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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. South Australian health authorities have linked “more than a dozen schools, supermarkets, cafes and hotels” to its COVID-19 outbreak after confirming five new cases yesterday. Some states, including Queensland, have closed their border to travellers from SA, while NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging people to […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. We have another very promising vaccine candidate. Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 in its late-stage trial, the Massachusetts biotech company said on Monday. The vaccine was shown to be 94.5% effective in a preliminary analysis. I’m not always impressed by corporate […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and welcome to the week. 1. 17 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in South Australia outside of hotel quarantine. It’s currently unknown what the source of the infection is, but the Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier has pointed to a medi-hotel where one case worked as […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and a hearty TGIF to you. 1. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed that Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus for the 14th day in a row. A ‘double doughnut fortnight’, in the parlance. “We’ve seen test numbers this week that have been truly impressive, and […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning team. It’s Thursday, or as I like to call it: Friday’s Friday. 1. One of Australia’s leading microbiologists says that the Pfizer vaccine trial success is an important “proof of concept”, but a widespread rollout of a vaccine remains years away. ANU’s Dr Peter Collignon said that limited […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Happy hump day, team. 1. The federal government has announced the JobSeeker supplement will be extended through to the end of March, but the rate will be reduced. The payment will fall to $150 on top of the base rate of $565.70 a fortnight. 2. NAB’s business confidence survey hit […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. We’ve got some very promising vaccine news! Pfizer’s experimental coronavirus vaccine succeeded in the final stage of clinical trials, the drugmaker said Monday, a milestone in the fight against the pandemic. The study found people who got Pfizer’s shot were less likely to develop COVID-19, the disease […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello all. Hope you emerged from the days-long ordeal of the U.S. election with your sanities intact. 1. Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States, after the major U.S. networks called it in the early hours of Sunday our time. The victory was called after it […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello and welcome to Friday. Will we know who the new President of the United States is before we go to bed tonight? Maybe! 1. The U.S. election hasn’t been called, but Joe Biden has more paths to victory than Donald Trump does. Key swing state Pennsylvania could be done […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, Australia. As you might imagine, this will be a heavily U.S. election-based newsletter. There’s a lot flying around, so forgive my effort. Let’s pick through the carnage. 1. We don’t have a result as yet, but it’s looking like it’s leaning towards Joe Biden. Decision Desk HQ projects […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team, and welcome to the biggest news day of the year of big news days. 1. The U.S. election! It’s here! Americans are voting right now as we speak, and you can follow our hour-by-hour guide right here. With a massive surge in mail-in voting, there’s a good chance […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. 1. Victoria reported a fourth consecutive day of zero new coronavirus cases this morning. Now that’s what we like to see. NSW recorded one new local case yesterday, with six in hotel quarantine. Once again, there were zero new cases and zero lives lost in the last […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. Welcome to Monday, and I hope your Halloween weekends were suitably spooky. 1. National donut day! Australia yesterday recorded its first day of zero cases of community transmission since June. Give yourselves a pat on the back, and we’ll see if we can maintain it. Advice just […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning gang. 1. It’s AFR Rich List day, if you’re in the mood to find out who has more money than you. Topping the list this year is Gina Rinehart, with an eye-watering net worth of $28.89 billion. Several mining magnates saw their wealths explode on the back of a […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks. 1. Three new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Victoria. There has been one additional mystery case confirmed over the past fortnight, though the 14-day average has fallen to 2.4. Yesterday there were 3 new cases reported and no lives lost. The 14 day rolling average is down […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello and welcome to Wednesday. 1. Firstly, some figures. Victoria reported two cases of COVID-19 and two deaths – still obviously very low. New South Wales recorded two new local cases yesterday, with 10 in hotel quarantine. Yesterday there were 2 new cases and 2 lost lives reported. Condolences to […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. The day is here. Melbourne’s lockdown has begun to unwind, with restaurants, cafes, pubs and retail set to reopen from midnight tonight. Further announcements are expected today on how home visits will work, with Premier Daniel Andrews saying “the most dangerous environment for the spread of […]
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Restaurants, cafes, pubs and retail will reopen in Melbourne from midnight on Tuesday night, after the state recorded zero new cases of COVID-19 transmission

