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    Virus hits budget as new case numbers drop

    The budget black hole created by the coronavirus pandemic has been revealed as welfare recipients prepare for less support. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Friday said the federal budget deficit hit $85.3 billion in 2019/20 as the government [...]
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    Virus recession smashes federal budget

    The federal budget deficit hit $85.3 billion in 2019/20 as the Morrison government wrestled with the initial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Final Budget Outcome report, released on Friday, revised the deficit figure from July’s [...]
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    Gas fires up Labor union energy plan rift

    A rift is brewing between Labor and a major union over the role of gas in Australia’s future. Australian Workers’ Union national secretary Daniel Walton wants Labor to embrace natural gas as a transition fuel [...]
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    COVID restrictions easing further in NSW

    A swathe of restrictions are being eased in NSW on the back of diminishing cases of COVID-19, with more freedoms allowed at weddings, community sport and school activities. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Thursday dangled the [...]
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    Aussies make emotional plea to return home

    Exasperated Australians in heart-wrenching binds have vented emotional pleas for the government to urgently lift the cap on overseas arrivals. A Senate committee scrutinising the federal government’s coronavirus response has heard from citizens suffering intense [...]

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Aussies make emotional plea to return home

Exasperated Australians in heart-wrenching binds have vented emotional pleas for the government to urgently lift the cap on overseas arrivals. A Senate committee scrutinising the federal government’s coronavirus response has heard from citizens suffering intense [...]