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  • 8 months Alleged escapee faces new charges DailyTelegraph
    A 24-YEAR-old man who allegedly escaped from a Hobart court precinct is expected to face additional charges after being tracked down by police. ... more
  • 8 months Government ‘want us to fall in line’ on plastic and recycling DailyTelegraph
    Sky News host Alan Jones says “the argument that plastic bags are dangerous to the environment is, like global warming, not based on science, research or fact”. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Australia will develop its own recycling infrastructure as part of a plan to transform the nation’s approach to waste management. Speaking in parliament on Monday, Mr Morrison outlined a three-point recycling policy to increase the demand for recycled products, boost jobs, and develop a national waste market. “Through months of consultation with industry, consumers, retailers and brand-owners, the one issue everyone comes back to is the need ... more
  • 8 months How coronavirus will change your routine DailyTelegraph
    Coronavirus is in Australia and it’s no longer in people who contracted the deadly infectious disease overseas, with the first human-to-human cases confirmed yesterday. ... more
  • 8 months Coronavirus is a ‘wakeup call’ not to entirely rely on China’s economy DailyTelegraph
    Newscorp Business columnist Terry McCrann says it’s a “saving grace” that the Morrison government cannot embark down the same ‘stupid’ route as the Rudd Government’s pink batts stimulus package. As the coronavirus continues to hit global markets and specifically the economy of China – which is expected to experience a slowing in growth – Mr McCrann said the outbreak should serve as a “wakeup call” to Australia. Mr McCrann told Sky News hosts Alan Jones and Peta Credlin, Australia cannot “in the future rely on one economy” as China has become “fundamentally important” to the economy. Speaking of the Reserve ... more
  • 8 months Europe stocks follow Wall St higher on virus action hopes DailyTelegraph
    European stocks followed Wall St higher on Tuesday amid hopes for global action on the coronavirus, but a draft G7 communique seen by Reuters looked short on specific measures. Julian Satterthwaite reports. ... more
  • 8 months ‘Unprecedented’ mental health issues seen in Hong Kong amid virus fears DailyTelegraph
    Residents of Hong Kong have two constant worries on their minds recently -- having enough face masks to guard against the COVID-19 outbreak and how to while away their time when stuck at home. Libby Hogan reports. ... more
  • 8 months ‘If McKenzie went, so can Scott Morrison’ over the sports rorts scandal DailyTelegraph
    Labor strategist Bruce Hawker says “if it was good enough for McKenzie to go, it should be good enough for the Prime Minister to go,” after Scott Morrison was accused of misleading parliament on the role his office had in the sports rorts saga. Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese took aim at Scott Morrison during Question Time on Tuesday over his role in the scandal. Labor hammered the government with questions over the ongoing scandal, which deepened on Monday evening after the audit office told Senate estimates the government was still tinkering with the finalisation of the grants after the election ... more
  • 8 months Cr Gary Baildon’s amazing career DailyTelegraph
    Gary Baildon has done it all. From Mayor of the Gold Coast to head of the Gold Coast Show, he became one of the Gold Coast’s best-known figures. ... more
  • 8 months Cr Dawn Crichlow’s incredible career DailyTelegraph
    IN PICTURES: Southport Cr Dawn Crichlow’s incredible 29 year career in Gold Coast City Council ... more
  • 8 months ABC ‘should move from its ivory tower in capital city offices’ DailyTelegraph
    Sky News contributor Prue MacSween says it is time the ABC is "removed from their ivory tower" and instead be situated in locations "where the real people are". The Sydney Morning Herald reported Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher has urged the ABC to consider selling its capital city offices, such as in Sydney's Ultimo and Melbourne's Southbank. Instead, the ABC has been urged to move to "purpose-built" facilities. "Why don't they get some space out in Parramatta where the real people are and stop sitting in their Ivory tower, so removed from reality," Ms MacSween told Sky News host Peta ... more
  • 8 months Bikie associate spent bushfire funds on drugs: Police DailyTelegraph |NSW
    A Nomads bikie gang associate allegedly convinced a charity his home had burned down in the NSW bushfires and then allegedly spent thousands of dollars in relief funding on drug deals. ... more
