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Australia extends support amid COVID-19 outbreak
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Australia's PM delays parliament as coronavirus spreads
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Australia to halve number of returnees
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Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law
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Australia extends visas for Hong Kong citizens
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Australia considering safe haven offer for Hong Kongers
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Australia targeted by state-based cyber attacks
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Australia adds to stimulus as record deficits loom
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Transcript: Prime Minister Scott Morrison on coronavirusThe following is a transcript of an interview with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan.
Australia seeks to engage China over actor sentenced to deathAustralia is seeking to engage China over the case of Karm Gilespie, an Australian man sentenced to death for drug trafficking, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, amid escalating tensions..
Australia won't be intimidated in row with China: PM MorrisonPrime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday he would not be intimidated by "coercion" after China restricted some Australian exports and urged Chinese tourists and students to avoid Australia.
Australian PM on China tensions: country won't trade values in response to 'coercion'Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that he would not be intimidated or give into coercion when asked on Thursday whether Australia would keep taking hits on exports from major trading..
Australians urged not to take part in Black Lives Matter protestsAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged people not to attend planned Black Lives Matter protests around the country this weekend, citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
Australia PM tells locals to avoid Black Lives Matter protests due to COVID-19 threatAustralians should not attend planned protests against the death of black American George Floyd in U.S. police custody due to the risk of spreading coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
India, Australia PMs to hold online summit, seal military logistics pactIndia and Australia are set to seal a military logistics pact at an online summit between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison on Thursday that will lay the ground for greater military..
'Get off the grass!' Australian PM told to move on during stimulus announcementA media conference by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to announce a new stimulus package briefly turned comical on Thursday when he and reporters were told by a homeowner to get off a newly..
Australian PM accepts G7 invitation during call with TrumpAustralia will accept an invitation to attend a Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Australia would welcome official invitation to G7, says government spokesmanAustralia would welcome an official invitation to the Group of Seven (G7) nations and there has been contact on the matter between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the United States, a government..
Australia's 'war cabinet' shifts focus to jobs: PMAustralia's "war cabinet" will meet every month to focus on bringing unemployment down after successfully slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.
Some sectors of Australian economy will need additional support - PM MorrisonSome sectors of Australia's economy will require additional stimulus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.
Australian PM calls for economic overhaul to fuel post-coronavirus recoveryAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday called for an ideological truce between employers and workers to revive the country's A$2 trillion ($1.3 trillion) economy, which has been badly..
Australia's borders will not open 'anytime soon': PM MorrisonAustralia will not open the country's borders "anytime soon", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, but added the country will continue its discussions with neighbouring New Zealand for a..
Australia to outline economic recovery plans as lockdowns easeAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday outline his government's plans to revive the sputtering economy, but is expected to warn a recovery will take between three to five years.
Australians warned worse still to come after job losses hit record highAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned citizens to brace for more bad news as data released on Thursday showed the country's monthly job losses rose to a record high because of coronavirus..
Australia sets plan to end most COVID-19 restrictions by JulyAustralia will ease social distancing restrictions in a three-step process, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as Canberra aims to remove most curbs by July and get nearly 1 million people..
Opening up, Australia maps out staged easing of COVID-19 curbsAustralia will ease social distancing restrictions in a three-step process, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as Canberra aims to remove all curbs by July and get nearly 1 million people..
Australia to ease COVID-19 curbs in three stages, targets July for full removalAustralia will ease social distancing restrictions implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus in a three-step process, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, with the aim of removing all..
Australian PM says no evidence coronavirus originated in China laboratory, urges inquiryAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has angered Beijing by calling for a global inquiry into the coronavirus outbreak, said he had no evidence to suggest the disease originated in a..
Australia to consider next Friday easing of coronavirus containment measuresAustralia will consider next Friday whether to relax coronavirus-related mobility restrictions, as the growth rate of new infections slows, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday following a..
