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Coronavirus financial support to be wound back at 70 per cent full vaccination

Coronavirus financial support to be wound back at 70 per cent full vaccination

Support for Australians who have lost work hours during the COVID-19 pandemic will be eased as states and territories reach vaccination targets and the economy reopens. Since the start of the pandemic the Morrison government has provided $291 billion in direct economic support to households and businesses. The temporary COVID-19

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Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies, aged 83

Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies, aged 83

Liverpool’s record league goalscorer Roger Hunt has died aged 83. Hunt, who was also part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning line-up, scored an unrivalled 244 league goals for the Reds. The club said in a statement posted on their official Twitter account: “We are mourning the passing of legendary former

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Coronavirus financial support to be wound back at 70 per cent full vaccination

Coronavirus financial support to be wound back at 70 per cent full vaccination

Support for Australians who have lost work hours during the COVID-19 pandemic will be eased as states and territories reach vaccination targets and the economy reopens. Since the start of the pandemic the Morrison government has provided $291 billion in direct economic support to households and businesses. The temporary COVID-19

read more
Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies, aged 83

Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies, aged 83

Liverpool’s record league goalscorer Roger Hunt has died aged 83. Hunt, who was also part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning line-up, scored an unrivalled 244 league goals for the Reds. The club said in a statement posted on their official Twitter account: “We are mourning the passing of legendary former

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People with disability let down in national vaccine rollout, royal commission finds

More deaths as cold creeps into Australian homes

Housing advocates warn that the poor thermal performance of homes in South Australia is associated with more than 600 deaths each year. The post More deaths as cold creeps into Australian homes appeared first on The Mandarin.

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Can a minor consent to losing their sexuality?

Can a minor consent to losing their sexuality?

The court of review in Britian last week set aside the 2020 Bell Vs Tavistock Divisional Court decision that persons under 16 were unlikely to be able to consent to the use of puberty blockers in the treatment of gender dysphoria. The overturning of the decision was not a

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Covid: an alternate interpretation

Covid: an alternate interpretation

I recently saw this acronym for COVID.  C = Censor   O = Oppress  V = Victimise  I = Isolate  D = Divide  In a country that is supposed to be free, we have politicians, bureaucrats and corporations controlling, bullying, harassing, discriminating,

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Joe Biden’s history tour from hell

Joe Biden’s history tour from hell

Breaking news from off the wires this morning. Apparently the guy who almost punched out a Detroit factory worker on the campaign trail may not be our most adept of presidents. That Joe Biden’s administration is flailing has suddenly dawned on our establishment as though a miraculous epiphany. Think a

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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Coalition free-for-all over 2050 target

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Coalition free-for-all over 2050 target

Untitled design As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan now includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation politics team. In this episode, politics + society Senior Deputy Editor Justin Bergman and Michelle canvass the internal brawling

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Labour is still overrun with anti-Israel cranks

Labour is still overrun with anti-Israel cranks

As unhinged Labour conference motions go, the party’s anti-Aukus resolution will likely capture the headlines. The text describes the new defence pact between Australia, the UK and the US as a ‘dangerous move that will undermine world peace’. Sir Keir Starmer is on record backing the alliance but the Labour

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Black Caucus silent on ‘slavery’ border claims

Black Caucus silent on ‘slavery’ border claims

The Congressional Black Caucus did not respond when asked on Friday whether they agree with Rep. Maxine Waters’s comment that the treatment of Haitian migrants by Border Patrol agents is ‘worse than what we witnessed in slavery’. ‘What we witnessed takes us back hundreds of years. What we witnessed was

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The ABC’s Great Climate Cop-Out

The ABC’s Great Climate Cop-Out

Aborigines survived tens of thousands of years of sometimes rapid climate change by keeping country clean, healthy and safe. Europeans created firestorms by allowing explosive continuous fuels to accumulate. Bear those facts in mind as the Glasgow Climate Circus draws near and, right on cue, the ABC ramps up

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Comrade Bercow hails his new leader

