Derailed XPT train doing 100-plus in 15km/h zone

Derailed XPT train doing 100-plus in 15km/h zone

A train that derailed in Victoria, killing its driver and pilot, entered a section of track at more than 100km/h, despite a limit of 15km/h.
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Real estate agents could face jail for renter super advice

Real estate agents could face jail for renter super advice

ASIC said some real estate agents face jail time after advising struggling tenants to dip into their superannuation to pay rent.
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Global coronavirus cases top one million

Global coronavirus cases top one million

Global coronavirus cases have topped one million as the pandemic explodes in the US and the death toll continues to climb in Italy and Spain.
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Pell High Court decision due April 7

Pell High Court decision due April 7

Australia's highest court will hand down its decision on April 7 on disgraced cardinal George Pell's appeal bid against his conviction for abusing choirboys.
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EXPLAINER: Australia and the world reacts to same-sex marriage poll

EXPLAINER: Australia and the world reacts to same-sex marriage poll

Sophie Monk, Macklemore and gay Australian cricketer Megan Schutt are among the identities who've celebrated the results of Australia's same-sex marriage poll.
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AFL can complete 17-game season: McLachlan

AFL can complete 17-game season: McLachlan

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan is confident the league can get a 17-round season away, even if its return date is pushed beyond June 1.
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Coronavirus deaths in France pass 4000

Coronavirus deaths in France pass 4000

French health authorities have reported 509 new deaths from the coronavirus taking the total to 4032, making the country the fourth to pass the 4000-fatalities threshold after Italy, Spain and the United States.
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NRL variations on the table for 2020

NRL variations on the table for 2020

The NRL are considering a raft of options to save the 2020 season, including a three-game grand final series.
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Emergency flights to restart farm exports

Emergency flights to restart farm exports

Hundreds of emergency flights will send fresh produce to key export markets in a bid to help Australian farmers and fishers under economic pressure due to the coronavirus.
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US death toll above China; Italy 'plateau'

US death toll above China; Italy 'plateau'

More than 800,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide and more than 40,000 have died, as the US death toll soars past 3500.
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Australia has 3 per 100 positive testing rates, US has one in two says Deputy CMO Coatsworth

Australia has 3 per 100 positive testing rates, US has one in two says Deputy CMO Coatsworth

Health Minister Greg Hunt and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth explain to the media how the target of 7,500 ventilator ICU beds is a precaution as health experts contain and increase capacity to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Dr ...
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Deputy CMO Coatsworth says 'now is not the time to take the foot of the pedal' to beat the virus

Deputy CMO Coatsworth says 'now is not the time to take the foot of the pedal' to beat the virus

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth speaks to the media in Canberra about how containment and capacity increases have been developed concurrently. Dr Coatsworth says intensive care wards have been increasing their capacity around Austr...
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Hunt says infection rates are dropping and thanks Australians for self-isolating

Hunt says infection rates are dropping and thanks Australians for self-isolating

The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt speaks to the media in Canberra about the partnership that has been agreed to between the federal government, the state governments and private hospital systems in Australia. The private hospitals will bring o...
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Australians saving money on day-to-day expenses

Australians saving money on day-to-day expenses

With one in four Australians working from home, people are capable of saving money with day-to-day spending decreasing following mass business closures due to the coronavirus.
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Prince Harry, Meghan leave royal roles

Prince Harry, Meghan leave royal roles

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have bowed out from the royal family and are free to pursue new careers, earn their own money and live in the US.
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Workers supported through $130b wage plan

Workers supported through $130b wage plan

Eligible Australian workers will get $1500 each fortnight as part of a $130 billion federal government plan to protect the economy from coronavirus.
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Frydenberg says new $130 billion wage subsidy sees total support reach $320 billion

Frydenberg says new $130 billion wage subsidy sees total support reach $320 billion

March 30,2020. The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg speaks to the media in Canberra announcing a wage subsidy package costing $130 billion over the next 6 months to give 6 million Australians $1500 a fortnight in a 'JobKeeper' program paid to companies t...
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PM and Treasurer announce $1500 per fortnight "JobKeeper" program for employees

