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by FRIDAY, MAY 15 **UPDATED 2:30pm Queensland schools will fully reopen to all year levels from May 25, the State Education Minister has confirmed. Education Minister Grace Grace says schools will act quickly on outbreaks and anyone sick should stay home. Students […]

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by THURSDAY, MAY 14 That overseas holiday could be longer away than expected with an international travel boss speculating things won’t be back to normal until 2023. Alexandre de Juniac, chief executive of the International Air Transport Association, delivered the sobering news […]

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by WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 A ticket office worker in London’s Victoria station has died of coronavirus after being spat on while doing her job. Belly Mujinga, 47, was on the concourse the station on March 22 when a member of the public, […]

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by TUESDAY, MAY 12 Alan Jones, Australia’s most influential radio broadcaster, will retire at the end of this month, saying doctors had told him his workload was “detrimental” to his health. The 79-year-old 2GB host’s breakfast program has topped the Harbour City’s […]

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by   MONDAY MAY 11 A new study has found Queensland’s principals are the most stressed, depressed and burnt out in the nation, with many reporting workloads have grown drastically in recent years. The results came from responses to the Australian Catholic […]

Government Announces COVID-19 Roadmap

by   QLD DOWNLOAD HERE Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he hopes Australia will be mostly reopened July, and has unveiled the three-step plan agreed to by National Cabinet to get there. Step one of easing restrictions, which state and territory leaders […]

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by One of US President Trump’s personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus raising concerns about the president’s exposure to the virus, reports CNN. The member of the US Navy, the valet is one of a number of members of an elite […]

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by THURSDAY, May 7 Queensland will ease COVID-19 contact restrictions from Mother’s Day to allow up to five family members from a household to meet with a relative this Sunday. “We don’t think that will increase risk. It’s about one household going […]

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by   WEDNESDAY, May 6 The Queen has phoned Prime Minister Scott Morrison to congratulate Australia on its success in handling the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Morrison said he received a phone call from Her Majesty on Tuesday evening, who was checking in […]

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by TUESDAY. MAY 5 The World Health Organisation has seen no information from the US or other sources to indicate the novel coronavirus came from a Chinese laboratory. Senior WHO official Mike Ryan has been quoted as saying: “From our perspective this […]

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by THURSDAY, APRIL 30 Long-serving Federal Labor MP Mike Kelly, 60, has ended months of speculation by making the “gut-wrenching” decision to quit Parliament. The resignation will trigger a by-election in the New South Wales seat of Eden-Monaro. Dr Kelly has undergone […]

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by   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 The Federal Government is offering $3.2b in incentives to non-government schools to open campuses immediately and return to at least 50 per cent of classroom teaching before the end of May, The Australian reports. Health Minister Dan […]

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by TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Big Macs, nuggets and fries were foremost on the minds of many New Zealanders as they celebrated the end of the country’s tough five week lockdown. On Tuesday, the New Zealand government lifted the most extreme measures of […]

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by FRIDAY, April 24 The Porsche driver who allegedly fled the scene of a freeway crash which killed four police officers was filmed heaping abuse on one of the victims and complaining about the damage to his car, a court has heard. […]

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by THURSDAY , APRIL 23 Queensland’s Parliament last night passed laws to deliver $4.5 billion in funding to support households, businesses and the health sector hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The move came as the state recorded another two cases overnight. There […]

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by   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 Queensland has recorded no new cases of coronavirus for the second time this week. A smiling Annastacia Palaszczuk told a press conference: “We are really on the track to be smashing that curve.”  “But, of course, we […]

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by   TUESDAY, April 21 In what could be a blueprint for other states, NSW is planning for school students to return to classrooms full-time from term three, under a staged rollout that will see students spending some time in class from […]

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by MONDAY, APRIL 19 For the first time in more than 80 days Queensland has recorded no new cases of coronavirus overnight, the state’s Premier saying she was “overjoyed”.  “This is tremendous news but we want to see this over a period […]

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by   It will be at least another four weeks before strict measures to slow the spread of coronavirus are eased in Australia. The Prime Minister says that before any measures are scaled back, federal and state leaders want crucial benchmarks met […]

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by THURSDAY, APRIL 16 Schools could reopen within four to six weeks to start unlocking the economy and getting people back to work, according to a report in The Australian. The paper said it understood state and territory governments will priorities getting […]

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