Australia coronavirus live update: parliament passes $130bn Jobkeeper package and Ruby Princess raided – latest news

Scott Morrison has described the government’s economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus crisis as ‘the biggest economic lifeline in Australia’s history’. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live updatesSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsAm I eligible for the jobkeeper payment? Here’s everything you need to know to registerCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 1.29am BST It’s happening across the states – now it’s happening across the federal agencies:The assistant minister to the prime minister and cabinet, Ben Morton, has deferred general wage increases for commonwealth public servants for six months. 1.27am BST NSW Health has released its official update:As at 8pm Wednesday 8 April, an additional 39 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 6 April, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 2,773. Continue reading...

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