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Argentina: There is no economy without health

Latin America is now the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, with no peak in sight. “You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you can’t recover from death.” With that grim but straightforward logic, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández instituted a tough lockdown early in the pandemic to limit the spread of COVID-19. When the pandemic first hit, Argentine ...

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PM ponders pandemic leave as economy fears grow

The federal government is considering an expansion of paid pandemic leave to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, as Scott Morrison expressed growing concern at the national economic impact of the crisis from Victoria. These concerns about what the Prime Minister called the “Victorian wave’’ were compounded on Wednesday when Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk closed her borders to everyone from ...

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US, Australian forces get the nod in secret agreement

Strengthening ties with America, Japan and India creates a “strategic balance”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, as Australia and the US signed a secret 10-year agreement on defence co-operation to “deter coercive acts and the use of force” in the Indo-Pacific amid rising tensions with China. The agreement, signed at the AUSMIN talks between Australian and US foreign affairs and ...

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Aged care crisis sparks federal response

Disaster medical teams and the military will attack Victoria’s coronavirus crisis as disease-stricken nursing homes move to a hospital footing. The federal government is ramping up resources for the private sector it regulates as the aged care death toll continues to rise. Australia’s COVID-19 toll rose to 176 on Wednesday after nine more deaths in Victoria. Seven of the fatalities ...

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Aus: visa changes apply to new students

“Existing and new student visa holders who undertake online study outside Australia because of Covid-19 will be able to count this towards the Australian Study Requirement,” the government confirmed on its website. The measures included recommencing of student visa processes with fee waivers in some instances, as well as additional time given to provide English language test results. However, Universities ...

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DR FIONA MARTIN SUPPORTS VOLUNTEERS OF THE MARONITE CHURCH IN THEIR COMMUNITY WORK

  Dr Fiona Martin MP, Member for Reid, announced that $5,000 has been provided in support of volunteer training for the Maronite Eparchy of Australia through the Morrison Government’s Volunteer Grants. “Volunteers within Reid’s Maronite Church community give up their time and funds to run a number of initiatives, from teaching community languages, leading youth groups or choirs, and undertaking ...

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The Arab Media and Journalism Organization honors 5 Arab media personalities, including the journalist Ammar Jiyad

The Arab Media and Press Organization honored five Arab media personalities, including Ammar Jiyad, a representative from Al-Iraqiya Baghdad channel, for his efforts and media coverage at all levels and his contributions to covering programs and news in Iraq. Al-Anwar newspaper extends congratulations to veteran journalist Ammar Jiyad congratulations

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Australia’s manufacturing future is not its past

In capitalising on this opportunity, no one could claim our past experience has been an unalloyed success. While Australia has enjoyed almost 30 years of continuous economic growth, this record has been marred in more recent times by a productivity slowdown, wage stagnation and increasing social inequality. And now we must face the prospect of a deep recession. Moreover, Australia ...

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Business groups see economy shrinking 5%-8% this year

Thailand›s economy is expected to contract between 5%-8% this year, deeper than the 3%-5% contraction projected in May, due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, a group of the country›s leading business associations said on Wednesday. Despite the easing of virus restrictions, most economic indicators declined in May and June, weighed by the weak purchasing power of households and ...

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