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Qantas Airways Stands Down Staff, Union Leaders Furious

Qantas Airways joined other major airlines in announcing a 2-month suspension of most of its international travels, beginning at the end of this month. The decision came after the Australian government urged citizens to forego any plans of overseas travel to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, along with this announcement, Australia’s flagship airline also earned the ire …

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KFC Australia Supports Contactless Services as Response to COVID-19

PERTH, Western Australia – KFC Australia has announced that it is supporting its customers to use multiple contactless ordering options in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Graham Maxwell issued a statement earlier this week. Business News Australia reported that the chief executive officer and managing director of Collins Foods Limited, which is the operator of KFC Australia, emphasized the company’s …

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Virgin Australia Flights to Be Suspended Due to Virus

Virgin Australia flights are put into an almost 3-month halt as the novel coronavirus ravages the global economy. Down by 6.4 per cent in share price, Virgin Australia decided to suspend all international travels by the end of March. The airline’s drastic decision is to suspend all flights from March 30 to June 14. It may result in grounding 150 …

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Virgin Australia Follows Qantas, Planes to Stay Grounded until June

SYDNEY, Australia – The administrators of Virgin Australia Holdings Limited have released an official statement on Wednesday. The group declared their response on the coronavirus pandemic. The management of Virgin Australia confirmed that they have decided to cancel all international flights. Moreover, this latest response of Australia’s number two airline service provider follows the 90-percent reduction in overseas flights that …

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Assures Clients of Continued Support

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has expressed that it is continuing the provision of supportive services to its clients amid the coronavirus pandemic. The multinational lender affirmed that it is taking the necessary precautions in each of their branches. In this manner, they get to safeguard the well-being of their workers and clients, according to …

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ASX 200 Index Posts Record-Breaking Single Day Crash in Decades

The ASX 200 Index continues to move south as the benchmark closed 9.7 per cent or 537.3 points lower yesterday – the lowest in four years. Major Australian financial institutions such as NAB and ANZ dropped by 12.5 per cent with stocks currently at $16.12 and $16.45 respectively. Westpac, likewise, dropped $2.14 or 12 per cent to its present $15.98. …

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Second Stimulus Package: What Australians Should Expect

A second stimulus package is currently in consideration after Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced a cash injection amounting to $17.6 billion on Thursday last week. Reports say the PM is discussing with Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and Treasurer Josh Fydenberg the possibility of supplementing the previous package as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens. The first package includes a $4.76 billion …

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KPMG: Keep Calm, Trust the Government’s $17.6-B Emergency Stimulus

SYDNEY, Australia – KPMG Australia has issued a report today containing their insights about the coronavirus pandemic. The advisory services provider affirmed that the disease, also known as COVID-19 is a serious hazard to the well-being of the members of the Australian society. The company said that the people, therefore, need to look after themselves, their family members, their friends, …

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Australian Supermarkets Limit Purchase as Panic Buying Arises

Australian supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths have placed a limit on customer purchases as the coronavirus pandemic spreads fear globally. Introducing purchasing limitations on certain consumer items can prevent hoarders and stockpilers from panic buying. These Aussie superstores want to ensure that there will be enough left for everyone in public, especially the elderly. Last Friday, Coles Group CEO …

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Know the benefits offered by best travel insurance company Australia

Traveling to an unknown destination has a considerable amount of risks and hence it is important that you protect yourself from these risks with the help of travel insurance. This is especially important because travelling has a large number of risks including injuries, accidents, theft, burglary, lost luggage, and many other risks. Therefore, you will need to find out the …