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Thu 9 Apr 2020

Virgin suspending all domestic flights

Virgin suspending all domestic flights

Virgin Australia is suspending all its domestic flights except for one, citing impacts from the coronavirus as the reason for the decision.

Foxtel slashes jobs

Foxtel slashes jobs

Foxtel has made 200 staff redundant and put 140 additional staff, mostly in its Fox Sports division, on leave until June.

All the virus news from the past 24 hours

All the virus news from the past 24 hours

It has been another frantic day of coronavirus developments in Australia. Here’s everything you need to know about how it will affect you.

Man charged after allegedly spitting on nurse

premium_icon Man charged after allegedly spitting on nurse

A man has been charged for allegedly spitting on a nurse at a fever clinic, after he was denied a COVID-19 test because he wasn’t exhibiting symptoms.

Coast man’s remarkable birthday party in quarantine

premium_icon Coast man’s remarkable birthday party in quarantine

Today was Jordan Bond’s 30th birthday. The only trouble is he’s stuck in quarantine at the Voco Hotel. But that wasn’t going to stop his creative family.

Who gets a ventilator if hospitals are flooded

premium_icon Who gets a ventilator if hospitals are flooded

A guide for doctors reveals who gets access to a ventilator and other scarce equipment first if hospitals are overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump advice leaves Aussies without vital medication

Trump advice leaves Aussies without vital medication

Donald Trump defied medical opinion in endorsing a drug to fight coronavirus. Now low supplies could leave Australians without vital medication.

Photo that sums up life in isolation

Photo that sums up life in isolation

This confusing snap of a 'floating bin' has become the posterchild for life in lockdown, as just like our new normal it is totally mind-boggling.

How COVID-19 will hit the state budget

premium_icon How COVID-19 will hit the state budget

Treasurer Jackie Trad has forecast ‘significant’ drops in revenue due to COVID-19, saying Queensland’s bottom line will take a major hit.

Dad loses discrimination case against education department

premium_icon Dad loses discrimination case against education department

A father has lost his discrimination case against Education Queensland after claiming his son, who has autism spectrum disorder, was treated less favourably.

Private schools ordered to reopen after Easter

Private schools ordered to reopen after Easter

Certain schools across the country have been ordered to reopen for term 2 or risk losing government funding.

Dangers of accessing super early

premium_icon Dangers of accessing super early

A whopping number of Australians have applied to access their superannuation early, but experts are warning the option should be considered as a 'last resort'.

Dutton was in isolation for 25 days

Dutton was in isolation for 25 days

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has finally been released from self-isolation, after testing positive to COVID-19 last month.

PM’s message: ‘Easter will be different’

PM’s message: ‘Easter will be different’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has sent out a message to all Australians ahead of the Easter long weekend, warning us what to expect.

NRL confirms season return date

NRL confirms season return date

The NRL has confirmed it will become the first major sporting code to kick-off again in 2020 — returning in just seven weeks.

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