Singers, celebrities and drones say “stay at home” over coronavirus |The World

With many parts of the world now in lockdown due to COVID-19, authorities are telling their citizens not to go outside. As Andrea Nierhoff reports, many places are using non-traditional means to get the message across. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe … Read more Singers, celebrities and drones say “stay at home” over coronavirus |The World

Social distancing a ‘privilege’ in India | The World

There are growing concerns of a surge in COVID-19 infections in India, where it appears impossible for the country’s poorest to socially isolate. Mumbai-based journalist, Rana Ayyub, has just returned from India’s biggest slum, Dharavi. She told The World’s Beverley O’ Connor India’s hospitals may not be prepared to deal with the crisis. For more … Read more Social distancing a ‘privilege’ in India | The World

AFL boss confirms membership refunds available during coronavirus crisis | ABC News

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has confirmed that club members will be refunded if they need to be but implored those who could afford to continue paying for their membership to do so, to support their club. His comments on ABC Radio Melbourne come after a heated exchange between Collingwood president Eddie McGuire and his … Read more AFL boss confirms membership refunds available during coronavirus crisis | ABC News

Coronavirus: Child care centres to be made free for parents | ABC News

In another extraordinary development aimed at tackling the coronavirus crisis, the Federal Government is now making childcare free for all parents. Most of the sector has welcomed the move but questions remain over the industry’s biggest player, and for the safety of staff working at child care centres. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-02/coronavirus-child-care-free-scott-morrison-announcement/12114110 For more from … Read more Coronavirus: Child care centres to be made free for parents | ABC News

Coronavirus: Military-style operation to assess cruise ships in Australian waters | ABC News

Medical teams will be sent to cruise ships in Australian waters to assess whether there is coronavirus on board. The NSW and federal governments want all ships to return to their home ports. But some operators are appealing on humanitarian grounds to stay and let their crew disembark to be flown home. For more from … Read more Coronavirus: Military-style operation to assess cruise ships in Australian waters | ABC News

‘We’ve lived here for 12 years and never met’: How coronavirus is changing neighbourhoods | ABC News

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the places where we live. Where once neighbours did not know each other’s names, they are now forming bonds over “driveway drinks”, having conversations over the fence and ensuring those around them are OK. Read more here: https://ab.co/3dGImwe For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more … Read more ‘We’ve lived here for 12 years and never met’: How coronavirus is changing neighbourhoods | ABC News

Consumer confidence hits worst level in history | ABC News

Consumer confidence has fallen to a record low which you might think should be filed under hardly a surprise, but this weekly index from Roy Morgan and ANZ is now 65.3. The lowest it got to in the GFC was 90.4. In the last recession in 1990 it got down to 71.4 and in the … Read more Consumer confidence hits worst level in history | ABC News

Dan Tehan says anyone with existing childcare arrangements will get free care | ABC News

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan says anybody with an existing relationship with a child care provider will have their fees paid by the Government. The Federal Government will spend an estimated $1.6 billion to fund the radical — but temporary — overhaul of the struggling sector, which has been pleading for a bailout as parents … Read more Dan Tehan says anyone with existing childcare arrangements will get free care | ABC News

Details to come on eviction moratorium as some landlords ask tenants to access super | ABC News

For Australia’s eight million renters there’s still little clarity about how they’ll keep a roof over their head. National Cabinet has mooted a six month “eviction ban”, but it’s up to states and territories to rush through emergency legislation. Landlords and tenants are being told to change the habit of a lifetime and work together. … Read more Details to come on eviction moratorium as some landlords ask tenants to access super | ABC News

RSPCA sees a spike in animal adoptions as people stay at home | 7.30

Staying home and limiting our physical contact with the outside world can be dull and lonely, which is why more people are fostering or adopting animals from shelters. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on … Read more RSPCA sees a spike in animal adoptions as people stay at home | 7.30