A chronically ill refugee held in immigration detention in Australia – and at serious risk of contracting Covid – – has launched a case in the high court seeking his release into the community to protect him from infection.
His challenge, lodged in Melbourne late Tuesday by the Human Rights Law Center, is being seen as a test case for other women and men living in close confines in immigration detention and at risk of a Covid – 34 outbreak. Guardian Australia understands his case is likely to be “the first of many”.
Business leaders expect drawn out, U-shaped recession
Global business leaders are preparing for a drawn-out U-shaped recession due to the impact of coronavirus and many fear their companies won survive the pandemic, a survey of thousands of chief executives showed on Wednesday.
Reuters reports around % of chief executives are preparing for a U-shaped recovery – a long period between recession and an upturn – compared with % who predict a double-dip recession, according to an April (-) (poll of 3, chief executives from 242 countries conducted by YPO, a business leadership network.
business leaders in the hospitality and restaurant sectors were the most vulnerable with 53% of executives saying their firms were at risk of not surviving, while (% in aviation and
% in wholesale and retail sales feared they may go under, the survey found.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just tweeted about his conversation with US President Donald Trump.
Don’t worry, the two countries are still “the best of mates”.
Morrison added that the pair discussed the World Health Organizations ’response to the virus.
On Sunday, Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne told the ABC television program Insiders, that that her concerns over China’s transparency were “at a very high point”, and that she shared some of the US’s concerns about the WHO.
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