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Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Recent articles by Jane:

Deputy CMO urges Australians to download and activate coronavirus contact-tracing app following updates

Following criticism the COVIDSafe app is a "dud", Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth says a number of updates to its algorithm have "undoubtedly" improved its effectiveness. → Read More

Paul Keating says superannuation withdrawals dwarf coronavirus support schemes like JobKeeper

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating says the early withdrawal of superannuation dwarfs the support the Federal Government has injected through its JobKeeper program — and has entrenched inequality between Australian generations. → Read More

Early access superannuation scheme estimated to hit $42 billion in coronavirus support

More than half a million Australians are estimated to have "completely cleaned out" their superannuation savings during the COVID-19 crisis, as Treasury predicts workers will withdraw a total of $42 billion under the early-access scheme. → Read More

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint wears a bin bag to call out 'sexist rubbish' after column describes her clothing choices

Federal MP Nicolle Flint dons a garbage bag in an attempt to call out what she says is the sexist "rubbish" women in politics are forced to put up with. → Read More

Eden-Monaro's results are tight enough that Morrison and Albanese can take a boost from it

A status quo result in the hotly contested Eden-Monaro by-election has simultaneously strengthened Anthony Albanese's leadership of the Labor Party while giving Scott Morrison a shot in the arm, Jane Norman writes. → Read More

JobSeeker payment set to be increased as Federal Government grapples with high unemployment

The Federal Government is poised to increase the unemployment benefit, recognising that the jobless rate is likely to remain uncomfortably high for quite some time amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

ABC job cuts on the horizon as managing director asks staff to volunteer for redundancies

The ABC has asked staff to volunteer for redundancies as it prepares to axe more than 200 positions to meet the Federal Government's $84 million budget cut. → Read More

States under pressure to reopen borders closed in a bid to contain coronavirus

National Cabinet's key health advisory committee has confirmed it never recommended internal border closures, as states and territories come under pressure to lift their restrictions and once again allow travel within Australia. → Read More

Anthony Albanese calls for Scott Morrison to reshape Australia's economy in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is calling for high-speed rail to be given the green light, for the decentralisation of government services and the "revitalisation" of the manufacturing sector in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Coronavirus shutdown costing Australian economy $4 billion a week as National Cabinet prepares to assess restrictions

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will tell the National Press Club he is "reassured" that a discussion about lifting coronavirus restrictions has been brought forward as new analysis says the Australian economy is losing $4 billion a week amid the shutdown. → Read More

The coronavirus crisis is creating unusual allegiances as Australia fights to make it to the other side

This crisis is creating some unusual allegiances as political parties, unions and business groups put ideology aside and throw out the rule book to ensure Australia emerges on the other side, writes political reporter Jane Norman. → Read More

When coronavirus restrictions lift, it will be a last-one-in, first-one-out approach

As the nation's leaders begin to chart the path out of the coronavirus crisis, sources tell the ABC they're likely to wind back restrictions starting with the last ones imposed, writes Jane Norman. → Read More

Cyber security agency tests Government's coronavirus app and gives it a thumbs up

The head of an independent agency testing the security of the Government's new COVID-19 tracing app says she will be downloading it, adding that she is comfortable with what she has seen so far. → Read More

Malcolm Turnbull's publisher issues Scott Morrison staffer cease and desist notice amid leak accusations

Senior cabinet ministers confirm they received and deleted a pirated-copy of Malcolm Turnbull's new memoir which the publisher claims originated from Prime Minister Scott Morrison's office. → Read More

Australia's top doctor says eliminating coronavirus for good may be impossible 'nirvana'

Australia's Chief Medical Officer has given politicians in New Zealand an update on how we're faring against the virus. This is what we learned. → Read More

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy 'increasingly confident' Australia can stay on top of coronavirus

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says Australia is currently in a good place as the growth rate of coronavirus cases slows across the country, but warns against complacency over Easter. → Read More

DFAT working behind the scenes to repatriate Australians amid the coronavirus pandemic

A consular emergency — unparalleled in its scale and complexity — is unfolding at a remarkable pace, and DFAT is being tested like never before, writes Jane Norman. → Read More

Government to unveil coronavirus wage subsidy for businesses, workers

Businesses are expected to be paid a wage subsidy of up to $1,500 per employee, under a Federal Government plan to keep thousands of Australians in work during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

Economy hibernation being considered to allow businesses to survive coronavirus pandemic

The Federal Government is considering a radical suite of measures to effectively put the economy into hibernation, allowing businesses to emerge after the coronavirus crisis, and resume and rehire without crippling debts. → Read More

Federal Government's second stimulus package offers $66 billion worth of measures for coronavirus-hit economy

Small businesses will be given up to $100,000 to keep their staff employed during the coronavirus crisis, and have their loans guaranteed by the Commonwealth, as part of the Morrison Government's second economic stimulus package. → Read More