Gulf Times - Australia
Virus drives surge in Australia domestic violence cases

Virus drives surge in Australia domestic violence cases

Australia on Sunday announced a nearly US$100 million boost in funding to tackle domestic violence after support services reported a spike in coronavirus-related family abuse.

Australia tightens social distancing rules to combat coronavirus

Australia tightens social distancing rules to combat coronavirus

Australia stepped up enforcement of social distancing rules on Saturday to contain community transmission of the novel coronavirus, implementing fines, closing beaches and threatening stricter measures if people defy pleas

Australia to quarantine cruise passengers on tourist island as virus spreads

Australia to quarantine cruise passengers on tourist island as virus spreads

Australia said on Wednesday it would force passengers on a ship into quarantine on a tourist island and refused entry to another vessel as authorities slapped heavy curbs ...

Australia adds $38 bin in stimulus; states move to tighten lockdown steps

Australia adds $38 bin in stimulus; states move to tighten lockdown steps

Australia's government will spend additional A$66.4 billion ($38.50 billion) as part of a second stimulus package to shelter the economy from the financial impact of the coronavirus ...

Australia tells overseas citizens to return before it's too late

Australia tells overseas citizens to return before it's too late

Australia advised all its citizens abroad who want to return home to do so immediately because of disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Australia to impose 14-day self-isolation for all international arrivals

Australia to impose 14-day self-isolation for all international arrivals

Australia will impose 14-day self-isolation on international travellers arriving from midnight Sunday and ban cruise ships from foreign ports for 30 days, mirroring restrictions in nearby New Zealand

Virus panic buying prompts toilet roll rationing Down Under

Virus panic buying prompts toilet roll rationing Down Under

Australia's biggest supermarket on Wednesday announced a limit on toilet paper purchases after the global spread of coronavirus sparked a spate of panic buying Down Under.

Australian financial regulators hold emergency call on coronavirus

Australian financial regulators hold emergency call on coronavirus

Australia's financial regulators scheduled an emergency call on Monday to discuss the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the country looks to reduce the risk of recession.

Australia's first coronavirus death confirmed as former Diamond Cruise passenger

Australia's first coronavirus death confirmed as former Diamond Cruise passenger

A former passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan for coronavirus died in a hospital in Perth early on Sunday, a health official said, becoming Australia's first death from the virus.

Australia to evacuate citizens from cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

Australia to evacuate citizens from cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

Australia will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.

Tens of thousands attend Australia bush fire concert; millions raised

Tens of thousands attend Australia bush fire concert; millions raised

Millions of dollars were raised and tens of thousands of people rocked out on Sunday at Sydney's largest stadium for a star-studded bush fire relief concert.

Rains forecast to douse Australia wildfires, raising hopes crisis nearly over

Rains forecast to douse Australia wildfires, raising hopes crisis nearly over

Torrential rain across Australia's east could extinguish all remaining bushfires in the country's most populous state by the end of the week, authorities said on Tuesday ...