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Coronavirus updates LIVE: New case at northern suburbs McDonald’s, Australian unemployment rate nears 10 per cent, nation’s death toll stands at 97

As governments begin to ease restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus, AFL players and club staff are expecting to remain virtually housebound when they return to training. Interactions with people outside their immediate families will be discouraged and dinner parties with friends will be off the agenda in the …

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Turf war fails to peg back bower birds

“Bowerbirds (C8), like some humans, enjoy moving house every few years,” says Marilyn Chapple of Duffy (ACT). “A male bower bird and his ancestors have lived here for over 20 years, first in my neighbour’s yard, and gradually moving south every few years, until about three-years-ago, when he jumped the …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: China beef ban ‘in no way related’ to COVID-19 inquiry push, Victoria sets return to school date as Australian death toll stands at 97

Teachers in Victoria are divided on the merits of returning to schools before the end of term two, but hope the past month of remote learning will trigger a shift towards more online teaching. Premier Daniel Andrews announced this morning that students will begin to return to schools on May …

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Dreamtime at the ‘G silent but clubs to mark occasion

The annual Dreamtime at the ‘G match between Richmond and Essendon that attracts about 80,000 spectators to the MCG each season will be recognised in its absence on May 23, the date it was scheduled to be played in 2020. The Tigers and the Bombers are planning activities around what …

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March visitor figures lay bare COVID-19’s impact on travel, but worst yet to come

The second half of March saw border closures ramped up, travel bans put in place and quarantine procedures implemented, which means April figures are likely to be even worse. WA fared slightly better than the national figure, which recorded its largest-ever drop in overseas travel at 60 per cent. ABS …

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NSW Treasurer backs away from exempting nurses from public service pay freeze

The Treasurer, however, declined to repeat the assurance in Question Time on Tuesday, and instead drew a comparison with the private sector which he said was “staring down the barrel” of a recession. “There will be many people who never find a job again,” Mr Perrottet said in parliament on …

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Brisbane artist lost her legs in freak US accident, then COVID-19 hit

“When the first train had rolled across her unconscious body 20 minutes earlier, her black puffy jacket and black jeans had made her invisible to the driver,” she wrote on social media. Investigating police told her it was a “miracle” her daughter survived. Tributes flowed from friends and followers. Visaya …

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Recovery time for COVID-19 patients in NSW is just over two weeks

There were 6048 tests conducted during the last 24-hour reporting period. Ms Berejiklian said she wanted to see between 8000 and 10,000 tests conducted daily. “Please assume you have the coronavirus, don’t assume it’s just a cold and don’t assume it’s just the flu,” she said, encouraging people to come …

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He copped more than most, but Cheika will ‘always respect’ Jones

Jones has also been scathing of rugby in his Friday column for The Australian on a number of different issues. He will continue to write his piece for the newspaper. As one rugby administrator put it to the Herald: “He’ll still bash the living christ out of rugby”. Late last …

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