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Two people have died in a fire at Point Cook
Police have confirmed two people died in a suspicious fire in a two-storey townhouse on Totem Way at Point Cook around 3:30am.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 11:45 pm

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Halving insecure work by 2030 'completely achievable', union says

Unions are urging the federal and state governments to set a target to halve the number of Australians in insecure work by the end of the decade.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 11:45 pm

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State athletics chiefs pen scathing letter about Athletics Australia and call for CEO to undergo leadership coaching

Athletics Australia's head of high performance defected to the UK in September and a board member left in the week after this year's Annual General Meeting. Now state presidents have called for change.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 11:43 pm

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Colac residents urged to get tested after 'strong' wastewater results

An old COVID case who moved to the Colac region recently is likely to be the source of a "strong" positive wastewater sample, Victoria's coronavirus testing commander says.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 11:06 pm

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In the real world, the recession is far from over

The recession may have technically ended but it will take a while before Australia's economy gets back to where it was before the pandemic, as wages stagnate, unemployment remains high and cuts to Government subsidies loom.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 10:52 pm

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In the real world, the recession is far from over

The recession may have technically ended but it will take a while before Australia's economy gets back to where it was before the pandemic, as wages stagnate, unemployment remains high and cuts to Government subsidies loom.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 10:52 pm

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WA 'open for business' over Christmas but Premier warns new outbreak will close border again

Western Australia is set to reopen to New South Wales and Victoria next Tuesday, but festive season travel could be thrown into disarray if there is another coronavirus outbreak in any other state or territory.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 10:39 pm

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Andrews says suggestion Victorian Ombudsman's funding motivated by politics 'simply wrong'

Premier Daniel Andrews says the suggestion that his Government has limited funding for the Victorian Ombudsman in a bid to reduce scrutiny has "no basis in fact whatsoever", as the organisation says it does not have enough funding to do its job properly.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 10:34 pm

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QR codes are a household name in 2020 — but how did they come about?

How QR codes went from a being a relatively niche Japanese manufacturing tool to a household name during COVID-19.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 10:31 pm

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Sydney storm sets bell tower ablaze and cuts power to thousands
Lightning sparks a fire in a heritage building as damaging winds cut power to 20,000 homes.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 1 Dec 2020 | 9:49 pm

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Neighbour describes 'terrifying' fire at Point Cook townhouse that left two dead

Jemil fled from his house next door and could see massive flames coming from the burning home. He said said he felt sick that he could not help a woman he saw gasping for breath at a window. Police have confirmed two people died in the suspicious fire.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 8:29 pm

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'No choice but to oppose': Victorian council says no to controversial mineral sands mine

East Gippsland Shire Council rejects a proposed mineral sands mine east of Melbourne, but the final decision rests with the Planning Minister.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 5:22 pm

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Hundreds of kilometres of coastline puts Gippsland at the top of drowning rates in Victoria

A new report by Life Saving Victoria has the Gippsland region recording the highest number of fatal drownings across the state.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 4:46 pm

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Heading to WA in the coming days? Think you'll get out of quarantine early next Tuesday? Not so fast

Western Australia may be easing its rules for New South Wales and Victorian travellers from next Tuesday, but it will still have a "controlled border" with some continuing requirements and restrictions.

Source: ABC News | 1 Dec 2020 | 4:45 pm

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert: Academic thanks supporters after Iran 'nightmare'
British-Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert says friends gave her "strength" while jailed on spy charges.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 1 Dec 2020 | 2:10 pm

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China refuses to apologise to Australia for fake soldier image
The retort comes after Canberra demands an apology over a fake image of a soldier killing a child.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 1 Dec 2020 | 10:35 am

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Australian scientists map millions of galaxies with new telescope
A powerful telescope in Australia gives a glimpse of three million galaxies in record time.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 30 Nov 2020 | 9:02 pm

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Australia bushfire spreads across popular Fraser Island
The fire is sweeping through the World Heritage site off the east coast, destroying unique forests.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 30 Nov 2020 | 3:18 pm

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Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image
A fake image posted by a Chinese government official depicts an Australian soldier murdering a child.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 30 Nov 2020 | 5:49 am

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Coronavirus: Qantas adds to job cuts by outsourcing 2,000 roles
The Australian airline had already announced the loss of 6,000 staff as it tackles virus downturn.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 29 Nov 2020 | 10:49 pm

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White Island volcano: NZ officials charge 13 parties over tragedy
Some 22 people died when the volcano suddenly erupted last December with tourists on it.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 29 Nov 2020 | 8:31 pm

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Sydney records hottest November night on record
Australia, where it is still officially spring, is already seeing soaring heat in several states.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 29 Nov 2020 | 7:32 am

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Getting 'crushed' on Melbourne's path to coronavirus success
By one measure the city has just eliminated the virus, but relieved locals also fear a hidden cost.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 27 Nov 2020 | 10:50 am

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