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Australia Post licensees and customers flood PM Scott Morrison with $5 notes

Post office licensees across Australia are planning to send $5 notes to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in protest of the investigation into Australia Post chief executive Christine Holgate and the gifting of $20,000 worth of Cartier luxury watches to senior executives. The watches were given to executives as a reward for clinching multi-million dollar deals with three of the “big ...

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Australians massively overestimate role of oil and gas in economy

Australians overestimate the number of jobs created by the gas industry by 40 times and 80 per cent believe climate change impacts are already being experienced. New research to be launched by NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean today demonstrates that the gas industry has an outsized influence in the national political debate and that climate change concerns are pertinent despite ...

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Economic recovery will be ‹unpredictable and uneven› RBA warns as it models 50pc property price fall

More Australians could go into «negative equity», where the value of their property falls below the outstanding balance on their mortgage, if the pandemic-led recession leads to a big fall in house prices, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). In a speech about major risks to Australia›s financial stability on Tuesday evening, RBA assistant governor Michele Bullock warned ...

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Unlike in Australia, people don›t have to vote in US elections. Here›s why that matters

More Americans than ever have cast their vote early ahead of the US presidential election, but millions haven›t, and still won›t on 3 November. Here’s how that might impact things. More than 70 million Americans have already cast their ballot ahead of the United States presidential election on 3 November. That’s almost three times the Australian population and more than ...

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Australia defies international pressure to set emissions targets

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will not be dictated to by other governments› climate change goals, declaring he is not worried about the future of Australia›s exports despite four of the country›s top trading partners adopting net-zero emissions targets. China, Japan, Britain and South Korea, which account for more than $310 billion in Australian annual trade between them, have ...

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3Bridges Community Welcomes New CEO Raj Nair

  3Bridges Board and Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of incoming CEO Raj Nair. With extensive experience in the for-profit and not for profit sectors, working for organisations in areas as diverse as disability services, education, manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), Raj has the expertise and experience to grow 3Bridges while continuing to retain the high standards ...

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Scott Morrison: Australia is the greatest multicultural nation in the world

  Immigration has been a key pillar of our economic and social success and will continue to be a big part of our future. While the COVID-19 pandemic has tested all Australians, I believe the business incentives in the 2020-21 Budget will especially support our hard-working multicultural communities who have always demonstrated such strong entrepreneurialism. Our multicultural communities and citizens ...

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International students could return to Australia as soon as late 2020 requirement for partner visas

When will international students return to Australia? According to the country’s federal budget papers, the answer may likely be in the later part of 2021. Australia’s treasury forecast — which was released on Oct. 6, 2020 — said COVID-19 is a once-in-a-century occurrence that has fundamentally reshaped Australia’s economic and fiscal outlook, adding that the pandemic has had a profound ...

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PM Scott Morrison answers questions on new English language test requirement for partner visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the new English language requirement for partner visa applicants and their permanent resident sponsors announced as part of the Federal Budget will be a ‘basic language competency test’ aimed at enabling migrants to get the best out of life in Australia. In an unanticipated move, a «shocker» in the Morrison Government’s Budget announced an English ...

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