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JobKeeper revamp on agenda as RBA warns ongoing support needed

Dr Lowe, giving evidence to a Senate committee overseeing the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, on Thursday said even though the economy was doing better than expected it would face years of strain. Loading He said there was scope for JobKeeper to be modified, either through extending it for …

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Australia’s $4b aid program refocused to deal with COVID-19 recovery

More than $280 million has been reallocated this financial year to help countries in the region deal with the pandemic, with more to come in 2020-21. The funds will help them respond to outbreaks, prepare for the possibility of further waves of infections, maintain social and political stability and kickstart …

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Two dead after crash in Sydney’s south

Two people in the same vehicle have been killed after a head-on collision in Menai, while the driver of the other car has been taken to hospital. Emergency services were called to Alfords Point Road at Old Illawarra Road about 4.40pm after the collision. The two occupants, who are yet …

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As the day unfolded: JobKeeper extension may be needed says RBA as NSW government defends public sector pay freeze, Australian death toll stands at 103

Thanks for reading. This is Matt Bungard signing off. We’ll be back tomorrow with more live, free coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. This is what you need to know from today: We’ll continue our live coverage of the pandemic early on Friday morning with Mary Ward. After a significant rise …

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South Korea tightens restrictions after COVID-19 setback

Loading Authorities were alerted recently, however, to a new local cluster of infections, this time in the distribution centre of a mail order company in the Seoul suburb of Bucheon. By Thursday morning, more than 80 cases had been confirmed among employees and people they had been in contact with. …

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Rugby league is back as the Eels flex their muscle to reboot season

There were new rules in play and they didn’t take long to be noticed. After being awarded two ‘six agains’ for Brisbane ruck infringements, the Eels pounded the Broncos line from the outset, doing enough damage for Marata Niukore to cross after just three minutes. Parramatta centre Michael Jennings scores …

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As it happened: Victoria records 10 new cases; RBA Governor warns of more job losses; Authorities investigate 30-year-old’s death in COVID-free Queensland town

That’s it from me for the night. Thanks for following, and goodnight. My colleague Marissa Calligeros will be back with more COVID-19 news bright and early tomorrow. From 6am, if you’re up. There have now been more than 5.7 million cases worldwide and more than 356,000 deaths, according to Johns …

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Having a butcher’s at sausage metrics

As a young person learning similar prayers (C8) in Latin, Bernie Carberry of Connells Point remembers that “the repetitive ‘mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa’ was proclaimed to me by my father as ‘I’m a cowboy, I’m a cowboy, I’m a Mexican cowboy’.” Having grown up in Wetherill Park, …

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Cricket Australia announce international schedule for 2020-21 season

T20I Series against West IndiesAustralia v West Indies at Riverway Stadium, Townsville (October 4)Australia v West Indies at Cazaly’s Stadium Cairns (October 6)Australia v West Indies at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast (October 9) T20I Series against IndiaAustralia v India at the Gabba, Brisbane (October 11)Australia v India at Manuka Oval, …

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Cool it, Andrews urges feds as Victorians surge back to work

The Premier will urge Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other state and territory leaders to work together and double down on the work-from-home message. The Victorian Labor leader also wants the Prime Minister’s cabinet colleagues to cool the rhetoric in disagreements between the state and the Commonwealth, arguing attacks by …

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