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Hello team. 1. The NSW government has moved to tighten some social restrictions again thanks to an increase in coronavirus cases. The restrictions are quite mild though – for now. Group bookings at pubs will be reduced from 20 people back to 10, and large venues will not be allowed […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks. We hope you had good weekends – there are a few Australian coronavirus updates to get through this morning. Let’s hop to it. 1. First of all, there’s the situation in Victoria, where Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are under lockdown. Cases surged by 273 on Sunday – the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and TGIF. 1. Australia yesterday suspended its extradition agreement with Hong Kong over China’s new national security law. Scott Morrison also announced temporary visas for Hong Kongers would be extended for five years, with a possible path to permanent residency. Morrison suggested that Hong Kong businesses consider relocating […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. The second Melbourne lockdown has begun. Pubs and restaurants reported a surge in clientele last night as people ventured out for their last outings for six weeks. Looks like the checkpoints out of the city are pretty backed up as well this morning. Check point traffic just […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning – and, of course, commiserations and solidarity to our friends down in Melbourne. 1. Melbourne will re-enter stage three lockdown for six weeks from midnight tonight. That means everyone is subject to a general stay-at-home order, and can only leave for four approved reasons: essential shopping, giving or […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. The NSW-Victoria border closes at midnight tonight. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said he, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison “agreed that the best thing to do is to close the border” as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the southern state. There was an […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. Hope you all had good weekends. 1. The big news over the weekend was nine high-rise public housing towers in Melbourne going into hard coronavirus lockdown. That means residents will not be allowed to leave their units under almost any circumstances for at least five days. They will […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and a hearty TGIF to you and yours. 1. Victoria’s coronavirus outbreak has spread to other states and territories. New cases were confirmed in Sydney and Darwin from travellers returning from hotel quarantine in Melbourne. Health officials are urging anyone who lives in Balmain to come forward for […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. The localised lockdown for 10 Melbourne postcodes has officially begun. Once again, they are 3012, 3021, 3022, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060, 3064, though I’m sure residents are acutely aware of that by now. Day 1 on postcode lockdown in #Melbourne: Police are setting up a […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Greetings. And solidarity to our Victorian comrades who live in one of those suburbs consigned to coronavirus lockdown once again. We will persevere. 1. The big news from yesterday is, of course, that lockdown. Those who live in the 10 suburbs affected by the new lockdown, which runs until July […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning team. 1. Victoria’s COVID-19 spike “will get worse before it gets better” said the state’s chief health officer Brett Sutton. He also indicated it was “absolutely an option” to put some hotspot suburbs into a secondary lockdown. The hotspot suburbs are Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, team. Hope you all had good weekends. 1. Firstly, an update on the situation in Victoria. 49 cases of coronavirus were detected on Saturday, which is the highest daily number since April. The state is currently undergoing a testing blitz, while federal deputy chief medical officer Michael Kidd told […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and TGIF. We’ve earned this one. 1. The neck and neck battle for Virgin has lost one neck. Wall Street hedge fund Cyrus Capital Partners has pulled its bid, citing a “a lack of engagement by the administrator”, leaving Bain Capital with an open run. To add to […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning folks. A lot going on this morning – including massive redundancies at Qantas. Let’s dig in. 1. Qantas will sack at least 6000 of its 30,000 employees and launch a $1.9 billion capital raise in response to the coronavirus. In a fairly grim announcement to the ASX, the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello hello. We awaken this beautiful Wednesday to news that Victoria is still a growing point of concern in the Australian coronavirus recovery. Let’s dig in. 1. There’s a bit of growing tension about the whole Melbourne COVID-19 situation. As 20 new cases are announced in Victoria, NSW Premier Gladys […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. In the news today: a former High Court judge is accused of serial sexual harassment, Trump brings down the hammer on immigration visas, and a bunch of Apple updates. 1. The big news today: a High Court inquiry has found former justice Dyson Heydon sexually harassed six […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello and welcome to another week. 1. A little bit of a setback for the country’s coronavirus recovery popped up over the weekend. There were 19 new cases in Victoria on Sunday, including eight which are still under investigation. 2. This has sparked fears of a second wave, and led […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and a hearty TGIF to you. 1. Big news in higher education this morning. The cost of studying humanities, law and commerce at university in Australia will increase, with Education Minister Dan Tehan set to announce the government will use a carrot-and-stick approach to funnel students into degrees […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

