In Australia, stalled migration is bad news as faltering economy heads for first recession in 30 years

Net immigration is expected to fall 85 percent in the financial year to June 2021, curbing demand for everything from cars and property to education and wedding rings Immigration is a politically divisive topic in Australia but there is a … Read More

Australia Closes Borders in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

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Travelers wait in line at a Virgin Australia Airlines counter at Kingsford Smith International Airport, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2020. THE LATEST: Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 10,000 Trump Touts Two Drugs for Coronavirus Treatment … Read More

Australia tells citizens to reconsider all foreign travel amid coronavirus pandemic

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The Australian government had previously advised against travel to regional epicentres in China, Italy, South Korea and Iran.PHOTO: EPA-EFE SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia on Friday (March 13) warned citizens the coronavirus pandemic is now so widespread that they should reconsider all foreign … Read More

Australians on southeast coast urged to flee as fire risk escalates

A firefighter tackles a wildfire south of Nowra, Australia, earlier this week. Residents of Nowra, Narooma and Batemans Bay were told that winds were likely to once again drive blazes toward the coast. –(AFP/Getty Images) TOMERONG, Australia —  Residents in the … Read More