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AFL calls time, other codes face shutdown

The AFL has been suspended, the AFLW season is over with no premiers and the ability of Australia's other professional football codes to play on through the coronavirus pandemic appears increasingly untenable.

Suspended AFL faces 'most serious threat'

The AFL has been plunged into the fight of its life after drastic new coronavirus measures put in place by federal and state governments prompted the shutdown of the 2020 premiership season.

Cancel interstate holidays:PM

All non-essential travel within Australia should be cancelled to help stop the spread of coronavirus, the government has urged, after border closures in several states.

Virus advances as medical supplies dwindle

The virus pandemic has advanced with the US and Europe reporting soaring new cases, prompting a scramble in some regions to set up additional hospital beds and replenish much-needed medical supplies.

Business, workers to get $66b in virus aid

Dole payments will double and casual workers and sole traders will be able to access welfare if their income drops because of the coronavirus, under an extra $66 billion being thrown at the economy.

Treasurer announces virus aid for workers

The Morrison government has announced a series of measures to help casual workers, sole traders, retirees and those on income support as part of its second $66 billion stimulus package in the face of the coronavirus.