Australia

The media “are complicit in hiding the truth” of the Afghan war, allowing a “great 20-year lie,” says WikiLeaks editor-in-chief

By: MRT The US war campaign in Afghanistan was a “great 20-year lie” that only benefited the US military-industrial complex and private contractors. he claimed this Wednesday to MRT the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson. As the journalist pointed out, what is currently surprising is not the ongoing withdrawal of US troops and their allies from Afghan territory, but the ...

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Airlines warn NSW may reopen to international travel but with few planes to service huge demand

By: Elias Visontay Foreign airlines won’t be able to ramp up operations to meet the mass reopening of international travel into Sydney when 80% vaccination is reached because they will need several months to recall laid-off staff and retrieve planes that have been parked in deserts. Barry Abrams, the executive director of the Board of Airline Representatives of Australia, told ...

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SYDNEY FC MEDIA RELEASE SYDNEY FC AND BANK OF SYDNEY ANNOUNCE MAJOR PARTNERSHIP

Sydney FC and Bank of Sydney are excited to announce a new commercial partnership. Bank of Sydney is dedicated to forging strong relationships with customers and community groups looking for a personal, rewarding banking experience. The deal represents a major alignment with a sports club. “It’s a great partnership between two proud Sydney institutions,” said Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer ...

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Pfizer doses in vaccine swap deal with UK arrive in Sydney

The first two planeloads of Pfizer vaccines set to boost Australia’s rollout this month as part of a four million jab dose-swap deal with the UK have arrived in Sydney. The 457,000 doses touched down last night at Sydney International Airport in two separate flights from London’s Heathrow Airport, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office said. The first plane arrived about ...

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Gerry Harvey mum on why he repaid JobKeeper as profits pile up

By: Dominic Powell Harvey Norman founder Gerry Harvey has refused to reveal why his company chose to repay $6 million in JobKeeper subsidies to the federal government, while warning that letting current COVID lockdowns drag on for too long could tip the economy into a recession. Following the company’s release of record earnings for the 2021 financial year on Tuesday, ...

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Australia’s property boom continues to slow down due to affordability rather than lockdown

By: Tawar Razaghi Australian property values rose again in August but the boom is losing steam – new figures show it is the lowest monthly rise since January – as affordability, rather than disruption from lockdowns, takes its toll on the market. CoreLogic’s latest national Home Value Index showed property values had recorded their fastest annual growth since 1989 – ...

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