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Blog posts February 2020

Bridget McKenzie gave Sport Australia final list of grant projects in caretaker period

Sport Australia received the final list of projects to be given grants from the former sports minister Bridget McKenzie 17 minutes after the government entered the caretaker period and one day after it was sent to the prime minister’s office.

Sport Australia officials revealed at a Senate inqui…

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David Warner makes triumphant return to Newlands in big Australia win

Australia’s T20 World Cup preparations continue to go from strength to strength after David Warner and Steve Smith enjoyed a triumphant return to Cape Town, piloting the tourists to a 2-1 series victory over South Africa.

Returning to the scene of the ball tampering scandal, Warner (57 off 37 b…

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Planning A Move? These Are Canberra’s Best Lifestyle Suburbs!

Hello friends! I am from Melbourne and relocating Canberra to explore better career opportunities and quality lifestyle. My husband is planning to move to one of the best suburbs of Canberra that can offer high-end local amenities, best schools and health care centres. To find the best place, we hav…

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First Vodafone Australia 5G site to go live 'within weeks'

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has seen its revenue decrease by 3%, mobile customer base shrink by 5%, and its net loss blow out from AU$124 million last year to AU$279 million for its 2019 full year.

On the positive side, the company grew its fixed-line broadband customers to 114,000 and pos…

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Holden's demise doesn't signal the death of Australia's automotive industry

Holden was Australia's car and the death of the brand has punctuated the end of mass car manufacturing in Australia a couple of years ago.

But if you think Australia is completely out of the automotive business, then you are very much mistaken.

According to industry analysts IBISWorld, Austral…

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Samsung’s Onyx Cinema LED Screen comes to Australia

Samsung has announced that its Onyx Cinema LED screen has made its entry to the Australian market through its partnership with HOYTS Cinemas. The first such screen has been installed at HOYTS Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney. More more Onyx screen will be installed at HOYTS Highpoint in M…

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Defining Green Cleaning & Why is it Important?

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Over the years, more and more people have become familiar with the term 'Green Cleaning'. However, still, a majority of Canberra's growing population is unaware of the term and its significance. According t…

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Sports rorts: almost half the projects funded were ineligible, audit office says

Some 43% of projects funded under the controversial $100m sports grant program overseen by Bridget McKenzie – 290 in total – were ineligible when agreements were signed, according to officials from the Australian National Audit Office.

The evidence from the ANAO to the Senate inquiry on Thurs…

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Defence Minister warns French designers of Australia's submarine fleet after company questions local supplier capability

Relations between the Federal Government and the French company designing Australia's future submarines have hit a new low, with the Defence Minister declaring she will hold the group to account on its local industry commitments.

The Minister's blistering attack followed comments from France-base…

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Australia already paying economic price of climate change: RBA

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe has warned Australia is already paying the economic price of climate change, while calling for more policy certainty that would allow the nation to exploit "fantastic" renewable energy opportunities.

Speaking in Melbourne at the Australia-Canada econ…

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Tropical Cyclone Damien brings heavy rain to Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone Damien made landfall in Western Australia over the weekend and lashed north-western parts of Australia with heavy rain and damaging winds. Unrelated to the cyclone, eastern Australia also recently had some substantial rainfall totals. While rain came as welcome relief after the seve…

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Hub Australia readies for consolidation in co-working

Australia’s co-working market will undergo consolidation from next year, as players push for scale in the growing industry to meet increasing demand and to negotiate better deals with landlords, Hub Australia founder and chief executive Brad Krauskopf says.

Consolidation will not be immediate, …

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Setting Prices for Your Garage Sale: 7 Tips To Do It Right And Make Money

Are you planning to organise a successful garage sale to get rid of unwanted household items? If yes, then have a look at the seven tips mentioned in the article shared below. Whether it is about setting prices or advertising items, you will learn everything about running a profit-generating garage …

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How rain downpours affected Australia's eastern states after drought, heatwaves and fires

Parts of Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales have experienced some of the worst flooding in years as severe rain downpours washed over eastern Australia.
For states that have battled through months to years of intense drought, high temperatures and the recent bushfire crisis, the inundation ha…

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Coronavirus, SARS and flu experts compare the differences between the diseases

As the number of people dying from coronavirus rockets well ahead of those killed by SARS, experts say the disease's spread is now at a critical stage.

Nine weeks after the novel coronavirus was first discovered, Australian infectious disease experts are only beginning to understand its severity,…

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