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Labor questions PM's JobSeeker 'snap back'

Federal Labor is questioning Prime Minister Scott Morrison's belief the Australian economy will "snap back" once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and measures like JobSeeker and JobKeeper can be abruptly cut.

NRL poised to seal 7-year broadcast deal

The NRL expects to sign off on one of the longest broadcast deals in Australian sport within days, reportedly set to net the cash-strapped organisation close to $2.3 billion.

The Queen's VE Day address: full text

Here is the full text of the Queen's televised address to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day:"I speak to you today at the same hour as my father did, exactly 75 years ago.

ATO scammers blocked in three-month trial

Scammers posing as the Australian Taxation Office have had their calls blocked during a joint operation between the Australian government, telco companies, and the national communication regulator.

Countdown on for Qld lockdown being eased

Queenslanders will be able to dine at restaurants, exercise in groups and go to the beauty salon from next weekend as the state continues to wind back its coronavirus restrictions.

States take varied approach on virus rules

States and territories will reopen cafes, restaurants and shops at different paces under a three-stage national plan to relax coronavirus restrictions and guide Australia back to normal.

QLD roadmap for easing COVID-19 lockdown

QUEENSLAND'S ROAD MAP OUT OF LOCKDOWNSTAGE ONE: FROM SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020* Gatherings in homes of up to five people from separate households* Gatherings of up to 10 people at the following locations:- outdoor, non-contact recreational activity- personal training- indoor and outdoor pools- public spaces and lagoons- parks, playground equipment,...