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

SoftBank Is Said to Plan to Abandon WeWork Shareholders Deal

Apr.01 — SoftBank Group Corp. plans to let the deadline for a $3 billion deal with WeWork investors expire without completing the agreement to buy more equity, despite threats of legal action from some members of the company’s board, according to people familiar with the matter.  Ellen Huet reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia.”

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Thursday 2 April | ABC News

A third death in Queensland overnight brings Australia’s national toll of coronavirus-related deaths to 23 as the CSIRO begins to trial two potential COVID-19 vaccines in Geelong, where they are testing on ferrets before hopefully moving to human trials a few months later. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-02/coronavirus-live-blog-updates-covid-19-australia/12112584 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Thursday 2 April | ABC News

Century-Old Vaccine Investigated as a Weapon Against Coronavirus

A vaccine that’s been used to prevent tuberculosis is being given to health-care workers in Melbourne to see if it will protect them against the coronavirus. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusVaccine The bacillus Calmette-Guerin, or BCG, shot has been used widely for about 100 years, with a growing appreciation for its off-target benefits. Not only is it … Read more Century-Old Vaccine Investigated as a Weapon Against Coronavirus

Chinese Consulate-General in Sydney condemns criticism in Australia’s Daily Telegraph

China is pushing back against critical news reports questioning its response to the pandemic. The consulate general in Sydney said reports from The Daily Telegraph are full of ignorance, prejudice, and arrogance, and it has major concerns with recent reports and editorials about the virus’ origin. Chinese officials said the virus is a scientific issue … Read more Chinese Consulate-General in Sydney condemns criticism in Australia’s Daily Telegraph

Virgin seeks AUD $1.4 billion bailout, Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion | The Business

If Virgin Gets AUD $1.4B Bailout, Qantas Wants AUD $4.2B! ABC News Australia reports that Virgin is seeking AUD $1.4billion from the Australian Government… and Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion, as airlines feel the pinch of the Covid-19 pandemic. Virgin Australia confirms it wants $1.4 billion from the Federal Government … Read more Virgin seeks AUD $1.4 billion bailout, Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion | The Business

Claims of price gouging as pump prices fail to reflect oil price drop | ABC News

Drivers are being warned of petrol-price rip-offs around Australia, as some retailers fail to pass on savings to customers despite plummeting global oil prices. Some retailers in Sydney’s west have been selling regular unleaded fuel for as little as 96 cents a litre, but in other parts of the country, the prices remained more than … Read more Claims of price gouging as pump prices fail to reflect oil price drop | ABC News