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Governor-General David Hurley experiencing ‘slight symptoms’ after testing positive for COVID-19

Governor-General David Hurley experiencing ‘slight symptoms’ after testing positive for COVID-19

Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley has contracted COVID-19. The 68-year-old is isolating at Admiralty House and will continue to perform his official duties remotely, a spokesperson said on Sunday. Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley has contracted COVID-19. The 68-year-old is isolating at Admiralty House and will continue to perform his official duties remotely, a spokesperson said on...

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Malcolm Turnbull positive for COVID, just a day after Josh Frydenberg’s diagnosis

Malcolm Turnbull positive for COVID, just a day after Josh Frydenberg’s diagnosis

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. “Like hundreds of thousands of other Australians I have tested positive for COVID. Symptoms moderate so far. Isolating as required,” Mr Turnbull said on Saturday. “This pandemic and especially this latest wave has put our health professionals under enormous pressure – please...

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Historic Australia-Japan treaty to strengthen bond

Historic Australia-Japan treaty to strengthen bond

Australian and Japanese forces will be able to seamlessly train in both countries, on each other’s platforms and during humanitarian missions under a new reciprocal agreement. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will sign the “historic” treaty during a virtual summit with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on Thursday. “We could be completely interoperable between what we...

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Labor makes its first big pitch to Sydney with promise of new fast-rail link to Newcastle

Labor makes its first big pitch to Sydney with promise of new fast-rail link to Newcastle

Fast rail linking Sydney and the Hunter will be prioritised under a Labor government, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says. A first step towards high-speed rail linking major cities, the route would deliver speeds of more than 250 km/h, cutting the journey time from Sydney to Newcastle to 45 minutes, down from two-and-a-half hours. The most...

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New COVID rules changed again by National Cabinet

New COVID rules changed again by National Cabinet

The prime minister has announced another change to testing requirements for COVID-positive residents as the government comes under fire over new COVID-19 protocols. On Thursday, most of the nation’s leaders agreed to overhaul the definition of a ‘close contact’ and the testing process for those in isolation. Australians in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and...

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s plans for regulation create a ‘weird limbo state’ for crypto investors

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s plans for regulation create a ‘weird limbo state’ for crypto investors

Cryptocurrency is likely to be an election issue for millennials, according to an expert in risk and compliance. TCM Capital’s Fred Pucci says some Australians are relying on the crypto market to help them buy a house or get ahead, but without the benefit of any safeguards. “Some millennials are taking it to the extreme...

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PM defends against accusations of hypocrisy in ‘big money’ jab at independents

PM defends against accusations of hypocrisy in ‘big money’ jab at independents

Prime Minister Scott Morrison denies his attacks on independent candidates are hypocritical after accusing some of being a front for Labor and backed by big money. A growing movement of independents are challenging moderate Liberals in Sydney and Melbourne, running on a climate agenda and pushing for a national anti-corruption commission. Liberal frontbenchers have criticised...