbane Lions CEO Greg Swann, who told 3AW on Wednesday night any player breaching protocols should be suspended for 10 weeks. The AFL now believes that a …

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Federal probe into COVID-19 cluster at Melbourne abattoir

Loading Residents and staff at a Footscray nursing home were being tested after a staff member there, a close contact of a worker at Cedar Meats in Brooklyn, was confirmed to be infected with the virus. A worker previously tested positive at the Sunshine Hospital, where more than 20 staff …

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Queensland courts inundated with domestic violence cases amid lockdown

“Anything we can do to address this increase in domestic and family violence during the pandemic is really important.” Service providers had reported a dramatic increase in the brutality and severity of attacks on women and children, Minister for Women Di Farmer told reporters. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic …

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Betts racially abused three times in 2020

“People make fake accounts and they racially abuse the hell out of you,” Betts told Phil Davis’ ABC podcast. “It’s happened to me three times already this year. We’ve tried to find them; we’ve already spoken to the AFL integrity department. “It’s kind of hard because once they do it, …

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