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Coronavirus vaccine should be mandatory in Australia: PM

Anticipating a backlash from vocal anti-vaccine activists, Morrison said the stakes were too high to allow the disease to continue unchecked

20 Aug 2020 1:22 PM

New Zealand PM postpones election after virus return

PM Ardern also acknowledged concerns from rivals that curbs on campaigning would unfairly weigh the election in favour of her government

17 Aug 2020 8:58 AM

Australian surfer repeatedly punches shark to save wife

Police said the couple were surfing at a beach near Port Macquarie on Saturday morning when she was bitten twice and injured her right leg

16 Aug 2020 2:02 PM

New Zealand virus outbreak spreads beyond Auckland, 13 new cases reported

The infections outside Auckland come despite a strict lockdown, including masked police blocking roads to seal its borders

14 Aug 2020 8:59 AM

Puzzling New Zealand virus outbreak grows to 17 cases

Lockdown in Auckland could be extended well beyond an initial three days as the source of new infections continues to stump officials

13 Aug 2020 11:55 AM

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New Zealand scrambles to find source of new virus infections

Virus measures back in place in the country as election candidates postpone campaigning for a week

12 Aug 2020 9:36 AM

New Zealand reaches 100 days without coronavirus transmission

There are still 23 active cases but all were detected at the border when entering the country and are held in managed isolation facilities

09 Aug 2020 10:27 AM

Australia's Victoria sees 'stabilisation' in new coronavirus cases

Cases with unknown sources of infection, referred to as 'mystery cases' still continue to be a concern

08 Aug 2020 3:24 PM

COVID success adds bonus points to Ardern's re-election bid

The polls had pointed to a cliffhanger election this September, but the story has since changed because New Zealand's coronavirus response

08 Aug 2020 1:07 PM

Australia’s hotspot state tells citizens not to panic buy

Production of beef, lamb and pork has been reduced by one third to reduce chances of virus spread in meat processing plants

06 Aug 2020 11:30 AM

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Australia's virus cases soar despite month-long lockdown

The virus has spread rapidly through nursing homes in Melbourne, with almost 1,500 active infections now linked to the facilities

05 Aug 2020 11:33 AM

Australia announces paid pandemic leave for those required to self-isolate in Victoria state

Authorities predicted that the latest restrictions in country's biggest cities would cost around 250,000 jobs

03 Aug 2020 3:20 PM

Australia's second-biggest city imposes overnight curfew

Victoria, which is Australia's second most populated state, declared state of disaster over spike in new coronavirus cases

02 Aug 2020 6:13 PM

Australia's Victoria sees a drop in new COVID-19 cases

Once proud of itself about a tough approach to social distancing, the state now accounts for about 60% of Australia’s 17,300 cases

01 Aug 2020 10:12 AM

Australia's elder-care homes most vulnerable amid virus resurgence

Government has deployed disaster-relief teams to elderly-care centres and extended Melbourne's lockdown measures to surrounding cities

30 Jul 2020 3:01 PM

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Not ready to harm ‘important’ ties with China: Australia tells US

While Washington is Australia’s main security ally, China is its largest trading partner

29 Jul 2020 9:04 AM

New Zealand suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty over Chinese security law

Australia, Canada and the UK suspended extradition treaties with Hong Kong earlier this month

28 Jul 2020 1:48 PM

Papua New Guinea orders lockdown after first COVID-19 death

The country had seen only 11 cases until a week ago but the total now stands at 61, with new cases being found daily

27 Jul 2020 4:52 PM

Australia's migration intake to fall by over 2 lakh; Indians affected

India is one of the top sources of skilled immigrants to Australia, with nearly 90,000 students studying in Australian universities

26 Jul 2020 5:44 PM

Award-winning refugee author granted asylum in New Zealand

Behrouz Boochani applied for refugee status after attending a literary festival to speak about Australia's hardline immigration policies

24 Jul 2020 12:27 PM

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