national news7ad 7bu pageheader


AFL industry faces lasting damage: McGuire

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has warned the AFL industry will "never be the same again" as it enters a shutdown period aimed at minimising the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Friend questions different NRL standards

Sydney Roosters veteran Jake Friend admits he's questioning how the NRL can play on while other businesses are forced to shut during the coronavirus pandemic.

Morrison government's coronavirus bills

WHAT IS IN THE CORONAVIRUS PACKAGE?FOR BUSINESS* Expanded instant asset write off from March 12 to June 30, rising from $30,000 to $150,000 and available to businesses with an annual turnover between $10 million to...

Jobs lost, more flights cut amid virus woe

Virgin Australia is likely to cut more domestic flights and regional airline Rex will only operate passenger services in Queensland as a virus-spooked nation bunkers down amid new travel and trading restrictions.

NZ to enter lockdown to fight COVID-19

New Zealand is moving to a near-complete lockdown as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern aims to seize on a "window of opportunity" to contain COVID-19.

Hospitality giant stands down Tas workers

Hospitality giant Federal Group will stand down more than three-quarters of its Tasmanian workforce because of the national coronavirus restrictions on hotels and clubs.

Confusion over coronavirus school closures

Schools in Victoria and the ACT will close on Tuesday due to the coronavirus but other states and territories still intend to keep campuses open until the Easter break.

Clive taps deep pockets to fight virus

Billionaire Clive Palmer has promised to pay for more than one million courses of a malaria drug that could help fight coronavirus, and doesn't mind if he ends up wasting millions.

Prepare for Olympic delay: AOC to athletes

Tough and uncertain times are ahead for Australia's Olympic athletes, who have been told to prepare for Tokyo 2020 to become Tokyo 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.