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NSW plans to manufacture key technology used to make Covid-19 vaccines

NSW plans to manufacture key technology used to make Covid-19 vaccines

Australia’s top scientists and politicians have teamed up to set up a manufacturing plant for mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday met with the state’s chief scientist to discuss plans to build Australia’s first RNA manufacturing facility. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both use mRNA technology but Australia has...

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eBay Australia rolls out new sneaker verification program

eBay Australia rolls out new sneaker verification program

eBay Australia is opening its market to authenticated sneaker listings from the US, with labels including Jordan, Yeezy, Nike, and Adidas available to Australian customers through US listings. From May 5, eBay Australia will give Aussie sneakerheads access to nearly 90,000 third-party-verified sneaker listings from the US through a new Authenticity Guarantee program it said...

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Australian government accused of racism over threats to imprison travelers from India for five years

Australian government accused of racism over threats to imprison travelers from India for five years

The Australian government has been accused of racism after threatening five-year prison sentences for citizens who breach a temporary ban on travel between India and Australia. From Monday, May 3, people who have been to India in the past 14 days will be banned from entering Australia due to the concerns over India’s growing coronavirus...

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North Korea warns of ‘crisis beyond control’ in heated statements aimed at US and South Korea

North Korea warns of ‘crisis beyond control’ in heated statements aimed at US and South Korea

North Korea warned the United States it will face a “crisis beyond control in the near future” and accused South Korea of carrying out an “intolerable provocation” against Pyongyang in a series of statements released Sunday, comments that could set the stage for a showdown between the three countries. In one statement, North Korea chided...

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JobKeeper demise having no visible impact

JobKeeper demise having no visible impact

Strong demand for workers continued in April, undaunted by the end of the JobKeeper wage subsidy, and suggesting the unemployment rate could hit five per cent by the end of the year. The ANZ job advertisement series showed ads rose for an 11th straight month in April, up by a solid 4.7 per cent. It...

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McCartin in strife over sickening hit with Geelong captain

McCartin in strife over sickening hit with Geelong captain

Paddy McCartin could find himself back on the sidelines after the former No.1 draft pick appeared to strike Geelong’s Aaron Black during a VFL clash on the weekend. McCartin, who joined the Sydney Swans’ VFL side this year, could receive a lengthy ban after he was involved in a physical confrontation on the field with...

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Federal Government asks for advice on controversial Darwin port lease to China

Federal Government asks for advice on controversial Darwin port lease to China

New security advice is being sought on whether the controversial lease of the Darwin Port to a Chinese-owned company should be scrapped. The port has been leased by Landbridge since 2015, prompting security concerns about the $500 million arrangement. Both the federal opposition and some government backbenchers say the deal should never have been approved....

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How To Reduce Inflammation and the Risk of Chronic Disease

How To Reduce Inflammation and the Risk of Chronic Disease

Almost half of all Australians live with a chronic disease, which contribute to some 90% of deaths. It’s no secret our diet can have a major impact on our health. But our new umbrella review, published this week in Advances in Nutrition, provides compelling evidence that pro-inflammatory diets increase the risk of 27 chronic diseases...

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Uber will halve its service rates for EVs, pitting the global ride-sharing service against Australia’s lagging state and federal governments

Uber will halve its service rates for EVs, pitting the global ride-sharing service against Australia’s lagging state and federal governments

Uber has announced it will halve its service rates for new and existing drivers of EVs from July 1, a move that further exposes the absence of incentives for electric vehicle uptake on both a state and national level. The rideshare company said it would test the initiative for 12 months before reassessing, as it...