G’day, folks. Ten beautifully curated items of general news interest, coming right at you. 1. Seems like the ‘Keeper’ part of JobKeeper is more contingent than originally thought. According to a report in the AFR, the Morrison government expects there will be plenty of people left over on the payment […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Facebook told the ACCC it could kick Australian news off the platform and it wouldn’t have a significant effect on its business. It comes as the competition regular tries to work out a regime of compensation for local publishers who have their content displayed on platforms […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, folks. Hope you had good weekends. 1. Some ~political intrigue~ for you on your Monday morning. A huge report by 60 Minutes and The Age dropped last night focusing on Adem Somyurek, a Victorian Labor powerbroker who is accused of masterminding a massive branch stacking operation. Tip: if you’re […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Happy Friday, team. 1. Hey, we’re doing alright. Australia is better placed than most of the world when it comes to mounting a fast recovery, the OECD believes. In its latest analysis, it forecast the country could minimise the hit to the GDP to 5% and keep unemployment below 8% […]
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Netflix Australia has pulled several Chris Lilley shows, as platforms around the world axe content featuring blackface and other racist stereotypes

Netflix has removed four shows by comedian Chris Lilley from its Australian platform: “Angry Boys,” “Summer Heights High,” “We Can Be Heroes” and “Jonah From Tonga”. The shows have faced strident criticism over the years due to Lilley’s performances in blackface and brownface. The move comes as a number of […]
Netflix Australia has pulled several Chris Lilley shows, as platforms around the world axe content featuring blackface and other racist stereotypes
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Good morning. Some big moves in the world of business today. 1. Amazon just announced that it’s going to suspend police use of its controversial facial recognition technology for one year. Amazon last week put out a statement against police brutality and systemic racism, but advocates pointed out that Amazon […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. Welcome to day two of a four day week. My how times flies. 1. Pat yourselves on the back. There were just two new cases of coronavirus recorded across Australia on Tuesday, both in returned travellers in hotel quarantine in Sydney. That means no community transmission for […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. Hope you had restful long weekends. Four day week! 1. Enormous crowds marched in cities across Australia on Saturday as part of the global Black Lives Matter protests. About 30,000 protesters took to the streets of Melbourne, and at least 20,000 marched through Sydney’s CBD – even […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello, and welcome to the long weekend. Just a few more hours and we’re home. 1. The response to the government’s $680 million HomeBuilder scheme has been… mixed, to put it lightly. Yes, the construction and property industry are happy about it, but elsewhere it has faced criticism. “Anyone able […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, gang. 1. The details of the government’s home renovation package have been announced. The ‘HomeBuilder’ scheme (yes, really) will offer some Australians $25,000 to assist in building or substantially renovating a home, to enable what the government calls a “tradie-led recovery”. “If you’ve been putting off that renovation or […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, everyone. 1. Protests continue to unfold around the United States. American police have maced, shot, and driven into crowds of protesters as they rally against the police killing of George Floyd. The police killing of black men, and police violence against protesters, has prompted renewed and intensified questions […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. The protests over the police killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd and other black Americans continue over in the United States. More than 4,200 people have been arrested nationwide. A man in Louisville, Kentucky, was killed in a shootout with police and National Guard early on Monday […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, team. Before we turn to the stuff that’s actually happening in Australia, a lot happened in the United States over the weekend – from riots and civil unrest on the ground, to rockets shooting into space. Let’s unpack that. 1. The big news over the weekend is the ongoing […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and a very hearty TGIF to you. League is back, restrictions are further lifting… there’s a lot to look forward to right now. 1. The National Cabinet meets again today, after a two week break. Today, leaders will discuss the reopening effort, sharing notes on what has worked […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello. Today we’ve got it all: the collapse of media, the failure of a SpaceX launch, the death of hot desking, the president trying to destroy Twitter… folks, there’s a bit of destruction around. 1. Big media news this morning. News Corp Australia will axe hundreds of jobs as it […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Happy hump day, team. Let me inaugurate this auspicious Wednesday by unloading upon you a volley of politics and economics stories – exactly the shot of caffeine you need to succeed and achieve. 1. Scott Morrison gave his address to the National Press Club yesterday arvo, hitting on all the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. Scott Morrison will make an address to the National Press Club today, announcing tax reform, deregulation and lower energy costs will make up the bedrock of his plan to “get [the] economy out of ICU”. It seems those people who believe the substantial expansion of the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and welcome to Monday. Let’s set a goal for ourselves this week: do not stuff up as much as the Treasury officials who made what will probably amount to being Australian history’s worst accounting error. 1. By now you probably have heard about Treasury’s huge error. It was […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning team. Today we’ve got it all: superannuation fraud, retail collapse, and that coronavirus you’ve been reading so much about. As always, if you have hints, tips or yarns to fling to Business Insider, do not hesitate to email me. 1. Target’s parent company Wesfarmers will shut up to 75 […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. Hope you’re all maintaining social distancing while responsibly returning to a level of economic productivity commensurate with a business as usual approach. Or whatever it is the government wants us to be doing right now. As usual, if you have any tips, stories or rants you think […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Qantas boss Alan Joyce says he could have up to half the airline’s domestic network back in the air by July if states ease restrictions. “We don’t think we’ll go back to 100 per cent honestly in July but we have the capability to easily add […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, team. A fair bit going on in the news this morning, especially in the world of tech – let’s dig in, shall we? 1. A long-time airline investor with deep ties to Richard Branson has emerged as one of the final four bidders to take over Virgin Australia. New […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Howdy folks. For many states, we’re entering the first full week of truly relaxed coronavirus restrictions. For others, like Victoria, relaxations are on the horizon at the beginning of June. Let’s celebrate by logging onto a restaurant’s booking system, seeing they’re fully booked for the foreseeable future, and then not […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and a hearty TGIF to you all. 1. Australia lost nearly 600,000 jobs in the month of April, according to new ABS unemployment figures. That’s bad enough, but economists warn the headline figure occludes the real economic damage. Nearly 500,000 people have disappeared from the unemployment figure due […]
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Swedish fintech giant Klarna launched its shopping app in Australia just before the coronavirus hit. General manager Fran Ereira explains how it faced the challenge.

