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Blog posts February 2020

Coalition says it has no duty of care for welfare recipients over robodeb

The government has claimed it does not owe welfare recipients a duty of care over the robodebt scandal and has denied alleged debtors were placed under “duress”, despite admitting in court documents that some debts were based on “false” assumptions.

As the Coalition refuses to provide its…

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Coronavirus: More than 200 Australians flown home after 14-day quarantine

More than 200 Australians have been flown back home after 14 days in quarantine on remote Christmas Island amid coronavirus fears.

They were evacuated from China's Hubei province - the epicentre of the deadly outbreak - on 3 February.

With no cases reported during the minimum required time, th…

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Why Hire a Removalists for a Local Move?

Are you moving across the street? You may think that hiring a removals company is a waste of money. But for the safety and security of your household belongings, it is good to take professional assistance from trained removalists. They know various pro tricks- from packing delicate items to lifting …

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Australia's offshore detention is unlawful, says international criminal court prosecutor

Australia’s offshore detention regime is a “cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment” and unlawful under international law, the international criminal court’s prosecutor has said.

But the office of the prosecutor has stopped short of deciding to prosecute the Australian government, saying t…

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Australia could lose a third of Chinese international students if travel ban continues, survey finds

Nearly a third of Australia's international students stuck in China because of the Federal Government's coronavirus travel ban are considering study in another country, a survey has found.

The survey, conducted by the Education Consultants Association of Australia, comes after Prime Minister Scot…

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New Zealand stars settle into Australia

New Zealand filly Probabeel has worked home well in a barrier trial at Randwick to show her readiness for a Group One rematch with Funstar.

The Jamie Richards-trained Probabeel finished second to Funstar, trained by Chris Waller, in the Flight Stakes in October.

The two are scheduled to meet i…

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Australia lifts tri-series trophy as magic Mooney stars with the bat

Much of the talk leading into the 2020 T20 World Cup has been about Alyssa Healy’s struggles at the top of the order.
But Beth Mooney has stamped her authority as the most important player in Australia’s batting line-up, after the Queenslander led her side to victory on Wednesday afternoon.

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Common Packing Mistakes to Avoid While Shifting to a New House

Hello friends! Today, I am sharing an article on some common packing mistakes that you need to avoid while shifting to a new place. Always keep in mind that packing is one of the important phases of your home relocation. You need to be extra careful while wrapping your household items. In case, you …

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Coronavirus spreads to dozens more people on Diamond Princess cruise ship

Four Australians are among 40 new coronavirus cases confirmed on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is currently under quarantine in a Japanese port.

The latest cases of the virus — now named COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) — include passengers and one quarantine offici…

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Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts

Severe bushfires have burned through parts of Western Australia (WA), while other parts of the state deal with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone and the country's east coast faces potential life-threatening flash flooding.

After months of fires that destroyed millions of hectares of land, Austr…

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That didn’t take long: Poms troll David Warner as cricket world

Well that didn’t take long.
No sooner had David Warner been unveiled as the winner of the Allan Border Medal, Australian cricket’s highest individual honour, and the Poms were sticking the boot in.

The combative left-hander completed a stunning return to international cricket by claiming his…

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The stumbling Australian economy needs rescuing

The economic uncertainly of the coronavirus has seen the Reserve Bank revise down its expectations for growth for this year, but even without such hits to the economy it is clear households have little willingness to spend in an era of low income growth.

In the latest statement on monetary policy…

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8 Important Things to Remember Whilst Relocating in Brisbane

Moving house is one of the most stressful events, especially for those who are doing it for the first time. Many people who are shifting to metropolitan cities like Brisbane are looking for thriving employment opportunities, high standard living and better education. So, before packing your househol…

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Australia launches inquiry into military veteran suicides

The body, led by a permanent commissioner, will review more than 400 known cases of suicide since 2001.

The commissioner, who has not yet been named, will also explore and recommend ways to boost mental health within Australia's armed forces.

It comes after years of campaigning by bereaved fam…

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Alternative pollinators to help farmers as bee populations suffer in drought and bushfires

Australian agriculture has already suffered greatly in the bushfire crisis, but the loss is expected to continue as estimates of damage to the bee population continue to rise.

Early assessment has indicated that more than 10,000 honey bee hives have been destroyed across the Australian mainland, …

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The bushfires have devastated Australia's trees. But they also bear the scars of colonisation

The ongoing bushfire crisis continues to draw international attention to Australia's landscape, with images of trees — ablaze or charred — beamed across the globe.

The enormous and unprecedented scale of devastation has resulted in widespread calls for a return to Aboriginal land management p…

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Coronavirus crisis: Girl, 9, 'blocked' from Wuhan evacuation flight by Australian officials

Officials halted the evacuation of a young girl from China's coronavirus epicentre because she couldn't be accompanied by an Australian citizen, according to reports.
The girl's mother – Selina – travelled to the city of Wuhan with her nine-year-old daughter – Theresa – before Christmas, the South …

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Morning mail: Australian coronavirus cases hit 13, Iowa poll chaos, fish rescue

An eight-year-old boy has become the 13th confirmed case of coronavirus in Australia, as the government prepares to evacuate more Australian nationals from Wuhan. The boy is the youngest infected in Australia so far, and a Chinese citizen and from Wuhan. He was travelling in a group with a 44-year-o…

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