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Tensions Soar Over Australia’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Border Closures

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  A torrid row over Australia’s state border closures has pushed the country’s prime minister to tears, sparked bitter recriminations among rival regional leaders and...
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Virus Plunges Australia Into First Recession In Nearly 30 Years

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    Australia tumbled into its first recession for almost three decades with its pandemic-crippled economy shrinking a record seven per cent in the second...
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Australia To Probe Possible ‘Chinese’ Influence In Its Public Universities

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  Australia’s parliament is set to probe alleged foreign interference at public universities, a government minister said Monday, as concerns grow about Chinese influence. A...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Mandatory, Says Australia PM

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    Australia’s leader called Wednesday for coronavirus immunisations to be mandatory, wading into ethical and safety debates raging around the world as the race...
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Australia To Manufacture ‘Promising’ COVID-19 Vaccine And Give Free To Citizens

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  Australia has secured access to a “promising” potential coronavirus vaccine, the prime minister announced Tuesday, saying the country would manufacture it and offer free...
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Australia Suspends Parliament Over New Wave Of COVID-19 Cases

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  Australia’s parliament will be suspended for two weeks over fears that politicians could bring coronavirus from outbreak hotspots to the country’s capital, Prime Minister...
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Panic-Buying Returns As Melbourne Braces For Lengthy Lockdown

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    Shoppers in Australia’s second-biggest city stripped supermarket shelves Wednesday as millions in Melbourne prepared for a return to virus lockdown, with warnings the...
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Australia To Boost Defence Spending As China Tensions Rise

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  Australia will announce a substantial increase in defence spending and focus on projecting military power across the Indo-Pacific amid escalating tensions with China, in...
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Australian Sentenced To Death In China For Drug Trafficking

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  An Australian national has been sentenced to death in China for drug trafficking, in a ruling that could further inflame tensions between Beijing and...
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Australia To Allow 10,000-Strong Sporting Crowds

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    Crowds of up 10,000 people will be allowed into Australian sports stadiums from next month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday, as COVID-19...
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