Scott Morrison casts gloom on Australia’s prospects for quarantine-free travel with Europe and US | Australia news

Scott Morrison has confirmed Australia will move “very cautiously” to reopen quarantine-free travel with a “handful” of countries, raising the prospect Europe and the United States will be excluded until 2022 unless a Covid vaccine is available.

Morrison made the comments at a doorstop in Redbank, campaigning with Queensland’s Liberal National party leader, Deb Frecklington, and targeting the Labor premier Annastacia Palaszczuk over the state’s reluctance to remove its state

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Here’s What Australia’s Budget Means for Stocks

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Pedestrians are reflected in a window as they walk past an electronic stock board at the ASX Ltd. exchange centre in Sydney, Australia.


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Pedestrians are reflected in a window as they walk past an electronic stock board at the ASX Ltd. exchange centre in Sydney, Australia.

Australia’s decision to support a swath of industries to help stimulate an economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic means there will be few “losers” in the stock market, according to analysts.

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg unveiled a

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Sleep in Australia’s only underwater accommodation at Reefworld

The ocean is garbling in Great Barrier Reef speak, singing me to sleep like underwater whale song. I am burrowed stingray-style deep below, four metres beneath the surface of the ocean to be precise, in Australia’s first underwater accommodation, which looks and sounds like a gigantic fish tank.

Up above, wild Whitsunday winds – the type you can expect when you’re perched on the outer reef and a three hours’

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Business Innovation visa holders exempt from Australia’s COVID-19 travel ban

All visa holders in Australia have been subject to the country’s COVID-19 travel ban, apart from the exemptions currently in place for diplomats, maritime and air crew, and those simply transiting through the country for less than 72 hours.

But since the end of August, there has also been an exemption in place for holders of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (BIIP) (subclass 188) Visa, which has had an

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why the cardinal is free to travel to Rome despite Australia’s Covid ban



George Pell wearing a suit and tie: Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters


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Cardinal George Pell did not need to apply for a travel exemption to leave Australia because he is travelling to Rome for official Vatican government business.

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The news that Pell was flying from Sydney to Rome on Tuesday generated criticism online with people questioning why the Australian government – which has banned its citizens from leaving the country as a

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Australia’s COVID-19 state border restrictions are easing. Here are the rules for travelling to Queensland, ACT, NSW and beyond

Queensland will allow 152,000 more people living along the state’s southern border to enter, as South Australia also moves to ease coronavirus restrictions for New South Wales travellers.

SA’s Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said zero community transmission of COVID-19 in NSW for 14 days had prompted the decision to reopen.

Meanwhile, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said if there continued to be very low or no new

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