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Coalition to add new national security test to Australia's foreign investment regime

Coalition to add new national security test to Australia's foreign investment regime

The treasurer will be able to vary acquisition conditions by overseas buyers, or dispose of investments if national security risks emerge post-approvalThe Morrison government will add a new national
Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across Australia Sign up to get this delivered to your email every weekday eveningDownload the free Guardian app to get the most
Frydenberg’s changes to shareholder class actions smack of ‘cronyism’, lawyers say

Frydenberg’s changes to shareholder class actions smack of ‘cronyism’, lawyers say

The move has been made using emergency Covid-19 powers and favours company directors, they say A surprise move by treasurer Josh Frydenberg to make shareholder class actions harder has been slammed by
Labor calls on Josh Frydenberg to front Covid-19 inquiry to explain jobkeeper '$60bn black hole'

Labor calls on Josh Frydenberg to front Covid-19 inquiry to explain jobkeeper '$60bn black hole'

Penny Wong says treasurer should have ‘the courage’ to take responsibility for error as Coalition faces calls to expand wage subsidy Labor will attempt to pressure the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, to
Jobkeeper to cost $60bn less than originally forecast due to 'reporting error'

Jobkeeper to cost $60bn less than originally forecast due to 'reporting error'

Treasury reveals only half of the estimated 6.5 million Australians will access the coronavirus pandemic-related subsidySign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus email Download the free
Coronavirus Australia live: Covidsafe phone app legislation passes lower house – as it happened

Coronavirus Australia live: Covidsafe phone app legislation passes lower house – as it happened

The bill moves to the Senate as Josh Frydenberg gets tested for coronavirus due to coughing fit during question time and eight more cases detected at Cedar Meats. This blog is now closed Sign up for
Australia's national cabinet to set timetable to reopen economy in several stages

Australia's national cabinet to set timetable to reopen economy in several stages

Morrison government’s move to ease coronavirus restrictions comes as it worries about the mounting cost of lockdownsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian
Australia Plans to Make Google and Facebook Share Ad Revenue With Publishers

Australia Plans to Make Google and Facebook Share Ad Revenue With Publishers

The Australian government aims to force Google and Facebook to share advertising revenue with newspaper publishers in Australia, according to the country’s top financial authority, Treasurer Josh
Morrison rules out Covid-19 pay cuts for ministers or senior public servants – as it happened

Morrison rules out Covid-19 pay cuts for ministers or senior public servants – as it happened

South Australia launches testing blitz; federal and state disagreement about students attending school. This blog is now closedSign up to get this delivered to your email every weekday eveningDownload
Coalition expects coronavirus to send Australia's unemployment soaring to 10%

Coalition expects coronavirus to send Australia's unemployment soaring to 10%

Josh Frydenberg says jobkeeper payment to help businesses keep staff on during lockdown has kept jobless rate from hitting 15%The federal government is bracing for 10% unemployment when jobless
Australia coronavirus: Tasmania to close hotspot hospitals and shut down retail trading in north-west – as it happened

Australia coronavirus: Tasmania to close hotspot hospitals and shut down retail trading in north-west – as it happened

Sixty-one of the state’s 133 confirmed cases are linked to the hospitals and 35 are healthcare workers. This blog is now closedFollow our global coronavirus live updatesSign up for Guardian
MPs and senators pass $130bn jobkeeper wage subsidy as part of Australia's 'road out' of coronavirus crisis

MPs and senators pass $130bn jobkeeper wage subsidy as part of Australia's 'road out' of coronavirus crisis

Coalition rebuffs calls to expand eligibility for payments to casuals and temporary visa holders as parliament breaks for four monthsAm I eligible for the jobkeeper payment? Everything you need to
The two meetings that changed the trajectory of Australia's coronavirus response

The two meetings that changed the trajectory of Australia's coronavirus response

Morrison was slow to move on border closures and restrictions on movement and commerce, according to some. But they will be with us for a long timeSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus
Am I eligible for the jobkeeper payment? Here's everything you need to know to register

Am I eligible for the jobkeeper payment? Here's everything you need to know to register

The Australian government has announced a $1,500 per fortnight wage subsidy to eligible employers amid the coronavirus. Check your eligibility, how much you’ll get and how it works with the jobseeker
After the coronavirus, Australia and the world can never be the same again | Katharine Murphy

After the coronavirus, Australia and the world can never be the same again | Katharine Murphy

In a deeply ingrained reflex, Australians have looked to government in this crisis. Will it prove its worth? Sign up for Coronavirus: Australia at a glance, our daily email newsletterWe are all off
Josh Frydenberg eligible to sit in parliament after court dismisses citizenship challenge

Josh Frydenberg eligible to sit in parliament after court dismisses citizenship challenge

Complainant ordered to pay costs as judges unanimously find treasurer is not a citizen of HungaryThe treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, is not a Hungarian citizen and is eligible to remain in parliament, the
Josh Frydenberg to learn if he's ineligible to sit in the Australian parliament

Josh Frydenberg to learn if he's ineligible to sit in the Australian parliament

Federal court judgment has potential to eject the treasurer from parliament as he puts together Australia’s economic response to coronavirus The federal treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, will learn on
Scott Morrison announces South Korea travel ban as part of extended coronavirus response – as it happened

Scott Morrison announces South Korea travel ban as part of extended coronavirus response – as it happened

Enhanced screening measures to be introduced at airports for travellers arriving from Italy, Australian PM says. This blog is now closedAustralian government stimulus package to protect economy from
Josh Frydenberg urged to 'do the right thing' after 'offensive' Hindu comments

Josh Frydenberg urged to 'do the right thing' after 'offensive' Hindu comments

Treasurer’s references to Hinduism while criticising Labor’s wellbeing budget labelled ‘derisive’ and ‘heartbreaking’Josh Frydenberg is facing increased pressure to “fix the mess” he created when he
Holocaust denialism and far right on rise in Australia, says Frydenberg

Holocaust denialism and far right on rise in Australia, says Frydenberg

Atrocities are committed when societies are indifferent, treasurer warned during a speech at the war memorialJosh Frydenberg has used a speech at the Australian War Memorial to warn the far right is