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Morrison govt impose travel ban on South Korea

Morrison govt impose travel ban on South Korea

In its latest response to the spread of coronavirus, the Morrison government has imposed a travel ban on South Korea, and will step up screening measures for travellers coming from Italy. The screening measures for travellers coming into Australia from Italy will include mandatory questions at check-in, temperature checks on arrival, and the cessation

News Corp finds someone to blame after pulling the plug on AAP (hint: it's not News Corp) | Weekly Beast

News Corp finds someone to blame after pulling the plug on AAP (hint: it's not News Corp) | Weekly Beast

The demise of AAP has unexpectedly ignited a war of words between media companies over who is to blame. According to News Corp – one of the major shareholders who actually took the decision to close AAP – the shuttering of the vital news service is the fault of digital giants Google and Facebook … and the ABC and Guardian Australia. Wait. What? In

Cormann rules out Rudd-style cash splash to boost Australian economy as coronavirus bites

Cormann rules out Rudd-style cash splash to boost Australian economy as coronavirus bites

Australian households should not expect Kevin Rudd-style cash payments to stimulate the economy in the wake of coronavirus, Mathias Cormann has warned. The finance minister told Sky News on Friday that the government would focus on encouraging businesses to invest in and employ workers, appearing to rule out cash payments to all individuals, although

Morrison commits $500m to coronavirus response

Morrison commits $500m to coronavirus response

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the government is preparing $500 million for its coronavirus response, a figure the states and territories are expected to match to meet the estimated $1 billion cost. “There would be 50,50 cost sharing between the commonwealth and the states for those additional costs for public health in response to responding

Coal-reliant Balkans seeking EU membership urged to weigh carbon tax

Coal-reliant Balkans seeking EU membership urged to weigh carbon tax

TREBINJE, Bosnia (Reuters) - An EU energy official urged Western Balkan countries seeking European Union membership to consider their own carbon taxes to shelter their coal-reliant power sectors from the sudden shock likely once they have to abide by tougher climate rules. The European Union has set tackling climate change as a priority and aims to

Needle and Red Light: Woman Caught Knitting While Driving

Needle and Red Light: Woman Caught Knitting While Driving

Footage posted by Columbus Division of Police on their Twitter page captures a woman sitting behind the wheel while knitting. In the social media post, the police say a member of their social media team noticed the woman while a stoplight at Fishinger Road and Kenny Road in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday. KNITTING WHILE DRIVING: This morning while pulling

Virginia police officer goes viral for inspiring gospel performance: 'I sing in or out of uniform'

Virginia police officer goes viral for inspiring gospel performance: 'I sing in or out of uniform'

close Video Virginia police officer's gospel performance goes viral Officer Mervin Mayo with the Richmond Police Department records powerful rendition of 'The Best of Me.' The Internet fell in love with a police officer in Virginia for his jaw-dropping gospel performance. Richmond Police officer Mervin Mayo, who serves as a school resource officer

I Was Sexually Harassed By A Former Colleague. Here’s Why I’m Scared To Report It.

I Was Sexually Harassed By A Former Colleague. Here’s Why I’m Scared To Report It.

"I am caught between my love of being a woman and my fury that this womanhood makes others believe they can abuse me." “Think of all the other girls he might do this to after you.” My co-worker leaned toward me against the plastic backing of her bus seat. She was sitting in front of me on the way to a work excursion and had just promised for the umpteenth

NSW govt to mull WestConnex privatisation

NSW govt to mull WestConnex privatisation

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet on Friday announced a scoping study to determine if the government should retain or trade its 49 per cent share in the toll road. The study will investigate the options available to the government but Mr Perrottet said a prospective sale wouldn't proceed without "clear evidence that doing so would be in the best interest

Coronavirus could kill 15MILLION in BEST-case scenario and wipe $2.3trillion off global economy, study predicts

Coronavirus could kill 15MILLION in BEST-case scenario and wipe $2.3trillion off global economy, study predicts

CORONAVIRUS could kill at least 15million people around the world in its first year, wiping $2.3trillion off the global economy, a new study says. Research by the Australian National University says a worst case scenario could see the global death toll reach 68million, with tens of thousands of people dying in Britain. Read our coronavirus live blog