Train derailment in Wallan kills driver and pilot - amazing that none of the 153 died

Train derailment in Wallan kills driver and pilot - amazing that none of the 153 died

Package from the Wallan train derailment that killed two near Wallan in Victoria. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack offers his sympathies for the families of the driver and pilot of the train who died, while Inspector Peter Koger of Victoria...
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EXPLAINER: Australia and the world reacts to 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

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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

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Prince Harry, Meghan leave royal roles

Prince Harry, Meghan leave royal roles

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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

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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

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PM says new quarantine measures going 'smoothly'

PM says new quarantine measures going '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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