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Stricter rules have been announced over the weekend, with business leaders and politicians alike sticking to the “war-time” analogy.

Meanwhile, Australia’s isolation measures may be working as a third stimulus package is due to be announced today.

Factory shutdowns would be 'virtue-signalling'

Closing Australia’s steel making factories to protect workers would be nothing but a symbolic gesture, Tony Shepherd, former Business Council of Australia president and chair of Tony Abbott’s 2014 commission of audit, has said.