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Welfare raise deemed 'inadequate' by unions; government reaches media code agreement – as it happened

ACTU president Michele O’Neil says jobseeker changes not enough for people to ‘live with dignity’; social media giant reaches agreement with Australian government. This blog is now closedBrittany Higgins’ partner abandons Canberra job due to fears of paybackHiggins’ rape allegation has launched five inquiries. Here’s the breakdownWhen will I get the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 8.07am GMT With that, I will leave you for the day. Here’s a recap of toda...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, House Of Representatives, Australian politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Higgins, ACTU, Rebekha Sharkie, Centre Alliance, Michele O'Neil, Coronavirus, Bob Katter Helen Haines Andrew Wilkie


Australia news live: Facebook to restore Australian news pages; Labor pursues Morrison over Craig Kelly resignation

Social media giant reaches agreement with Australian government; Morrison faces mores questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegations. Follow the latest updates liveBrittany Higgins’ partner abandons Canberra job due to fears of paybackHiggins’ rape allegation has launched five inquiries. Here’s the breakdownWhen will I get the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 4.34am GMT The LNP senator James McGrath seems to be taking Craig ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Labor, Australia, Australia news, House, Australian politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Higgins, LNP, James McGrath, Craig Kelly, Louise Milligan


Australia news live: Labor grills Morrison over Craig Kelly resignation; jobseeker to increase by $50 a fortnight

Kelly says he will support government on confidence and supply; Morrison faces mores questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegations. Follow the latest updates liveBrittany Higgins’ partner abandons Canberra job due to fears of paybackHiggins’ rape allegation has launched five inquiries. Here’s the breakdownWhen will I get the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 3.34am GMT The crux of the IR stuff today is that the gig economy h...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Kelly, Fair Work Commission, Higgins, Craig Kelly, Ian Ross, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Albanese to get Covid vaccination; government under pressure over handling of Higgins' claim

Labor leader will receive Covid-19 vaccination today; Morrison to face more questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegations. Follow live 10.24pm GMT The Labor leader was also asked about the reported increase to Jobseeker - just $50 a fortnight, or an extra $3 a day on the pre-covid rate.Anthony Albanese says Labor will ‘look at it’ once it is announced:I said very clearly that $40 a day wasn’t enough to live on. It’s one of first announcements I made as Labor ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Higgins, Albanese, Coronavirus, COVID


Pandemic-Related Unemployment Linked to 30,000 Excess Deaths in U.S., Study Finds

A new study out Thursday is one of the first to try measuring deaths during the pandemic that were caused not by the virus itself but by the economic devastation it sparked. The study estimates that the spike in unemployment seen last spring helped cause an additional 30,000 deaths among working-age adults in the U.S.…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Labor, Time, Articles, Recession, Unemployment, Social Issues, Pandemic, Unemployment Benefits, Covid 19 Pandemic, Unemployment In The United States


Australian politics live: Victoria set to end Covid lockdown as Andrews pushes alternative quarantine facility

Premier expected to announce easing of restrictions as survey reveals levels of vaccine hesitancy in Australia – all the news as it happensWarnings on privately run Australian quarantine centresMore than a quarter of Australians unsure about Covid vaccineMelbourne hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 9.34pm GMT Here, Alexander Downer, explains another view of the prime minister’s comments yesterday that it was his wife, who asked him ‘what would you want to happen if this were our...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Liberal party, Daniel Andrews, Andrews, Downer, Alexander Downer, Jess Walsh, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: First shipment of Pfizer vaccine lands in Australia

Parliament marks anniversary of national apology to stolen generations, and quarantine-free border to New Zealand closed over UK variant Covid cases. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Victoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explained 2.34am GMT Greg Hunt says the government won’t say until later in the week what the allocations of this first shipment of vaccines will be for each jurisdiction. 2.31am GMT Given the seriousnes...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Welfare, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia news live: SA border closes to Melbourne over Holiday Inn Covid cluster; Peter Dutton under pressure over grants

Five locally acquired Covid cases linked to a Melbourne quarantine hotel, with a nebuliser believed to have spread the virus. Follow the latest developments live 9.21pm GMT McDonald’s management has proposed that non-monetary benefits – such as Happy Meals, chicken nuggets and Big Macs – should be considered when the Fair Work Commission evaluates whether a pay deal leaves workers better off.As Paul Karp reports, that means they could soon be asking their own staff “Would you like fries with...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, South Australia, Peter Dutton


