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Retail bleeds jobs, Lew defies landlords

Billionaire retail mogul Solomon Lew has stood down 9,000 staff and declared Premier Investments will not pay rent to landlords during a virus-necessitated shutdown of brands including Smiggle, Peter Alexander, Portmans, and Just Jeans.

Virus almost robs victim of facing killer

A Queensland woman's opportunity to confront the drunk driver who killed both her wife and oldest friend has almost been taken from her after COVID-19 restrictions and tech issues in a Sydney court.

Virgin redundancies to top 1,000: CEO

Virgin Australia boss Paul Scurrah says more than 1,000 of the workers it has stood down this week will probably be made redundant during the coronavirus pandemic.

Latest medical advice on coronavirus

LATEST ON CORONAVIRUS* 2793 cases with 12 deaths* Most deaths have been elderly people* Testing has been expanded to more categories of people* Over 178,000 tests conducted - more on a per-population basis than anywhere else in the world.

Hairdressing time limit backflip 'bonkers'

The backflip on a 30-minute time limit on haircuts during the coronavirus outbreak has been labelled "bonkers" by the boss of the largest hairdressing chain in the country.

More than 3000 Australians on cruise ships

The federal government is working to rescue more than 3000 Australians stuck aboard cruise ships across the globe as countries shut their borders to slow the coronavirus outbreak.

Richardson walks away from South Sydney

South Sydney supremo Shane Richardson has quit his role at the NRL club to save the Rabbitohs money during the season shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Aust Christchurch terrorist pleads guilty

The Australian man accused of killing 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques last year has changed his plea and admitted guilt for the terrorist attack, sparing survivors a lengthy trial this winter.