Swedish fintech Klarna launched its shopping app in Australia at the end of January – just before the global coronavirus pandemic. The company says it has seen 160,000 app downloads in Australia since its launch. Fran Ereira, general manager for Klarna in Australia, talked to Business Insider Australia about what […]
Swedish fintech giant Klarna launched its shopping app in Australia just before the coronavirus hit. General manager Fran Ereira explains how it faced the challenge.
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. Following the confirmation that NSW will allow pubs to reopen from Friday – for ten people, under very strict conditions – you can safely assume I was thinking about going to the pub for the entire time I was writing this newsletter. 1. A new challenger approaches in […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks. In the news today: coronavirus. Oh, you thought I’d have something different for you? Too bad. 1. In an address to Parliament yesterday, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the government expects both dwelling and business investment to contract by 18% in the June quarter while household spending is expected […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. Today, we’re moving into the next phase of coronavirus recovery: scolding people who don’t follow the rules as the government tries to jumpstart a flailing economy and tries to avert a longer-lasting collapse in consumer demand. So go shop, eat, participate in the economy – but not […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. This week, some states and territories will begin to roll back some coronavirus restrictions, in line with the federal government’s roadmap to recovery. That means you and nine lucky others can sit in a cafe again. Joy! 1. As you are no doubt aware, on Friday the prime […]
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‘Nothing changes today’: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews hits the brakes on the national cabinet’s plan to relax coronavirus restrictions

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced his state will take a more cautious approach to the government’s 3-step plan to relax coronavirus restrictions. “The rules remain in place until Monday,” Andrews said, saying he would make further announcements through the coming week. Andrews cited Victoria’s unique position with community transmission […]
‘Nothing changes today’: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews hits the brakes on the national cabinet’s plan to relax coronavirus restrictions
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Happy Friday. Today we find out just how quickly Australia will return to something vaguely resembling ‘normal’ and – God willing – a timeline for when we can go to the pub. 1. This arvo we’re going to hear from the national cabinet on how they plan to relax the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks. We’re one day away from the national cabinet deciding whether we’ll be relaxing Australia’s lockdown. Until then, you have nowhere else to be but reading this very newsletter. 1. The national cabinet meets tomorrow to decide on whether tough coronavirus social distancing measures will be relaxed. 7NEWS is […]
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‘They’re looking for tools to help them’: Trello co-founder Michael Pryor says new signups ‘almost doubled’ year-on-year as offices moved to the home

