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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Well, Australia’s vaccine programme is now in disarray. Last night, Scott Morrison announced that, due to concerns about rare blood clots with the AstraZeneca shot, the Pfizer vaccine is now preferred over AstraZeneca’s in adults under the age of 50. This is not a prohibition or ban, […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning folks! A bit of AstraZeneca vaccine news today. 1. Scott Morrison said he will again petition the European Union and AstraZeneca for the release of 3.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, amid a growing diplomatic stoush between the jurisdictions. His statement comes after the Federal Government accused the bloc of […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. 1. The vaccine wars intensify. Yesterday, Scott Morrison said tensions in Europe were to blame for the missed target of four million vaccinated Australians by the end of March. The European Commission blocked 250,000 doses to Australia in early March, and the Sydney Morning Herald reports that […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. Hope you all had restive long weekends. 1. New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is expected to announce the start date for a trans-Tasman bubble with Australia today. Based on the fact Air New Zealand is now selling a hugely increased number of quarantine-free flights across the Tasman […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello all, and welcome to the last day before the long weekend. 1. The federal government and the states are in open war over vaccines. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard accused the feds yesterday of undermining his state’s vaccine rollout, and Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles said communication was poor […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. 1. Labor has promised to slash taxes on electric cars and remove key barriers to uptake as part of a broader climate policy. The Opposition wants to drive down the sticker price for Australians who want to drive electric cars. There are currently no electric cars currently […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all! 1. Greater Brisbane is now under a snap three-day lockdown. The state reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning. Schools are closed, and cafes, pubs and restaurants are not be able to operate except for takeaway. “This is going to be the Australian way of life […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. JobKeeper is no more. The federal wage subsidy, implemented to arrest job losses during the pandemic, has officially ended as of today. Treasury has estimated up to 150,000 jobs may be lost this week, and there are suggestions it threatens to widen the divide between the richest […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks and welcome to Friday! 1. Melbourne Airport will accept international flights from April 8, nearly two months after a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a hotel quarantine site led Victoria to bar overseas arrivals. Some 800 passengers will be accepted per week, building up to 1,120 per week as […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. The Australian government is no longer relying on getting any more doses of AstraZeneca from Europe. European authorities continue to block attempts to export internationally manufactured AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. “It’s not been possible until now to have certainty in planning,” Health Department secretary Professor Brendan Murphy […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. 1. General practitioners have been told the COVID-19 vaccine rollout experienced “significant” week one delivery errors, Guardian Australia reports. “There were (in some cases significant) teething issues with the deliveries last week and over the weekend,” the update read. “We are continuing to follow up with the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. 1. James Packer has decided to back the decisions of the Crown board in response to Blackstone’s proposed $8 billion takeover bid, the AFR reports. This means the power with the deal lies in the hands of Helen Coonan and her three fellow independent directors, John Horvath, […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Phase 1B of Australia’s coronavirus vaccination program is due to start today. That means about 6 million Aussies are now eligible to get the vaccine. Among those targeted are people aged over 70, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 and critical workers. You can […]
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‘A bunch of fireworks waiting for the right spark’: Sydney’s night-time industry comes together next week to plan the city’s return after lockouts and COVID-19

Stakeholders from across the hospitality, live music, tourism and transport sectors come together in Sydney next week to plan the city’s night-time economy. Global Cities After Dark 2021 will feature workshops and keynote speeches from international industry titans. Sydney faces significant headwinds and opportunities thanks to COVID-19 and the recovering […]
‘A bunch of fireworks waiting for the right spark’: Sydney’s night-time industry comes together next week to plan the city’s return after lockouts and COVID-19
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and happy Friday. 1. The number of employed Australians has now reached pre-COVID levels, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). In its Thursday labour market report, the ABS states the February unemployment rate was 5.8%, or 0.5% lower than January. The figures suggest Australia’s recovery from […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. 1. Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination booking system came online yesterday, allowing people in Phase 1B of the rollout to secure an appointment from Monday. But listed clinics have reported issues with the system, saying they don’t have enough vaccine stock on hand to accept further bookings. Others reported […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Nationals Senator Matt Canavan yesterday called on Australia to suspend its AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine rollout, citing the decision of several European nations. But it was dismissed by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. “Those governments will take their own decisions [and] we’ll take ours,” he said. The European Medicines Agency, […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Tens of thousands of people marched at the March 4 Justice rallies around the country yesterday, protesting against the sexual assault, discrimination and harassment of women. “We are here because it is unfathomable that we are still having to fight this same stale, tired fight,” said former […]
