NZ’s Chamber of Commerce floats idea of Wellington-Canberra trans-Tasman bubble

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Canberra Airport’s hopes for a trans Tasman tourism bubble burst | ABC News

Hopes for a tourism bubble between Canberra and Wellington appear to have burst with business leaders being told it’s just too soon. Canberra Airport was so confident, it started taking registrations for a July 1st takeoff – even with no airline locked in. But the plan’s effectively been grounded by political leaders here, and across … Read more Canberra Airport’s hopes for a trans Tasman tourism bubble burst | ABC News

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says Australia has officially entered recession | ABC News

After 29 years of uninterrupted economic growth, Australia has entered recession. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed Australia’s economy contracted by 0.3 per cent over the March quarter. The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the economy will shrink even further next quarter, meaning Australia has entered a technical recession. Mr Frydenberg spoke to reporters … Read more Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says Australia has officially entered recession | ABC News

Armed Forces veterans dealing with PTSD on the back of a horse | ABC News

Military veterans with mental health issues are getting help from an unlikely quarter. Remount is a volunteer organisation based in Browning, about an hour north of Canberra. It uses horses to break the cycle of post traumatic stress disorder. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Armed Forces veterans dealing with PTSD on the back of a horse | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Thursday May 28 | ABC News

Queensland health authorities are trying to find out how Australia’s youngest coronavirus victim became infected in a town with no known cases. In this update: 0:11 – A fever clinic has opened in the central Queensland town of Blackwater after the death of Nathan Turner. He was found dead on Tuesday and later tested positive … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Thursday May 28 | ABC News

Recording history: Collecting the stories of everyday Australians during COVID-19 | ABC News

Australia’s cultural custodians are feeling a little lost these days as the coronavirus keeps their museums and galleries shut to the public. But, the National Museum of Australia in Canberra is determined to find new ways of engaging the community, including collecting the stories of everyday Australians enduring the COVID-19 shutdown. Craig Allen reports. For … Read more Recording history: Collecting the stories of everyday Australians during COVID-19 | ABC News

Temporary rangers make the most of coronavirus shutdown to repair bushfire damage | ABC News

Canberra’s bushfire recovery program received a boost with 26 temporary rangers and field officers starting work with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service. The jobs are part of the ACT government’s $20M “Jobs for Canberra” fund to hire 500 people who lost their jobs due to COVID-19. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY … Read more Temporary rangers make the most of coronavirus shutdown to repair bushfire damage | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday May 18 | ABC News

More Australians are enjoying re-instated freedoms today with West Australians and Tasmanians back in cafes but it sounds like the Queensland border could still be closed for quite some time. And there’s been another coronavirus death reported this morning, a man in his 60s from NSW. On the international front… There’ll be a lot of … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday May 18 | ABC News

Family grieves for “loving, and loved” father who succumbed to COVID-19 | ABC News

There are 98 Australian families who are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one to the coronavirus. They’re left to grieve, sometimes still haunted by how the mysterious virus has been contracted, and forced to mourn in isolation without the extended comfort of their wider community. One such family in Canberra shared … Read more Family grieves for “loving, and loved” father who succumbed to COVID-19 | ABC News

How Are Tensions Between Australia and China Affecting Businesses?

May.14 — Nick Coyle, executive director and chief executive officer of China-Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, discusses the political tension between the two governments, the implications for businesses. After the Australian government last month initiated calls for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, China’s embassy in Canberra warned that Chinese … Read more How Are Tensions Between Australia and China Affecting Businesses?

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 12 | ABC News

There’s more optimism this morning on Australia’s efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus. For the first time since the pandemic began there’ve been no new reported cases in a 24 hour period in Australia’s worst affected state New South Wales The news comes while there are more announcements about restrictions gradually being lifted in … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 12 | ABC News

Canberra’s $130 million school excursion industry comes to a grinding halt amid COVID-19 | ABC News

Canberra’s $130 million school excursion industry has come to a grinding halt with COVID-19 restrictions putting the plans of thousands of students on hold. For nearly two months, accommodation providers and tour operators have been without their primary customers. National institutions that normally host thousands of students are finding new ways to connect online, but … Read more Canberra’s $130 million school excursion industry comes to a grinding halt amid COVID-19 | ABC News

Explained: If crude oil is so cheap, why is my petrol still expensive? | ABC News

This is the second instalments on our series examining the falling oil price. We’ve already looked at why the price of crude has dropped so sharply in recent weeks: https://youtu.be/mkhjar-XWHE Now Phil Lasker takes us through how that translates at the pump and in some cases why it doesn’t. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-04/petrol-prices-fall-across-canberra-after-threat-to-cap-profits/12210154 For more … Read more Explained: If crude oil is so cheap, why is my petrol still expensive? | ABC News

Art galleries go online to bypass coronavirus restrictions| ABC News

Australia’s national art institutions in Canberra have been closed for weeks, but curators are busy finding new ways to bring art and culture into the nation’s lounge rooms. Peta Doherty reports. 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 … Read more Art galleries go online to bypass coronavirus restrictions| ABC News