Tech giants will have to pay Australian commercial media for news content by the middle of next year or face fines of up to $10 million.
Australia will suffer a $184.5 billion deficit – and nett debt will reach almost $700 billion – as the coronavirus drives a wrecking ball through the economy.
Nearly 350,000 young Australians will be able to learn new skills at little or no cost if states sign up to a new billion-dollar training deal. Queensland is on board.
Construction businesses account for the largest share of businesses getting JobKeeper payments, with professional services such as engineers and architects close behind.
Australia’s political leaders will discuss a snap review of hotel quarantine arrangements as the nation races to stop a coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne from spreading.
States that have successfully suppressed the coronavirus will soon allow their residents a taste of pre-pandemic-style freedom.