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Albo’s border blunder as he backflips on ditching media pack

Anthony Albanese has made an embarrassing blunder claiming Australia’s ‘borders are closed’ – months after they reopened. It comes as he backflipped on a plan to ditch his travelling media pack. Labor leader Anthony Albanese has made an embarrassing blunder claiming Australia’s ‘borders are closed’ – months after they reopened. It comes as he made the curious decision to ditch ...

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Direct flights resume from Adelaide to popular holiday destination

For the first time in three years, Fiji Airways will soon resume its twice-weekly direct flight from Nadi to Adelaide. The international airline revealed on Wednesday the routes would return on July 4. At the moment, Fiji Airways operates two flights daily out of Sydney and once-daily out of Melbourne and Brisbane. Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO Andre Viljoen ...

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Australian Leaders clash on wage rises in live debate

Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese have clashed on wage rises amid national concern over cost of living. In likely the final leaders debate before the election, hosted by 7 News, both leaders said they support wage increases – but differed in their approach. Mr Morrison was against wages rising too steeply and said he would inform the Fair Work Commission ...

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PM not worried about potential interest rate rise

Scott Morrison has insisted he’s not worried about the prospect of an interest rate rise next week during the election campaign, maintaining it’s a matter for the Reserve Bank. Traditionally, the RBA rarely hikes rates during election campaigns because it doesn’t want the issue to become a political football and it wants to remain independent. If the RBA chooses to ...

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NRL teams Round 8: Late Mail, predicted team changes, Josh Schuster set to return for Manly

Canterbury are sweating on the health of its four Covid-19 players after captain Josh Jackson also tested positive to the virus on Wednesday. Coach Trent Barrett won’t be able to finalise Jackson’s replacement for Saturday’s clash against the Sydney Roosters until Jake Averillo, Brent Naden, Ava Seumanufagai and Reece Hoffman pass the final stages of their return to play protocols. ...

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Why Albanese has benched Plibersek, one of Labor’s most popular pollies

Here’s today’s dose of gossip and scuttlebutt from the campaign trail … if you’ve got a hot tip, email election.confidential@news.com.au The benching of Tanya Plibersek during the campaign has got many wondering: when exactly did the MP for Sydney fall foul of Labor leader Anthony Albanese? Representing neighbouring electorates in inner-city Sydney, the left faction colleagues debuted in parliament around ...

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Fireproof Australia Harbour Bridge protest hits its own roadblock

A planned protest to shutdown the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Thursday fizzled out amid a massive police presence, as four other members affiliated with the group were granted bail after allegedly shutting down one of the key roads leading to it on Wednesday. Fireproof Australia, the group which has caused havoc with a series of rolling protests over the last ...

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Knights keen to play Anthony Milford against Broncos

Having won the battle to register Anthony Milford’s contract, the Knights now must get the former star into shape, meanwhile one fresh court battle looms. Newcastle coach Adam O’Brien has broken his silence on the club’s decision to sign Anthony Milford, declaring there is every chance the former Brisbane star could be in shape to make his return to the ...

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Stark prediction for Australian coal exports to China

As China works to cut energy exports and tap into its own coal reserves, demand for Australian exports will take another blow. Analysis from experts at Australian National University found demand for overseas thermal and metallurgical coal will fall by at least 26 per cent between 2019 and 2025. Should China deliver on its commitment to reach zero net emissions ...

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