Australia

Josh Frydenberg tells G20 to put global economy into ‘hibernation’ during coronavirus crisis

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has called for the global economy to be put into “controlled hibernation” during the coronavirus emergency, in a virtual meeting of Group of 20 (G20) finance ministers and central bank governors last night. The meeting saw the economic leaders of the world’s top economies discuss a new plan to address the risk of debt vulnerabilities in low-income ...

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Coronavirus cases in NSW rise past 1,000, Border Force boss blames State Government for Ruby Princess bungle

The Australian Border Force (ABF) commissioner has tipped a bucket on the NSW Government over its handling of the arrival of a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Sydney last week. As the cases of COVID-19 passed 1,000 in NSW today, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said «all of us have to take responsibility» about why the Ruby Princess was allowed to dock. Later ...

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Regional Australians will need to be our ground troops in the climate war — so stop neglecting us

There are two inconvenient truths being largely overlooked as our nation discusses the link between climate change and natural disasters. The first is that regional Australians will wear the bulk of the destruction and suffering linked to our changing climate. The second, and perhaps more painful truth to realise as the impact of climate change worsens, is that metropolitan Australia’s ...

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Australia is a bludger on carbon emissions, not an overachiever

The Prime Minister has been fond of telling people not to panic lately. Don’t panic about the economy being as stagnant as the water in the Darling River (where NSW is preparing for “fish Armageddon”). Don’t panic that most of the east coast of Australia is either engulfed in bushfires or choking on smoke. According to the Prime Minister, there’s ...

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Your weekend in Melbourne December 14 to 15

POP Pop, soul and jazz artist Tilarni performs a show dedicated to Whitney Houston in The Australian Whitney Houston Show. From dance numbers to ballads, the show features 18 of Houston’s most popular hits performed with a line-up of Melbourne musicians and dancers. Tilarni has performed with the Melbourne Gospel Choir on Good Morning Australia, the TV Week Logies, and ...

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Number of centenarians rises sharply in Australia

The number of Aussies aged over 100 grew by more than 30 per cent between 2013 and 2018, with Victoria showing a significant leap in centenarians. In total, there are 4828 centenarians in Australia, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018 census data. That number was up from 3623 in 2013. According to latest figures, New South Wales has the ...

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ABSC Inc. celebrates its First Anniversary and launches Ekonomos magazine

The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. held its inaugural Annual Gala Dinner to mark the first anniversary of the Council’s establishment at The Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Homebush on Wednesday 27 November 2019. Studded with almost 300 eminent business leaders, ambassadorial and consular officials, academics, political leaders, community leaders and representative members of the press, this sensational function celebrated the ...

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Sydney news: NSW economy loses to Tasmania, suspected hydroponic set-up damaged by fire

Here’s what you need to know this morning. NSW economy falls behind Tasmania NSW’s economy has dropped behind Tasmania, while Victoria remains the best performing economy in the country, according to CommSec’s State of the States report. The quarterly report shows NSW was a solid performer in construction but fell on relative population growth and dwelling starts. CommSec said Victoria ...

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