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Australia Lockdown Relaxed

22 May 2020 In: Health, Economy, General

Australia Lockdown: From June 1, pubs, cafes and restaurants in New South Wales can host up to 50 patrons. Lifting of restrictions on beauty salons, gyms and yoga studios are expect to follow soon. While lockdown measures are slowly being eased across the country more than 70% of Aussies polled in a survey said they were concerned about the virus and lifting of restrictions. Australia Lockdown One of the world’s largest ratings agencies has forecast…

COVID-19 Lifestyle Changes

22 May 2020 In: Health, Family, General

COVID-19 Lifestyle Changes in Australia have seen more people turn into coach potatoes watching more TV and eating more snacks. One in five Australians (22%) said ion the past 4 weeks they were eating more snack foods such as chips, lollies, and biscuits; and Three in five Australians (58%) reported more time spent in front of their television, computer, phone, or other device. COVID-19 Consumption habits The survey asked respondents if their consumption of selected…

Australia Travel

20 May 2020 In: Travel, Health, General

Australia travel is increasingly possible within each state but wider travel remains on hold. Some international and inter-state passenger flights have resumed but most airline routes are halted with planes remaining grounded. Queensland will keep its borders closed until at least September, Western Australia and South Australia until the end of winter. Tasmania might stay closed until the end of the year, and even then only with a 14-day quarantine for visitors. Australia Travel is…

COVID-19 job losses slow

20 May 2020 In: Jobs, Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 job losses are slowing down across Australia as effects of the coronavirus emergency begin to ease. Over the seven weeks from mid-March to early May, total payroll jobs fell by 7.3 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. “The latest data shows a further slowing in the fall in COVID-19 job losses between mid-April and early May,” said Bjorn Jarvis, Head of Labour Statistics at the ABS. “The largest net job losses…

COVID-19 Impact on Aussies

19 May 2020 In: Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 Impact on Aussies: Loneliness was the most widely reported source of personal stress for Australians during April, according to the latest ABS survey. Figures show that loneliness affected more women (28 per cent) than men (16 per cent). “Around one in five people (19 per cent) also reported that they were experiencing difficulties maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” said Michelle Marquardt, ABS Program Manager for Household Surveys “This is more of a problem for those aged…

COVID-19 cases in Australia

18 May 2020 In: Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 in Australia: The country has had 7,060 confirmed cases of COVID-19 but there are now less than 600 active cases with 45 people in hospital including 12 in ICU and seven on ventilators. More than one million tests have been conducted, with less than one per cent positive and more than 10 million telephone consultations have taken place. Across Western Australia cafes, restaurants and pubs have re-openeddoors and workers returning to offices. Tasmanian restaurants…

COVID-19 Down Under

18 May 2020 In: Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 Down Under: The Australian share market has begun the week in positive territory but coronavirus-sparked volatility is set to reign supreme as the week progresses. Thousands of Australian healthcare workers have come forward offering to take part in Coronavirus treatment trials in a bid to speed up research into the virus. Major banks are hiring more staff to cope with a tide of new paperwork as they begin to assess the status of tens of…

Aussie Flights Resume

16 May 2020 In: Travel, Health, General

Australia air travel resumes – Etihad has resumed Melbourne to London flights and Emirates airline says it will resume Melbourne and Sydney flights next week. The Australia football League will re-commence on June 11, 81 days after it was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian Rugby League is also due to resume soon. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged $48.1 million in additional government support for mental health in the wake of…

COVID-19 Update

14 May 2020 In: Property, Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 Update: NSW will be a “buyer’s market” in coming months as house prices are set to plummet. That’s according to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian who believes it will take at least a year for property prices to recover. Government figures show that almost 600,000 Australians lost their job last month, the single largest rise in jobless in the nation’s history. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the pandemic’s economic hit will be tougher than the global…

Australia Gets Moving Again

11 May 2020 In: Health, Economy, General

Australia is slowly starting to get moving again after its nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Different rules apply in the various states but restrictions are mostly starting to be lifted during the coming week. Restrictions will begin to ease on Friday in NSW, Wednesday in Victoria and Tuesday in South Australia. In New Zealand, restaurants, cinemas and shopping malls will start to reopen on Thursday. In South Australia caravan parks, hotels, motels and Airbnb services reopened today….

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