Australia news live: WA seeks Crown casino report legal advice as Victoria temporarily shuts Holiday Inn over Covid cases

Victoria backtracks on raising international arrivals cap as residents of Holiday Inn transferred to Pullman hotel. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveFollow the global Covid live blogVictoria Covid hotspots; NSW Covid hotspotsWHO team says theory Covid began in Wuhan lab ‘extremely unlikely’AstraZeneca vaccine: why Australia is forging ahead as South Africa tackles Covid variant 5.22am GMT Burke says gig economy workers can be paid around $10 per hour in their work, below the minim...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Wuhan


Australia news live: Victoria reports two new community cases connected with Holiday Inn

Former guest and second hotel quarantine worker test positive, joining worker who is confirmed to have the UK Covid variant. Follow liveFollow the global Covid liveblogVictoria Covid hotspots; NSW Covid hotspotsVictoria reported no new cases in past 24 hoursSouth Africa scrambles for new strategy after AstraZeneca vaccine blow 6.16am GMT Victorian Labor MP Marlene Kairouz has applied to the Supreme Court for an injunction, arguing charges of branch stacking against her are invalid, AAP repor...
Tags: Health, UK, Supreme Court, Labor, Australia, Africa, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria


Australia news live: Sydney and Melbourne on alert over Covid cases as Australian Open begins

Melbourne quarantine hotel worker tests positive to Covid; NSW issues alert over returned traveller case. Follow the latest news liveMelbourne quarantine worker tests positive as ‘low-level’ case puts NSW on alertNational proposal for Day 16 testsCovid rules explainedFollow all the global coronavirus news live 12.19am GMT Albanese has been asked about the push from the Nationals to have the agriculture industry to be excluded from any commitments to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. I...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Labor party, Melbourne, Australian Open, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Perth


Chief confident tournament will go ahead despite new threat, more vaccines on order – as it happened

All players and staff expected to return negative tests with play still scheduled for Friday. This blog is now closed 7.25am GMT And we will leave it there for tonight. Here’s a quick summary of everything that went down today: 7.11am GMT Earlier today, the Coalition deleted references to rising far-right extremism in a Senate motion Labor had moved to condemn the movement. The opposition accused the government of seeking to “downplay and dismiss” the threat of rightwing extremism in con...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Australian Open, Scott Morrison, Perth, Daniel Andrews


Australia secures 10m more Pfizer vaccine doses as calls grow for national approach to Covid quarantine – politics live

Increased testing at South Australian border as positive case throws tennis tournament preparations into chaos. Follow the latest news, live• Australian Open hotel worker positive for Covid • Victoria Covid hotspots•WA Covid restrictions explained; WA hotspot locations• Labor urges Facebook to act against Craig Kelly’s ‘harmful’ content• Follow our global coronavirus live blog 3.34am GMT Christian Porter continues to say that Labor is not correct when it comes to its criticism of the IR legi...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Australian Open, Scott Morrison, Perth, Daniel Andrews


Daniel Andrews gives Victoria Covid update after Australian Open hotel worker tests positive – politics live

People in Melbourne urged to get tested for coronavirus as the positive case throws tennis tournament preparations into chaos. Follow the latest news, live• Australian Open hotel worker positive for Covid • Victoria Covid hotspots•WA Covid restrictions explained; WA hotspot locations• Labor urges Facebook to act against Craig Kelly’s ‘harmful’ content• Follow our global coronavirus live blog 11.16pm GMT Why has Michael McCormack taken so long to bring his MPs into order in terms of Covid adv...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Labor, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Australian Open, Scott Morrison, Perth, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


How to Choose Your Obamacare Plan

Vowing to “undo the damage Trump has done,” President Biden has signed an executive order that opens a 90-day Affordable Care Act special enrollment period for people to sign up for health insurance.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Labor, Environment, Social Issues, Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance, Medicare, Covered California, Lifehacks, Biden, Medicaid, Trump, Health Insurance Marketplace, High Deductible Health Plan, Entertainment_culture


More than two-thirds of voters think Covid vaccines will be rolled out efficiently and safely – poll

