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Australian state reinstates restrictions after spike in coronavirus cases

Australian state reinstates restrictions after spike in coronavirus cases

Australia's second most populous state announced on Saturday it will reinstate tighter restrictions on home and public gatherings after logging a double digit rise in coronavirus cases for a fourth straight day.

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook on Monday rejected calls from the Australian government and news companies that it share advertising revenue with the media, suggesting it would rather cut news content from its platform.

Australian PM 'concerned' over China death sentence for Oz actor

Australian PM 'concerned' over China death sentence for Oz actor

Australia's prime minister expressed concern Monday after an Australian man was sentenced to death, in a case that could further inflame tensions between Beijing and Canberra.

Australia's largest states further ease coronavirus curbs

Australia's largest states further ease coronavirus curbs

Australia's two largest states will further ease public coronavirus restrictions at libraries, community centres and nightclubs, officials said on Sunday, despite recording increases in new infections.

Thousands attend Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands attend Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events ...

Australia heading for recession after economy contracts

Australia heading for recession after economy contracts

Australia is heading for its first recession in nearly three decades after the economy shrunk in the January-March quarter, with a ‘far more severe’ reading expected in the next three months as the effects of the virus shutdown bite.

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Google has rejected demands it pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year in compensation to Australian news media under a government-imposed revenue sharing deal.

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