COVID-19 has now made us two Australias. There's Victoria – most specifically Melbourne – and then there's the rest of the country.
Scott Morrison will unveil on Thursday a cybersecurity package to give greater protection to Australian infrastructure.
Scott Morrison says the COVID-19 crisis has created new opportunities for “like-minded economies” to work together.
Non-essential retailers across Melbourne will be shut under Victoria's unprecedented lockdown, while Scott Morrison announced a “pandemic disaster payment” worth $1,500 for Victorian workers.
Victoria has been declared a 'state of disaster'.
The latest Closing the Gap agreement has been billed as 'historic' and 'practical'. But the fine print is vague and the targets lack ambition. Meanwhile, one key word is missing completely.
Scott Morrison says of the war against COVID-19: “On some days the virus wins. On other days we beat it.” This week, the virus was counting its victories most days.
The revamped Closing the Gap agreement is a significant achievement for Indigenous organisations. But we need more detail about who will be responsible for what.
The government will unveil 16 targets for Indigenous advancement, when Scott Morrison announces on Thursday a new national agreement on “Closing the Gap”.
The blowback from closing borders will be considerable the Queensland premier, but will be a lot less politically dangerous than if she were seen to fail to do everything possible to protect Queenslanders' health.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care declared older people and their families were left “isolated and powerless". COVID-19 has provided a tragic real-time vindication of the commission's observation.
The government has announced revisions to the JobKeeper, JobSeeker, and Coronavirus Supplement
The government on Tuesday will unveil a scaled-down, two-tiered JobKeeper program that will commence after September and run until the end of March.
Scott Morrison has said that cancelling the fortnight parliamentary sitting session, scheduled for 4 August was a "no brainer".
Australians have more trust in their government and leader to deal with the pandemic than people in US, UK and Italy. Confidence in state and territory leaders, however, is far lower.
Voters appear to be holding state premiers responsible for coronavirus case surges, rather than the federal government.
Thursday's economic statement is expected to contain a revamped working of JobKeeper
The government has announced $2 billion in support of a package to boost training and job creation
Scott Morrison on Wednesday once again ruled out any consideration of moving to an “elimination” strategy for dealing with COVID-19. He told Triple M Melbourne: “You don’t just shut the whole country down…
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