Melbourne CBD readies for lockdown

Melbourne CBD readies for lockdown

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ExclusiveJul 6, 2020 – 12.05amMelbourne is preparing for a wider lockdown as Victoria's outbreak hits the city's northern edge and the CBD risks joining 12 postcodes in a move that would hit 37,000 residents and 16,000 businesses, as well as key parts of corporate Australia.Victoria recorded 74 new cases on Sunday and 108 new cases…
US senator to propose bill to block middle seats after crowded flight – Business Insider

US senator to propose bill to block middle seats after crowded flight – Business...

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Sen. Jeff Merkley blasted American Airlines on Twitter after a crowded flight, asking "how many Americans will die because you fill middle seats."
New coronavirus strain is more infectious but does not make people sicker: study – Business Insider

New coronavirus strain is more infectious but does not make people sicker: study –...

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One of the researchers who worked on the study told CNN that the new mutation is "now the dominant form infecting people."
What was said at the AMP staff meeting

What was said at the AMP staff meeting

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AMP group executive, people and corporate affairs, Helen Livesey fronted a group of furious employees on Wednesday who demanded answers over a sexual harassment scandal involving new AMP Capital chief executive Boe Pahari. Here's some of what they had to say.Jul 3, 2020 – 12.01amStaff member 1I obviously am quite emotional about this subject. And…
Why Hong Kong cannot be another Singapore

Why Hong Kong cannot be another Singapore

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OpinionSingapore is well aware that it is ultimately reliant on the good opinions and good will of the outside world. Hong Kong is a territory that is part of China, a vast country that feels it is beholden to no one.Gideon RachmanColumnistSome years ago, I was talking to a government minister in Singapore. In a…
Qantas facing legal action over JobKeeper

Qantas facing legal action over JobKeeper

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"Qantas have a legal and moral responsibility to pay workers their penalties but it’s using tricky legal manoeuvres to dodge that responsibility.“The idea that whether someone is paid monthly or fortnightly would affect their right to be paid at all is completely ridiculous. This is totally unprincipled by Qantas. They should fess up and stop…
Kusher’s ‘rocking again’ by July quote met with harsh coronavirus math – Business Insider

Kusher’s ‘rocking again’ by July quote met with harsh coronavirus math – Business Insider

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In Kushner's confident Fox & Friends appearance back in April, he also proclaimed the US was "on the other side of the medical aspect" of the virus.
Victoria public housing towers locked down

Victoria public housing towers locked down

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Updated Jul 4, 2020 – 4.44pm, first published at 4.34pmVictoria has recorded 108 cases of COVID-19 overnight, its second-biggest daily increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Up to 3000 residents of nine public housing estates in Flemington and North Melbourne have been placed into immediate lockdown and they will not be able to leave…
Gretchen Carlson takes AMP to task

Gretchen Carlson takes AMP to task

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Jul 4, 2020 – 12.00am"Words are not enough," an AMP employee told one of the company's most senior executives, Alex Wade, on Friday morning."What tangible actions are actually being taken to fix this?" she asked.A day earlier, the stoush over a key executive appointment at the Australian financial services giant had attracted the attention of…
Chipmaker SMIC Eyes China’s Biggest Share Sale in a Decade – Yahoo Finance

Chipmaker SMIC Eyes China’s Biggest Share Sale in a Decade – Yahoo Finance

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(Bloomberg) -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. is preparing to raise as much as $7.5 billion via mainland China’s largest stock sale in a decade, a big cash infusion for a chipmaker Beijing’s counting on to reduce reliance on American technolo…