Melbourne businesses will reopen from midnight on Tuesday night, after zero cases of community transmission were reported on Monday. Restaurants, cafes, pubs and retail will reopen under strict conditions. Further announcements will be made about other industries and home visits on Tuesday. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more stories. […]
Restaurants, cafes, pubs and retail will reopen in Melbourne from midnight on Tuesday night, after the state recorded zero new cases of COVID-19 transmission
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team. Hope you all had restful weekends. 1. Here it is, folks – the big day. Victoria recorded ZERO new coronavirus cases and ZERO deaths today. It’s the first time since June 9 no cases have been recorded statewide. Test results from the outbreak in Melbourne’s northern suburbs are […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. And TGIF. 1. Now these are some healthy numbers. Victoria reported just one new case of COVID-19 and no additional deaths this morning. NSW yesterday reported one new locally acquired case, and six in hotel quarantine. Yesterday there was 1 new case & no loss of life […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, folks. 1. NSW Health is urging any attendees of the Bathurst 1000 race and local residents in the surrounding area to monitor for symptoms after remnants of COVID-19 were found in wastewater. There were 10 new cases of COVID-19 reported yesterday, eight of which were in hotel quarantine. NSW […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. The U.S. Department of Justice filed a heavily anticipated antitrust case on Tuesday morning accusing Google of having an unfair advantage in search and online advertising. The case alleges that Google disadvantaged competitors through a network of exclusionary business deals. It’s the largest legal challenge Google […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning team. What’s happening in the news today? I say we find out – together. 1. Victoria recorded four new cases and one death on Monday, following the easing of some restrictions. Premier Daniel Andrews has flagged there could be a shift in the timeline for further relaxations if […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. Hope you had good weekends. 1. A number of significant coronavirus restrictions in Victoria were eased late last night. People will now be able to travel in a 25-kilometre radius from their homes, up from five kilometres. Further restrictions are set to be lifted on November 1, […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Victoria recorded seven new coronavirus cases today, and two deaths. A large household cluster was linked to an outbreak at Melbourne’s Chadstone Shopping Centre. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that two workers on the government’s revamped hotel quarantine program attended work […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. Victoria recorded 13 new coronavirus cases and four deaths on Wednesday. NSW and Queensland both recorded no new local cases. A possible link for a case which reset the NSW/Queensland border clock has been identified, raising the possibility of having the border opened sooner. 2. Private […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Victoria recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths this morning. New South Wales recorded two cases yesterday, both of which were in hotel quarantine. WA is still dealing with a cluster on a ship off the Pilbara, with the state’s health minister calling for tighter […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Australia recorded just five new local cases of COVID-19 yesterday, all of them in Melbourne. All were linked to aged care. Today’s figures are also low, with only 10 recorded in Victoria. Plans are underway to get a replacement crew on board a cargo ship off the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. Hope you had good weekends, and congratulations to our Melbourne friends on the loosening of restrictions. 1. Melbourne’s controversial night curfew is now lifted. A host of other changes have also been made to restrictions, including children returning to school, slightly increased numbers at certain gatherings, and […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks, and a hearty TGIF to you all. 1. Victoria has recorded 14 new cases and eight more deaths. The 14-day average is 25.1 for Melbourne and 0.8 for regional Victoria. NSW announced a single case of COVID-19 yesterday, which was in hotel quarantine, with experts saying it is […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Westpac has announced it will pay a record-busting $1.3 billion fine for its breach of anti-money laundering laws and its failure to stop child exploitation payments. “We are committed to fixing the issues to ensure that these mistakes do not happen again,” said chief executive Peter King. […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, all. 1. Victoria recorded 15 new coronavirus cases today, with five deaths. That pushes the Melbourne 14-day average below 30. The next phase of reopening is contingent on that 14-day average being between 30 and 50 next Monday – so at the moment Melbourne is beating that. Good […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, gang. 1. The collapse in the number of international students coming to Australia is set to have major economic ramifications, including to the property market. A new report from the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) projects demand for housing will fall by 232,000 over the next three […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, folks. 