Gulf Times - Australia
Australia PM pushes jobs, Victoria to resume tourism as virus eases

Australia PM pushes jobs, Victoria to resume tourism as virus eases

Australia's prime minister stressed the need to create jobs as a way to minimise government welfare spending, while the country's second-most populous state Victoria set out measures to resume tourism to regions ravaged by bushfires and virus-linked curbs.

Australia concerned over 'malicious' cyber attack on hospitals

Australia concerned over 'malicious' cyber attack on hospitals

Australia has expressed concern over ‘malicious’ hacking attacks across the world by cyber criminals and state-based actors targeting hospitals, medical services and facilities ...

Australia and China spat over coronavirus inquiry deepens

Australia and China spat over coronavirus inquiry deepens

Australia and China traded barbs on Tuesday in an increasingly acrimonious diplomatic spat over Australia's support for a global inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic ...

China hits Australia with barley tariff in latest blow to relations

China hits Australia with barley tariff in latest blow to relations

China added to tensions with Australia on Monday by announcing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties totalling 80.5% on Australian barley imports from May 19, which is expected to all but halt a billion-dollar trade between them.

Australia's biggest state to ease coronavirus lockdown from May 15

Australia's biggest state to ease coronavirus lockdown from May 15

Australia's most populous state, home to Sydney, will allow restaurants, playgrounds and outdoor pools to reopen on Friday as extensive testing has shown the spread of the coronavirus has slowed sharply

Australia's biggest states retain lockdown measures on Mother's Day

Australia's biggest states retain lockdown measures on Mother's Day

Australia's two most populous states on Thursday refused to allow a one-day reprieve from strict limits on personal movement for Mother's Day this weekend ...

Australia 'losing $2.5 bn a week' in virus shutdown

Australia 'losing $2.5 bn a week' in virus shutdown

Australia's economy is losing Aus$4 billion (US$2.5 billion) every week its virus shutdown continues, with GDP forecast to plunge 10 percent in the June quarter, according to figures announced Tuesday.

Australia, New Zealand work to open borders to each other

Australia, New Zealand work to open borders to each other

Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday efforts to resume travel between the two countries would take some time, as they cautiously re-open their mostly shuttered economies ...

Australia moving towards 'Covid-safe' society, but travel ban stays: PM

Australia moving towards 'Covid-safe' society, but travel ban stays: PM

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday bans on international travel and large gatherings would stay in place even as the government eases lockdowns and moves towards a ‘COVID-safe’ economy ...

Australia accelerates Covid-19 testing after securing 10 million kits

Australia accelerates Covid-19 testing after securing 10 million kits

Australia plans to expand screening for the coronavirus after securing 10 million more test kits on Wednesday, a measure officials said is key to sustaining low transmission rates and allowing restrictions on social movement

Australia asks China to explain 'economic coercion' threat in coronavirus row

Australia asks China to explain 'economic coercion' threat in coronavirus row

Australia has asked the Chinese ambassador to explain his "threats of economic coercion" in response to Canberra's push for an international inquiry into the source and spread of the coronavirus.

Australia says 'winning' against coronavirus, eases lockdown

Australia says 'winning' against coronavirus, eases lockdown

Australia's most populous state said on Tuesday it will relax some restrictions on movement, as beaches reopened amid hopes a policy of widespread medical testing will help sustain a decline in new cases