PM and Treasurer announce $1500 per fortnight "JobKeeper" program for employees

March 30,2020. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Canberra announcing a wage subsidy package costing $130 billion over the next 6 months to give 6 million Australians $1500 a fortnight in a 'JobKeeper' program paid to compani...
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Rapid COVID-19 testing coming to Australia

Rapid COVID-19 testing coming to Australia

Pinprick blood tests that can detect the COVID-19 coronavirus in just minutes are rolling out to doctors clinics and mobile testing sites across Australia.
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Banks move to support landlords, tenants

Banks move to support landlords, tenants

Australian banks will extend the six-month deferral of loans to 30,000 more businesses to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Virus cuts public gatherings to two people

Virus cuts public gatherings to two people

The government has limited public gatherings to two people due to coronavirus and will subsidise wages to keep people employed during the pandemic.
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PM foreshadows a new stimulus package 'bigger than anything you have seen'

PM foreshadows a new stimulus package 'bigger than anything you have seen'

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Canberra responding to a question regarding lay-off decisions regarding support for SME's and larger companies. The PM confirms support will be across broader applications. Mr Morrison also ...
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Mental Health commission welcomes $74 million support package

Mental Health commission welcomes $74 million support package

Christine Morgan, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission speaks to the media in Canberra about the government's new announcement of $1.1.billion health package which includes $74 million for mental health support and $150 into domestic viole...
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PM says new quarantine measures going 'smoothly'

PM says new quarantine measures going 'smoothly'

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Canberra about the new quarantine arrangements for incoming passengers from overseas. The prime minister says the new process has been operating 'relatively smoothly'.
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PM says 'What's App' and a new Coronovirus App from Apple will give up-to-date information about Cor

PM says 'What's App' and a new Coronovirus App from Apple will give up-to-date information about Cor

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Canberra announcing a new What's App feature to get access to a new messaging service around health advice about the coronavirus and what government's are doing around the county. "If you si...
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PM announces $1.1 billion health package for telehealth, mental health domestic violence and emergen

PM announces $1.1 billion health package for telehealth, mental health domestic violence and emergen

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Canberra announcing a new $1.1 billion health package. He says the rates of coronavirus rates of increase has reduced over the past week. "There is the medicare subsidised telehealth service...
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Australia backs G20 coronavirus effort

Australia backs G20 coronavirus effort

Australia and other G20 nations have struck a deal to co-ordinate efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, as they collectively pledged $A7.5 trillion to kickstart the global economy.
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Queensland council elections to go ahead

Queensland council elections to go ahead

More than three million Queenslanders will head to the polls on March 28 to vote in 77 local government elections, with most attention on the contest for control of Brisbane.
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Half a million infected by coronavirus

Half a million infected by coronavirus

The number of people infected with coronavirus has reached 500,000 as economies around the world reel from the impact of widespread lockdowns.
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Berejiklian reinforces message to stay home, observe self-isolation

Berejiklian reinforces message to stay home, observe self-isolation

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks to reporters in Sydney as authorities around the country work t o limit the spread of coronavirus. Ms Berejiklian urges residents to observe strict self-isolation and social distancing measures. Ms Berejikilan...
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Cormann says federal Labor's comments unhelpful

Cormann says federal Labor's comments unhelpful

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann speaks to the media in Canberra about the financial measures the federal government has released to deal with the coronavirus. Mr Cormann says a wage guarantee would not work in the Australian context . He says the...
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Victorian Health minister flags further restrictions may come earlier - Q and A with Mikakos

Victorian Health minister flags further restrictions may come earlier - Q and A with Mikakos

Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos answers question on the current state of the health system's response to the COVID-19 crisis. She discusses testing, public compliance, further restrictions, and other issues.
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Victoria's chief health officer answers COVID-19 questions around three deaths, the flattening curve

Victoria's chief health officer answers COVID-19 questions around three deaths, the flattening curve

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton discusses specifics around the three deaths from COVID-19, and the three people currently in intensive care. He also discusses the current flattening of the curve, the decision whether or not to proceed...
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Victoria records first three deaths from COVID-19 - Health Minister update

