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Melbourne passes $10m stimulus package aimed at small business

The summit will be held in partnership with the Victorian government, the Department of Health and Human Services, the federal government, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Loading Deputy lord mayor Arron Wood said cash flow would be a pressing issue for small businesses …

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Striking speaker in a timeless design

Last week saw a local launch by Pantheon Audio – a European manufacturer bringing its hand-moulded speakers to the Australian market. After five years attending media launches, it can be hard to get excited, or even interested, but there was a moment during the Pantheon event that was wonderful to …

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Hearthstone update like chess adding a new piece

To put this into perspective, it’s the equivalent of chess adding a new piece – one with giant bat wings, 10,000 years of pent-up rage, and a propensity for slashing pawns and bishops into dust. “Demon Hunter involved more people on the team than any other project because classes are …

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‘Wave of heat’ set to arrive in Sydney

Loading A cool change will arrive late on Friday in Sydney but with less of the chill of the most recent one. At present, there is little rain forecast for the next week for the city and, indeed, most of Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology also released its outlook for …

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Tiny hatchlings giving hope to endangered species

A clutch of endangered turtles has hatched over the past month thanks to a new breeding program that may help keep the breed alive in the longer term. Ten Manning River turtles have hatched at conservation organisation Aussie Ark in the past fortnight, at their site in Barrington Tops on …

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The latest sport events to be halted due to coronavirus outbreak

“As a league that organises public gatherings, we are also extremely conscious of our social responsibility not to enable and accelerate the spread of the virus.” While the Gold Coast leg has been cancelled, Logan said his team were “re-imagining” what a re-jigged season might look like to still include …

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Aged care: Some workers feel they’ve drawn the short straw

Dr Kate Barnett, who developed the program, called on the commission to recommend the service be funded in the future. A big difference with the program was that “students coming into aged care for their student placements” knew their future would be in aged care – and had experience in …

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Half a million Queenslanders request postal votes

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the latest advice from Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young was there was no need to delay the elections, despite the ban on mass gatherings of more than 500 people. Loading The ECQ said it was unlikely the ban would affect any polling booths …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: NSW, Victoria, QLD COVID-19 cases spike, Netherlands flags ‘herd immunity’ plan

Amazon said on Monday that it needs to hire 100,000 people across the US to keep up with a crush of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online. The online retailer said it will also temporarily raise pay by $US2 an hour through the …

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