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Progress on bringing Australians home offset by others joining waitlist

Progress on bringing Australians home offset by others joining waitlist

As the government works to get Australians stranded overseas home, all states except Western Australia have endorsed a plan that aims to reopen the country domestically by Christmas.

  • by Katina Curtis

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'Complex equation': Stranded Aussies' Christmas wish may not be granted
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'Complex equation': Stranded Aussies' Christmas wish may not be granted

The federal government insists it is exhausting every avenue to get more than 32,300 Australians stranded overseas home but can't say how many will be back by Christmas.

  • by Katina Curtis
NSW 'a little confused' by Victorian reaction to Kiwi arrivals
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NSW 'a little confused' by Victorian reaction to Kiwi arrivals

The Health Minister says Victoria's own website permits Kiwis to fly into Melbourne, but Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says that information was updated after more than 50 arrived on the weekend.

  • by Mary Ward and Ashleigh McMillan
Fight for Jeststar cash refunds continues unabated
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Fight for Jeststar cash refunds continues unabated

The only way to get a cash reimbursement is to fight, fight, fight – and hold and hold on the phone – and refuse every offer of a credit voucher.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
'Like a scene from Love Actually': tears, cheers for first NZ travel bubble flight
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'Like a scene from Love Actually': tears, cheers for first NZ travel bubble flight

As the first traveller from New Zealand walked through the gates, Sydney Airport erupted into cheers and a round of applause.

  • by Laura Chung
'We've tried everything': Parents' despair over three-year-old stuck in Vietnam
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'We've tried everything': Parents' despair over three-year-old stuck in Vietnam

It was meant to be a short stay with grandparents. Now a three year old boy is stranded in Vietnam with no way of getting home.

  • by Julie Power
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Flight Centre boss warns of five-year recovery for battered travel firm
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Flight Centre boss warns of five-year recovery for battered travel firm

The chief executive of Flight Centre has said it could take as long as five years for the struggling travel agent to get back on its feet.

  • by Dominic Powell
Transport investigators lay bare reasons for near miss between Qantas flights at Perth Airport
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Transport investigators lay bare reasons for near miss between Qantas flights at Perth Airport

The incident resulted in a Qantas Boeing 737 coming within 15 metres of another Qantas flight preparing to take off.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Chinese tourists set to return to Thailand
Coronavirus pandemic

Chinese tourists set to return to Thailand

The country that was the first to detect a coronavirus case outside China, in a tourist from Wuhan, will welcome travellers from Guangzhou.

  • by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Chayut Setboonsarng
Equating Wi-Fi and speed is just the start of the problem
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Equating Wi-Fi and speed is just the start of the problem

What came first? The leghorn or the eggcorn?

'Planes in the air meant jobs on the ground': taxpayers to prop up airlines until end of 2020
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'Planes in the air meant jobs on the ground': taxpayers to prop up airlines until end of 2020

Qantas and Virgin Australia have been subsided to operate a minimum domestic network to all capital cities and 36 larger regional centres across all states and territories since April, with the program having already been extended once.

  • by Rob Harris