Victoria records first three deaths from COVID-19 - Health Minister update

A third man in his 70s has died from coronavirus in Victoria with 520 confirmed cases. Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos updates the COVID-19 situation in the state as numbers begin to climb and the state enters a new phase of lockdowns and ...
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Unemployment could jump to 11% due to virus impact

Unemployment could jump to 11% due to virus impact

Experts have warned unemployment could jump to 11 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down businesses, as Australia faces the prospect of its first recession in nearly 30 years.
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Australian Christchurch terrorist pleads guilty

Australian Christchurch terrorist pleads guilty

The Australian man accused of killing 51 worshippers in an attack on two Christchurch mosques last year has changed his plea to guilty.
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ABF Commissioner Outram says the Ruby Princess biosecurity lapse will not be repeated

ABF Commissioner Outram says the Ruby Princess biosecurity lapse will not be repeated

Australian Border Force Commissioner, Michael Outram speaks to the media in Canberra about the protocols surrounding the docking of the Ruby Princess which had a number of passengers infected with COVID-19. "Carnival own P&O cruises, their head of...
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ABF Commissioner Outram lays the Ruby Princess fiasco at the feet of NSW Health

ABF Commissioner Outram lays the Ruby Princess fiasco at the feet of NSW Health

Head of the Australian Border Force, Michael Outram speaks to the media in Canberra about the protocols surrounding the docking of the Ruby Princess which had a number of passengers infected with COVID-19. "We in the Border Force do not have exper...
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PM quizzed on total lockdown

PM quizzed on total lockdown

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to reporters in Canberra as authorities around the country work to limit the spread of coronavirus. Mr Morrison rejects the notion a text message sent to Australians compromised advice broadcast acro...
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COVID-19 update and questions by the Victorian chief health officer

COVID-19 update and questions by the Victorian chief health officer

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton discusses specifics around the state's response to the COVID-19 crisis. He discusses the 4 hospital workers who became infected, possible treatments and the preventative use of a malaria drug, the curv...
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Morrison on UK payment model and defence assistance

Morrison on UK payment model and defence assistance

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to reporters in Canberra as authorities around the country work to limit the spread of coronavirus. Mr Morrison is asked if his government will consider a UK scheme to provide money to businesses for...
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Victorian Health Minister COVID-19 update on numbers, travel and social restrictions, and planning

Victorian Health Minister COVID-19 update on numbers, travel and social restrictions, and planning

Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos updates the COVID-19 situation in the state as numbers begin to climb and the state enters a new phase of lockdowns and travel restrictions. She discusses the number of cases being treated in hospitals, and ...
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PM brings in the private sector to advise government with National COVID-19 Coordination Commission

PM brings in the private sector to advise government with National COVID-19 Coordination Commission

Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Canberra about the newly established National COVID-19 Coordination Commission to be headed by ex-Fortescue Metals chief, Neville Power. The prime minister says the commission's job 'put simply ...
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ABF blames NSW Health for cruise ship debacle

ABF blames NSW Health for cruise ship debacle

The Australian Border Force has blamed NSW Health for the disembarkation of coronavirus-infected passengers from the Ruby Princess.
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Olympics delay could have knock-on effects

Olympics delay could have knock-on effects

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have become the first Games in modern history to be postponed for anything other than a world war, after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
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Victorian Premier discusses school closures, hair dressers, and his own family's restrictions

Victorian Premier discusses school closures, hair dressers, and his own family's restrictions

Part 3 Q and A: Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos, and Premier Daniel Andrews discusses specifics around the state's COVID-19 rules and restrictions for people and businesses. They answer questions on the 4 hospital workers at Mercy hospital...
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Premier Andrews discusses hospital workers who tested positive, shopping centres, and Trump's reacti

Premier Andrews discusses hospital workers who tested positive, shopping centres, and Trump's reacti

Part 2 Q and A: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews discusses specifics around the state's COVID-19 rules and restrictions for people and businesses. He answers questions on different states dealing with different circumstances, the US president's re...
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Premier Andrews discusses COVID rules - workplaces, food courts etc

Premier Andrews discusses COVID rules - workplaces, food courts etc

Part 1 Q and A: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews discusses specifics around the state's COVID-19 rules and restrictions for people and businesses. He answers questions on workplaces, restrictions on food courts and the national response, exercise ...
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