  • 8 months Rain to hit bone dry NSW as fire season finally ends DailyTelegraph |NSW
    Mother Nature has finally heard a battered state’s prayers as NSW’s horror fire season ends just days before rain is set to bucket down on bone dry land in the south and west of the state. ... more
  • 8 months Josh Reynolds’ ex donated eggs while ‘pregnant’ to NRL star DailyTelegraph |NSW
    Josh Reynolds’ ex Arabella Del Busso claims she donated her own eggs to help an infertile couple start a family while she was in a relationship with the NRL star when she faked three pregnancies. ... more
  • 8 months Doctor worked at Ryde Hospital while infected: NSW Health DailyTelegraph |NSW
    The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in NSW has risen to 13 after four people arrived in the state from Iran, Singapore, Japan and South Korea. ... more
  • 8 months Stars turn out to farewell John Laws’ princess Caroline DailyTelegraph |NSW
    Radio legend John Laws shared the moment his beloved Princess told him she loved him for the first time with mourners at her funeral in Sydney today. ... more
  • 8 months Revolving restaurant shuts down for $12m renovation DailyTelegraph |NSW
    It could be considered one of the biggest challenges in Sydney hospitality history. ... more
  • 8 months Jason Waterhouse, Lisa Darmanin hunting gold DailyTelegraph |NSW
    From trips on the Manly Ferry with their nan to feed ducks in the Botanical Gardens to a second shot at gold at the Olympics. ... more
  • 8 months Famed pork roll spot fined for poor hygiene DailyTelegraph |NSW
    A famed Marrickville pork roll spot which has gained a cult following across Sydney has been slapped with two fines in one month for poor food handling. ... more
  • 8 months Bottle thrown at truck driver DailyTelegraph |NSW
    A road rage incident in Sydney's southwest has been caught on dashcam. ... more
  • 8 months Road rage against Sydney truckie caught on dashcam DailyTelegraph |NSW
    A tradie has been smashed for his reckless behaviour after being caught red-handed on dashcam throwing a glass bottle at a B-double truck. ... more
  • 8 months Doctor infected with coronavirus from Ryde Hospital DailyTelegraph |Local
    THE Sydney doctor diagnosed with coronavirus worked at Ryde Hospital, NSW Health has confirmed. ... more
  • 8 months Check out the latest on Newcastle and Hunter roads DailyTelegraph |Local
    LATEST traffic alerts and road works for the Newcastle and Hunter region: ... more
  • 8 months Check out the latest on Fairfield roads DailyTelegraph |Local
    LATEST traffic alerts and road works for the Fairfield region: ... more
  • 8 months Most expensive coin ever valued at $13K DailyTelegraph |Ls
    The Royal Mint has unveiled a new gold coin as part of its new James Bond collection that is a one-of-a-kind collectors item. ... more
  • 8 months Cadbury chocolate that’s ‘disappeared’ DailyTelegraph |Ls
    Cadbury’s Freddo is a firm family favourite — but the beloved chocolate frog is going to be disappearing for a spell. ... more
  • 8 months Coronavirus: myths about hand dryers, pets and even thermal scanners DailyTelegraph |Ls
    With Coronavirus sweeping the world, we dispel the myths around protection and prevention and highlight key things that could help you stay safe. ... more
  • 8 months Mum’s final act of control before death DailyTelegraph |Ls
    The one final hope Kerry Robertson had for taking back a little bit of control after years of powerlessness, of experiencing one last sliver of dignity, came just in the nick of time. ... more
  • 8 months Foods to avoid buying during virus outbreak DailyTelegraph |Ls
    With more than 82,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, a global pandemic seems more likely than ever. ... more
  • 8 months Does hand sanitiser work against virus? DailyTelegraph |Ls
    As the coronavirus death toll rises and infections soar to more than 90,000 globally, millions of Australians are stockpiling alcohol-based hand sanitisers. ... more
  • 8 months Social meeting place DailyTelegraph |Ls
    Behind the clumps of office towers that line the city end of Coronation Drive in Brisbane’s inner-west Milton is an urban oasis. Outcrops of greenery embellish the streets and a carpark that morphs into a food and farmer’s market on Sunday mornings. ­Opposite, there’s a new strip of shops ­including pizza, sushi and bagel outlets and a restaurant and bar, Cribb Street Social. ... more
  • 8 months Alchemy works magic DailyTelegraph |Ls
