Australia's A-League halted as travel restrictions increase

Soccer Mar 24, 2020

Australia's A-League halted as travel restrictions increase

Australian soccer's A-League has suspended its season indefinitely, bringing an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand until the COVID-19 pandemic passes. Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson announced the decision Tuesday, saying the latest measures imposed by the federal ...

Australian sports leagues face coronavirus fallout

General Mar 22, 2020

Australian sports leagues face coronavirus fallout

Australia's major football codes have begun to bow to the inevitable and suspend competitions in the face of increasingly stringent restrictions on travel and social contact due to the coronavirus outbreak. The uniquely Australian sport of Australian Rules football on Sunday shut down its Australian ...

Australia plans nearly $40 billion in virus relief

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Mar 22, 2020

Australia plans nearly $40 billion in virus relief

Australia on Sunday announced a $38 billion spending plan to limit the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, as citizens were told to cancel domestic travel plans to slow the virus spread. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the latest 66 billion Australian dollars announced Sunday brought ...

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Mar 21, 2020

Second Australian charged in alleged neo-Nazi terrorist plot

Australian counterterrorism police have charged a second man with terrorism over an alleged right-wing plot to stage attacks outside Sydney, officials said Saturday. The 23-year-old had been in custody since March 15 when authorities charged another man, described as having "neo-Nazi" and anti-government interests, with ...

Australian Grand Prix canceled as teams pull out

More Sports / Auto Racing Mar 13, 2020

Australian Grand Prix canceled as teams pull out

As thousands of fans queued to get into the Australian Grand Prix for the first Formula One weekend of the season, the teams and drivers were packing up to leave. Concern over the coronavirus left organizers with little choice Friday but to cancel the season-opening ...