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Morrison’s $1.1b boost to Medicare, charities

Mar 28, 2020 – 10.30pmThe Morrison government has announced another $1.1 billion in health and social support amid disturbing signs domestic violence is already on the rise as the coronavirus wreaks economic havoc.Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Health Minister Greg Hunt will unveil on Sunday a series of initiatives including an initial $150 million help victims…


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QLD cruise passenger dies, bringing country’s death toll to nine

LiveUpdated Mar 26, 2020 – 8.24am, first published at 7.34amKey PointsA Queensland man has died from COVID-19, taking the country’s death toll to nine.COVID-19 cases in Australia are up by 380 to 2431.For a daily update on the pandemic, subscribe to our newsletter, Coronavirus: Need to Know, here.11 mins ago – 8.24amRestrictions in NSW will tightenAaron PatrickNSW…


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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Temporary setbacks have helped my business

Every online merchant dreads a phone call or email from an unhappy customer or supplier. But as unpleasant as they are, those calls and emails often present opportunities to improve an aspect of operations, merchandising, or pricing. Here are examples from my business. Setbacks, then improvements Poor packaging. One of my products is an electroplated gold…


Here’s a list of everyone who is boycotting or cutting ties with Brunei after it introduced new laws to punish homosexuality with death by stoning

Here’s a list of everyone who is boycotting or cutting ties with Brunei after it introduced new laws to punish homosexuality with death by stoning

Companies, universities, and celebrities are making moves on a boycott of Brunei-owned services after the country introduced a law making homosexuality punishable by death. Eight five-star hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei quit Twitter on Wednesday amid a vocal campaign to boycott them on social media. Virgin Australia, STA Travel, and Queensland’s state government…


Binance Supports First Live Property Auction Using BTC and BNB

Binance Supports First Live Property Auction Using BTC and BNB

Binance Supports First Live Property Auction Using BTC and BNBBinance has announced the first live property auction using BTC and BNB. | Source: ShutterstockCryptocurrency exchange Binance is partnering with real estate auctioneer James Pratt Auctions (JPA) to launch a live property auction using bitcoin and Binance Coin (BNB).On April 8, buyers can bid on –…



For Nine CEO Hugh Marks, happiness is a T-shirt and uggs

For Nine CEO Hugh Marks, happiness is a T-shirt and uggs

Hopefully you can get some downtime after a trip with that many time zones?Yes, I’ll take some time off to head to our property at Berry, just to potter around the house, look after the vegies, check fences, that kind of thing. Over Easter, the extended family go to my Mum and Dad’s place at…


Rio Tinto sounds climate alarm for iron ore’s future

Rio Tinto sounds climate alarm for iron ore’s future

This will affect companies such as Rio’s fellow mining giant BHP, Bluescope Steel, coalminers Whitehaven, New Hope Group and Yancoal, and cement makers Adelaide Brighton and Boral. Last week Swiss mining giant Glencore said it wouldn’t expand its Australian thermal coal production any more, under pressure from investors in the Climate+100 group. Mainstay of prosperityIron…


AustralianSuper targets dirty dozen in Climate Action 100+ push

AustralianSuper targets dirty dozen in Climate Action 100+ push

In a separate development the Australian coal shipments to China are facing customs delays of up to 45 days and one of the country’s biggest ports has reportedly banned the commodity altogether, fuelling fears that Beijing will use trade as a political weapon against Canberra.One coal trader told The Australian Financial Review that Dalian Ports…


A third of Qld’s LNG industry at risk of closure by 2025: report

A third of Qld’s LNG industry at risk of closure by 2025: report

Never at full capacityThe three LNG ventures at Gladstone, Shell’s QCLNG project, Santos’s GLNG and Origin Energy’s Australia Pacific LNG, have a combined capacity of 25.3 million tonnes a year but have never run at full capacity as GLNG, in particular, has been unable to source economic gas supplies.Industry analysts warned from the start that…