    When our lovely, warm bread rolls arrived, my companion was a little miffed that I got butter and he didn’t. So he summoned a waiter with a sweeping arm action that ­reminded me of a fast bowler. All had gone smoothly until that point. When the waiter approached our table to deliver the missing butter, he put his hand on my friend’s shoulder. Rather firmly, he said. And he left it there a little too long. My mate didn’t like it one little bit. He felt his personal space had been invaded. ... more
  • 8 months Protesters fight for Green Spine’s future DailyTelegraph
    A petition calling for Geelong council to reverse its decision to rip up a bike lane through Malop St has gathered more than 1000 signatures. ... more
  • 8 months The Opposition want to be ‘on the same page as the government’ on coronavirus DailyTelegraph
    Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says “as opposed to the fires, the prime minister has handled (coronavirus) quite well,” which is why the opposition is not challenging him on the issue. The opposition consistently challenged the government on the sports rorts scandal during Question Time in parliament on Tuesday, but refrained from asking coronavirus-based questions. Mr Clennell told Sky News host Peta Credlin if the opposition “took the government on politically on the coronavirus” as a result it would be accused of trying to “turn that disaster or crisis into a political football”. “Often you can’t win as an ... more
  • 8 months Passengers who travelled with patient zero alerted DailyTelegraph
    HEALTH officials are attempting to track down passengers who flew into Tasmania on the same aircraft as a man who has been diagnosed with the state’s first case of coronavirus. ... more
  • 8 months WATCH LIVE: Noosa council mayoral candidates debate DailyTelegraph
    Watch the Noosa Council mayoral candidate debate live here. ... more
  • 8 months 30,000 drivers caught by new cameras DailyTelegraph
    Thousands of NSW drivers were caught out by NSW’s new mobile detection cameras in just three months, with motorists now set to cop fines and demerit points. ... more
  • 8 months Dozens in immigration ‘now claim Indigenous heritage’ due to High Court ruling: Kenny DailyTelegraph
    Sky News host Chris Kenny says the consequences of the “race-based decision” by the High Court on Indigenous deportation laws are “going to be unpredictable and unfortunate”. The government sought to deport Daniel Love and Brendan Thoms for serious crimes committed while in Australia, neither holding Australian citizenship, but both self-identifying as Indigenous. However, the High Court ruled in their favour - declaring Aboriginal Australians have a "special connection" to the country and cannot be deported regardless of citizenship status. Now “we learn now from the Home Affairs department that at that least 23 people in immigration detention have now ... more
  • 8 months Immigration detainees pushing for release ‘arouse the sympathy of judges’ DailyTelegraph
    Sky News host Peta Credlin says the news of 23 non-citizens awaiting deportation for serious crimes, who are now seeking to stay, “because they're suddenly claiming to be Indigenous” shows “the ramifications of the recent High Court decision”. Ms Credlin said “there's little restraint on the creation of further special rights for Indigenous people; or indeed for anyone who arouse the sympathy of enough judges on the High Court bench. “Our citizenship legislation gives the minister power to deport 'aliens'… if they have committed serious crimes in Australia,” she said. “We're talking about crimes of violence, drug-running, rape, murder and ... more
  • 8 months There is a ‘movement afoot’ in the Democrats to defeat ‘avowed socialist’ Sanders DailyTelegraph
    New York Post Columnist Michael Goodwin says Former Vice President Joe Biden at 77 is the youngest of the three top candidates heading into Super Tuesday which is a “remarkable situation” the Democratic Party. After a landslide victory in the South Carolina Primary Mr Biden has received the endorsements of fellow “so-called moderates” and former candidates Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar. Mr Goodwin said though, billionaire Michael Bloomberg can “stay in for as long as he likes” as his campaign is entirely self-funded, if he stumbles in the Super Tuesday primaries questions will be asked about “who is ... more
  • 8 months ‘We shouldn’t be alarmist’ over the Coronavirus threat: Ley DailyTelegraph
    Environment Minister Sussan Ley says “there is no point in being alarmist” over the coronavirus threat in Australia. Ms Ley’s comments come in the wake of a Brisbane university student who tested positive to the coronavirus disease on Tuesday. A further three cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New South Wales on Monday, as the state's first instances of human-to-human transmission of the disease have been recorded. This comes as the federal government advised all health and aged care workers returning from 'hot spot' locations to self-isolate for 14 days. Ms Ley told Sky News host Chris Kenny Australia is ... more
