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‘Evidence says it is safe to reopen schools’

“The situation in Victoria is one where they are following a counsel of perfection that ‘children must spread disease’ because that is what they have done in the past with other viruses,” Professor Booy said. “But in this virus, it’s much less of an issue. They have to get past …

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Business calls on national cabinet to smooth over state splits

“We think national cabinet’s been a very good forum because it’s been quick to react, but managing the waking up is as important as managing the going to sleep,” he said. Loading “We need uniformity and cohesion around that and we need some certainty about the rules under which business …

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Bioenergy push for emissions reduction and regional growth

“Significantly, a strong bioenergy industry can also help to support our local farmers and bring more economic growth for regional areas.” Loading Bioenergy is produced by processing organic materials, including agricultural waste and broadacre crops, to produce a range of energy sources including heat, methane and liquid fuels. The Australian …

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Mixed messages on COVIDSafe for iPhone users

Meanwhile, Department of Health chief information officer Daniel Keys said at a press conference on Monday afternoon that it was best for people to run the app at the forefront with the phone unlocked, but implied it would still work if they did not. “We know the performance is better …

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Parents deserve a clear plan on school reopening

At a time when political consensus has been the norm, not the exception, the debate over schools has become a flashpoint like no other. With about 1 million students in Victoria participating in an enormous social experiment in remote learning, that should hardly be surprising. What is surprising is the …

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Coronavirus live updates: One new COVID-19 case in Victoria as state embarks on major testing blitz

In south-east Asia, Indonesia is now reporting 9096 cases of coronavirus infection, up from 8882 the previous day – a rise of 214 cases. The death toll has risen to 765, up from 743 people on Sunday. That is the highest death toll in Asia, after China. The country has …

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Victorians brace for snow as temperatures drop

Snow could hit a chilly Victoria later this week.Credit:Dinner Plain Victoria is on track to experience its coldest April day in more than two decades as the state braces for heavy rainfall and possibly even snow. Temperatures are set to reach just 13 degrees on Thursday and Friday, an April …

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NAB reveals painful new normal as it rips off the dividend bandaid

NAB’s $807 million credit provision to account for COVID-19 may prove insufficient but McEwan admitted that despite testing myriad scenarios, the pandemic’s impact on the bank’s level of impaired loans involves too many unknowns to be anything like scientific. It can only make an educated guess about when social distancing …

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‘A new wave of death and disease’: Johnson returns to work with stark warning for British public

However the rate of daily deaths is slowly falling, as are hospital admissions. “If this virus were a physical assailant – an unexpected and invisible mugger, which I can tell you from personal experience it is – then this is the moment when we have to come together to wrestle …

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Judge-only trial for Queensland murder accused

Police charged him with Mr Carlyle’s murder in June 2017 after detectives reignited their investigation into the brutal murder. His trial in front of a jury was set down for July 20 at the Brisbane Supreme Court but was suspended indefinitely on March 16 due to the threat posed by …

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