Stephanie Borys, ABC.net.au

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Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Coronavirus crisis forces fortnight sitting of Federal Parliament to be cancelled

Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly issues advice saying there is a significant risk allowing politicians to come to Canberra, due to increased community transmission of COVID-19 in Victoria and the trends in New South Wales. → Read More

Government says coronavirus app has identified 200 contacts, as Victorian authorities say it has not helped them

The Federal Government says the COVIDSafe app has identified hundreds of coronavirus case contacts, but Victorian authorities say it has been of limited use to them. → Read More

Another coronavirus Economic Support Payment is on the way — will you have an extra $750 in your account soon?

From today, 5 million Australians on lower incomes who are struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic will receive cash payments as the Federal Government rolls out the second round of Economic Support Payments. → Read More

Allegations against former High Court judge Dyson Heydon must result in workplace change, Law Council says

Change is needed after allegations of sexual harassment against former High Court judge Dyson Heydon, the president of the Law Council of Australia says. → Read More

Tourism sector lobbies Government to extend JobKeeper for another six months

Australia's tourism industry fears a complete collapse of the sector if the Federal Government does not extend JobKeeper beyond the September end date. → Read More

Pilot proposal to fly hundreds of international students back to Canberra university campuses

The Australian National University and University of Canberra are readying to start bringing back international students to Canberra in time for the start of semester two in August. → Read More

Universities reject China's claim that Australia is not safe for international students

Australia's elite universities dismiss claims by China's Ministry of Education that it's "risky" for international students to study in the country, saying there is no evidence to support suggestions student safety is under threat. → Read More

Coronavirus financial concerns have young people accessing their superannuation

More than a third of Australians that have accessed their superannuation early due to COVID-19 are under the age of 30. → Read More

Google and Apple release technology to help with coronavirus contact tracing

New technology that could help alert people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 is being tested to determine if it will work in Australia. → Read More

Cruise ship coronavirus outbreaks have forced the industry to make drastic changes

Cruise ships are linked to hundreds of cases of coronavirus, but some Australians are still keen to get back on board as soon as possible. How will that be made safe? → Read More

Cyber attacks on Australian businesses on the rise but experts not blaming state actors

It used to be a business needed a lock on its door and a CCTV camera to protect against criminals, now experts say they need to invest in security they cannot see after a number of Australian companies were targeted by hackers. → Read More

Federal Government pushing for greater search and seize powers in immigration detention centres

The Federal Government is trying to bolster the powers of Australian Border Force officers by allowing them to seize drugs and mobile phones belonging to people in immigration detention, reheating legislation which failed to pass Parliament before the last election. → Read More

Coronavirus app tracing capability not operational, despite 4 million downloads

More than 4 million people have downloaded the COVIDSafe app, but health authorities don't yet have access to the information being collected on mobile phones across the country. → Read More

One of these coronavirus texts is a scam — can you tell which?

Cyber-security experts warn about a flood of scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, with many purporting to be from official sources. → Read More

The Government is spending billions on healthcare to stop the spread of coronavirus. Where's the money going?

Scott Morrison has announced $2.4 billion in funding for the healthcare sector to better prepare Australia for a major coronavirus outbreak. Here's how that money will be spent. → Read More

Prime Minister admits asking for Hillsong founder invite to White House

Scott Morrison had dismissed questions about the issue as rumour and gossip since it was first raised in September last year but now concedes Australia did put Brian Houston's name on a suggested invite list. → Read More

Foreign spy powers could be brought onshore in bid to hunt paedophiles online

Australia's premier foreign cyber intelligence agency would be enlisted to help track down online paedophiles, terrorists and other serious criminals under a proposal being developed by the Federal Government. → Read More

Prince William and Catherine expected to confirm trip to Australia

The Federal Government has been in talks with Kensington Place about the trip, with PM Scott Morrison expected to formally invite the couple later this week. → Read More

Malcolm Turnbull slaps down Nationals pushing for coal as crossbench pressures Government over climate

Pressure is building on the Federal Government to do more to address climate change with politicians now turning to Australians to ask for their help, as Parliament continues to bicker over the best way forward. → Read More

Queensland MP Llew O'Brien quits Nationals party room after backing Barnaby Joyce spill motion

Queensland MP Llew O'Brien quits the Nationals party room after moving for a spill motion for Barnaby Joyce's leadership challenge. → Read More