Work management tool Trello saw a significant increase in signups in March, as professionals began to work from home. In April, the company released Advanced Checklists – a new feature intended to improve “accountability” in teams, which may not be working in the same place. Co-founder Michael Pryor talked to […]
‘They’re looking for tools to help them’: Trello co-founder Michael Pryor says new signups ‘almost doubled’ year-on-year as offices moved to the home
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and everyone is talking about reopening the economy. Is it a stupid idea? Let’s find out! 1. Scott Morrison might have once warned us to buckle in for six months of lockdown misery, but it seems the scale of economic […]
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Qantas is extending coronavirus cancellations through to the end of July, as CEO Alan Joyce warns it could ‘take years’ for international travel demand to return

Qantas has announced it is cancelling international flights through to the end of July. The airline says it is currently burning through cash at a rate of $40 million per week. However, the company says it is in a strong enough financial position to withstand the current challenging environment all […]
Qantas is extending coronavirus cancellations through to the end of July, as CEO Alan Joyce warns it could ‘take years’ for international travel demand to return
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. The AFR reports Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will today deliver a speech kickstarting a push to reopen the economy. “We must get people back into jobs and back into work,” Mr Frydenberg will tell the National Press Club, noting the economy is taking a $4 billion weekly […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. Today we return to work amid continuing squabbles between federal and state governments on the contentious issue of schools. That’s what everyone is talking about today: schools. 1. Westpac has deferred its dividend after revealing a massive 70% slump in first half cash profit of $993 million. “This […]
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‘Australians have earned an early mark’: Scott Morrison says the decision on whether to relax coronavirus restrictions will be made next Friday

Scott Morrison announced the decision on whether to relax coronavirus restrictions will now be made on Friday, May 8. Previously, he had announced the decision would be made the week following. Morrison said the decision would be contingent on how many Australians download the COVIDSafe contact tracing app. Visit Business […]
‘Australians have earned an early mark’: Scott Morrison says the decision on whether to relax coronavirus restrictions will be made next Friday
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Folks! We made it to Friday. You may be surprised to hear I have a number of stories for you, which are either directly or indirectly related to the coronavirus. 1. More than 1.3 million Australians are now on the Jobseeker Allowance, according to official figures, as the economy continues […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team, and welcome to Thursday. At least, I think it’s Thursday. Days don’t really carry a lot of meaning at the moment. 1. ANZ Bank has suspended its dividend due to the coronavirus crisis, as profits tumbled 60 per cent. It’s the first major bank to do, also taking […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning! There’s some reasonably promising early coronavirus vaccine news circulating around the traps today, so let’s briefly indulge in some positivity before we get back to the usual. 1. So let’s go. Early results of vaccine tests by researchers at the University of Queensland have been described as “promising”. The […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks! Our readers in New South Wales will be pleased to know you’ll be allowed to visit friends from Friday. Sadly, still no pub. Coronavirus restrictions are being ever so slightly relaxed in New South Wales. As of Friday, two adults are allowed to make a visit to someone’s […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Folks, welcome to Monday. Today is all about the app. We’re entering a new week with the government’s shiny new coronavirus tracking app, which as I understand it is sort of like a government-developed Candy Crush, except the prize is we get to go to the pub again. 1. Yesterday, […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

It’s Friday! We’re just about ready to stop reading depressing world news on our work computers, and start reading depressing world news on our leisure computers. That’s how things work now. 1. More than 450,000 Australians have been approved to access their super early, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed. They […]
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We surveyed 10,000 people about the ways the coronavirus is affecting their lives, including how they work – with 47% saying they are less productive while working from home

