Domestic violence cases in Australia shoot up amid coronavirus-induced lockdown, PM announces relief package

Australia, like most countries in the world, has shut down non-essential services to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Australia restricts travel over virus fears to protect indigenous tribes

The move to protect indigenous populations could pave the way for the vast Northern Territory and other areas to be cut off from the rest of the country. 

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Can doctors predict how long it would take for a patient to recover from COVID-19?

As of now, the virus has infected over 168,000 people globally with more than 6,000 deaths reported

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Australia evacuates 200 people from Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak in China

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said that the aircraft was equipped with medical-grade air filters, which can eliminate up to 99% particles that include viruses

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As bushfires rage and choke Sydney, Australian PM denies link to climate policies

Dozens of new blazes scorched the countryside and the country's largest city was cloaked in hazardous smoke

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Australia's central bank cuts rates to new record low

The Reserve Bank of Australia announced it had cut rates to 0.75 per cent, a decision that brings the country's interest rates to a historic new low.

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Abortion effectively decriminalised in Australia as New South Wales passes new bill

The legislation was delayed for months by a small group of conservatives from the ruling Liberal Party who rebelled against their leader. 

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Australia probes PayPal over payments for child abuse content

A PayPal Australia spokesperson said that following an internal review the company had "self-disclosed an issue" in its reporting system to AUSTRAC.

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Man accused of Sydney knife attack restrained by 'brave' bystanders

A woman, who was injured in the attack, was taken to hospital

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Virgin Australia delays Boeing 737 MAX order over safety concerns

Virgin Australia said in a statement that it was deferring delivery of its first batch of planes from November 2019 to July 2021. 

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Australia: Prince Harry goes to Fraser island, Meghan takes a break

Harry later walked barefoot on the soft white sands of the lake

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Watch: Australian PM Scott Morrison apologises to victims of institutional child abuse

Morrison’s apology in parliament followed the release of last year’s report by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Strawberry sabotage akin to 'terrorism' says Australia PM Morrison

At least 20 pieces of fruit were found to be contaminated with needles or pins last week. Read Article

Australia mass killing: Three toddlers among dead

Police found the remains of the toddlers, as well as those of their mother and grandmother at an unassuming detached family home near the south-… Read Article

Watch: China joins largest Australian military exercise

Ties between Australia and China had hit a low after Canberra passed laws aimed at thwarting Chinese influence

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