'We'll be a leper colony': Australians stranded in Wuhan to be evacuated to Christmas Island

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Scott Morrison has announced some of the 600 Australians stuck in the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak will be evacuated.

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A growing number of Australians are choosing vocational training over university

Vocational Education and Training (VET) makes perfect sense given the majority of in-demand occupations as well as most top-earning occupations require it.

Children's books must be diverse, or kids will grow up believing white is superior

Children develop their sense of identity and perceptions of others from babyhood, and 75 per cent of Australians grow up with an implicit bias against their..

Australians and permanent residents stranded abroad urge government to reconsider cap on international flights

Australians and permanent residents stranded abroad are calling on the federal government to reconsider plans to cap international flights.

Australians divided over new China travel warnings

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How Australians are mobilising to support Melbourne's locked-down public housing residents

People from across the country are mobilising to help the public housing tower residents in Melbourne under Australia's strictest coronavirus stay-at-home..

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Trump Considers Banning TikTok [Video]

Trump Considers Banning TikTok

On Tuesday, President Trump gave an interview in which he said he was considering banning TikTok. Trump echoed earlier comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump implied a ban on TikTok would be a way of punishing China for the coronavirus. Business Insider reports that Coronavirus originated in the city of Wuhan. Trump's rationale was somewhat different from the reason given by Pompeo. Pompeo said the US was worried TikTok could be a national-security risk.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Makes Secret Appearance at Conservative Rally in Washington | THR News [Video]

Sacha Baron Cohen Makes Secret Appearance at Conservative Rally in Washington | THR News

Organizers of the event have suggested the comedian disguised himself as a lead singer who encouraged the crowd to sing along to lyrics such as "Obama what we gotta do, inject him with the Wuhan flu" and "Corona is a liberal hoax."

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Beijing residents less worried as new virus cases drops [Video]

Beijing residents less worried as new virus cases drops

Beijing reported on Monday nine new cases for Sunday, sharply down from 22 a day earlier.

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Beijing residents fear Wuhan-style lockdown if cases continue to rise [Video]

Beijing residents fear Wuhan-style lockdown if cases continue to rise

Concerns are growing in Beijing about a rise in coronavirus cases in the city that could lead to a possible Wuhan-style lockdown. Joe Davies reports.

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Coronavirus Resurgence In Beijing [Video]

Coronavirus Resurgence In Beijing

Beijing is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases. The Chinese capital has reported its second consecutive day of record new numbers of COVID-19 cases. The recent outbreak has been traced to Xinfadi, a wholesale food market that accounts for 80% of Beijing’s farm produce. Xinfadi is a complex that is 20 times larger than the seafood market in Wuhan where the virus originated. The market has been shuttered and tens of thousands of nearby residents are being tested for the virus.

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Australia halves international arrivals, launches hotel quarantine inquiry amid Melbourne coronavirus spike

Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcements on Friday.
Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law [Video]

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

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

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Australia extends visas for Hong Kong citizens [Video]

Australia extends visas for Hong Kong citizens

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday (July 9) offered Hong Kong students studying in the country a pathway to permanent residency, after China imposed a new security law on the city.

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Watch: Australia Hong Kong update

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Citizenship Alan Tudge are speaking live shortly with an update about Australia-Hong Kong ties.

Australia set to cap international flights to contain spike in coronavirus cases

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has agreed to cap international arrivals after state premiers raised concerns about stretched hotel quarantine systems.

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