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Blog posts May 2020

Lion attack in Australia leaves zookeeper badly injured

A zookeeper has been critically injured after she was attacked by two lions in Australia, authorities say.

The 35-year-old woman suffered severe face and neck injuries on Tuesday at Shoalhaven Zoo, about 150km (90 miles) south of Sydney.

She had been cleaning an enclosure when she was set upon…

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Australian government asks China for same reduction in trade barriers as US

The Morrison government has asked China to grant Australia the same reduction in bureaucratic trade barriers that Beijing has promised the United States.

The request emerged as experts warned that US allies such as Australia could suffer “collateral damage” from a deal between Xi Jinping and Dona…

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Safety Tips to Keep in Mind While Moving Heavy Furniture

How to Move Heavy Furniture By Yourself |

Are you planning to settle down in the best suburb of Canberra? If yes, then look no further than Greenway. This family-friendly suburb boasts of top-class schools, affordable housing options, best healthcare centres, gyms and public transportation facilities. You can move to this beautiful plac…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has swiftly upended lives, jobs and economies – but we’re yet to see the full impact on housing.

In a time of enormous uncertainty, understanding what’s happening in the housing market is important, not least because housing is the biggest source of wealth for most Austr…

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Coronavirus: David Jones speeding up Australian store closure plans as sales plummet

David Jones is accelerating Australian store closure plans after COVID-19 sliced through profits.
Sales dropped by more than one-third in the eight weeks leading to the end of April.
An update provided by Woolworths Holdings Limited and provided to 9News shows that "COVID-19 has had a significant …

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Regional Australia laments loss of print as News Corp titles go digital

It was the breaking news many readers in streets, shops and newsagencies across regional Australia today did not want delivered — the loss of the print versions of their favourite local newspapers.

News Corp announced the massive restructure of its grassroots print operation, blaming a plunge i…

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Queensland set to miss out on July school holiday boost

After months of being cooped up inside and told what to do, Aussies are keen to stretch their legs but won't venture too far from home.
Some holiday spots - especially in New South Wales - are set for an influx of visitors, according to exclusive new data given to
But Queensland, with…

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Tips to Clean & Disinfect Your Kitchen During The COVID-19

Social distancing, good personal hygiene and keeping a house clean and disinfected are some of the great ways that can keep the COVID-19 virus at bay. If you are staying at home to fight against this deadly virus, then keep your kitchen clean all day long. From kitchen countertops to high-touch area…

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Australia-New Zealand travel bubble could be in place by September, expert group says

The plan for a ‘Trans-Tasman bubble’ to allow Australians and New Zealanders to travel between the two countries could be presented to both governments as early as next week, and could be operational by September, the expert working group behind the proposal has said.

Canberra and Wellington …

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Who owns Australia? Our biggest land barons

Who owns Australia? You’d be surprised to learn that the billion dollar barons of our farmland are a Canadian government worker super fund, a New York teacher insurance fund and an Australian pastoral giant backed by a Dutch pension fund.

These three groups, the Canadian PSP Investments, the Ne…

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Australia's summer bushfire smoke killed 445 and put thousands in hospital, inquiry hears

Smoke from the Australian bushfires of the 2019-20 summer caused an estimated 445 deaths and put more than 4,000 people in hospital, a royal commission has heard.

Eighty per cent of the Australian population was affected by smoke from the fires, which burned in six states across six months.


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'The cliff': what happens when Australia's coronavirus stimulus runs out of road?

With news last Friday that the centrepiece of Australia’s coronavirus stimulus package, jobkeeper, will cost $60bn less than forecast, the federal government has an opportunity to rethink its approach to address what economists are referring to as “the cliff”.

The cliff, or “gap”, refers to…

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Expert Moving Tips for Beginners

Stressed about moving house? 5 tips for a smooth transition ...

Are you moving to a new house for the first time? Then it is understandable the process must feel overwhelming, as there are a host of tasks to complete within a small period of time. Even when you have hired professional removalists in Barton, Canberra, for people moving for the first time it i…

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Border friction: New Zealand set to open for NSW, Victorian tourists before Queensland

Tourism centres of NSW and Victoria may be opened to travellers from New Zealand before visitors from Queensland as the federal government steps up talks to create a "travel bubble" across the Tasman.

In a new warning to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Morrison government said it wo…

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Lab-grown coronavirus theory batted away by Australian government

The Australian government has again played down suggestions the coronavirus escaped from a Chinese lab.
Relations between Beijing and Canberra have deteriorated badly since Australia called for an international, independent inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, in a development…

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