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Australians were suffering from weak wages growth long before the coronavirus pandemic

From 2016 to 2019, politicians enjoyed an annual 2 per cent pay rise each year — an 8 per cent increase. For everyone else, money for non-essentials has become so tight, any unexpected or unplanned expense could throw out entire household budgets, writes Gareth Hutchens.



Source: ABC News | 20 Sep 2020 | 4:08 pm

PM refuses to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Ahead of the release of the Federal Government's long-awaited technology roadmap, Scott Morrison refuses to commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, despite describing it as "achievable".



Source: ABC News | 20 Sep 2020 | 2:30 pm

Richie Porte's wife gave her blessing for him to miss the birth of their daughter, but it came with a caveat

Australian cycling star Richie Porte says his wife was OK with him missing the birth of their daughter to compete at the Tour de France, so long as he did not sit at the back of the peloton.



Source: ABC News | 20 Sep 2020 | 2:13 pm

'I still spend so much time on the kids - that needs to change'

Sarah Dahia from Australia takes us through her week during the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 20 Sep 2020 | 11:34 am

Matildas replica kit unavailable in female sizes

The women's football team said their away shirt won't come in female sizes until 2022.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 19 Sep 2020 | 3:02 am



Australian footballer awarded 'landmark' disability payout

Shaun Smith said he had suffered serious brain injury from repeated concussions in matches.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Sep 2020 | 4:24 pm

Spider-like toxins found in Australia's stinging trees

A team of scientists say this explains why those stung feel intense pain lasting for days or even weeks.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Sep 2020 | 10:06 am

Tony Abbott hacked after posting boarding pass on Instagram

A hacker uncovered the Australian ex-PM's phone number and passport details but told the authorities.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Sep 2020 | 1:14 am

The Australian family that travels 1,800km to run an outback pub

The Ellis family in Australia make frequent trips on a small plane, fulfilling what they call "a dream".

Source: BBC News - Australia | 17 Sep 2020 | 11:04 am

Australia win one-day series in thriller

Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey lead Australia to a three-wicket win over England to claim the one-day series 2-1.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 17 Sep 2020 | 9:23 am

Victoria police officer appears to stomp on man's head during arrest

Police are accused of using excessive force to arrest a man with mental health issues in Melbourne.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 15 Sep 2020 | 4:33 pm

TikTok rejects Microsoft bid at eleventh hour

Oracle is now the favourite to take over US operations of the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 14 Sep 2020 | 10:37 pm

Humpback whales enter crocodile river 'in Australian first'

At least one humpback whale remains in the Australian river after getting lost.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 14 Sep 2020 | 4:54 pm

England beat Australia in thrilling second ODI to level series at 1-1

England claim an astonishing 24-run victory as Australia crumble in the second one-day international at Old Trafford.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 14 Sep 2020 | 8:59 am

Coronavirus: Melbourne police arrest 74 anti-lockdown protesters

About 250 people attended the illegal protest in the Australian state of Victoria.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 14 Sep 2020 | 5:07 am

Australian optometrist suspended for altering prescriptions

The Australian optometrist is found to have altered over 400 prescriptions, undermining a colleague.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 13 Sep 2020 | 9:25 pm

Simon Tu: Drug runner jailed after hitting police car

Police have described the man's arrest as "one of the easiest drugs busts ever made".

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Sep 2020 | 2:08 am

Rio Tinto chief Jean-Sébastien Jacques to quit over Aboriginal cave destruction

Jean-Sébastien Jacques and other top executives will step down after the miner blew up sacred sites.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 11 Sep 2020 | 5:55 pm



Outside Source: Why Australia-China row matters

Ros Atkins explains why relations between the two countries are deteriorating fast.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 11 Sep 2020 | 11:25 am

Coronavirus: Australian family hit with huge quarantine bill to visit dying father

An Australian family has to pay A$16,000 in Covid hotel quarantine fees for the children to visit.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 11 Sep 2020 | 5:15 am

Australian journalist's 'whirlwind week' after China 'standoff'

Bill Birtles shared his experience after Chinese authorities banned him from leaving the country.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 8 Sep 2020 | 11:54 pm

Cheng Lei: Why has an Australian TV anchor been detained by China?

The disappearance of high-profile presenter Cheng Lei has shocked her family and strained relations.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 8 Sep 2020 | 11:10 pm

Adam Zampa: Australia's vegan, whisky-loving coffee connoisseur

Why leg-spinner Adam Zampa's eclectic interests mean he only has room for "three T-shirts and two pairs of pants" in his suitcase.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 8 Sep 2020 | 10:28 am

Back to work by Christmas, PM predicts

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed the controversial decision to cut its coronavirus welfare payments next week, saying he expects “hundreds of thousands” of jobs to return before Christmas.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Victoria’s lowest case number in months

Victoria has recorded 14 new coronavirus cases – its lowest tally for three months – as five more people died from the virus.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

PICTURES: Missing walker found safe

An elderly woman has been reunited with her husband after spending three nights lost in dense scrub on Fraser Island.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

How Qld border switch could backfire

The Queensland Government’s decision to reopen the state’s border to the ACT will be a huge fillip for the LNP with Prime Minister Scott Morrison now able to go on the hustings at the state election, says a senior political commentator.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Dob in a diner for virus breaches

Authorities are calling on patrons to dob in restaurants flouting COVID-19 safety protocols after 23 Sydney venues were issued heavy fines.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Man in 70s dies; 5 venues at virus risk

A man in his early 70s has died in a Sydney Hospital due to COVID-19 as authorities scramble to contain the potential spread of the virus by a western Sydney cabbie who drove for nine days while possibly infectious.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

‘I’m not going to cop this negativity’

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she will not “cop” any negativity about the Gold Coast film industry, which is creating local jobs, as the state recorded two new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Protesters claim ‘victory’ over cops

Anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne have gathered to belt out John Farnham’s classic You’re The Voice outside a Coles in the city’s southeast, claiming the stunt as a “victory” against Victoria Police.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Severe thunderstorms to slam NSW, Qld

Severe thunderstorms with the possibility of wind gusts in excess of 90km/h and large hail have been forecast for south-western Queensland and central NSW.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |

Cops shoot man dead on Qld island

A man has died after being shot multiple times by police on an island in Queensland’s southeast.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site |








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