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Virus means 1.8m fewer tourists: industry

The coronavirus outbreak means Australia will have 1.8 million fewer international visitors in the first six months of this year compared to last year, a group representing tourism and transport companies says.

Virus travel ban extended for another week

Australia's travel ban on people coming from China has been extended for a further week as the government enacted an emergency response plan to deal with the coronavirus.

Katherine's mayor welcomes PFAS settlement

The mayor of NT outback town Katherine hopes a compensation settlement will comfort residents worried about chemicals used in firefighting foam from the local air force base.

Doctors feel effect of virus paranoia

A doctor of Asian appearance at a Victorian hospital was told by parents to stay away from a child amid fears of the coronavirus, while other staff and patients have reported discrimination.

Dutton not opposed to anthem word change

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is not opposed to a word change in the national anthem but says there is a lot more Australians should be worried about in the name of reconciliation.