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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 05:27:06 +1000
Live: Adelaide woman who was on board Ruby Princess becomes Australia's 50th COVID-19 death
A 62-year-old Adelaide woman who was a passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise ship becomes Australia's 50th COVID-19 death. Earlier an adult and child from the same family tested positive for coronavirus after being quara...

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:10:37 +1000
'I am OK': Former choirboy who accused George Pell expresses relief as case comes to an end
The former choirboy who accused George Pell of abusing him in the 1990s says he hopes the High Court's unanimous acquittal of the Cardinal does not discourage survivors from reporting abuse.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:18:22 +1000
Two test positive after family of seven in hotel quarantine taken to Sydney hospital
An adult and a child who were in compulsory quarantine at Hilton Sydney test positive for coronavirus as the first group of people that were forced to isolate in hotels after travelling overseas celebrate their release. ...

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 05:39:21 +1000
Analysis: A complete societal breakdown looms if Scott Morrison gets coronavirus wrong
As Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has to chart a course between two extremes: to save as many people as possible, with one eye on the future to ensure those who remain have some form of income, writes Ian Verrender. ...

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:34:27 +1000
Virus 'here to stay' as experts outline Australia's coronavirus future
The experts behind some of the modelling used to determine Australia's coronavirus response say the country is in a "lucky" position, but warn the virus will remain part of everyday life.

Brisbane Times Headlines

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:47:16 +1000
'Many unanswered questions': Criminal probe into Ruby Princess
Homicide detectives will lead a criminal investigation into the Ruby Princess, as the passenger death toll climbed to 11.

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:47:11 +1000
New committee to monitor government on coronavirus measures
Parliament is set to authorise at least one committee and possibly two in order to call ministers to account.

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:46:01 +1000
Coronavirus updates LIVE: Criminal probe launched into Ruby Princess fiasco as NSW death toll reaches 16
If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:34:22 +1000
TAB freezes accounts involved in multimillion-dollar cashout error
More than 1300 punters who took advantage of an error potentially worth millions have had their accounts frozen by the TAB.

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:26:29 +1000
Bike rides, doughnuts and going for a walk in the time of corona
Fifty people have been fined in two states alone.

Canberra Times

Independent Australia

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:44:00 +1000
#1 TOP STORY OF 2019: 'We’re fed up and we will not obey you': Rebellion strikes cities across the world
The climate emergency has, here in Australia, turned into a nationwide bushfire calamity. This November article by Dr Lee Duffield well expresses the frustration felt around the world by the inactivity of leaders, receiving 94,000 unique view...

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:00:00 +1000
Berejiklian Government uses COVID-19 crisis to further environmental vandalism
The Berejiklian Government is boasting the creation of jobs in mining and land-clearing during the pandemic crisis. read now...

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:30:00 +1000
PM 'ScoMoses' Morrison bares his soul
Prime Minister Scott "ScoMoses" Morrison unburdens himself to God, baring his deepest, darkest fears. read now...

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:00:00 +1000
Tragic passing of tireless campaigner for workers John Passant
IA is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of John Passant: a contributor, columnist, political correspondent and Press Gallery representative. read now...

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:00:00 +1000
Pandemic, terrorism, climate emergency and cybersecurity
For the security of all Australians, a clear vision that goes way beyond just "cyber" security is needed from the Morrison Government. read now...

Otago Daily Times

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:45:25 +1200
One person dead after serious crash in Hawke's Bay
A person has died after a serious crash in Te Pohue, Hawke's Bay.Police were notified of the crash involving a car and a truck along Berry Rd, around 8pm, a spokesman said.Police earlier said initial indications were that one...

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:46:49 +1200
Cyclist critically injured in Auckland CBD car crash
A cyclist is fighting for their life after they were struck by a car in central Auckland.The crash happened in Cook St, a police statement said."One person has been transported to hospital in a critical condition." DO YOU...

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:36:16 +1200
Covid 19 coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says supermarkets to open on Easter Sunday
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says supermarkets will be closed as usual on Good Friday but will be open on Easter Sunday.Ardern made the announcement during her daily update on the coronavirus pandemic and New Zealand's lockdown.The...

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:27:33 +1200
PM sets up website for Kiwis to dob in coronavirus lockdown price gouging
KEY POINTS:• Another 76 cases of coronavirus confirmed in NZ today• It brings the total to 589 since pandemic began• Family of the only woman to die in NZ of Covid-19 say her death is a 'wake-up call'• Two...

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:45:00 +1200
76 new coronavirus cases in NZ - Ashley Bloomfield and Mike Bush give update on coronavirus
There are 76 new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says.One is a probable case that has now been confirmed, but there were no additional probable cases today, he said.63 have now recovered....

Sydney Morning Herald National News

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 06:58:34 +1000
Coronavirus updates LIVE: COVID-19 deaths surpass 65,000 worldwide, Ruby Princess fiasco to be investigated by NSW Police
If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 06:56:29 +1000
Search for two fishermen in a tinny in Western Port Bay
Two fishermen, aged 20 and 33, have disappeared in a tinny in Western Port Bay.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:12:00 +1000
Pandemic has exposed the fatuity of neo-liberalism
In times of real national need, citizens look to government, not the free market, for assistance and solutions.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:01:00 +1000
Spectre of police state is becoming as worrying as the virus
After a few days of meticulous social distancing at the grandparents' place, I caught my husband hovering over his phone, looking worried.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:01:00 +1000
Councils bleed revenue as costs from coronavirus surge
Compounding the growing financial pressure, councils face a large increase in ratepayers seeking to defer rates due to hardship.

Sydney Morning Herald World News

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:27:12 +1000
Tropical Cyclone Harold lashes Vanuatu and heads to Fiji
The total scale of the destruction is not yet clear as main communication lines have been cut off. The cyclone heads to Fiji next.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:03:38 +1000
Trump's 'off the rails' coronavirus briefings test America's patience
As the televisual equivalent of a mood ring, the White House briefings are extremely useful. As a vehicle for delivering information, not so much.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:13:23 +1000
Boris Johnson is in intensive care, how can doctors help him survive?
The range of support systems available for the prime minster include oxygen and ventilation, in absence of drugs to fight the virus.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:55:55 +1000
On World Health Day animal groups calls for ban on 'wet markets'
Scientists suspect the new coronavirus originated in a market where wild animals are kept in small cages in unhygienic conditions to be slaughtered on site.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:06:39 +1000
Dominic Raab tapped to carry out Boris Johnson's duties 'where necessary'
Raab - a hardline eurosceptic - was appointed as foreign minister in Johnson’s first cabinet after the PM took office in July 2019.

The Age

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

The Australian

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

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