What's Happening

Facebook announces news partnerships and Google praises 'constructive path forward' after Australia passes an amended media bargaining code into law


Australian news is officially back on Facebook, soon after an amended version of the media bargaining code passed the Senate


Job ads spiked almost 15% on February 2020 levels, according to Indeed, but fresh unemployment data suggests not everything is rosy



Qantas has booked a $1.08 billion half-year loss, as it pins financial hopes on international travel returning in late October


TikTok says it faced 32 government requests to remove content in Australia in the second half of 2020 – with only Russia and Pakistan making more requests


The ABS has confirmed Australia’s mortality rate actually declined in 2020 – and funeral companies like Invocare are feeling the pinch



Australia's buy now, pay later titans are reportedly days away from signing a new code of conduct, capping late fees and forcing credit checks on large transactions


Australian charities and financial counsellors are bracing for the worst after JobSeeker was lifted by just $3.50 a day


The government wants employers to dob in applicants who turn down work as part of its $3.50 a day JobSeeker increase


'Cruel joke': JobSeeker will reportedly increase by $50 a fortnight when coronavirus support ends, leaving recipients with less than $4 more per day


TikTok Australia joins forces with Shopify, promising to turn a 'subset of culture' into a marketing boom for e-commerce


As Australian companies pledge to repay a further $44 million in JobKeeper payments, Labor wants to know which firms profited from that taxpayer cash



'The banks are going to be the winners': Consumer advocates launch last-ditch attempt to stop the government from axing responsible lending laws


Australia's long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine rollout is set to start on Monday as states receive the Pfizer vaccine


Facebook’s silencing of health department pages is a ‘public safety issue’, the government says in response to the blanket news ban


Australian health departments and the Bureau of Meteorology have been caught in the crossfire of Facebook's massive news ban



'We will be proceeding with the Code': As Facebook bans Australian news, the government says it won't back down on new media laws


'Driven by rideshare businesses': Fresh ABS data shows courier and delivery services lifted Australian business figures even before the pandemic


Victoria's snap lockdown will end at midnight tonight, as the state government hails zero new locally acquired cases


'We are an industry in crisis': Australian live music giants call for urgent extension to JobKeeper in open letter to federal government


The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Australia, clearing the way for nearly 54 million doses in the national rollout plan


Victoria will construct a dedicated COVID-19 quarantine complex, with Daniel Andrews pointing to potential sites near Tullamarine and Avalon airports


Victoria faces an anxious wait for the lockdown to be lifted, as the state finds another 2 locally-acquired COVID-19 cases


Queensland has reinstated border restrictions for Victorians, as Melbourne's Holiday Inn COVID-19 cluster grows to 10


School banking programs will be scrapped in ACT schools after a unanimous vote against 'sophisticated marketing techniques' aimed at children


Australia could face a new wave of homelessness as rent deferrals come to an end, a new report warns


'Hyper-infectious': Melbourne Holiday Inn closed for 'terminal' deep clean as Victoria prepares for new review of hotel quarantine system


Anthony Albanese flags new gig worker protections and a rolling contract crackdown ahead of Labor's industrial relations announcement


A rolling list of companies which have vowed to repay their JobKeeper subsidies after turning big profits in 2020


Nick Scali will pay back $3.6M in JobKeeper subsidies after it made huge profits in the second half of 2020


The last of Sydney's lockout laws will be lifted next month, 6 years after hardline restrictions crushed the city's nighttime economy


'Thrown on the scrap heap': Victoria's live events industry predicts a curtain call for businesses if JobKeeper ends as planned on March 28


'Death sentence': Australian businesses damaged during lockdowns could face another hit if Google Search leaves, analysts say


Food delivery apps urged to crack down on 'unrealistic' delivery times and rider fatigue in NSW draft safety guidelines


More Australians stranded overseas will be welcomed home from February 15, as Morrison confirms boosted intake caps


Victoria led Australia's retail recovery through the December quarter – but ABS data suggests things won't stay festive for long


NSW gamblers fed a staggering $2.17 billion to poker machines in late 2020 – the highest yearly increase since 2017


For the tennis elite, million-dollar prizes are the norm. But lower-ranked pros face an anxious wait for their $100K first round Australian Open fixtures.


Australia has secured 10 million extra Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses, as the government confirms free shots for asylum seekers and detainees


Victoria has reintroduced COVID-19 restrictions after a hotel quarantine worker linked to the Australian Open tested positive


Here’s what could happen if Google really does pull Search from Australia, according to experts


Microsoft hits out at Google, saying Bing is ready to fill the gap if Search pulls out of Australia


Here's why the Brisbane firm manufacturing at-home COVID-19 tests for the US can't sell or advertise them in Australia


Brisbane diagnostics firm Ellume has secured a $303 million deal to manufacture DIY COVID-19 tests for the US


Advocates for unemployed workers have slammed a 'divisive' industry proposal to introduce a two-tiered JobSeeker payment from March 31


Gig economy workers would receive at least minimum wage under a planned policy proposal from the Labor Party


Every Australian will be offered COVID-19 vaccination by October, according to Scott Morrison – but international border closures will likely remain


Victoria declares all but one NSW region a 'green' zone, allowing isolation-free travel for nearly all visitors


WallStreetBets turned memes into market history. Australian investment experts weigh in on whether it could happen here.


Uber Eats has revealed a new contract with its Australian riders – but unions say it’s another way to claim delivery riders aren’t employees