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Colin Packham

Citing COVID-19, Australia seeks to bar George Floyd protests

05 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Australian authorities moved on Friday to scupper protests inspired by the death of black American man George Floyd, saying large gatherings risk new coronavirus infections and banning the biggest rally planned for Sydney. | Video

India and Australia sign military base and cyber accords

04 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI/SYDNEY India and Australia sealed an accord on Thursday to grant access to each other's military bases in order to facilitate mutual defence exchanges and exercises.

Australia launches $470 million stimulus package for construction sector

04 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Australia will give eligible residents A$25,000 ($17,323) to build or significantly renovate their homes, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as Canberra moves to revive a construction sector badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Australia mulls return of crowds to sporting stadiums as COVID-19 cases slow

03 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Small crowds at sporting events may be possible in the near future, Australia's deputy chief medical officer said on Wednesday, citing successful efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Australia's most populous state eases virus restrictions on sport

02 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Australia's most populous state will open up some sports facilities from the middle of June, officials said on Tuesday, after nearly a week with no new cases of coronavirus via community transmission.

Australia relaxes lockdown further, intensifies economic recovery efforts

01 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Several Australian states eased social distancing restrictions further on Monday, allowing restaurants to host more people and public attractions to reopen, as the government moves to revive an ailing economy through accelerated infrastructure spending. | Video

Australia eases social distancing restrictions as economic recovery efforts intensify

01 Jun 2020

SYDNEY, June 1 Several Australian states eased social distancing restrictions further on Monday, allowing restaurants to host more people and public attractions to reopen, as Canberra moves to revive the country's ailing economy.

Australia's 'war cabinet' shifts focus to jobs: PM

29 May 2020

SYDNEY Australia's "war cabinet" will meet every month to focus on bringing unemployment down after successfully slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.

GRAINS-Corn extends gains, set for biggest weekly jump in 7 months

29 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 29 U.S. corn futures rose for a fifth consecutive session on Friday as concerns about adverse weather impacting crops and signs of increased demand pushed the grain towards its biggest weekly gain in more than seven months.

Australia's rugby league football to kick off as COVID-19 cases slow

28 May 2020

SYDNEY Australia's National Rugby League football competition, a bruising body contact sport, will on Thursday resume after a two-month hiatus as the number of coronavirus cases in the country slows and social restrictions are eased.

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