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Why jobseeker is stuck 'in the early 90s' and leaving Australians behind

Critics say using measured inflation as a gauge risks living standards of the past for the unemployedCritics have labelled the Morrison government’s recent $50 per fortnight jobseeker increase as heartless – part of a long-running failure to keep Australia’s unemployment benefit aligned with changing living standards.The cost of living, as measured...

Is Australia's goal of vaccinating the entire adult population by October achievable?

Although it would demand an extremely high daily rate of 180,000 doses, some experts believe that is achievableFor the Australian government to meet its goal of more than 45m doses of Covid-19 by the end of October, it will have to average a rate higher than most countries are achieving.Although the government’s timelines and vaccination targets are...

Australia Covid vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing and when will you get the jab?

How does Australia’s vaccine rollout compare with other countries and when will you be eligible to get vaccinated?Australia’s vaccine rollout has just begun. Here we bring together the latest figures to track the progress of the rollout, as well as presenting an interactive tool to show when you might be eligible to receive the vaccine. Continue reading...

Covid in US has left 4 million family members grieving, study finds

Researchers estimate that for every person who dies of coronavirus, 8.9 close relatives are bereavedA tidal wave of grief resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic has now swept up 4 million Americans. The official loss of 500,000 people is hard enough to imagine. But for every death that the coronavirus has caused there is “bereavement multiplier” that...

NSW and Sydney Covid trend map: where coronavirus cases are rising or falling

Guardian Australia analysis and map shows how the pattern of Covid-19 has changed by region and throughout Sydney. Live data updates will track the numbers throughout New South WalesFollow the latest Australia news live blogNSW Covid-19 hotspots list; QLD hotspots listVic hotspots list; WA hotspots listAustralia’s Covid restrictions and lockdown rules...

New UK and South Africa Covid variants may spread more easily, so what does this mean for the fight against coronavirus?

Analysis: The B117 and 501YV2 strains may be as much as 50% more transmissible than the regular virus. This would mean stricter measures need to be taken to lower spreadNew research suggests that new coronavirus variants may spread more easily than the regular, or wild type coronavirus.Fifty-five countries have now reported the presence of the coronavirus...

NSW and Sydney Covid trend map: where coronavirus cases are rising or falling

Guardian Australia analysis and map shows how the pattern of Covid-19 has changed by region and throughout Sydney. Live data updates will track the numbers throughout New South WalesNSW Covid-19 hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailA Guardian Australia analysis of coronavirus cases in NSW shows where Covid-19 infections have...

NSW and Sydney Covid trend map: where coronavirus cases are rising or falling

Guardian Australia analysis and map shows how the pattern of Covid-19 has changed by region and throughout Sydney. Live data updates will track the numbers throughout New South WalesNSW Covid-19 hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailA Guardian Australia analysis of coronavirus cases in NSW shows where Covid-19 infections have...

NSW and Sydney Covid trend map: where coronavirus cases are rising or falling

Guardian Australia analysis and map shows how the pattern of Covid-19 has changed by region and throughout Sydney. Live data updates will track the numbers throughout New South WalesNSW Covid-19 hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailA Guardian Australia analysis of coronavirus cases in NSW shows where Covid-19 infections have...

The pandemic has been good to big US retail firms – to their workers, less so

Profits are soaring for the likes of Amazon and Walmart but their workers have received only modest pay raisesSomething doesn’t add up in the United States. Profits at retail companies are booming due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the retail workers who have ensured those profits while facing serious health risks, are being rewarded with paltry pay...

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