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Prison deaths, JobKeeper package & stage 4?

Prison deaths, JobKeeper package & stage 4?

Good morning, early birds. Nine people have died from COVID-19 across UK prisons, including one inmate who was being held on a technicality, and parliament will today vote through the $130 billion JobKeeper package. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

When will this end?

When will this end?

States are expanding their COVID-19 testing criteria, and according to new modelling, if 90% of us follow social distancing rules, life could reset come August. UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been admitted to ICU and Spain is set to roll out a UBI.

A cautious case for hope

A cautious case for hope

Good morning, early birds. As social distancing, testing and tracing measures begin to work Down Under, Morrison's popularity is rising, and parliament's back, baby. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison's free childcare package

Morrison's free childcare package

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition announced a plan for free childcare yesterday, and 6.6 million US employees have lost their jobs in the past week. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Oh good, the army's here

Oh good, the army's here

Good morning, early birds. Members of the Australian Defence Force have been conducting random self-isolation checks across Sydney, and Queensland has announced four-week emergency rent relief. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

How many cops does it take to patrol a park?

How many cops does it take to patrol a park?

Good morning, early birds. NSW police officers have been raiding parks and threatening people with fines, and the federal government has announced a $1.3 billion partnership with the private health sector. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The $130 billion JobKeeper package unpacked

The $130 billion JobKeeper package unpacked

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper package, and New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland have all passed health orders with whopping fines attached. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison doubles down on gatherings

Morrison doubles down on gatherings

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has limited indoor and outdoor gatherings to just two people, and the government is reportedly finalising a JobKeeper allowance of $1,500 a fortnight per full-time employee. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

More stimulus is on its way

More stimulus is on its way

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison will today consider underwriting retail and small business commercial rents, rates, taxes and utility bills, and according to UN secretary-general António Guterres, "we are at war with a virus — and not winning". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Tasmania's 120-day moratorium on evictions

Tasmania's 120-day moratorium on evictions

Good morning, early birds. Tasmania has announced a 120-day moratorium on evictions, and as Australia records over 2400 COVID-19 cases, the national cabinet has extended testing eligibility. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.