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  • Aussie Cricket Great Dean Jones Dies

    Australian cricket is in mourning after former Test star Dean Jones died of a heart attack in India, aged 59. Jones had been in Mumbai commentating on the Indian Premier League, and had appeared in coverage as recently as this week. “Dean Jones was a…
  • All Blacks’ quarantine puts New Zealanders offside

    New Zealand Rugby on Thursday refused to rule out boycotting the end of this year’s Rugby Championship in Australia after organizers unveiled a schedule that would leave the All Blacks stranded in quarantine at Christmas. The row overshadowed plans for a tournament that host Australia…
  • Vic Health Minister Wanted the Army in Quarantine Hotels

    Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has slammed the decision to use security guards in Victoria’s quarantine hotels, saying she called for the army to replace them following coronavirus outbreaks. Mikakos has told the state’s hotel quarantine inquiry she didn’t know private security guards were being used…
  • Westpac gets record fine for money-laundering

    Australia’s Westpac bank has agreed to pay a record A$1.3 billion (US$923 million) fine for more than 23 million breaches of money-laundering laws, the bank and regulators announced Thursday. Australia’s financial intelligence watchdog, AUSTRAC, said the wrongdoing included Westpac failures to monitor international payments suspected…
  • Insolvency Reforms to Help Aussie Small Businesses

    Small businesses will be protected from needlessly being wound up under changes to be announced by the Morrison government on Sept 24. The reforms to be unveiled by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will cover around three-quarters of businesses subject to insolvencies today. They will draw on…
  • Victoria Has Two Virus Deaths, 12 New Cases

    Victoria has had two more COVID-19 deaths, taking the state toll to 773 and the national figure to 861, as new case numbers continue to drop. There were 12 new cases on Sept 24 and the 14-day rolling average for Melbourne dropped to 26.7. The…
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