  • 8 months The Democrats ‘are left with appalling options’ ahead of Super Tuesday DailyTelegraph
    Sky News host Chris Kenny has taken aim at Joe Biden, the “socialist” Bernie Sanders and “climate change hypocrite” Michael Bloomberg, saying America has been left with appalling choices among the Democrats. His comments come after three Democratic candidates have dropped out of the US presidential race in as many days ahead of the all-important Super Tuesday contests. Senator Amy Klobuchar was the latest to call it quits, wasting no time in endorsing her former competitor Joe Biden, while fellow moderate Pete Buttigieg also dropped out of the race on Monday. Mr Kenny said it would appear Bernie Sanders “is ... more
  • 8 months Klobuchar and Buttigieg Endorse Biden DailyTelegraph |World
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., backed former Vice President Joe Biden’s candidacy. A boost from the moderate wing of the Democratic Party will test Mr. Biden’s strength on Super Tuesday. Photo: Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters ... more
  • 8 months Vatican opens WWII archives DailyTelegraph |World
    A fuller picture may soon emerge on a controversial period in Vatican history. Scholars are being given access to the archives of Pope Pius the 12th whose silence during World War two has long been criticised. Pope Pius was accused of not doing enough during the Second World War to save those who perished in the Holocaust. Image: Getty ... more
  • 8 months How to prevent coronavirus: Scientists say wash your hands to these catchy tunes! DailyTelegraph |World
    Government bodies have suggested that you need to wash your hands for 20 seconds to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here's how to pass the time. ... more
  • 8 months What the hell is Super Tuesday? DailyTelegraph |World
    The race to become the Democratic nominee for president is fast approaching a tipping point. ... more
  • 8 months Calls mount to free Melbourne academic from Iranian prison DailyTelegraph |World
    A Liberal MP has called for a jailed Melbourne academic to be freed from an Iranian prison. Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been detained in Iran since September 2018, and was later convicted of espionage. Former diplomat Dave Sharma told parliament Dr Moore-Gilbert was secretly tried in Iran. ... more
  • 8 months ‘Stop Sanders Coalition’ forms as Buttigieg and Klobuchar withdraw from Democratic race DailyTelegraph |World
    Sky News contributor James Brown says Democratic candidates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar's decision to withdraw from the presidential race and support Joe Biden, shows a "Stop Sanders Coalition" is forming among moderates. "There are reports both of them will appear at a Biden rally to give their endorsement to him to stop Bernie Sanders from building a lead on Super Tuesday where more than a third of the delegates are up for grabs," Mr Brown said. "I don't think Elizabeth Warren will get enough votes to rival Bernie Sanders so her campaign will need to make a decision fairly ... more
  • 8 months Field narrows for presidential race ahead of Super Tuesday DailyTelegraph |World
    Three democratic candidates have dropped out of the US presidential race in as many days. Senator Amy Klobuchar was the latest to call it quits, wasting no time in endorsing her former competitor Joe Biden ahead of Super Tuesday. Fellow moderate Pete Buttigieg also dropped out of the race on Monday. Bernie Sanders and former vice president Joe Biden remain front runners in the democratic race. ... more
  • 8 months COVID-19 spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China DailyTelegraph |World
    Supplied video obtained Tuesday, March 3, 2020, of World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a news conference in Geneva. Mr Ghebreyesus says a total 8,739 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the WHO from 61 countries. "In the last 24 hours there were almost nine times more cases reported outside China than inside China," he says. "The epidemics in the Republic of Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan are our greatest concern." Mr Ghebreyesus also says: "We are in unchartered territory." "We have never seen before a respiratory pathogen that is capable of community transmission ... more
  • 8 months Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu tipped to be re-elected DailyTelegraph |World
    Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu is on the brink of re-election over rival Benny Gantz as exit polls predict he is only one seat short of a majority government. The election is Israel’s third in a year after the last two polls resulted in a deadlock. Mr Netanyahu is facing felony corruption charges and will appear in court next week. The president's re-election would force a showdown between the political and judicial systems over whether he would be allowed to stay in office. The results of the election are expected to be revealed on Tuesday afternoon. Image: AP ... more
  • 8 months Australians face ban on ‘mass gatherings’ as authorities prepare for coronavirus pandemic DailyTelegraph |World
    Mass gatherings including sport and entertainment events could be cancelled as Australia’s chief health officers consider harsh “social distancing” steps to stifle the spread of coronavirus. The decision would be made as part of a response to the outbreak detailed in the government’s recently published Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus. Image: Getty ... more
  • 8 months Americans nuts for Aussie horror movie DailyTelegraph |Ent
    The Invisible Man, an Australian-American co-production, has stormed the box office around the world, with impressive takings of $A74.8 million ($US49 million). ... more
  • 8 months Sign Sussex split has turned ‘toxic’ DailyTelegraph |Ent
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  • 8 months New Bachelor to be unveiled this week DailyTelegraph |Ent
    While last year’s Bachie didn’t result in the fairytale romance we had hoped for, it won’t be long before we become hooked by a new man’s quest for love. ... more
  • 8 months MAFS newbie explains risqué photos DailyTelegraph |Ent
    Married At First Sight’s newest groom Drew Brauer has revealed the truth about those risqué photos that are doing the rounds online. ... more
  • 8 months How to prevent coronavirus: Scientists say wash your hands to these catchy tunes! DailyTelegraph |Ent
    Government bodies have suggested that you need to wash your hands for 20 seconds to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here's how to pass the time. ... more
  • 8 months North West makes rapping debut DailyTelegraph |Ent
    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's six-year-old daughter North has made her rapping debut onstage at Paris Fashion Week. ... more
  • 8 months Why royal exit is ‘very hard’ for Harry DailyTelegraph |Ent
    Prince Harry’s friend is alleging the Duke of Sussex’s last round of official engagements in the UK before stepping down has been “an emotional time” and “very hard for the loving and loyal royal.” ... more
  • 8 months Judge Judy clause changes whole show DailyTelegraph |Ent
    One of television’s most dependable institutions, Judge Judy, is finally coming to an end after 25 seasons. ... more
  • 8 months Economic Insights 3 Mar 20: Reserve Bank cuts rates to protect the economy DailyTelegraph |Biz
    The Reserve Bank has cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.50% after previously cutting rates in June, July and October 2019, each by 25 basis points. There have now been 16 rate cuts since November 2011 with the cash rate cut from 4.75%. ... more
  • 8 months More Chinese restaurants go bust DailyTelegraph |Biz
    Three more Chinese restaurant shave gone into liquidation in Sydney after flatlining sales due to the coronavirus outbreak has forced other iconic venus to close their doors. ... more
  • 8 months Big four banks pass on rate cut DailyTelegraph |Biz
    Westpac immediately followed the Reserve Bank of Australia’s historic decision to cut interest rates to a new record low, passing on the 25 basis point cut in full to its home loan customers. ... more
  • 8 months PM hints at virus stimulus package DailyTelegraph |Biz
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said Australia is “well prepared” to face the coronavirus threat, hinting that a stimulus package was in the works as part of the government’s economic response to the epidemic. ... more
  • 8 months ‘A great loss’: AAP to close after 85 years DailyTelegraph |Biz
    Australia’s AAP Newswire will close after 85 years of supplying content to national and global newspapers, broadcast outlets and digital editions. The business is no longer viable in the face of increasing free online content, CEO Bruce Davidson said on Tuesday when confirming job losses and the cessation of output at the end of June. ... more
  • 8 months RBA slashes interest rates to record low DailyTelegraph |Biz
    The cash rate has fallen further into uncharted territory after it was slashed to 0.50 per cent by the Reserve Bank of Australia this afternoon. ... more
  • 8 months Obama’s ‘hidden hand’ in presidential race DailyTelegraph |Biz