1. Good news out of Victoria first up. The state recorded just 11 new cases of coronavirus and 2 deaths this morning. Following a similarly low count of 14 yesterday, Premier Daniel Andrews flagged the possibility of a more accelerated roadmap out of restrictions. #COVID19VicData: Yesterday there were […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning all. 1. Victoria is late with their daily COVID-19 statistics today, so hang tight. Yesterday there were 28 cases with 8 deaths, the lowest in quite some time. Photos have emerged showing some huge lines at a police checkpoint in Little River, the border between regional and metropolitan Melbourne. […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Today’s Victorian COVID-19 numbers have been released. There were 28 new cases in the past 24 hours and 8 deaths, as compared to 42 new cases and 8 deaths reported on Wednesday. Elective surgeries resume from today. NSW, on the other hand reported 10 new cases, […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning all. 1. Victoria has reported no virus deaths in the past 24 hours. That’s the first time in two months there have been zero lives lost. There were 42 new cases of COVID-19, and Daniel Andrews is flagging a further easing of restrictions in regional Victoria. #COVID19VicData: Yesterday there […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, all. Hope you had good weekends. 1. A special good morning to Melbourne, where stage four restrictions have slightly lifted. Playgrounds have reopened and single people are now alloweded a single visitor in their social bubble. Look, you take what you can get. Today’s figures have also landed, […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Greetings and TGIF to you all. 1. Victoria reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 9 deaths. It comes amid reports that Victorian health bureaucrats stopped Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton from taking control of the state’s coronavirus response – against both his wishes and also the state’s own […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Melbourne’s 14-day coronavirus infection average has been decreasing this week. Department of Health and Human Services data shows the 14-day average for the metropolitan Melbourne region fell to 74.5 on Wednesday, down from 78.6 on Tuesday and 84.8 on Monday. Under the roadmap, the Melbourne region will […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, folks. 1. Victoria recorded 76 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths today. The Nine papers reported that the modelling used by the Victorian government to justify the state’s strict lockdowns are “based on outdated contact tracing assumptions” which do not take into account improvements in the health response. #COVID19VicData […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. Victoria recorded 41 new cases on Monday – the state’s lowest daily tally in two months. U.S. tech company Salesforce has been engaged to improve the state’s contact tracing infrastructure, using a system of automated text messages. Here are today’s figures: #COVID19VicData for 8 September, 2020. […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. 1. First, Victoria. Melbourne’s stage four lockdown will be extended for two weeks beyond September 13, when they were originally scheduled to end, while stage three restrictions will ease slightly in regional Victoria. The “slow, steady and safe” path out of lockdown for the city means Melburnians […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and TGIF. 1. Victoria recorded 113 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, edging back into three digit territory. Today’s numbers are back down to 81 – but with 59 deaths recorded, some of which were from previous days and are only now being tallied. #BREAKING: Victoria has recorded 81 […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Melbourne’s stage four lockdown would be extended by a fortnight, according to a draft blueprint. Under this plan, it would not be until September 28 that Melbourne’s curfew would be lifted, students would start returning to schools and childcare would reopen without permits. A state government spokesperson […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team. Facebook has declared war on Australia. Isn’t that nice? Let’s dig into what happened. 1. Yesterday, Facebook threatened to block Australians from sharing news if the government’s planned media bargaining code goes ahead. The draft code sets out standards for big tech platforms like Facebook and Google to […]
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Facebook is threatening to block Australians from sharing news on its platforms if planned government regulation goes ahead

Facebook has threatened to block Australians from sharing news content on its platforms, including Instagram, if the government’s proposed media bargaining code goes ahead. The code would set out standards for big tech platforms like Facebook to pay news publishers for displaying their content. Facebook’s threats follows a similar campaign […]
Facebook is threatening to block Australians from sharing news on its platforms if planned government regulation goes ahead
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello, hello. Let’s kick off the day with some fairly promising coronavirus figures from both Victoria and New South Wales. 1. Victoria recorded 73 daily cases on Monday, its lowest total since July 3. 