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NRL's off-contract stars to wait months

Up to 180 off-contract NRL players could be asked to wait until mid-July before they are able to start negotiating their futures beyond the end of 2020.

Politician pay cut not helpful: Morrison

The Morrison government has rejected calls for politicians and public servants to take a pay cut as the country deals with the economic fallout of coronavirus.

Morrison backs Chinese animal market ban

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on Chinese wild animal markets which are believed to be the source of the coronavirus pandemic.

Aust tourists set to leave horror cruise

The 133 Australians whose South American cruises turned into ordeals after two passengers died from coronavirus, could soon be flying home, after their ships were allowed to dock in Florida.

World havoc as virus cases top one million

Global cases of the coronavirus have shot past one million with more than 53,000 fatalities, as death tolls kept soaring in the United States and western Europe while the world economy spiralled disastrously.