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State government backs big batteries and solar to drive recovery

Loading It is hoped the changes will increase flexibility so people can install new and more efficient PV systems on the roofs of commercial premises. “These changes ensure planning requirements are aligned with advances in technology, and enable emerging energy projects to progress through the planning system more efficiently,” Mr …

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Micro-reforms from university fees to council red-tape to lift post-virus economy

The report was headed by then-commission chairman Peter Harris, who is now the chief executive of the government’s National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission, which will help outline policies to boost the economy once the pandemic has passed. Among the report’s most contentious measures were the introduction of road user charges, a …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Man in his 60s dies in Victoria as only one new COVID-19 case recorded; Senate inquiry into pandemic response begins; WHO defends itself against criticism

Indonesia on Thursday reported 357 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths, taking the total number of infections and fatalities to 7775 and 647, respectively, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said. The number of patients who have recovered from the novel coronavirus was 960, Yurianto said, adding that more than …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australia records lowest number of COVID-19 cases in 24-hour period since early March, US death toll passes 46,000, Australia’s death toll stands at 76

Indonesia on Thursday reported 357 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths, taking the total number of infections and fatalities to 7775 and 647, respectively, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said. The number of patients who have recovered from the novel coronavirus was 960, Yurianto said, adding that more than …

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Ruby Princess at centre of outbreak in Tasmania, chief medic says

The ship was also raised at a Senate committee hearing into the nation’s pandemic response where Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy said it seems likely a cluster in Tasmania’s north-west was sourced back to the Ruby Princess. Tasmania has 205 coronavirus cases including more than 130 cases in the …

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Flexible fixture a key as AFL plans season in phases

The AFL is planning to break the fixture into three phases when the competition returns to play in quarantine hubs so it can regularly reassess the situation and retain flexibility as to where and when games are played. The season would be split into phase one, phase two and then …

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WA coronavirus LIVE: $154.5 million cash splash to keep WA apprentices employed and tenants in their homes

Catholic and independent schools should give parents a fee discount if they will not be providing face-to-face lessons for their children, Premier Mark McGowan says. Despite state government issued guidelines for schools to offer both face-to-face and remote learning from term 2, private schools have taken their own approach. All …

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Cricket Australia, players in stand-off over potential pay cuts

Reducing player pay is one of the four levers CA is pulling in order to cut costs to safeguard the game against financial disaster should the coronavirus pandemic prevent India from taking part in Tests and one-day series worth $300 million to the game’s bottom line. Greg Dyer (left) and …

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Accused Surfers Paradise killer remains behind bars

His mother Michelle described the former law student as “charismatic, stunning, stylish, witty and irreverent”, Nine News reported. Mr Braid was remembered as “forever a rooster and a larrikin” by friend James Short on Facebook. Another, Isabelle Marlor, had seen him just the night before and was “absolutely heartbroken”. “I …

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Channel Nine slams brakes on ‘premature’ May 28 NRL restart

The NRL had pencilled in another Project Apollo meeting for Friday, which has now been postponed, in the hope broadcast negotiations would progress to the point that it would be able to map out the structure of the 2020 season. However, plans around a restart date and the machinations of …

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