41 deaths were reported – largely attributable to delayed reporting of at least 22 aged care […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. Hope you all had great weekends. Let’s get it. 1. The infection numbers continue looking better in Victoria. The state recorded 114 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Sunday. Nine of those deaths are linked to aged care. The deaths include one man aged […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and TGIF to you all. 1. Kevin Mayer has resigned as chief executive of TikTok just months after joining the company. Mayer announced his departure in a letter to employees at TikTok and its parent company ByteDance. “In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, I […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. We’re past halfway. Feels good, doesn’t it? 1. As always, the numbers. Victoria detected 113 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, and a further 23 deaths were recorded. It’s the lowest daily infection number since July 5, which is obviously promising news despite the stubbornly high daily death […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Victoria has recorded 149 new coronavirus cases and 24 deaths since yesterday. The death toll is the highest since August 17, when 25 Victorians died of COVID-19. That figure came first from Health Minister Jenny Mikakos speaking to ABC’s Radio National – expect an official health […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. Victoria recorded 116 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, the lowest rate since June. The seven-day average has also gone below 200 for the first time in over a month. Premier Daniel Andrews is pushing to extend Victoria’s state of emergency another 12 months. 2. New […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello and TGIF to you all. 1. Victoria recorded 240 cases on Thursday, and the number of active cases in the state has fallen by thousands. Say what you will about lockdowns, but they do seem to have the desired effect. But Deputy Chief Health Officer Allen Cheng said a […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

G’morn, all. 1. Yesterday morning, everyone reported that Scott Morrison had nailed down a deal to secure 25 million doses of a promising coronavirus vaccine, should it pass trials. AstraZeneca, the company with which this deal was supposedly struck, has a less charitable view. According to AstraZeneca, the ‘deal’ is […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, team. 1. The Australian government has secured a deal for 25 million doses of the Oxford University vaccine, if tests prove successful. Under the agreement Australia would be able to manufacture the vaccine locally once a formula is approved – if it’s approved, that is. Prime Minister Scott Morrison […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. First, numbers. Victoria has suffered several days of high death numbers, but is also seeing a decline in cases. This morning, it’s 222 new cases and 17 deaths. But yesterday was Australia’s deadliest day of the pandemic, with 25 deaths recorded. #Covid19VicData for 18 August 2020. There […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning – hope you all had restful weekends. 1. First of all, some coronavirus numbers. Victoria reported 279 new coronavirus cases yesterday, and 16 deaths. Premier Daniel Andrews said the figures – which are showing a marked decline from their peak – provide cause for “cautious optimism and real […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. TGIF. 1. The Age reports this morning that ‘patient zero’ for Victoria’s second wave was not a security guard as has been widely assumed, but a night manager at one of the quarantine hotels. It is presumed that person caught the virus from a returned traveller. Emails […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, folks. 1. Let’s begin with some numbers. Wednesday was Victoria’s deadliest day since the beginning of the pandemic, with a death toll of 21. There were 411 new cases of COVID-19 in the state. There were 410 new cases of #coronavirus (#COVID19) detected in Victoria in the last 24 […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team. 1. After months of speculation, Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his vice presidential running mate. The 55-year-old former California Attorney-General will be the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated by either major party for vice president. […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Australia recorded its deadliest day so far in the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, with 19 deaths reported in Victoria. But there is evidence Victoria’s outbreak could be stabilising, with a much reduced 322 new cases reported in the state. NSW recorded 14 new cases yesterday. There […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning – hope you all had good weekends. 1. Victoria recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic yesterday, with 17 deaths. There were 394 coronavirus cases, the state’s lowest single-day increase for 11 days. The Victorian government also announced $60 million in additional mental health funding, following a sharp […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, team. TGIF. 1. Employers will gain easier access to JobKeeper from the end of September, as part of a move to fight the economic damage wrought by the Victorian outbreak and lockdown. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will reverse the tougher eligibility rules he basically just announced, which will add another […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello and welcome to Thursday. Let’s get it. 1. Melbourne’s stage four shutdown is now in effect. The state recorded 725 new cases of coronavirus and 15 deaths on Wednesday, making it the worst day in the state since the pandemic began. A man in his 30s was among those […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. A devastating explosion rocked Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, on Tuesday. The exact cause of the blast is unknown, but a senior Lebanese intelligence official said that he suspects that confiscated high-explosive materials stored at the port where the explosion occurred are to blame. The country’s health […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

G’day team. A bit happened yesterday. 1. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews provided more detail on the business side of the state’s stage four lockdown. The majority of retail stores will close in Melbourne for six weeks from 11:59pm on Wednesday night. Exceptions include supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol […]
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Most shops will close in Melbourne under stage four restrictions, with the exception of supermarkets and other essential businesses

