National News

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Victoria records biggest virus spike in months

Victoria records biggest virus spike in months

Victoria has recorded another 41 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the biggest spike for a single day in three months.

Fri 26 Jun 2020

‘Not as hoped’: COVID app fail revealed

‘Not as hoped’: COVID app fail revealed

It was supposed to be the key to ending lockdown, but two months after it was launched and COVIDSafe is yet to identify any unknown cases.

World Cup snub: England refused to answer Ardern’s call

World Cup snub: England refused to answer Ardern’s call

A desperate attempt by New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to sway voting in our joint World Cup bid fell on deaf ears as the Poms went rogue.

Virus worst case scenario outlined

Virus worst case scenario outlined

A new report has provided three expert models for how the coronavirus pandemic will play out, including a worst-case scenario.

‘Worse to come’: Qantas just the start

‘Worse to come’: Qantas just the start

As well as aviation, COVID-19 means the writing’s on the wall for four more Aussie sectors.

Thu 25 Jun 2020

Joyce slammed over Qantas job cuts

Joyce slammed over Qantas job cuts

Qantas’ decision to cull 6000 jobs has sparked outrage, but there’s one phrase CEO Alan Joyce used to announce the cuts that really ruffled feathers.

Overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021: Qantas

Overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021: Qantas

Amid the massive blow to the national carrier’s workforce, Qantas chief Alan Joyce has revealed we won’t be going overseas anytime soon.

Arts sector gets $250m for virus kickstart

Arts sector gets $250m for virus kickstart

Grants and loans totalling $250 million will be available for the arts sector as the prime minister aims to give the industry clarity on when it can reopen.

PM rejects Aussie icons’ JobKeeper plea

PM rejects Aussie icons’ JobKeeper plea

Scott Morrison has rejected the pleas of numerous Australian icons to extend JobKeeper fo a group of Australians beyond September.

What you can’t buy after limits reintroduced

What you can’t buy after limits reintroduced

Buying limits in supermarkets have been reinstated after a virus spike, leaving many declaring it proof we failed to learn from our mistakes.

Kmart slammed over China decision

Kmart slammed over China decision

As the popular department store battles empty shelves and unhappy customers, experts say there‘s only one factor to blame – China.

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Military to patrol coronavirus hotspots

Military to patrol coronavirus hotspots

Victoria has requested ADF assistance to help bring second wave under control with hundreds of soldiers patrolling hotel sites and hotspots.

‘Surrender note’: Albo’s letter to PM

‘Surrender note’: Albo’s letter to PM

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has written a letter to PM Scott Morrison dubbed “a surrender note”, suggesting an end to a stalemate.

‘Bring in limits’: customers plead over second wave fears

‘Bring in limits’: customers plead over second wave fears

Shoppers have pleaded with Coles and Woolworths to “act now” before a “second wave of stupidity” empties shelves in parts of Melbourne.

Tue 23 Jun 2020

Aussie virus rate highest in six weeks

Aussie virus rate highest in six weeks

Australia’s number of new coronavirus cases per day has surged, rising to its highest level in more than six weeks.

’Bula bubble’ to let Aussies go to Fiji

’Bula bubble’ to let Aussies go to Fiji

The proposed plan would give Aussies the option to complete 14 days of quarantine in a Fijian hotel — which doesn’t sound too bad at all.

Melbourne schools closed over virus cases

Melbourne schools closed over virus cases

Two primary schools in Melbourne have been shut for three days to undergo deep cleaning as students test positive for coronavirus.

The biggest changes coming to your iPhone

The biggest changes coming to your iPhone

Apple has finally unveiled iOS 14, revealing a series of new features you can expect from your iPhone in 2020.

WHO’s insane virus stat sparks warning

WHO’s insane virus stat sparks warning

The WHO boss has shared an alarming virus statistic that has dispelled any notion we may be near the end of the pandemic.

'Sitting waiting to die': Care home’s ‘horrific’ virus failure

'Sitting waiting to die': Care home’s ‘horrific’ virus...

A NSW facility responsible for one fifth of Australia’s coronavirus deaths has been lashed by grieving families for its “horrific” handling of the crisis.

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