Novak Djokovic on Sunday called on the rival ATP and Davis Cups to combine in order to survive as he prepared for the Dubai Championships. Djokovic, who recently won his eighth Australian Open title and led Serbia to the ATP Cup trophy last month, made his plea prior to starting this week as top seed
(Bloomberg) -- Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the economy is proving resilient despite the impact the coronavirus is having on its biggest trading partner, China.Treasury is monitoring the effects of the outbreak on tourism and education and the consequences of international supply chains being disrupted, Frydenberg said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Sunday at the G-20 in Riyadh."We will continue to monitor the situation, but we do know that the Australian economy is remarkably resilient," he said.Australia is among a string of nations that has banned people from entering the country from mainland China due to the virus, and its National Security Committee is reviewing...
Australia will spend A$1.1 billion ($725.9 million) to upgrade an airbase in the country's tropical north, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, a development that increases Canberra's military armory in the Pacific. The base in the regional town of Katherine in Australia's Northern Territory will be the home of the country's new fleet of F-35 strike fighters once the upgrade is finished in 2027. The development would also be used by U.S. troops, of whom there are 1,250 stationed in Australia's north.
One of Australia's leading universities said on Friday it is offering Chinese students A$1,500 ($992) if they travel through a third country as higher education providers seek to minimize the impact of a ban on foreigners arriving from mainland China. Australia has since Feb. 1 barred entry to foreigners arriving directly from mainland China, citing a need to stop the spread of the flu-like virus that emerged in China late last year. With the Australian academic year already underway, universities fear thousands of students will withdraw and look at international alternatives if they are unable to get to their classes within weeks.