The majority of retail stores will close in Melbourne for six weeks from 11:59pm on Wednesday night, under Victoria’s stage four restrictions. Exceptions include supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices. Some businesses, including meat works, will move to reduced production, with far […]
Most shops will close in Melbourne under stage four restrictions, with the exception of supermarkets and other essential businesses
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A travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is off the table for now due to rising case numbers in Australia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says plans for a trans-Tasman bubble between her country and Australia are on “the backburner” following a significant surge in COVID-19 cases in Victoria. Previously, both governments had expressed serious interest in opening travel between the two countries to rebuild their shattered tourism industries, […]
A travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is off the table for now due to rising case numbers in Australia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, all. 1. Melbourne has moved into the toughest restrictions seen in Australia yet since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with Premier Daniel Andrews declaring a state of disaster yesterday. Under the stage four restrictions, there is now a nightly curfew from 8pm to 5am with exemptions for […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and TGIF. 1. First, the numbers. Victoria recorded 723 new coronavirus cases and 13 deaths on Thursday – the highest single-day figures since the start of the pandemic. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed that many of these cases are linked to aged care, but also warned that workplaces […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Victoria recorded 295 new cases on Tuesday – its lowest daily increase in more than a week. So that’s a positive sign. NSW reported 19 new cases, and four schools were closed. 2. Queensland will close its borders to people from the Greater Sydney area from […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Let’s start, as we have for the past few weeks, with some figures. Victoria recorded 384 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, and six deaths – four of which were in aged care. NSW recorded 14 new cases, including two in the Potts Point area of Sydney, […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. Victoria had its worst day of the pandemic yesterday. It recorded 532 new cases and six deaths, taking Australia’s death toll to 161. Five of those six deaths were linked to outbreaks in aged care. However, Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said modelling suggested Monday’s worrying […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and welcome to the week. 1. Victoria recorded its deadliest weekend since the coronavirus pandemic began, with five deaths reported on Saturday and 10 on Sunday. A man in his 40s became the youngest Victorian to die from COVID-19. Seven of the deaths announced yesterday are connected to […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello gang, and TGIF. 1. First of all: economic apocalypse. Okay, I’m exaggerating. But Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered his budget update yesterday, admitting the government anticipates it will amass more than $184 billion in debt due to the fight against the coronavirus. The Treasurer claimed support measures had saved 700,000 […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. It’s Thursday, the Friday of Friday. 1. Let’s kick off with some concerning coronavirus figures. I know, I know. I’m sorry. Australia had 502 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, of which 484 were in Victoria. It’s the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began. 2. There are […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and welcome to hump day. 1. Yesterday’s big news was the government’s official announcement that it is extending JobKeeper and the boosted JobSeeker, but slashing the rate of both. Both will extend beyond their original September cutoff date, with a reduced JobSeeker payment to run until the end […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. After all this wonkish chatter about reforming JobKeeper and JobSeeker, it looks like the government is going for a much more blunt approach. Millions of workers will keep receiving the JobKeeper wage subsidy until the end of March, the Prime Minister will announce today, and the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. First, let’s have some coronavirus updates from over the weekend. A bit of doom and gloom for your Monday. Face masks will be mandatory in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday night, with people caught without them subject to a $200 fine. Victoria recorded […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello, folks. Once again we find ourselves on that most auspicious day: Friday. 1. Yesterday’s COVID-19 figures in Victoria were pretty confronting. The state recorded 317 new coronavirus cases – the highest number of daily cases in Australia since the beginning of the pandemic – and two people died. But […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. The federal government unveiled its latest skills investment program, which will focus on training or re-skilling people looking for a job in high-demand areas amid the pandemic. True to form, it is named JobTrainer, following the NounVerber naming format this government is so fond of. In […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. The coronavirus cluster at The Crossroads Hotel in Sydney has been genomically linked to Melbourne cases. The testing revealed a Blue Mountains resident who dined at the venue on July 3 is linked to the Victorian outbreak. You might recall that the border between NSW and […]
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