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Petrol servos ripping off Aussies: NRMA

Greedy petrol station operators have been told to stop dragging their feet and pass on savings to cash-strapped Australian motorists as the coronavirus crisis causes oil prices to plummet.

Non-citizens banned from entering Aust

Australia is set to pull up the global drawbridge, banning all non-citizens and non-residents from entering the country from 9pm on Friday to minimise the impact of the coronavirus.

Aust, NZ dollars plunge amid panic selling

The Australian and New Zealand have dollars tumbled to multi-year lows as panic selling swept global markets, overwhelming attempts by central banks to cushion the fallout from the coronavirus.

Sex industry acts on virus

Sex workers say the impact of coronavirus will be particularly damaging for an industry fighting for decriminalisation and access to labour rights.

Virus-hit Qantas stands down 20,000 staff

Qantas is suspending all international flights, will delay its $201 million interim payout, and is standing down two-thirds of its 30,000-member workforce until the end of May in the face of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.

Wuhan's new virus cases could soon cease

Wuhan is expected to see new coronavirus infections dry up by mid-to-late March and the lockdown of the central Chinese city, the epicentre of the outbreak, may be lifted once there are no new cases for 14 days.