    There has been a dramatic shift in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination over the last 48 hours, with a large number of high profile politicians throwing their support behind former vice president Joe Biden. ... more
  • 8 months Harris Scarfe chain saved from closure DailyTelegraph |Biz
    Three months after announcing it was being placed in receivership, embattled retailer Harris Scarfe has found a buyer to take over the chain. ... more
  • 8 months CommSec – Mid-Session 3 Mar 20 – Aussie shares snap 7-day losing streak DailyTelegraph |Biz
    The Australian sharemarket is lifting by close to 2% at lunch on Tuesday, with all sectors improving on hopes of rate cuts from a number of major central banks. ... more
  • 8 months Spotlight swoops to save Harris Scarfe DailyTelegraph |Biz
    The Spotlight retail empire, owned by the Melbourne-based Fraid family that’s estimated to be worth more that $1.65 billion, has won rights to buy failed department store Harris Scarfe. ... more
  • 8 months Australians need to be reminded of ‘how good we have it’ amid coronavirus outbreak DailyTelegraph
    The Perth USAsia Centre’s Gordon Flake says Australians need to be reminded “in some respects how relatively good we have it”, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Professor Flake told Sky News there are “advantages” of having a prime minister whose “word on health issues is widely respected”. “That’s a situation that we don’t have in the United States right now,” he said. “Long-standing attacks on expertise, the institutions of government, the credibility of the media and on the president himself, have put a situation forth where there’s a little more anxiety running that.” Image: Getty ... more
  • 8 months Toilet Paper Bought in Bulk at Sydney Costco as Coronavirus Fears Spread DailyTelegraph
    Customers at a Sydney Costco were seen panic buying large quantities of basic goods such as toilet paper as the number of coronavirus cases in Australia increased, on March 3. “I went this morning just to grab a few things but when I got there I was pretty shock [sic] with the amount of people there. Everyone pushing each other to get toilet paper and other things. People trying to take toilet paper out of other people’s trolleys as well. Pushing other people’s carts to get where they want to go. Not caring it will hurt anyone else,” a customer ... more
  • 8 months Deakin makes international travel call DailyTelegraph
    Deakin University has banned staff from international travel due to coronavirus, as it concedes some students will still be stuck in China when classes start next week. ... more
  • 8 months SEE THE VIDEO: Man’s drunken attack on cab driver DailyTelegraph
    A DRUNK man bashed a 64-year-old Uber driver and female cab driver within minutes of each other after a bender on Australia Day. ... more
  • 8 months AAP chief announces national news agency to close DailyTelegraph
    March 3, 2020. Australian Associated Press chief executive Bruce Davidson speaks to reporters in Sydney after it was announced the domestic news agency will close. “Our shareholders News and Nine have made a decision our business is not viable long term,” Mr Davidson says. “This is a financial outcome of the disruption that all media are facing. We’ve seen a lot of cutbacks, closures, reduction in news coverage by the traditional media companies across Australia, across the rest of the world… this is a case where the shareholders have said that they need to recut their content model, they need to ... more
  • 8 months ‘I’m going to die’: Teen before deadly crash DailyTelegraph
    Timothy Hocking told his girlfriend he was going to die an hour before his drunk mate smashed their car into a tree. ... more
  • 8 months Record low 0.5 interest rate a ‘buffer’ for ‘struggling’ coronavirus-hit economy: BCA DailyTelegraph
    The Reserve Bank’s decision to slash interest rates to a record low of 0.5 per cent signals the economy is “struggling” but provides a “buffer” against the fallout of coronavirus, Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott says. Speaking in Townsville, Ms Westacott told Sky News Chief Anchor Kieran Gilbert the next step Australia needs to combat the economic impact is “mid-term reforms to get our economy to be stronger and grow faster”. “We’re calling for an investment allowance to make that kind of return-on-investment decision that companies are going to make easier,” she said. Ms Westacott said the ... more
  • 8 months Extreme Weather Outlook DailyTelegraph
    WATCH: Rivers stretching from the Southern NT to the ACT are bracing for floods as much-needed rain is set to soak the Murray Darling Basin. Sky News Meteorologist Alison Osborne has the details. ... more
