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Australia might need weeks to tame the second wave of virus

Australia has recorded about 11,800 coronavirus cases with a death toll of 123, a fraction of what has been seen in other countries

20 Jul 2020 1:16 PM

Quake of magnitude 7 hits Papua New Guinea

A warning for “hazardous tsunami waves” was issued briefly for coastal regions but later it was announced that the danger has passed

17 Jul 2020 1:53 PM

Australia deports New Zealanders despite virus travel ban

Since 2014 nearly 3,000 New Zealanders in Australia have had their visas cancelled ‘on character grounds’

16 Jul 2020 4:13 PM

New Zealand's christchurch gunman to represent himself at sentencing

The Christchurch mosque shootings were a shock to the world, which prompted immediate action for stricter gun laws in New Zealand

13 Jul 2020 8:53 AM

Australia slashes citizen returns by half as virus surge worsens

Some five million residents of greater Melbourne were ordered into a six-week lockdown this week in an effort to curb a second wave of virus

10 Jul 2020 11:19 AM

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Australia extends visas for Hong Kongers in response to China’s security law

Countries like Canada and Britain too looking at options to accommodate Hong Kong residents fleeing the country

09 Jul 2020 12:06 PM

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years

Victoria, Australia's most populous state, will be closed off from the rest of the country, and its 6.6 million residents along with it

06 Jul 2020 9:50 AM

Weekend-long protests in Australia to support Black Lives Matter movement

An ancient Aboriginal smoking ceremony took place as families of those who have lost relatives while in police custody circled

05 Jul 2020 2:52 PM

Thanks to conspiracy theories, Australians are refusing to test for COVID-19

Health officials in southern state of Victoria pled with the public to get themselves tested and to ignore disinformation spreading online

03 Jul 2020 12:40 PM

Australia considering to provide 'safe haven' for Hong Kongers

China’s parliament passed the controversial national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday against disapproval from international community

02 Jul 2020 10:45 AM

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New Zealand's health minister resigns after virus blunders

'It is essential our health leadership has the confidence of the New Zealand public,' PM Jacinda Ardern said in a statement

02 Jul 2020 8:51 AM

Australia escalates defences amid rising tensions with China

Just as US has angrily demanded to its allies, Australia's government has committed to spending at least two percent of GDP on defence

01 Jul 2020 9:40 AM

Australia sees second wave of virus after restrictions eased

The country reported its biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in the last two months and is now considering reimposing social distancing

29 Jun 2020 11:24 AM

Australia starts virus testing blitz to stop second wave in Melbourne

30 new COVID-19 infections reported in Melbourne overnight in a continuing outbreak that has raised fears of a second wave in Australia

26 Jun 2020 12:09 PM

Australia reports biggest daily rise in two months

Family get-togethers might have played a big role in the surge as it comes just weeks after Australia began easing social distancing

25 Jun 2020 11:36 AM

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New Zealand launches campaign for online porn safety

An advertisement showing two pornography actors turning up at a boy's home has helped the country's new online safety campaign go viral

21 Jun 2020 2:10 PM

Australia reimposes restrictions in its second-most populous state

Victoria state recorded double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases for a fourth consecutive day

20 Jun 2020 4:03 PM

Australia under frequent cyberattacks, says PM

Authorities refrain from commenting on the speculation that the attacks were part of Australia’s increasingly hostile rift with China

19 Jun 2020 10:25 AM

New Zealand gun laws tightened again after shootings

Parliament passed legislation to establish firearms registry to track every gun after ban on military-style semi-automatic rifles last year

18 Jun 2020 1:59 PM

New Zealand military to oversee border control after expats test corona+

A 24-day run with no cases was broken on Tuesday when it emerged two women who recently arrived from Britain tested positive for COVID-19

17 Jun 2020 9:36 AM

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