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News: Australia

Whole Kids smashes $500,000 equity crowdfunding goal, securing the likes of Kate Morris and Casey Ellis as backers

Wednesday  15:26,   28 october 2020

Whole Kids has smashed its $500,000 equity crowdfunding goal, securing backing from a whole troop of Aussie business cheerleaders.With one day of its Birchal campaign still to go, Whole Kids has raised more than $540,000 from almost 300... >>>

Illiterate Oz … Ups and downs of koala politics … McKenzie rides again

Wednesday  15:26,   28 october 2020

Josh Frydenberg goes back to the hypocrisy well, Gladys Berejiklian returns to koala politics and The Australian just wants kids to read good.But now he’s taken it up a notch, yesterday announcing in parliament that he knew someone who knew someone... >>>

Japan’s net zero carbon by 2050 pledge is nothing compared with its 2030 cuts

Wednesday  15:25,   28 october 2020

In 10 years Japan will cut coal's 33% share of its energy production to 26%. That's one seriously big crisis for Australian coal exporters.New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s pledge this week for Japan to reach net zero carbon... >>>

How small businesses can identify open and winnable government contracts

Wednesday  14:25,   28 october 2020

There’s a very large pool of government opportunities, and rarely has small business been given so many incentives to start swimming in it. To find out how ready your business is to partner with, and win government contracts, you can complete the... >>>

Victoria has made 'enormous' improvements to its coronavirus contact tracing system, Australia's Chief Scientist says

Wednesday  14:25,   28 october 2020

Australia's Chief Scientist commends Victoria for making "enormous" improvements to its contact tracing system following months of modernisation and digitising its processes. "Improvements have been manifest across all of the system," the Chief... >>>

A TV line-up as dull and cruel as SAS Australia

Wednesday  14:25,   28 october 2020

Viewers have twigged: SAS Australia is full of ritualistic bullying, which should be a no-no.You know there will be the ritualistic bullying and yelling, attempts at humiliating and breaking down the contestants’ spirit and more — a bit like working >>>

New South Wales Women's State of Origin captain Kezie Apps confident of facing Queensland

Wednesday  13:25,   28 october 2020

The St George Illawarra star thought her season was over when she sustained a knee injury earlier this month. She is now hopeful of taking the field against Queensland in next month's Women's State of Origin match."I honestly thought I broke >>>

Rudd’s anti-Murdoch petition set to rewrite the e-books

Wednesday  13:25,   28 october 2020

Kevin Rudd’s Murdoch royal commission petition is inching towards a new signatures record — but where does it sit among other big petitions over the years?At the current rate of sign ups (about 5000 new signatures a day this week, after earlier... >>>

The unravelling: how Australian-Sino relations became about the politics of dissent

Wednesday  13:25,   28 october 2020

Relations between Canberra and Beijing are at a 40-year low. Crikey speaks to the experts about both the why and the way forward.The then prime minister was referring to the United States’ 19th century attempt to claw back territorial domination of... >>>

Report sheds light on 16-month-old's death at Sydney childcare centre but questions for authorities remain

Wednesday  12:30,   28 october 2020

Jozef Maragol and Anet Eyvazians were left shattered when their 16-month-old daughter was pronounced dead hours after they dropped her off at day care. Now, charges have been laid and the date set for a coronial inquest, but questions remain about... >>>

A fake news code won’t fact-check the internet

Wednesday  12:30,   28 october 2020

Australia is making small steps in the mission to pressure big tech platforms to take responsibility for disinformation. Will it be enough?This week The Washington Post has pinned what’s getting in the way of meaningful action: it’s not (just) bad... >>>

Labor has ‘credibility problem’ on Daniel Andrews’ ‘massive public policy failures’

Wednesday  12:30,   28 october 2020

The Labor Party has a “credibility problem” when it speaks of the second wave of the pandemic in Victoria as it fails to focus on the “massive public policy failures” of the Andrews government, according to The Australian’s Paul Kelly. © Provided by >>>

Perth mum accused of killing two daughters pleads NOT guilty

Wednesday  12:25,   28 october 2020

Milka Djurasovic, 38, faced Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court, in Perth, on Wednesday via video link from Bandyup Prison. She is accused of murdering her two daughters, Mia and Tia.Milka Djurasovic, 38, faced Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court, in... >>>

Scott Austic faces WA Supreme Court in retrial over 2007 death of Stacey Thorne

Wednesday  12:25,   28 october 2020

Scott Douglas Austic is facing the WA Supreme Court in a retrial over the death of Stacey Thorne, who died outside her Boddington home in 2007 when she was 24 weeks pregnant.Stacey Thorne, 35, collapsed and died outside her Boddington home, in WA's... >>>

Border and economy dominates Queensland leaders debate

Wednesday  12:25,   28 october 2020

The state's border police and the economy dominated the questions to the leaders.The Labor and LNP QLD party leaders took questions from undecided voters at the Sky News and The Courier-Mail People's Forum this... >>>