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by   THURSDAY, OCT 1 Prime Minister Scott Morrison says bolstering Australia’s local manufacturing industry will not only help with the economic recovery from the pandemic, but also provide opportunities for business on a global scale. Speaking at the National Press Club, […]

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by WEDNESDAY, SEPT 30 The first US presidential debate turned extraordinarily ugly today, as Donald Trump and Joe Biden hurled insults and repeatedly spoke over each other. The two candidates have been slagging each other off in public for months, but this […]

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by   TUESDAY SEPT 29 The Federal Treasurer says Victorian schools should be reopened as soon as possible after hearing reports of children as young as 12 being prescribed antidepressants during lockdown. Josh Frydenberg said while Victoria’s progression out of stage 4 […]

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by   MONDAY SEPT 28 Dreamworld’s parent company Ardent Leisure has been fined $3.6 million over the deaths of four people on the Thunder River Rapids Ride in 2016. Ardent Leisure pleaded guilty to three breaches of workplace health and safety laws. […]

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by FRIDAY 25th September It’s fourth time lucky for Vincent Namatjira, great-grandson of acclaimed artist Albert Namatjira, who has become the first Indigenous Australian to win the $100,000 Archibald Prize in its 99-year history. The Western Arrernte artist was an Archibald finalist […]

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by   THURSDAY SEPT 24 Former Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards has been found guilty of the murders of two young women in Perth almost 25 years ago but acquitted of a third  Supreme Court Justice Stephen Hall today found Edwards, 51, […]

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by   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Queensland will extend its border zone to include five more areas in New South Wales. From 1:00am on October 1, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes local government areas will be able to travel […]

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by   MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21 Victoria’s police chief says his officers have been confronted with a worrying spike in mental health issues throughout the state’s lockdown period.     Chief Police Commissioner Shane Patton said anecdotal reports from officers indicated they were […]

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by  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Queensland will lift ACT border restrictions on September 25.         This means that travellers from the ACT will not have to complete mandatory quarantine in Queensland.   New South Wales and Victoria remain declared hotspots.   People coming from the ACT will have to […]

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by THURSDAY, SEPT 17 Victoria has recorded its lowest increase in coronavirus cases in about three months, as the state’s 14-day averages continues to fall. The state reported 28 new infections overnight and eight further deaths with COVID-19. Metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day daily […]

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by   TUESDAY, SEPT 16 The Federal Government is pushing states and territories to boost their combined hotel quarantine capacity by 50 per cent, to allow more Australians stuck overseas to return home. Transport Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has […]

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by   TUESDAY, SEPT 15 Former Australian Olympian Lisa Curry has spoken of the “unbearable” pain she feels following the death of her daughter, Jaimi Kenny, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The 33-year-old died peacefully at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on Monday following a battle […]

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by   MONDAY, SEPT 14 Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says she feels safe and supported after being placed police protection in the wake of receiving death threats. “The support has made me feel much, much safer in doing what I […]

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by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has broken down during an emotional press conference this morning. The leader cut the address short after tearing up following repeated questions over the state’s harsh border closure, which has separated families. The Premier […]

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by   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Victoria is projected to lose up to 325,000 jobs this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, a report released by the City of Melbourne says. The modelling, which the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government commissioned […]

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by   WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9   Prime Minister Scott Morrison has put social media companies on notice over a “disgraceful” TikTok video targeting children that includes a shocking clip of a man taking his own life. Schools across Australia have contacted parents […]

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by   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8  The stinging criticism of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ roadmap out of lockdown is continuing with politicians, citizens and medical experts weighing in. Speaking to the ABC this morning, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joined the growing chorus […]

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by   MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 World number one Novak Djokovic has lost his fourth-round match at the US Open in dramatic circumstances after he was defaulted for hitting a ball in anger that struck a female line judge in the throat. Djokovic […]

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by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has failed to convince Western Australia to join the rest of the country in aiming to take down borders and ease restrictions by Christmas. National Cabinet’s other state and territory leaders have agreed with […]

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by   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 An emergency rescue plan is being prepared in the wake of Australia’s financial catastrophe, with massive tax cuts on the cards. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has hinted that personal income tax cuts worth $20 billion could be brought forward to […]

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