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‘The convenience of life’: DoorDash’s new Australian general manager wants the food delivery app to expand to cover more grocery stores and small businesses

Food delivery app DoorDash wants to expand further into grocery delivery and small business locally, according to its new Australian general manager. Rebecca Burrows, who previously ran Australia Post’s small business operations, says DoorDash wants to “bring the best of your city to your door” across multiple verticals. The pandemic […]
‘The convenience of life’: DoorDash’s new Australian general manager wants the food delivery app to expand to cover more grocery stores and small businesses
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. It’s Monday. 1. A quarantine hotel worker in Sydney has tested positive to COVID-19, ending the state’s 55-day streak of no local transmission. The 47-year-old security guard worked at the Sofitel Wentworth in the Sydney CBD and the Mantra Sydney Central in Haymarket. The worker had received […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and TGIF. 1. The Australian government’s $1.2 billion tourism rescue package has been met with a decidedly mixed reception, with some industries frustrated that the aviation sector has received so much support. While Qantas CEO Alan Joyce proclaimed the stimulus package “ticks all the boxes”, some accomodation, tourism […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Look! Cheap flights! Airline tickets will be sold at half price to 800,000 travellers in a bid by the federal government to bolster the tourism industry. The federal subsidy will run from April to July, and will include regions like Gold Coast, Cairns, the Whitsundays, the Sunshine […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello and good morning, team. 1. The federal government expects the Australian economy to grow 5% this financial year and 4.5% in the next as a result of fiscal stimulus measures. Speaking yesterday, Scott Morrison said key to the recovery strategy was restarting and overhauling temporary migration visas, pushing JobSeeker […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Australian employers will be given at least $1.2 billion to hire 70,000 apprentices in the next year. The Morrison government hopes the uncapped job-creation plan will avoid a youth unemployment crisis as Australia exits the pandemic. As many as 100,000 apprentices have been employed through the existing […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Happy International Women’s Day! This morning, economists, think tanks and industry groups are calling for a pink-collar recovery built around childcare reforms, superannuation and female-targeted stimulus efforts targeted to ensure women recover from the coronavirus downturn in a stronger position than they went into it. 2. That’s […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning folks, and welcome to Friday. 1. We awoke this morning to news that the Europeans are HOARDING our precious vaccines. The EU has blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines bound for Australia. Officials confirmed to Insider that Italy decided to block the export of 250,000 vaccines made in […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Attorney-General Christian Porter identified himself as the Cabinet minister who is facing a historical rape allegation at a press conference yesterday afternoon. He denied the allegation. “I can say categorically that what has been put in various forms in allegations, simply did not happen,” Porter said. […]
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Stan boss Mike Sneesby will be Nine’s new CEO, the company has announced

Stan boss Mike Sneesby will be Nine’s new CEO. He beat challengers including Chris Janz, Nine’s current head of publishing, and former Endemol Shine boss Carl Fennessy. He will replace outgoing CEO Hugh Marks. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more stories. Nine has announced that Mike Sneesby, the current […]
Stan boss Mike Sneesby will be Nine’s new CEO, the company has announced
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. The official interest rate has been left at 0.10% after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) convened its March meeting. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. It comes as speculation grows over when interest rates will eventually be hiked, but Governor Philip Lowe maintains they’re staying […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning team! 1. Australian property prices rose 2.1% in February, marking their strongest national growth in 17 years according to CoreLogic. It comes as every state and territory market rises simultaneously, on the back of record low interest rates and a ‘fear of missing out’. “The last time we saw […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, team. Hope you all had great weekends. 1. A buy now, pay later code of conduct comes into force today. It means companies like Afterpay will – in theory at least – be compelled to disclose caps on their late fees and carry out mandatory checks on the finances […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello hello hello. It’s Friday. 