  • 8 months Weather Explained DailyTelegraph
    WATCH: Sky News Meteorologist Rob Sharpe takes us through an array of odd winter weather events from around the world. ... more
  • 8 months RBA’s 25 basis point cut was ‘precisely the right thing’ DailyTelegraph
    AMP Capital’s chief economist Shane Oliver says he believes the “Reserve Bank has done precisely the right thing” in cutting interest rates by 25 basis points to half a percent. The RBA announced an expected interest rate cut on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to soften the economic impact of the coronavirus. Mr Oliver told Sky News the federal government indicating they were looking toward an interest rate cut in the near future means the “RBA really had no choice but to cut” and hesitating would have furthered the economic damage. Westpac announced it will pass on the full 25 ... more
  • 8 months Time’s Up: Council candidates confirmed DailyTelegraph
    ONLY one of the 14 city councillors will not face a challenge at the March 28 poll. ... more
  • 8 months Nomad bikies arrested in relation to ‘fraudulent bushfire claims’ DailyTelegraph
    Police have arrested three Nomad bikies in relation to allegations a bushfire charity was ripped off after the deadly bushfires swept through Australia. NSW Police have released a statement alleging the four bikies were arrested after “detectives received information about alleged drug supply, extortion, assaults, and fraudulent bushfire claims against a charity organisation”. No charges have yet been laid. The men – aged 25, 26, 31 and 33 – were arrested in a series of raids in Sunshine Bay and Batehaven at 7.30 am today. One of the bikies is described as being a “senior member of the Nomads Outlaw ... more
  • 8 months Fast News: Today’s top stories DailyTelegraph
    Health officials are warning further domestic coronavirus outbreaks are inevitable after Australia’s first cases of human-to-human transmission, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been drawn back into the spots rorts saga, and US Democratic presidential candidates are preparing for Super Tuesday. Image: Getty ... more
  • 8 months HOLD HOLD HOLD RBA cuts cash rate to record low 0.5% DailyTelegraph
    The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the cash rate to a new record low 0.50 per cent in an attempt to cushion the impact of the coronavirus on the economy. (AAP Video) ... more
  • 8 months Sport Now: Around the grounds DailyTelegraph
    Ellyse Perry has been ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup tournament after a hamstring injury during Australia’s victory over New Zealand, and Arsenal are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after scoring two points to nil over Portsmouth. Image: Getty ... more
  • 8 months Westpac, CBA pass on rate cut in full DailyTelegraph
    Westpac has immediately followed the Reserve Bank of Australia’s historic decision to cut interest rates to a new record low, passing on the 25 per cent basis point cut in full to its home loan customers. ... more
  • 8 months Massive price for Hedges Ave home DailyTelegraph
    THE price momentum in the Gold Coast’s most expensive beachfront street, Mermaid Beach’s Multi-Millionaires’ Row, has grown again with the $11.25 million sale of a Harry Seidler-influenced home. ... more
  • 8 months PM hints at virus stimulus package DailyTelegraph
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said Australia is “well prepared” to face the coronavirus threat, hinting that a stimulus package was in the works as part of the government’s economic response to the epidemic. ... more
  • 8 months Drought-affected farmers receiving ‘mixed’ incomes DailyTelegraph
    The affects of the nation's drought on the agricultural industry has resulted in "mixed" reports of farmers incomes, according to Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Chief Commodity Director Peter Gooday. An conference will be held in Canberra on Tuesday to identify how the agricultural economy has been impacted by the drought. Mr Gooday told Sky News NSW farm incomes were the lowest they had been in 20 years as a result of the drought, but in Victoria, farmers were experiencing the opposite and receiving far higher incomes. He said the agricultural industry was not completely devastated as they ... more
  • 8 months SA govt cracks down on detainee laws amid coronavirus outbeak DailyTelegraph
    New laws that would authorities to detain anyone suspected of having coronavirus are expected to pass South Australian Parliament today. The proposed new laws were announced on Monday when the state's Liberal government said it would seek to change the public health act in response to the threat of coronavirus. The new laws would allow authorities to verbally issue detention orders for anyone at risk of spreading the disease, instead issuing cautions and written orders. Image: Getty ... more