Australia moving towards 'COVID-safe' society, but travel ban stays: PMAustralia's prime minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday bans on international travel and large gatherings would stay in place even as the government eases lockdowns and moves towards a "COVID-safe"..
Australia says COVID-19 inquiry is 'reasonable', not targeted at any countryAustralia's calls for an independent inquiry into the origins of COVID-19 is "reasonable" and not targeted at any specific country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.
Nearly 2 million Australians download coronavirus tracing app within hours of its releaseNearly two million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval..
Australians rush to download coronavirus tracing app, PM's popularity soarsMore than a million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval..
Australia will make it a crime to use coronavirus tracing data for non-health purposesAustralia will make it illegal for non-health officials to access data collected on smartphone software to trace the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, amid..
Australia says all WHO members should back coronavirus inquiryAll member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) should support a proposed independent review into the coronavirus pandemic, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, further..
Australia urges probe into origins of coronavirus, France says not nowAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sought support for an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in phone calls with U.S. President Donald Trump and the German..
Australia, U.S. leaders discuss investigation into coronavirus pandemicAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has sought support for an international investigation into the coronavirus pandemic in phone calls with U.S. President Donald Trump, and the German and French..
Road to recovery: Australia eases restrictions as coronavirus spread slowsDeclaring Australia was on the road to recovery with new coronavirus infections almost stamped out, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday hospitals will resume many elective surgeries and..
Australia eases restrictions on elective surgeries after slowing coronavirus spreadAustralia will relax restrictions on elective surgeries after slowing the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday.
Australia may keep coronavirus restrictions for a year, schools could adopt rosterAustralian public life could be constrained for another year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned on Friday, as the country's most populous state mulled sending..
Australia to retain coronavirus curbs for at least another four weeksAustralia will retain curbs on public movement for at least four more weeks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, dashing speculation the sustained low growth in new cases could spur a..
Australia to keep coronavirus restrictions for four more weeks despite successAustralia will retain restrictions on public movement for at least four more weeks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, dashing speculation the country's sustained low growth in new cases..
Australia says coronavirus restrictions to continue at least four more weeksAustralia will keep in place restrictions implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus for at least four more weeks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, despite signs that Canberra has..
Australian PM urges schools to re-open so parents can go back to workAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday urged schools to reopen after Easter holidays so students did not lose a year of education and parents could work, as health authorities reiterated..
Australia warns children could be silent victims of coronavirus crisisAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned on Wednesday the nation's children could become the silent victims of the coronavirus pandemic, as officials investigate new nursing home cluster.
Australia's health system capable of managing coronavirus pandemic: prime ministerAustralia's healthcare system should be able to cope with the coronavirus pandemic based on its current trajectory, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.
Australia unveils 'job keeper' payments to keep economy runningAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday committed a
Australian PM urges public gatherings should not exceed two peopleAustralia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that public gatherings should not exceed two people and Australians should go out only when necessary, while those over 70 should self-isolate..
Australia government says social distancing helping to slow coronavirus spreadThe rate of spread of the novel coronavirus in Australia has halved in recent days, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday as he announced an additional A$1.1 billion ($680 million) to expand..
Australia strengthens self isolation rules for returning citizens as coronavirus spreadsAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday tightened enforcement on self isolation for thousands of citizens returning from overseas, saying states and territories would quarantine all arrivals..
Australia widens coronavirus testing as death toll risesAustralia will expand coronavirus testing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as Canberra struggles to contain an outbreak that it said has killed nine people in the country.
Australian divisions over coronavirus put pressure on PMOn the burning question of whether Australian schools should close as coronavirus cases increase, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was adamant: "Children should go to school."
Australian states to consider draconian measures to enforce social distancingAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that states and territories will consider draconian measures to enforce social distancing to combat the coronavirus.
Australia bans non-residents from entering country on coronavirus fearsAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday all non-citizens and non-residents would be banned from entering the country from 9 pm (1000 GMT) Friday.
Australia declares emergency, warns coronavirus crisis could last six monthsAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a "human biosecurity emergency" and said the country's citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic..