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    Pandemic could cost Australian universities $11b

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:03am on June 04, 2020

    Australian universities could lose up to US$11 billion dollars as an indefinite coronavirus border closure locks out the foreign students who keep the sector afloat,...

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    Jobless students stranded in Australia turn to handouts

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 01:32am on May 30, 2020

    Australia wooed hundreds of thousands of international students to its shores with the promise of a first-class education and fun-kissed adventure, but the coronavirus crisis...

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    Australian court orders release of Queen’s letters over PM sacking

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:00pm on May 29, 2020

    Australia’s top court has ordered the release of Queen Elizabeth II’s correspondence about the 1975 sacking of democratically elected prime minister Gough Whitlam, which palace...

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    News Corp to stop printing 100 Australian papers

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:16am on May 29, 2020

    Rupert Murdoch’s Australian flagship media group News Corp announced Thursday it will stop printing more than 100 regional and local newspapers, blaming a collapse in...

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    Arrests, conspiracy theories at Australia anti-lockdown protest

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 05:03pm on May 10, 2020

    Ten people were arrested and a police officer injured Sunday at an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne, where demonstrators claimed coronavirus was a government-engineered conspiracy designed...

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    Australia fears suicide spike due to virus shutdown

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:36pm on May 07, 2020

    Thousands of Australians are expected to take their own lives because of the financial and psychological stress of the coronavirus crisis, far outstripping the death...

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    Australia launches app to trace coronavirus contacts

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:45pm on April 26, 2020

    Australia has launched a smartphone app to trace people who come in contact with coronavirus patients despite privacy concerns that authorities insisted Sunday were unwarranted...

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    Australia, New Zealand mark Anzac Day with driveway vigils

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:14pm on April 25, 2020

    Australians and New Zealanders held dawn Anzac Day vigils from the isolation of their own driveways on Saturday to honour their armed forces, unable to...

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    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef faces widespread coral bleaching

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane, Australia | Updated at 02:45pm on April 07, 2020

    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said Tuesday in a dire warning about the threat posed by...

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    Australia police to probe cruise ship virus deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:25pm on April 05, 2020

    Australian police on Sunday launched a criminal investigation after thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Sydney following which 10...

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