We surveyed 10,000 readers across Pedestrian Group about how they are dealing with the coronavirus. 19% of respondents said they had lost their jobs as a direct consequence of the pandemic. 60% said their biggest concern right now was the economic impact of the coronavirus – a big shift from […]
We surveyed 10,000 people about the ways the coronavirus is affecting their lives, including how they work – with 47% saying they are less productive while working from home
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Happy Thursday, team. Today we’re grappling which a bunch of retail stories, as the coronavirus shutdowns continue to bite the sector hard. Let’s get into it. 1. Still (understandably) worried about your Virgin Velocity points? Fear not! A spokesperson for the airline confirmed to us that even if it collapses […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Despite entering voluntary administration, Virgin Australia’s fate is anything but sealed. Here are three possible outcomes for the company and Australia’s aviation sector at large, including Virgin reemerging as a leaner company, collapsing and leaving Qantas as a monopoly, or collapsing and leaving a gap for a […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team. Welcome to Tuesday. 1. Following reports late yesterday afternoon, Virgin has confirmed it has collapsed into voluntary administration. The airline, which was already struggling before the coronavirus pandemic and has been bleeding cash amid travel restrictions, has appointed administrators from Deloitte to manage the process. The airline will […]
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Australia will force tech titans like Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for content. Similar efforts in Europe show it can be a tough battle.

The Australian government has announced it has ordered the establishment of a mandatory code of conduct compelling companies like Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue with news publishers. The European Union and several individual European countries have attempted in the past to force Google to pay publishers for displaying […]
Australia will force tech titans like Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for content. Similar efforts in Europe show it can be a tough battle.
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. 122 Australian economists have signed an open letter to Scott Morrison warning against a premature relaxation of social distancing measures. It comes amid a number of calls from various commentators to find an early exit from the coronavirus shutdowns, which have taken a sledgehammer to Australia’s economy. […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello, team. 1. Scott Morrison gave a presser after a meeting of the national cabinet yesterday. In it, he said the current levels of coronavirus restrictions will remain in place for at least another month, but will be reviewed at that point. There are three conditions which need to be […]
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Sportsbet got a slap on the wrist from ASIC for opening up bets on the ASX 200

Corporate regulator ASIC said on Thursday it had “intervened” when betting company Sportsbet opened up bets on movements on the S&P/ASX 200 Index. In essence, this would be betting on market performance, and therefore an unregulated financial product. Sportsbet blamed the slip-up on a failure of the company’s compliance framework […]
Sportsbet got a slap on the wrist from ASIC for opening up bets on the ASX 200
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. All three major US stock indexes tumbled on Wednesday as retail sales data and quarterly earnings reports reflected the harm of the coronavirus outbreak. Shares of Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Bank of America slipped after all three firms reported quarterly profit declines of at least 45%. It […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team! 1. The coronavirus outbreak will drive a “Great Lockdown” poised to be the worst recession in nearly a century, the International Monetary Fund projected on Tuesday. The agency’s base case is that global gross domestic product will shrink by 3% in 2020 before recovering to 5.8% growth in […]
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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg warns there will be a significant ‘debt burden’ due to the coronavirus, but says there are no plans to raise GST

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to discuss Treasury modelling which predicted Australia’s unemployment rate would jump to 10% in the June quarter. Frydenberg, while acknowledging the government’s measures to fight the downturn would create a substantial debt burden, said there were no plans to increase […]
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg warns there will be a significant ‘debt burden’ due to the coronavirus, but says there are no plans to raise GST
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks. Hope you had good long weekends. 1. Speaking to ABC Breakfast this morning, Health Minister Greg Hunt said Australia is facing a “considerable period” of tough coronavirus restrictions. “It’s a very difficult time,” Hunt said. “But the more we do now, the stronger Australia’s position. And that means […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, folks. 1. NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller confirmed to reporters this morning the state’s tough new social distancing measures will last for 90 days – meaning until the end of June. This has of course alarmed people – and with good reason, I might add – but it’s worth […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

G’day team. Let’s do it. 1. Both Virgin and Qantas are lobbying the government for significant bailouts, as coronavirus travel bans take a sledgehammer to their earnings. Virgin asked for a $1.4 billion rescue in a deal which could involve the government taking equity in the airline, which led Qantas […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. The government has announced its wage subsidy program, which is designed to arrest the massive job losses we’ve seen already in the coronavirus pandemic. The ‘JobKeeper’ payment works out to be $1,500 per employee per fortnight, will apply to full-time, part-time and some casual workers, as […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team. Another week is upon us. 1. Scott Morrison took to the podium last night to announce new restrictions on Australian life, in what has become something of a weekly – if not, at times, daily – occurrence. Australians will now be prohibited from gathering in groups larger than […]
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