  • 8 months Lleyton Hewitt hoping to get his Davis Cup players peaking for Friday’s tie against Brazil DailyTelegraph
    March 03, 2020. Australia's Davis Cup team captain Lleyton Hewitt speaks to media on Tuesday ahead of the cup tie against Brazil starting Friday in Adelaide. Hewitt says preparation for the tie is going well. "We're still a couple of days out but I'm pretty happy with where they are at," he says. "I've certainly got ideas on what I want to do on Friday and Saturday but I won't probably saying that just yet." (AAP VIDEO/Steve Larkin) ... more
  • 8 months Patient flown to hospital in critical condition after Mareeba crash DailyTelegraph
    Good morning Cairns and Far North Queensland. ... more
  • 8 months Australian authorities prepare for COVID-19 pandemic DailyTelegraph
    A 20-year-old university student has tested positive to coronavirus in Brisbane on Tuesday. Health authorities are working to trace the patient's movements as fears mount Australia is on the precipice of a widespread domestic outbreak of coronavirus. Health officials are also trying to track down people who came into contact with a Sydney doctor who was one of the first cases of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in Australia. Three more cases of the virus were confirmed in New South Wales as the federal government advised all health and aged care workers returning from 'hot spot' locations to self-isolate for 14 ... more
  • 8 months Does hand sanitiser work against virus? DailyTelegraph
    As the coronavirus death toll rises and infections soar to more than 90,000 globally, millions of Australians are stockpiling alcohol-based hand sanitisers. ... more
  • 8 months Sydney Commuters Stranded in Rush Hour as Derailment Causes Major Train Delays DailyTelegraph
    A “minor derailment of a small work vehicle” on tracks at Circular Quay, Sydney, caused major delays across the rail network during the rush hour commute on March 3. Several services were cancelled and about 130 were impacted after part of a maintenance vehicle came off the tracks early Tuesday morning. The vehicle was eventually removed at about 7.18 am however flow-on delays were experienced. This footage shows passengers aboard a train stopped on tracks along the Western line, due to delays across the network. Credit: @RJ_TravelBlog via Storyful ... more
  • 8 months New contract to provide 65 local jobs DailyTelegraph
    JOBS for 45 local tradies have been secured by the winning of a $1.7 million contract by a Cairns-based construction firm to redevelop the Dunk Island Spit. ... more
  • 8 months Sydney Commuters Cram Onto Central Station Platform During Major Train Delays DailyTelegraph
    A “minor derailment of a small work vehicle” on tracks at Circular Quay, Sydney, caused major delays across the rail network during the rush hour commute on March 3. Several services were cancelled and about 130 were impacted after part of a maintenance vehicle came off the tracks early Tuesday morning. The vehicle was eventually removed at about 7.18 am however flow-on delays were experienced. This footage shows commuters crammed onto a platform at Central Station and slowly moving up station steps. Credit: Nikki Muñoz via Storyful ... more
  • 8 months Vic govt pledges $6m towards coronavirus vaccine research DailyTelegraph
    The Victorian Government has announced $6 million in funding for the Peter Doherty Institute for research into Coronavirus. The Peter Doherty Institute was the first institute outside of China to grow coronavirus and the state government is hopeful funding will help manufacture the world's first vaccine. Image: Getty ... more
  • 8 months Salon closes after coronavirus case DailyTelegraph
    A Queensland beauty salon has closed its doors after a staff member was diagnosed with the potentially deadly coronavirus after returning from overseas. ... more
  • 8 months Coronavirus passenger fears spark ambo call-out DailyTelegraph
    Emergency services have been called to Avalon Airport, amid reports of an incoming passenger showing symptoms of the coronavirus. ... more
  • 8 months Stop the media leaks! Libs slam Nats over bush seat failure DailyTelegraph |NSW
    A senior Liberal minister told a private dinner of party moderates the Nationals would not get any extra bush seats at a pending electoral redistribution, blaming Deputy Premier John Barilaro for “failing to publicly sell the idea”. ... more
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