Nicola Gage

Nicola Gage

Asia Pacific

Australian military steps in to enforce COVID-19 lockdown

Hundreds deployed in Victoria, which has introduced various tough measures to control the coronavirus outbreak.

Australian military steps in to enforce COVID-19 lockdown

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Australia's Qantas decommissions last Boeing 747 after 50 years

The decommissioning of the aircraft is the latest blow for the aviation industry, which has been devastated by the pandemic.

Australia's Qantas decommissions last Boeing 747 after 50 years

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Australia's asylum seekers excluded from government financial aid

The federal government has advised those who can no longer support themselves to strongly consider going home.

Australia's asylum seekers excluded from government financial aid

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Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law

Prime Minister Scott Morrison suspends extradition pact with territory and extends visas for Hong Kong people already in Australia.

Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law

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Australia's second-largest city Melbourne reimposes lockdown

Starting on Wednesday, millions of Melbourne residents are going back into lockdown due to a resurgence in coronavirus infections.

Australia's second-largest city Melbourne reimposes lockdown

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Border between Australia's most populous states closed

Border between New South Wales and Victoria shut down indefinitely as COVID-19 cases soar.

Border between Australia's most populous states closed

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Jackson Pollock masterpiece Blue Poles goes under the microscope

An ambitious and unprecedented conservation project begins on American abstract expressionist artist's most significant work.

Jackson Pollock masterpiece Blue Poles goes under the microscope

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Australia: Coal towns shift focus to renewable energy

Times are changing in Australian coal towns as renewable energy replaces jobs in the coal mining industry.

Australia: Coal towns shift focus to renewable energy

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Australia's Qantas airline lays off thousands amid pandemic

Country's largest airline says it does not expect the nation's borders to open - at least for tourists – until next year.

Australia's Qantas airline lays off thousands amid pandemic

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Australia cyberattacks: PM has not named suspected state

The government says cyber-experts identified the attacks as state-based.

Australia cyberattacks: PM has not named suspected state

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Ruby Princess: Class action building against cruise operator

Hit hard by the pandemic, the global cruise ship industry could remain in murky waters for some time.

Ruby Princess: Class action building against cruise operator

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China slaps Australia with barley tariffs as trade tensions flare

China imposes tariffs on barley, suspends beef imports from Australia after Canberra pushes for COVID-19 inquiry.

China slaps Australia with barley tariffs as trade tensions flare