1. News content returned to Facebook in Australia this morning, a week after the platform banned journalism from being shared on its platform. That means you can follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook – and why not, quite frankly? No skin off your back. Throw […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all, and mentally prepare yourself for maybe having the Olympics in 11 years’ time. 1. Australia is officially in the box seat to secure the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, after the IOC selected Brisbane as the non-binding preferred candidate. The IOC will now “engage in detailed and […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Greetings, team. 1. The Guardian is reporting this morning that the government will raise the JobSeeker payment by $50 a fortnight. While it is an increase, it will still fall below the current rate, which is bolstered by the coronavirus supplement until the end of March. Meanwhile, activists including the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning all. Hope you’re handling the disappearance of news from Facebook. 1. Facebook’s ban on Australian news content impacted state health departments and the Bureau of Meteorology, among others yesterday. Facebook claims this was inadvertent, and the ban was “focused on restricting publishers and people in Australia from sharing or […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, and welcome to the FACEBOOK-POCALYPSE. 1. That’s right, folks: Facebook has banned Australian news. For ardent fans of the Business Insider Australia page, we grieve with you. Facebook is now blocking Australian users from seeing, sharing and interacting with news on the site. Moreover, all Facebook users worldwide […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Greetings, folks. 1. Good news out of Victoria: no new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the state yesterday. The Herald Sun reported last night that Victoria will return to restrictions similar to those pre-lockdown – but with a mask mandate still in force – from tonight. Cabinet is meeting […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Victoria has recorded two new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, with both linked to the Holiday Inn outbreak. They are close household contacts of a previously confirmed case. There were also two new cases among returned travellers in hotel quarantine. Yesterday there were 4 new cases reported […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Greetings folks. It’s Monday. Let’s do it. 1. Victoria is now under a snap five-day lockdown, as was announced on Friday. Calls are intensifying to extend JobKeeper, which is due to end in March, thanks to the lockdown. 2. The Australian Medical Association has taken aim at Victoria’s hotel quarantine […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and TGIF. 1. The coronavirus outbreak linked to the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport swelled to 13 cases yesterday. There will be a press conference later this morning. News.com.au is reporting the possibility of a snap lockdown like the ones seen in Perth and Adelaide, but no decision […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. A coronavirus cluster linked with the Holiday Inn hotel at Melbourne Airport grew to eight on Wednesday. South Australia closed the border to residents of Greater Melbourne at midnight. The Holiday Inn was evacuated and closed for cleaning on Wednesday. 2. Australia is planning to push […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. An inquiry has found that Crown Resorts is not suitable to “give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence” after money laundering revelations. The 18-month inquiry cumulated in recommendations that the company board go under a restructure to give authorities confidence that further possible breaches of […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, friends. 1. Victoria has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 this morning. Authorities are awaiting genomic testing to establish the source of the second quarantine hotel worker’s infection. Meanwhile, NSW is trying to figure out whether a returned traveller who tested positive for COVID-19 two days after leaving […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and welcome to the week. 1. NSW Health has issued an alert after a Wollongong resident tested positive for COVID-19 two days after leaving hotel quarantine. The virus was detected under the recently implemented day-16 follow-up test. A range of venues have been listed by NSW Health as […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. It’s Friday, that day we all know and love. 1. There were zero new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria today. So that’s nice. Meanwhile, epidemiologists in The Age this morning are expressing concern that COVID-19 will continue to leak out of quarantine unless “more is urgently done […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. 1. Victoria will return to harsher COVID-19 restrictions after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive to coronavirus on Wednesday. Masks are once again mandatory indoors, gatherings in households are capped at 15, and the 75% return to work plan – which was scheduled to begin on Monday […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. Let’s do it. 1. Jeff Bezos has announced he will step down as Amazon’s CEO later this year and be replaced by Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy. In a letter to Amazon employees published Tuesday afternoon, Bezos announced that he would transition to executive chairman, where […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told Australians they will eventually pay a price for record spending in the wake of COVID-19. The Morrison government has suggested “budget repair” would begin once unemployment falls to 6% – currently expected before the 2023-24 financial year – and will […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and welcome to Monday. 1. Today, Scott Morrison will use a speech to the National Press Club to outline the government’s plan to vaccinate Australia for COVID-19 by the end of the year. The Pfizer vaccine will still be the first to be rolled out, but the government […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and welcome to Friday. 