Australia sticks by plan to re-open border in mid-2022

Australia sticks by plan to re-open border in mid-2022
A traveler wearing a protective face mask and gloves departs the arrivals section of the international terminal of Kingsford Smith International Airport the morning after Australia implemented an entry ban on non-citizens and non-residents intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Loren ElliottAustralia is sticking to… Read More

Australia to create disaster recovery office after spate of natural disasters

Australia to create disaster recovery office after spate of natural disasters
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference held with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Loren ElliottAustralia will create a new disaster relief department to hasten the delivery of government aid, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will say on Wednesday.Australia has been ravaged… Read More

Australia state reports zero cases, lockdown fears ease

Australia state reports zero cases, lockdown fears ease
A medical worker swabs a member of the public at the Bondi Beach drive-through coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing centre as the city experiences an outbreak in Sydney, Australia, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Loren ElliottWestern Australia state reported no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases for the second straight day on Monday, allaying fears of a second lockdown… Read More

Western Australia halfway through snap COVID-19 lockdown with no new local cases

Western Australia halfway through snap COVID-19 lockdown with no new local cases
Western Australia reported no new locally acquired coronavirus cases on Sunday with more than 2 million people in the state halfway through a snap three-day lockdown.The lockdown was ordered after a traveller likely became infected while in quarantine in a hotel and unknowingly passed it on to two other people in the community, according to… Read More

Australia March jobs jump 70,700, unemployment drops to 5.6%

Australia March jobs jump 70,700, unemployment drops to 5.6%
SYDNEY, April 15 (Reuters) - Australian job creation again far outstripped expectations in March as unemployment dropped to a one-year low and the total number of employed passed its pre-pandemic peak.Thursday’s data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed 70,700 net new jobs were created in March, double forecasts of a 35,000 gain.Unemployment dropped… Read More