• Coronavirus live Australia: Scott Morrison provides Covid-19 update in press conference after national cabinet meeting – latest news
    by Naaman Zhou (now) and Michael McGowan and Matilda Boseley (earlier) on May 15, 2020 at 5:19 am

    PM and chief medical officer say elective surgery can resume when states are comfortable to allow it. Follow live Prime minister announces $48m for mental healthSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 6.17am BSTShocking foodlines continue across Australia for international students who have lost jobs but cannot access jobkeeper, jobseeker, youth allowance or other support.Weeraphan, who is helping coordinate free meals through Sydney’s Thai restaurants, sent me these photos of international students queuing round the block Related: Stranded without support, international students across Australia rely on free food to survive 6.07am BSTThe Tasmanian government’s economic update has flagged a deficit of $716m in 2019-20, and a deficit of $1bn by mid-2021.Earlier, we brought you comments by the premier, Peter Gutwein, that the state would embark on an “aggressive construction program” to stimulate its economy, and look at easing restrictions again after four weeks. Continue reading...

  • U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ICU for coronavirus
    on May 15, 2020 at 5:32 am

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care after his fight with the coronavirus took a troubling turn. Johnson, a key Trump ally, was taken to a hospital on Sunday over a week after testing positive for the virus. Elizabeth Palmer reports on the British leader's health and efforts to lead the country through the pandemic from London.





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