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Australia’s insurance industry praises a new $10 billion government fund to boost coverage in cyclone-prone regions

The Federal Government’s announcement of a $10 billion reinsurance scheme for northern Australia has been praised by a peak insurance industry body. The reinsurance pool, and a $40 million resiliency project, are intended to drive down insurance premiums and improve coverage in cyclone-prone regions. Insurance Council of Australia CEO Andrew […]
Australia’s insurance industry praises a new $10 billion government fund to boost coverage in cyclone-prone regions
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Queensland has counted just 2 new cases of COVID-19 community transmission, an ‘encouraging’ sign for Brisbane’s lockdown

Queensland counted two new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. Both are linked to pre-existing clusters, which Palaszczuk called “encouraging news”. The Greater Brisbane region remains under lockdown, but Palaszczuk said if there is “encouraging news tomorrow, we will be lifting the hotspot”. Visit Business Insider Australia’s […]
Queensland has counted just 2 new cases of COVID-19 community transmission, an ‘encouraging’ sign for Brisbane’s lockdown
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Australia halves the number of international arrivals and makes pre-flight testing mandatory in a bid to keep new COVID-19 strains out

The National Cabinet has implemented new measures to help prevent the UK strain of COVID-19 from spreading in Australia. They include mandatory pre-flight tests with all international passengers required to test negative before being permitted to enter the country, mandatory masks on all flights and in all Australian airports, and […]
Australia halves the number of international arrivals and makes pre-flight testing mandatory in a bid to keep new COVID-19 strains out
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Australia has discovered 10 more cases of ‘incredibly infectious’ COVID-19 strains on its shores as states begin restricting Brisbane visitors

New South Wales has identified 10 returned travellers carrying highly infectious mutated strains of COVID-19. Six of those have the UK strain, four have the South African strain, and all are currently being quarantined in NSW Health facilities. Meanwhile, states are beginning to place restrictions on visitors from Brisbane after […]
Australia has discovered 10 more cases of ‘incredibly infectious’ COVID-19 strains on its shores as states begin restricting Brisbane visitors
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Virgin Australia says flights to Queensland are nearly full, as the airline predicts it will reach 60% of of last year’s domestic capacity by January

Thousands of travellers are flocking to Queensland after the Sunshine State opened its border to New South Wales and Victoria. Virgin Australia said searches for flights between Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland jumped 103%. The airline is set to reach 60% of last year’s domestic capacity by January 2021. […]
Virgin Australia says flights to Queensland are nearly full, as the airline predicts it will reach 60% of of last year’s domestic capacity by January
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Netflix has commissioned its first Australian original documentary – a deep dive on the almost-alien creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home

Netflix has commissioned its first Austrlaian original docmentary, “Microworlds: Reef”. The documenrary is set in The Great Barrier Reef and gives viewers a peek into the world of the reef’s tiny inhabitants. The new film announcement comes as Queensland is named as the location for a number of upcoming television […]
Netflix has commissioned its first Australian original documentary – a deep dive on the almost-alien creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home
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‘Joe Exotic’, the TV show based on characters made famous by the cult hit Netflix documentary series ‘Tiger King’, will be filmed in Queensland

A new television series called “Joe Exotic” will be filmed in Queensland, based on the Wondery podcast about the rivalry between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic. The show will feature “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin. Two other series television series will be filmed in Queensland: “Young […]
‘Joe Exotic’, the TV show based on characters made famous by the cult hit Netflix documentary series ‘Tiger King’, will be filmed in Queensland