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Thu 9 Apr 2020

Why Australia is printing money

Why Australia is printing money

Hundreds of billions has been spent to help the economy and interest rates have tumbled. But the central bank has also splashed on another unconventional plan.

Driver’s excuse for 45km trip rejected by virus cops

Driver’s excuse for 45km trip rejected by virus cops

A driver caught 45km from home attempted to talk his way out of it but police issued him — and 77 other drivers — with on-the-spot fines.

Qantas flights to rescue Aussies stranded overseas

Qantas flights to rescue Aussies stranded overseas

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says Qantas will provide specially chartered flights for Australians who are still overseas

Contactless rehab app released

premium_icon Contactless rehab app released

Video conferencing has become the new norm for many businesses and now a software company is using the concept to help injured people recover faster.

Weird items we're all now buying

Weird items we're all now buying

Australians have been buying big on “new normal” essentials - with what we’re snapping up proving very different to this time last year.

‘Terrible idea’ that could kill 160k Aussies

‘Terrible idea’ that could kill 160k Aussies

It’s a method that has saved millions of lives in the past, but an Australian expert has said using it to combat COVID-19 would be a disaster.

'Unimaginable': US virus horror

'Unimaginable': US virus horror

New York's governor described coronavirus deaths in the city as unimaginable. More than 400,000 are now infected in the US. 

List reveals risk of reopening schools

List reveals risk of reopening schools

A leaked document shows all the cases of coronavirus at NSW schools and the hundreds of students and teachers forced into quarantine.

Outrageous reason ‘petulant’ woman breached quarantine

premium_icon Outrageous reason ‘petulant’ woman breached quarantine

A woman has been labelled ‘petulant and selfish’ for breaching quarantine orders, twice being found wandering Fortitude Valley. When a $1,300 fine didn’t deter her, she...

Australia is a nation of dobbers

Australia is a nation of dobbers

Thousands of people are calling a police hotline to dob in people ignoring social-distancing rules, holding mass gatherings and breaking self-isolation.

Naomi Watts throws giant iso tantrum

Naomi Watts throws giant iso tantrum

Australian actress Naomi Watts has documented her rough stint in isolation with a hilarious video after three of her appliances broke down.

Easy explainer: Am I eligible for JobKeeper?

premium_icon Easy explainer: Am I eligible for JobKeeper?

Wage subsidies worth $130 billion will soon flow to workers around Australia as the federal government scrambles to save six million jobs. Here’s what you need to know...

Questions remain over JobKeeper lifeline

premium_icon Questions remain over JobKeeper lifeline

The JobKeeper lifeline passed federal parliament but questions remain about what happens next for workers and bosses.

Pell moves to Sydney hide-out after post-prison road trip

premium_icon Pell moves to Sydney hide-out after post-prison road trip

The 78-year-old cardinal wasted no time leaving Victoria for Sydney where it’s understood he will begin a ‘quiet retirement’ in a house provided by the Catholic...

Revealed: How the economy will be reopened

premium_icon Revealed: How the economy will be reopened

It is set to start with restaurants, and probably not where you’d think. When Scott Morrison is ready, this is how our economy will be reopened.

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