Budget 2020 reaction: Coalition bets on business for Covid recovery as Victoria reports six new cases – live updates

NSW grapples with three mystery cases and Victoria records two deaths, while Josh Frydenberg’s budget relies on tax cuts and business incentives but rests on some optimistic assumptions. Follow all the reaction and coronavirus news

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Etihad Airways has announced it will stop all flights to Brisbane because the route is commercially unviable, as Australia continues to limit the number of passengers airlines can bring into the country. My colleague Elias Visontay reports:

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