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PM confident of low death toll from virus

Scott Morrison is confident Australia can get through a global coronavirus pandemic without a high death toll as his government prepares to ramp up the response to the crisis.

Fake 'prince' deported after jail release

Fake Tahitian prince Joel Morehu-Barlow, who was imprisoned over the theft of $16 million from Queensland Health, has been released from jail and deported to New Zealand.

Canada to scrap security for Harry, Meghan

Canada will no longer provide security for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle once the couple are no longer working members of the British royal family in the coming weeks, the Canadian government says.

Virus means 1.8m fewer tourists: industry

The coronavirus outbreak means Australia will have 1.8 million fewer international visitors in the first six months of this year compared to last year, a group representing tourism and transport companies says.

Riewoldt backs AFL on concussion policy

The sight of Jack Riewoldt, on all fours, peering out from the stairs behind the MCG bench was the source of some mirth a decade ago but a lot has changed since then.

Virus travel ban extended for another week

Australia's travel ban on people coming from China has been extended for a further week as the government enacted an emergency response plan to deal with the coronavirus.