1. The first NSW COVID-19 vaccine hubs have been revealed. Unsurprisingly, they are based around the state’s largest hospitals. Royal Prince Alfred, Westmead, Liverpool, Hornsby, St George, Nepean, John Hunter in Newcastle, Wollongong, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga hospitals will be the first […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks! 1. Queensland will open its border to the entirety of New South Wales on Monday. Until today, Queensland had defined 35 local government areas across Greater Sydney as hotspots. “If anyone down there in NSW or Victoria [is] thinking about having a holiday, come up to Cairns,” […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. Welcome to the second half of a short week. 1. A vaccine dispute has broken out in Europe. The EU has threatened to limit exports of coronavirus vaccines to other countries, after British-based drugs firm AstraZeneca said EU countries will receive millions fewer jabs than they ordered. […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team, hope you had good weekends. 1. Just in this morning: Australia has provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, meaning it can now be imported and rolled out. “Following a thorough and independent review of Pfizer’s submission, the TGA has decided that this vaccine meets the high safety, efficacy […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and TGIF. 1. Victoria reached 16 days without community transmission of COVID-19 today. The figures for other states aren’t out just yet, but NSW recorded a fourth consecutive day without a local coronavirus case on Thursday, and Queensland recorded no new local cases for the 10th day in […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. I suppose it’s a day of some historic importance. Let’s do it. 1. Joe Biden is now the President of the United States. He delivered a solemn inaugural address on Wednesday. From the same stage that rioters overtook two weeks ago, Biden made a plea for unity […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team. 1. Ah, the end of the golden age of mortgage deferrals. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia’s biggest banks will stop giving automatic mortgage holidays to home owners, and are putting pressure on the tens of thousands of people who are not currently paying back their mortgages. […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. International travel is unlikely to resume in any significant way before 2022, according to former Chief Medical Officer and current health department secretary Brendan Murphy. While vaccines are the “light at the end of the tunnel,” he said it’s likely quarantine arrangements for international arrivals will […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Welcome to Monday. 1. The Australian Open situation is still volatile, as anyone could have predicted. There are now more than 70 Australian Open players and dozens more staff in 14-day hotel quarantine after a third charter flight into Melbourne was linked to a COVID-19 case. The players are not […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks. TGIF. 1. The conversation about vaccines continues apace after the recent discourse about the efficacy of the AstraZeneca shot. Health Minister Greg Hunt is now promising a two-stage strategy to protect the population from COVID-19, which will involve a widespread roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine to most of […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Donald Trump is the first US president to be impeached twice, as the House of Representatives charges him with “incitement of insurrection”. Multiple Republican lawmakers broke ranks to vote with their Democratic colleagues to impeach the president. He was previously impeached for abuse of power and obstruction […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. It’s Wednesday! 1. The Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology says the federal government should immediately pause the planned rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to an exclusive in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age this morning. “The AstraZeneca vaccine is not one I would […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Victoria rolled out a new permit system that allows travellers to enter the state depending on where they have last been. Here are the current green, orange and red zones, courtesy of our friends at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. (Other states not depicted in […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning folks. I’m back on deck for 2021, please bear with me while I reorient myself over the course of the next 10 items. 1. The big news over the weekend you probably already saw: Twitter has permanently suspended President Donald Trump from accessing his account. “After close review of […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team – a few COVID updates for you today. 1. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says Sydneysiders should expect to see a “considerable amount” of COVID-19 cases today linked to the Northern Beaches cluster. “I must ask the community to brace themselves for a number of cases that will emerge,” […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Happy Thursday, all. 1. Three new cases of COVID-19 were detected on Wednesday in Sydney. Two are along the northern beaches and one is in the city’s south-west. “Everyone living in the northern beaches area should monitor for even the mildest of symptoms and come forward for testing immediately if […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team. 1. The Morrison government issued its strongest censure of China yet after it reportedly banned Australian coal. Responding on Tuesday, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham suggested it was a breach of trade rules and urged the Chinese government to pick up the phone. Prime Minister Scott Morrison meanwhile said […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! We’re nearly there. 1. Australian coal exports to China have been formally blocked after months of turmoil. Australian coal will be blocked indefinitely while China emphasises imports from Mongolia, Indonesia and Russia, and expands local production. The decision was made by China’s National Development and Reform Commission at […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. Welcome to what is for many the last working week of the year, when we all do our very best work. 1. A report from Boston Consulting Group has exposed a “clear expectation gap” between employers and employees on the continuation of working from home arrangements. So […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello folks. Only a few more TGIFs in 2020. 