Comrade Bercow hails his new leader

It’s been a tough few days for Keir Starmer. Unloved by his party’s activists and outmaneuvered by his union barons, his conference season has had more rows than Hollyoaks. Still, the under-fire leader will no doubt be delighted to discover one Labour member is still happy to uncritically sing his

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The larrikin lives on — as a conservative politician

The larrikin lives on — as a conservative politician

Prime Minister Scott Morrison cheers in the sheds after a NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the North Queensland Cowboys in Sydney, 2019. Craig Golding/AAPReview: Quarterly Essay 83 Top Blokes: The Larrikin Myth, Class and Power by Lech Blaine (Black Inc) The top blokes seem to be everywhere. There

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People with disability let down in national vaccine rollout, royal commission finds

AUKUS: Why we say No

If anyone thought that talking of a “new cold war” with China was overstating the case, writes Kate Hudson, the recently announced AUKUS military pact must make them think again.

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People with disability let down in national vaccine rollout, royal commission finds

TGA approves rapid antigen testing from November

Federal health minister Greg Hunt said on Tuesday the move would supplement the PCR testing done at state clinics with the access of home testing. The post TGA approves rapid antigen testing from November appeared first on The Mandarin.

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Why is Labor still at war with JobKeeper?

Why is Labor still at war with JobKeeper?

JobKeeper saved Australia from a deep recession.  Labor knows this is true. They know that for the 3.8 million Australians and around one million small businesses who benefited, JobKeeper got them through the worst of the crisis.   Labor’s mission is therefore to damage the JobKeeper brand. No matter the facts.

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Latest News

Coronavirus financial support to be wound back at 70 per cent full vaccination

Coronavirus financial support to be wound back at 70 per cent full vaccination

Support for Australians who have lost work hours during the COVID-19 pandemic will be eased as states and territories reach vaccination targets and the economy reopens. Since the start of the pandemic the Morrison government has provided $291 billion in direct economic support to households and businesses. The temporary COVID-19

read more
Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies, aged 83

Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies, aged 83

Liverpool’s record league goalscorer Roger Hunt has died aged 83. Hunt, who was also part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning line-up, scored an unrivalled 244 league goals for the Reds. The club said in a statement posted on their official Twitter account: “We are mourning the passing of legendary former

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World News

Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Robert Aaron Long appeared in court in Atlanta, after already pleading guilty to killing four people in Cherokee County.A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta, Georgia has pleaded not guilty to shooting four others on

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Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Before Wednesday’s summit in Sochi between Putin and Erdogan, a summary of the ties that bind and the rifts that divide.Turkey’s defence purchases from Russia have alarmed Ankara’s NATO partners but the two countries remain rivals in wars from the Middle East to the Caucasus, highlighting the faultlines running through

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Guinea military gov’t presents ‘charter’ for civilian transition

Guinea military gov’t presents ‘charter’ for civilian transition

Document outlines missions and duties of transitional government to steer country back to civilian rule – but does not clarify how long transition will last.Guinea’s military government has unveiled a “transitional charter” that it says will steer the country back to civilian rule. The document, read out on national television

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Tunisian parties announce coalition to counter President Saied

Tunisian parties announce coalition to counter President Saied

Four political parties in Tunisia have announced a coalition to oppose President Kais Saied’s move to seize governing powers.The Democratic Current party, Ettakatol (FDTL), the Republican Party and Afek Tounes announced the formation of the coalition in a news conference on Tuesday. The secretary-general of the Democratic Current party, Ghazi

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Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Robert Aaron Long appeared in court in Atlanta, after already pleading guilty to killing four people in Cherokee County.A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta, Georgia has pleaded not guilty to shooting four others on

read more
Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Before Wednesday’s summit in Sochi between Putin and Erdogan, a summary of the ties that bind and the rifts that divide.Turkey’s defence purchases from Russia have alarmed Ankara’s NATO partners but the two countries remain rivals in wars from the Middle East to the Caucasus, highlighting the faultlines running through

