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Blog posts January 2020

Australia has now wasted two good starts — its best finisher is sitting at home: Burning Questions

Australia started the series with a record-breaking victory over India but the hosts finished it with the trophy, getting home at a canter in the decider.
There were some big positives to take out of the series for Australia. Marnus Labuschagne took his fine form from the Test arena to one-day cric…

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Bushfire crisis expected to further sap confidence in the Australian economy

Businesses damaged by bushfires will be eligible for additional grants of up to $50,000 in the latest pledge from the Morrison government’s $2bn disaster relief package.

Businesses will also be able to access concessional loans of up to $500,000 if they have suffered significant loss of revenue…

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What to Pack First (And Last) When Moving

Do you know what to pack first and last when moving? If you are looking for the answer to this question, I can help you with an excellent piece of information. I am planning to move in the next month and thus gathering information that can help me in the packing process. Recently, I came across this…

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Australia welcomes US-China trade deal, despite possible costs

China’s commitment to buy $200bn of US goods over two years could come at the expense of Australian farmers and energy providers, but the “truce” in the countries’ trade war will be a confidence boost for global markets, trade minister Simon Birmingham has said.

“This is welcome news. Aus…

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'There are no indigenous peoples of Norfolk': Australia plays hardball in island dispute

The government has told the UN that the Pitcairn Islanders who settled Norfolk are not indigenous, and nor can the island's population be regarded as an ethnically, religiously, linguistically or culturally distinct minority.

"There are no indigenous peoples of Norfolk Island or indigenous popula…

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Australia fires: 'Apocalypse' comes to Kangaroo Island

"You see the glowing in the distance," says Sam Mitchell, remembering the fire that threatened his home, family, and animals last week.

"The wind is quite fast, the glowing gets brighter - and then you start to see the flames."

Sam runs Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and lives there with his wi…

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