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Australian court orders release of letters to Britain's Queen Elizabeth surrounding PM sacking

29 May 2020

SYDNEY An Australian court ruled on Friday that the country's archives must release letters between Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her local representative during the 1970s, a move which may shed light on the sacking of its then prime minister Gough Whitlam. | Video

News Corp slashes Australian newspapers, media jobs, in virus downturn

28 May 2020

SYDNEY The Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said on Thursday it will stop printing more than 100 regional newspapers after the coronavirus shutdown gutted advertising revenue, accelerating a downturn in the country's media sector.

UPDATE 1-Kuwaiti livestock ship held off Australia due to coronavirus outbreak

26 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 26 A Kuwaiti livestock ship, without animals aboard, was being held off Australia's west coast after six crew members tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said on Tuesday, heightening concerns over how arrivals by sea are handled.

REFILE-Kuwaiti livestock ship held off Australia due to coronavirus outbreak

26 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 26 A Kuwaiti livestock ship was being held off Australia's west coast after six crew members tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said on Tuesday, heightening concerns over how arrivals by sea are handled.

Papua New Guinea police arrest ex-PM O'Neill over alleged corruption

23 May 2020

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea police arrested former prime minister Peter O'Neill over the alleged purchase of generators from Israel without parliamentary approval, the country's assistant police commissioner said on Saturday.

Australia calls on younger people to get virus tests as reopening accelerates

23 May 2020

SYDNEY Australia's most populous state said on Saturday it recorded just three new cases of the coronavirus the previous day and urged younger people to get tested as it prepares to further loosen restrictions on pubs and restaurants.

Australia calls on younger people to get virus tests as reopening accelerates

23 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 23 Australia's most populous state said on Saturday it recorded just three new cases of the coronavirus the previous day and urged younger people to get tested as it prepares to further loosen restrictions on pubs and restaurants.

UPDATE 2-Australia's Wesfarmers to shut or rebrand over 100 Target stores in virus slump

22 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 22 Australian retail giant Wesfarmers Ltd said it will close or rebrand nearly two-thirds of its Target department stores and take one-off charges totalling up to A$650 million ($426 million) as it reels from the coronavirus fallout.

UPDATE 3-Australians urged to avoid rush hour crush in return to work

18 May 2020

* State says school children will return to school on May 25 (Adds date that Australia's most populous state returns to full-time school)

Australia's outback territory toasts its first pub beer after virus shutdown

15 May 2020

SYDNEY The chief minister of Australia's outback Northern Territory was one of the first people in the country to pour a beer in public in weeks as the region's pubs opened their doors on Friday after an almost two-month coronavirus shutdown. | Video

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