Covid-19 coronavirus: Auckland into level-3 lockdown; NZ to alert level 2

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Australia suspends travel bubble with NZ

Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced Australia will suspend its one-way travel bubble with New Zealand for at least 72 hours out of an “abundance of caution”. The changes are coming into effect immediately. Any passengers from New Zealand

Australia to overhaul bankruptcy laws to help firms over Covid-19

SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Australia on Thursday (Sept 24) unveiled its biggest shakeup in bankruptcy laws in nearly three decades, allowing businesses to trade while insolvent and take more control over debt restructuring, in a bid to help firms through the

Australian unemployment unexpectedly drops as hiring surges

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) – Australian unemployment unexpectedly fell in August as government and central bank stimulus allowed the economy’s recovery to withstand Victoria’s renewed lockdown. The jobless rate dropped to 6.8 per cent from 7.5 per cent in July against economists’

Australia revokes visas of two Chinese scholars

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has revoked the visas of two visiting Chinese academics in an apparent escalation of tension between the countries which has seen each accuse the other of inappropriate treatment of journalists. Chen Hong, a professor of Australian

Virgin Australia creditors approve airline's purchase by Bain Capital

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd’s (VAH.AX) creditors voted on Friday in favour of the purchase of Australia’s second-biggest airline by U.S. private equity group Bain Capital, administrator Deloitte said, paving the way for a strategic overhaul. The deal