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Blog posts April 2020

How to Keep Your Oven Clean & Avoid Food Poisoning

Hello friends, raise your hand if you have not cleaned your oven in a while. You are not alone because most of us forget to clean this frequently used appliance. However, it can have a lot of bacteria that can cause food poisoning which is why it is essential to keep your ovens cleans and sanitise t…

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Clive Palmer ad for coronavirus 'cure' cleared by Australian drug regulator

Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, has dropped its investigation into newspaper advertisements taken out by the former federal politician Clive Palmer that described a drug unproven in the treatment of Covid-19 as a “cure”.

In March, the TGA confirmed it was l…

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Australia ‘victim of its own success’ as second wave of coronavirus infections loom

Australia is expecting to face a second wave of coronavirus infections but health experts are confident they will be able to cope.

The nation is a “victim of its own success” in the sense it has had a low number of cases compared to other countries, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kel…

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Coronavirus fight in New York very different from Australia as jazz musician Troy Roberts reflects on escape

On a sun-drenched autumn day, Troy Roberts has never felt closer to or further from home.

It is just weeks since the gifted Perth-born jazz saxophonist and composer fled his Harlem apartment in New York City and scrambled aboard a crammed flight of anxious Australians as coronavirus enveloped the…

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Hey People,

It has been a year since I have started working from home after I had my baby. It has been the most wonderful time for me as I did not have to say goodbye to my job and be a hands-on mom at the same time. I stay connected with my team through WebEx and it has been a smooth journey. I …

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In a testy post-Covid-19 world, Chinese sanctions of Australian goods may be closer than ever

During the coronavirus crisis, according to the latest, precise Chinese count, Xi Jinping has spoken with the leaders of 29 countries and international organisations and sent messages of sympathy to about a dozen more.

The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has been busy too, talking in the…

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Coalition is aiming to change Australia's environment laws before review is finished

The environment minister, Sussan Ley, has flagged the government may change Australia’s national environment laws before a review is finished later this year.

Ley said she would introduce “early pieces of legislation” to parliament if she could to “really get moving with reforming and revitalis…

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Australia's private health funds say they will return any 'abnormal' coronavirus profits to members

Private health companies whose profits have been boosted by the Covid-19-caused downturn in health claims have committed to returning that money to customers, as consumer groups argue that premiums should be reduced during the pandemic.

The chief executive of peak body Private Healthcare Australi…

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Coronavirus Australia latest: Thursday 23 April at a glance

Good evening, and welcome to our daily roundup of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Josh Taylor bringing you the main stories on Thursday 23 April.

Ruby Princess cruise ship departs Australia
The Ruby Princess has departed Port Kembla on the New South Wale…

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How to Get Your Full Bond Back When Moving House in Brisbane?

Securing the full bond money is not an easy thing. You need to impress your landlord or property manager during the final inspection. It means you need to maintain the look and feel of your property, clean every nook and cranny of all rooms, and fix the damages at the end of your lease period. To ma…

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Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

Good evening, this is Calla Wahlquist bringing you the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia on Monday 20 April.

Lowest increase since March
Australia has recorded its lowest daily increase in cases since early March.

Three states – Western Australia, Queensland and Sou…

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Australia likely to experience largest economic downturn since the Great Depression

Australia is likely to experience the greatest economic contraction since the Great Depression, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia, and has already lost 800,000 jobs and suffered a 6.7% reduction in take home pay, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

On Tuesday the RBA provid…

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Benefits of Hiring Professionals for Steam Cleaning Your Carpet and Upholstery

How often you vacuum dirty carpets and upholstery? Of course, vacuuming is an effective way to keep your floor coverings and furniture look clean, but they also need proper cleaning once in every six months. Since your carpets and upholstery are prone to dust, dirt, spills and normal wear, you need …

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Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM reveals three COVID-19 'conditions'

Scott Morrison has warned that without getting the three health protections in place that the government announced today – increased testing, more contact tracing and local responses – we risk turning into New York or western Europe.

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“Look at New York,…

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Coronavirus has seen schools across Australia roll out home learning. Here's how families, and teachers, are coping

Australian parents are coaxing their kids into home-based learning around the country, with Victoria the first state officially going back to the books yesterday.

But it hasn't been smooth for everyone; many teachers and families have a lot of concerns right now.

So as National Cabinet meets (…

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Is the Reserve Bank printing money amid coronavirus pandemic?

The Federal Government has splashed more than $200 billion in support packages to keep the economy ticking over as the coronavirus halts trading for nearly all industries.

The central bank has chipped in, too, recently slashing interest rates to a record level of 0.25 per cent at an emergency mee…

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How to Commercialise Your Business Idea

Hello There,

People keep getting a business idea every other day. Sometimes they get inspired by an existing business or are introduced to a new concept by chance. In both cases, whether you are trying out an existing idea in a new market or dealing with a completely new concept, you must evaluat…

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Australia's coronavirus death toll rises to 51 after SA records third fatality

A third person in South Australia has succumbed to the coronavirus.

The 76-year-old man from regional SA died on Wednesday night in Royal Adelaide Hospital, lifting the national death toll to 51.

"The man acquired COVID-19 in the Barossa Valley," the SA Department for Health and Wellbeing said…

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Victoria could introduce Stage Four restrictions as COVID-19 numbers expected to rise, premier warns

Premier Daniel Andrews has flagged that Victoria could be heading for stage four restrictions as coronavirus numbers in the state are expected to rise.
The premier says while cases are stabilising across the state, it is no time for complacency and further restrictions are possible.
"If and when t…

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Australia’s path to net-zero emissions lies in rapid, stimulus-friendly steps

Nearly two years ago, ClimateWorks Australia set out to test whether the implied goal agreed by world leaders at the Paris climate conference – cutting greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by 2050 – was still possible in Australia. They weren’t certain it would be. They were pleasantly surprised b…

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