1. Looks like the Australian attempt at making a COVID-19 vaccine is dead in the water. A report in the Sydney Morning Herald says a billion-dollar deal for the Morrison government to buy more than 50 million doses of the University […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning all. 1. Facebook was hit on Wednesday with two big antitrust lawsuits, one from the US Federal Trade Commission and one from 48 state attorneys general. Both lawsuits revolve around the company’s acquisitions of Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014. Both acquisitions obtained regulatory approval at the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, all. 1. The government has formally unveiled its media bargaining code, which will compel the big tech platforms to pay for news. Not much new here from what has been reported throughout the drafting process – but Google and Facebook have won a major concession which means the […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. There’s been a decidedly mixed response to the Morrison government’s reforms to casual and insecure work. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has rejected the proposals, claiming they will take away rights from some of Australia’s hardest-hit workers and that the bill represents a “missed opportunity” […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. Hope you all had good weekends. We’re nearly at that end-of-year break, I can smell it. 1. Bit of a hubbub over the weekend after a German woman and her teenage son arriving in Sydney on Saturday were allowed to avoid hotel quarantine and board a flight to […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning and TGIF. 1. The ambitious climate targets set by some of Australia’s biggest companies will be publicly tracked from next year. Federal Energy and Emissions Minister Angus Taylor is set to pledge to assist companies to meet these targets, saying that making commitments is the “easy part” and […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello hello. 1. The latest GDP figures show Australia’s economy grew 3.3% in the September quarter. The data technically signals the end of Australia’s first recession in 29 years, after two consecutive quarters of negative growth. However, this doesn’t tell the whole story – while the growth outlook for Australia […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello! It’s Wednesday! We’ve made it to mid-week! 1. It’s official: Salesforce is buying workplace messaging app Slack for a cool $27.7 billion. The deal is Salesforce’s largest acquisition ever and represents a more aggressive foray into office communication technology at a time when remote work has made chat and […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team, and happy Tuesday. 1. Bit of a diplomatic blow-up over the past 24 hours. A Chinese Foreign Ministry official shared a political cartoon depicting a SAS soldier slitting the throat of an Afghan child with their head wrapped in an Australian flag, as a commentary on Australia’s recent […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Victoria has recorded its first death from COVID-19 in a month, in a person who died of complications despite being cleared of the virus. But the state has still managed to record zero new infections for the 31st day running. Reported yesterday were 5,030 test results, 0 […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, all. 1. The Berejiklian government’s landmark renewable energy bill has passed the NSW upper house. It means the government will support the private sector to build $32 billion of renewable energy infrastructure by 2030. The bill was stymied for some time by One Nation leader Mark Latham, who […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Greetings, team. 1. Pubs and restaurants in NSW will be allowed one person per two square metres, and 30 people will be able to visit a home from December 1. From December 14, employees will be encouraged to return to the office, vacating the public health order encouraging people to […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Morning, gang. 1. There are now ZERO active cases of coronavirus in Victoria, meaning the ‘second wave’ has officially ended. Of course, things can change, but not a bad result. A man in his 90s was discharged from hospital Monday evening, making him the last case in the state. Solid […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. Victorians will be able to host 30 people for Christmas and from today no longer have to wear masks whenever they leave home. Masks are still required in indoor settings. “We will begin a slow, steady and safe return to work for those who have been […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, team. 1. Australian unemployment rose to 7% in October despite 178,000 new jobs being created, due to more people looking for work. The latest ABS data rates it as the biggest improvement in the labour market since the pandemic began, with more than half of all new positions […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Top of the morning to you all. 1. Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine candidate was 95% effective at protecting people against COVID-19 in its late-stage trial, the pharmaceutical giant said in a Wednesday press release. Pfizer shared preliminary results from the study on November 9. Wednesday’s release provided more details that come […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. South Australian health authorities have linked “more than a dozen schools, supermarkets, cafes and hotels” to its COVID-19 outbreak after confirming five new cases yesterday. Some states, including Queensland, have closed their border to travellers from SA, while NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging people to […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning, folks. 1. We have another very promising vaccine candidate. Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 in its late-stage trial, the Massachusetts biotech company said on Monday. The vaccine was shown to be 94.5% effective in a preliminary analysis. I’m not always impressed by corporate […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia