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Staking the icing on the cake for crypto

Investing in cryptocurrency already has a lot of Australians enthralled, but what if there was more to offer than just investing? Staking is a way to be rewarded with more cryptocurrency on top of your current investments. Much like the icing on the cake, staking gives you rewards as you

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First virus death in Tas since reopening

Tasmania has recorded its first coronavirus-related death since reopening its borders to mainland hotspots in mid-December. The 90-year-old woman, who was unvaccinated, was a resident of the Barrington Lodge nursing home in Hobart. “Our thoughts are obviously with her family and friends at this difficult time,” Premier Peter Gutwein said

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Victoria has 18,167 virus cases, 20 deaths

Victoria has reported another 18,167 COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths, as a four-day booster vaccine blitz gets underway at eight state-run hubs. The infections confirmed by the health department on Friday were made up of 10,023 from PCR tests and 8144 from rapid tests. They took the state’s total number

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Taskforce to examine RAT price-gouging

Federal police have launched an investigation into the price-gouging of rapid antigen tests. A specialist taskforce has been set up by the AFP, after investigations began in NSW and Queensland following referrals from the consumer watchdog. Retailers caught price-gouging on the tests have been warned they will face five years

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Defence in focus for Australia-Britain talks

Australia and Britain’s defence and foreign affairs ministers will meet in Sydney for AUKMIN talks aimed at finding better ways to cooperate. Friday’s session is the first 2+2 ministerial discussion in the country since the start of the pandemic. Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton both met

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Teen completes bid to fly around the world

A British-Belgian teenager has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the globe and the first person to do it in a microlight plane after a five-month, five-continent odyssey in her Shark ultralight. Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford landed back at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in Belgium after flying 51,000 kilometres over 52

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Boris Johnson’s govt accused of ‘blackmail’

A senior Conservative MP has accused the British government of intimidating and attempting to “blackmail” politicians they suspect of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power. Mr Johnson faces growing calls to step down over a series of scandals, including admitting he had attended a party at

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