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Protesters march on asylum seeker hotel

Several hundred protesters have braved overcast and cool and drizzly conditions to again march on an inner Brisbane hotel demanding the release of asylum seekers held there.

Stop playing cruel games on dole: Labor

Federal Labor has accused the Morrison government of playing "cruel games" over the JobSeeker payment after the social services minister dismissed reports that the dole benefit would be permanently increased.

Deadline looms for abuse redress scheme

THE NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME FOR PEOPLE SEXUALLY ABUSED AS CHILDREN IN AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTIONSWHAT IS IT?* A $3.8 billion scheme designed to deliver redress for about 60,000 people sexually abused as children in Australian institutions* It began operating in July 2018 and runs for 10 years* It involves a monetary payment,...

US, India, China see virus cases soar

A World Health Organisation-led coalition fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is asking government and private sector donors to help raise $US31.3 billion ($A45.7 billion) in the next 12 months to develop and deliver tests, treatments and vaccines for the disease.