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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Saturday outlined a draft referendum question

According to AFP News In a bid to change the constitution to set up a representative Indigenous body in parliament. Australia’s constitution currently does not recognise Indigenous peoples, and the move to enshrine a so-called “voice” — a consultative body to supply advice to the government on decisions that would impact the marginalised group — […]

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Melbourne shutters non-essential businesses as six-week lockdown deepens

The Australian city of Melbourne has shut all non-essential businesses, as “Stage 4” restrictions come fully into force as part of a six-week lockdown. Essential services will remain in business. Meat processing facilities considered high-risk, warehouses, and construction will continue to operate at a reduced capacity. The Stage 4 restrictions will cost the Australian economy

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Australia’s Victoria state confirms 295 new coronavirus cases

The Australian state of Victoria recorded 295 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, state Premier Daniel Andrews said on Wednesday. Victoria also recorded nine new coronavirus deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 92. The 295 new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 9,304. “If you are sick, you must

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Hundreds of hospital workers infected with Covid-19 in Victoria, Australia

More than 300 hospital workers have become infected with Covid-19 in the Australian state of Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews said Saturday, as another 357 new cases of the virus were detected. Five Victorians died as a result of the coronavirus Friday, the youngest in her 60s, Andrews said. Of the state’s almost 4,000 active cases,

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$140 fine for not wearing a mask in Australian state as Melbourne cases rise

Face masks will be mandatory in parts of the Australian state of Victoria from midnight on Wednesday as cases in the region continue to rise. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Australia’s Victoria State, said Sunday that people within metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire would be fined 200 Australian dollars ($140) if caught not wearing a face

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Australia’s Victoria state registers its worst day since the pandemic began

The Australian state of Victoria has suffered its worst day since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, with 317 new cases reported within 24 hours, said state officials on Thursday. Two men in their 80s died due to Covid-19 in the past day, said Premier Daniel Andrews. That brings Victoria’s death toll to 29, and

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Australia’s Victoria state reports 216 new Covid-19 cases

The Australian state of Victoria recorded 216 new coronavirus cases Friday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced Saturday. Of the new cases, 186 remain under investigation. The other 30 have been linked to known outbreaks. On Thursday, Victoria reported 288 fresh cases — the most in a single day in any Australian state since the pandemic began. “We will see

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Victoria records 288 new Covid-19 cases, highest single day rise in any Australian state

The Australian state of Victoria registered a record 288 new coronavirus cases on Thursday — the highest any Australian state has reported in a single day since the pandemic began, the state’s Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Friday. The vast majority of the new cases have not yet been traced, Andrews said at a press

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Covid-19 cases in Latin America and Caribbean surpass 2.7 million

The number of Covid-19 cases in Latin America and the Caribbean reached more than 2.7 million and the number of deaths reached more than 121,000, according to a CNN tally. Just in the top 10 hardest-hit countries in the region, at least 2,658,083 coronavirus cases and at least 119,608 virus-related deaths were reported, according to CNN’s tally. Since last

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All travelers returning to one Australian state will be tested before being released from quarantine

All those returning to the Australian state of Victoria will need to test negative for coronavirus before being released from quarantine, says Victoria premier Daniel Andrews. Victoria is the only state in Australia that has been testing returned travelers twice – on day three and day 11. Starting Sunday, the day 11 test will become

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