read more
Guinea military gov’t presents ‘charter’ for civilian transition

Guinea military gov’t presents ‘charter’ for civilian transition

Document outlines missions and duties of transitional government to steer country back to civilian rule – but does not clarify how long transition will last.Guinea’s military government has unveiled a “transitional charter” that it says will steer the country back to civilian rule. The document, read out on national television

read more
Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Robert Aaron Long appeared in court in Atlanta, after already pleading guilty to killing four people in Cherokee County.A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta, Georgia has pleaded not guilty to shooting four others on

read more
Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Before Wednesday’s summit in Sochi between Putin and Erdogan, a summary of the ties that bind and the rifts that divide.Turkey’s defence purchases from Russia have alarmed Ankara’s NATO partners but the two countries remain rivals in wars from the Middle East to the Caucasus, highlighting the faultlines running through

read more
Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Robert Aaron Long appeared in court in Atlanta, after already pleading guilty to killing four people in Cherokee County.A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta, Georgia has pleaded not guilty to shooting four others on

read more
Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Robert Aaron Long appeared in court in Atlanta, after already pleading guilty to killing four people in Cherokee County.A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta, Georgia has pleaded not guilty to shooting four others on

read more
Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Before Wednesday’s summit in Sochi between Putin and Erdogan, a summary of the ties that bind and the rifts that divide.Turkey’s defence purchases from Russia have alarmed Ankara’s NATO partners but the two countries remain rivals in wars from the Middle East to the Caucasus, highlighting the faultlines running through

read more

World News

Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Georgia spa gunman pleads not guilty in four of eight killings

Robert Aaron Long appeared in court in Atlanta, after already pleading guilty to killing four people in Cherokee County.A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta, Georgia has pleaded not guilty to shooting four others on

read more
Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Partners or rivals? Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance

Before Wednesday’s summit in Sochi between Putin and Erdogan, a summary of the ties that bind and the rifts that divide.Turkey’s defence purchases from Russia have alarmed Ankara’s NATO partners but the two countries remain rivals in wars from the Middle East to the Caucasus, highlighting the faultlines running through

read more
Guinea military gov’t presents ‘charter’ for civilian transition

Guinea military gov’t presents ‘charter’ for civilian transition

Document outlines missions and duties of transitional government to steer country back to civilian rule – but does not clarify how long transition will last.Guinea’s military government has unveiled a “transitional charter” that it says will steer the country back to civilian rule. The document, read out on national television

read more
Tunisian parties announce coalition to counter President Saied

Tunisian parties announce coalition to counter President Saied

Four political parties in Tunisia have announced a coalition to oppose President Kais Saied’s move to seize governing powers.The Democratic Current party, Ettakatol (FDTL), the Republican Party and Afek Tounes announced the formation of the coalition in a news conference on Tuesday. The secretary-general of the Democratic Current party, Ghazi

read more

Business & The Economy

Jobs and biz news: major recycling deal and more

Jobs and biz news: major recycling deal and more

Queensland’s recycling industry needs a shake up. Most observers will grant that. Even locals. But now one company has put its money where its mouth is splashing out what sources say is around $60 million for a range of recycling assets across the capital Brisbane....

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Google dominance chilling ad tech competition, driving up fees: ACCC

Google dominance chilling ad tech competition, driving up fees: ACCC

Australia’s competition regulator has called for new laws and sector-specific rules to address “ineffective” competition in the multibillion-dollar advertising technology sector, warning an entrenched Google is preferencing its own services and shielding them from competition. A landmark report into the notoriously opaque and concentrated advertising technology (ad tech) supply

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Govt’s digital ID program ramps up with legislation imminent

Govt’s digital ID program ramps up with legislation imminent

The federal government will soon release the final legislation expanding its digital identity program to the private sector as it looks to bring a number of large companies on board. Exposure draft legislation for the digital identity program will be released soon, with the bill to be introduced to

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Victoria launches home quarantine trial using facial recognition tech

Victoria launches home quarantine trial using facial recognition tech

The Victorian government has launched a trial of home quarantine for returning residents using facial recognition and geolocation technology, the latest in a number of states to embark on similar pilots. National Cabinet recently agreed on the use of facial recognition and geolocation technology to assist with home quarantine

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