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‘Very sad year’: Qantas’ plea on border closures

‘Very sad year’: Qantas’ plea on border closures

Qantas wants further “ad hoc” border closures ruled out as Australia’s vaccine program rolls out, warning of further redundancies if uncertainty continues. “It’s been a very sad year,” Qantas domestic and international chief executive Andrew David told a parliamentary inquiry into the future of Australia’s aviation sector post-COVID-19. Qantas took

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Australia extends strong economic recovery

Australia extends strong economic recovery

The Australian economy grew by 3.1 per cent in the December quarter, continuing the strong rebound from last year’s recession. The result was much stronger than the expected gross domestic product gain of 2.5 per cent and followed an upwardly revised 3.4 per cent in the September quarter. However, the

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‘Very sad year’: Qantas’ plea on border closures

‘Very sad year’: Qantas’ plea on border closures

Qantas wants further “ad hoc” border closures ruled out as Australia’s vaccine program rolls out, warning of further redundancies if uncertainty continues. “It’s been a very sad year,” Qantas domestic and international chief executive Andrew David told a parliamentary inquiry into the future of Australia’s aviation sector post-COVID-19. Qantas took

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Australia extends strong economic recovery

Australia extends strong economic recovery

The Australian economy grew by 3.1 per cent in the December quarter, continuing the strong rebound from last year’s recession. The result was much stronger than the expected gross domestic product gain of 2.5 per cent and followed an upwardly revised 3.4 per cent in the September quarter. However, the

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Neera Tanden withdraws from nomination to direct budget office – live

Neera Tanden withdraws from nomination to direct budget office – live

‘It now seems clear there is no path forward to gain confirmation’Governor Greg Abbott says: ‘It is now time to open Texas 100%’US set have vaccines for all Americans by end of May – BidenWray: white supremacists make up ‘biggest chunk’ of US terroristsSenate confirms Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary

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Was COVID-19 born in the United States? (part 8)

Was COVID-19 born in the United States? (part 8)

Continued from: Was COVID-19 born in the United States? (part 7) By Outsider  Founded in 1923, and for its 97-year history, the popular TIME magazine had only once before – for its 9/11 issue – replaced its characteristic red border on the cover with a black one. But with the United

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Justice in the internet age

Justice in the internet age

After days of speculation, and mounting media and political pressure on the Prime Minister and his government to act on allegations that a current senior minister raped a young woman over thirty years ago, today that minister is going to out himself. Presumably, he will express regret for the woman

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The Wisdom in Knowing What We Don’t Know

The Wisdom in Knowing What We Don’t Know

Regrettably, there is little knowledge — read that ‘verifiable facts’ — about treating COVID-19, about preventing its spread, about the facts of herd immunity, about its mutation potential, about any form of treatment, the efficacy of the vaccines and many other open questions. This has left experts, world-wide,  to

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There’s no equality in equity

There’s no equality in equity

It’s hard to keep them all straight, but among the many diktats emitted by the Biden administration during its first days in office, one deserves special commendation for its brazen mendacity. I mean the ‘Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government’. The key word, as we’ve heard over

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‘Very sad year’: Qantas’ plea on border closures

‘Very sad year’: Qantas’ plea on border closures

Qantas wants further “ad hoc” border closures ruled out as Australia’s vaccine program rolls out, warning of further redundancies if uncertainty continues. “It’s been a very sad year,” Qantas domestic and international chief executive Andrew David told a parliamentary inquiry into the future of Australia’s aviation sector post-COVID-19. Qantas took

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Australia extends strong economic recovery

Australia extends strong economic recovery

The Australian economy grew by 3.1 per cent in the December quarter, continuing the strong rebound from last year’s recession. The result was much stronger than the expected gross domestic product gain of 2.5 per cent and followed an upwardly revised 3.4 per cent in the September quarter. However, the

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Neera Tanden withdraws from nomination to direct budget office – live

Neera Tanden withdraws from nomination to direct budget office – live

‘It now seems clear there is no path forward to gain confirmation’Governor Greg Abbott says: ‘It is now time to open Texas 100%’US set have vaccines for all Americans by end of May – BidenWray: white supremacists make up ‘biggest chunk’ of US terroristsSenate confirms Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary

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Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

An injured woman receives treatment from volunteer medical responders in Mandalay on February 20. On that day, the military violently cracked down on those protesting against the coup, killing two people [Al Jazeera] Aye Nyein Thu finished medical school in Myanmar’s central city of Mandalay less than a

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Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

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Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

An injured woman receives treatment from volunteer medical responders in Mandalay on February 20. On that day, the military violently cracked down on those protesting against the coup, killing two people [Al Jazeera] Aye Nyein Thu finished medical school in Myanmar’s central city of Mandalay less than a

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Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

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Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

An injured woman receives treatment from volunteer medical responders in Mandalay on February 20. On that day, the military violently cracked down on those protesting against the coup, killing two people [Al Jazeera] Aye Nyein Thu finished medical school in Myanmar’s central city of Mandalay less than a

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Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

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Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

An injured woman receives treatment from volunteer medical responders in Mandalay on February 20. On that day, the military violently cracked down on those protesting against the coup, killing two people [Al Jazeera] Aye Nyein Thu finished medical school in Myanmar’s central city of Mandalay less than a

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Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

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Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

An injured woman receives treatment from volunteer medical responders in Mandalay on February 20. On that day, the military violently cracked down on those protesting against the coup, killing two people [Al Jazeera] Aye Nyein Thu finished medical school in Myanmar’s central city of Mandalay less than a

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Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

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World News

Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

An injured woman receives treatment from volunteer medical responders in Mandalay on February 20. On that day, the military violently cracked down on those protesting against the coup, killing two people [Al Jazeera] Aye Nyein Thu finished medical school in Myanmar’s central city of Mandalay less than a

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Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

Watch: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is live

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Business & The Economy

Digital platform to modernise RDTI delivery

Digital platform to modernise RDTI delivery

A new platform to modernise the delivery of the research and development tax incentive will be launched to coincide with the introduction of a range of reforms to the popular scheme. The registration form and online portal for companies accessing the research and development tax incentive (RDTI), built by

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DTA deal with SAP has grown to $315m

DTA deal with SAP has grown to $315m

The Digital Transformation Agency has renewed its whole-of-government deal with German tech giant SAP, which is now worth $315 million. Last week the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) confirmed it would extend its arrangement with German software giant SAP – first signed in 2017 – for a further 12 months,

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Embodied carbon: from zero to hero!

Embodied carbon: from zero to hero!

In 2020, thousands of you adopted the ambitious goals of the Declare movement and Net Zero Embodied Carbon to provide clarity and momentum on this crucial issue.  Now, 2021 is here and it’s time to take tangible action, but it can be overwhelming – so here is our...

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Mars Australia transitions to 100 per cent renewable power

Mars Australia transitions to 100 per cent renewable power

M&Ms just got a little bit sweeter. Mars Australia — the company behind the well known sweets and food brands — announced its transition to offset its six factories and two Australian offices with renewable electricity. The move comes as part of Mars’s Sustainable...

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