Coronavirus: Australia’s New South Wales at ‘Crossroads’ to Control Covid-19

Australia’s New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian urges those who visited Crossroads Hotel in Casula, Sydney, to come forward after NSW Health reported a new spike in Covid-19 cases from its pub. Berejiklian said her state was “literally at a crossroads” in its effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. More than 1,000 people … Read more Coronavirus: Australia’s New South Wales at ‘Crossroads’ to Control Covid-19

Australia’s cyber security watch room is monitoring threats 24/7. What’s it like inside? | ABC News

For a dedicated few, keeping Australia safe online starts in the early hours of the morning. That’s when the day shift starts for analysts in the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s 24/7 watch room. Their Canberra headquarters looks like any other nondescript government building but, a few steps inside the lobby, a lattice made up of … Read more Australia’s cyber security watch room is monitoring threats 24/7. What’s it like inside? | ABC News

International arrivals to be halved, travellers to pay for mandatory hotel quarantine | ABC News

The number of Australian citizens and residents allowed into the country will be slashed to ease pressure on state and territory coronavirus quarantine systems and free up resources to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne. National Cabinet has agreed to cut the number of people coming home to Australia by 4,000 each week, which amounts … Read more International arrivals to be halved, travellers to pay for mandatory hotel quarantine | ABC News

Australia PM Warns Citizens to Stay Away From Border Towns Amid Covid-19 Surge

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged citizens to stay away from border towns along the New South Wales-Victoria border as Melbourne and parts of Victoria begin a second coronavirus lockdown. The entire Australian city of Melbourne and its surrounding area saw a return of lockdown measures on Thursday following a recent surge of coronavirus cases. … Read more Australia PM Warns Citizens to Stay Away From Border Towns Amid Covid-19 Surge

Australia Suspends Extradition Agreement With Hong Kong, Offers Visa Extensions

Australia is suspending its extradition agreement with Hong Kong and will give skilled migrants from the city five-year visas with a pathway to permanent residence, after China imposed sweeping national security legislation on the financial hub. “Our decision to suspend the extradition agreement with Hong Kong represents an acknowledgment of the fundamental change of circumstances … Read more Australia Suspends Extradition Agreement With Hong Kong, Offers Visa Extensions

Australia looking to restrict return of citizens

Australia will likely limit the number of citizens returning home from abroad, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, as the country grapples with a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the … Read more Australia looking to restrict return of citizens

Number of returning overseas travellers allowed to enter Australia could be restricted | ABC News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has flagged the number of people coming into Australia could be further reduced to ease the burden on states and territories administering hotel quarantine. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-08/scott-morrison-may-reduce-international-arrivals-coronavirus/12433896 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: … Read more Number of returning overseas travellers allowed to enter Australia could be restricted | ABC News

Coronavirus: Australia PM Scott Morrison Vows to Support Hotspot State Victoria Under Lockdown

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked all premiers for supporting Covid-19 hotspot state Victoria, and vowed it will get through a second coronavirus wave. Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city has begun a six-week lockdown as a coronavirus outbreak risks triggering a second wave of infections in the nation. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said from midnight Wednesday … Read more Coronavirus: Australia PM Scott Morrison Vows to Support Hotspot State Victoria Under Lockdown

PM thanks Melburnians for their response to ‘heartbreaking’ lockdown return | ABC News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces an extra 6,100 places in aged care homes, and answers questions regarding the Victorian coronavirus response, the possibility of tax cuts coming forward, and why Australia is still receiving so many flights from overseas. Read more here: https://ab.co/3fmlyTb For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more … Read more PM thanks Melburnians for their response to ‘heartbreaking’ lockdown return | ABC News

Australian PM Calls for Unity as Melbourne Re-Enters 6-Week Virus Lockdown

Australian authorities were preparing to close the border between the country’s two largest states, as the city of Melbourne recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in infections on Monday. The border between New South Wales, home to Sydney, and Victoria, home to Melbourne, is due to be shut late Tuesday. New South Wales … Read more Australian PM Calls for Unity as Melbourne Re-Enters 6-Week Virus Lockdown

Victorians shut out of NSW as state hits worrying record number of cases | ABC News

The Victorian border with New South Wales will be closed from Wednesday after the state recorded its largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the closure at a press conference this morning where he said his state had recorded a further 127 new coronavirus cases and a … Read more Victorians shut out of NSW as state hits worrying record number of cases | ABC News

Western Australia seeks cap on international arrivals into state | ABC News

The WA Premier says he’s asked the Federal Government to place a limit on the number of flights arriving into the state from overseas. Mark McGowan says he’s also ordered the drafting of legislation that would require anyone returning from overseas to pay for their own time in hotel accommodation. And Mr McGowan has also … Read more Western Australia seeks cap on international arrivals into state | ABC News

Australia Investigates Melbourne Hotel Quarantine Lapses

Australian authorities are probing alleged security lapses at Melbourne hotels used to quarantine overseas arrivals, including claims guards slept with guests, amid concerns the breaches have contributed to a resurgence of coronavirus in the nation’s second-largest city. Victoria state has experienced more than two weeks of double-digit daily increases in new Covid-19 cases after social … Read more Australia Investigates Melbourne Hotel Quarantine Lapses

Labor stalwart says Eden-Monaro likely to be an ‘ugly win’ | Insiders

Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Resources Joel Fitzgibbon says Eden-Monaro is likely to be an ‘ugly’ by-election win for Labor – but not as ugly as the loss is for the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who’s personal popularity failed to translate to the polls. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch … Read more Labor stalwart says Eden-Monaro likely to be an ‘ugly win’ | Insiders

Satirist Mark Humphries unveils the government’s new unemployment program | 7.30

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested this week that some unemployed Australians are turning down job opportunities to stay on JobSeeker. With changes to both the JobSeeker and JobKeeper schemes looming, 7.30’s resident satirist Mark Humphries and his co-writer Evan Williams have this update. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch … Read more Satirist Mark Humphries unveils the government’s new unemployment program | 7.30