A majority of 58% has confidence vaccinations will effectively stop the virus within Australia, the latest Essential poll suggestsVoters think the Morrison government will be able to manage the rollout of Covid vaccines safely and effectively despite the obvious downside risks, and a majority believes an early election would be an act of opportunism, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll.The data also suggests that Labor has been broadly competitive with the Coalition over the past qua...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Essential poll, Guardian Essential, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Anthony Albanese makes Chris Bowen climate change spokesman in shadow cabinet reshuffle

Albanese pins election hopes on major reshuffle; Victoria could open travel to all of Sydney from tomorrow as NSW reports no new local Covid cases; CSL refuses to appear before inquiry until April. Follow the latest updates live• NSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and rules explained • Qld to reopen border to all of NSW on 1 February • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 2.34am GMT Albanese has slapped down comments by backbench MP Joel Fitzgibbon calling to abandon the Rudd leader...
Tags: Health, Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tanya Plibersek


Can employers mandate the COVID-19 vaccine?

Want to keep your job in 2021? That may depend on whether you’re willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employment attorneys Peter Brown and Alex Volberding Liebert of the Los Angeles-based law firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore say an employer can legally mandate the vaccine under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But there are exceptions. “Employees with disabilities who can demonstrate that they cannot take the vaccine and employees with sincere...
Tags: Health, Business, Law, Labor, California, Cdc, La, Religion, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Vaccinations, Ada, Brown, San Fernando Valley


Australia coronavirus live: NSW reports eight more Covid cases as premier modifies Christmas restrictions in Sydney

Sydney to keep 10-visitor rule but from 24-26 December children under 12 not counted; lockdown continues in half of northern beaches, but small Christmas gatherings allowed. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveNSW Covid hotspots – list of venues and case locationsBorder restrictions: rules for NSW travellersCovid restrictions and lockdown rules – state by state 1.18am GMT As my Canberra colleague Paul Karp mentioned in an earlier blog post, the Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, told th...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Qantas, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Australian trade unions


The loneliness epidemic of 2020 – Australian politics live podcast

Looking back at the year, Katharine Murphy sits down with Labor MP Andrew Giles and Liberal MP Fiona Martin to discuss Australia’s other epidemic: loneliness. With coronavirus exacerbating the country’s feelings of isolation, which age groups have been hit hardest? How has social media use increased loneliness among young people? And what measures will the government take to solve the problem? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Mental Health, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Liberal, Fiona Martin, Katharine Murphy, Andrew Giles


Uber wants drivers and delivery workers to get priority access to COVID-19 vaccine

Given how reliant many people have become on rideshare drivers and especially delivery workers during the pandemic, Uber is pushing for them to get priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Today, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent a letter to all 50 governors asking them to prioritize giving drivers and delivery workers the vaccine as essential workers. “Over the last nine months, these workers have been a lifeline to their communities,” Khosrowshahi wrote in the letter. “They have transported h...
Tags: Health, TC, Uber, Labor, Tech, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, TechCrunch Uber, COVID-19


Australian politics live: government approves $500m war memorial redevelopment

Sussan Ley says it will ensure the memorial ‘continues to recognise and commemorate an important part of Australia’s history’. Follow latest updatesHow Australia’s industrial relations bill will affect you and your workplaceFollow our global coronavirus live blog 5.30am GMT Labor has the matter of public importance, and then the adjournment debate begins - but parliament is all but over for 2020. 5.29am GMT And that’s a wrap on the Christmas speeches. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Sussan Ley, Australian economy


Sydney boy with autism loses speech while stranded in India due to Covid

Australian mum desperate for flight home after autistic son stops talking without vital therapyA four-year-old Sydney boy with autism stranded in India and separated from his father since March has missed specialist treatment for so long he has become non-verbal.Concerns for the health of Yuvraj Krishna and other Australians stranded overseas have been raised by Labor’s shadow home affairs minister, Kristina Keneally, who is urging the Morrison government to intervene and help reunite the family...
Tags: Health, Labor, India, Australia news, Coalition, Sydney, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Kristina Keneally, Coronavirus, Yuvraj Krishna


Morrison government to blame for aged care failures during pandemic – Senate report

The Labor-chaired committee found there was a failure to anticipate crippling staff shortages and high demand for protective equipmentThe first report of the Senate inquiry into the Morrison government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has found a range of deficiencies in the response and concluded the national health strategy was not clearly explained to the public until July.The report of the Labor-chaired committee, tabled on Wednesday night, states the government “did not have adequate ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Morrison, Coronavirus, Aged care (Australia


Australian politics live: WA to reopen borders; NSW and Victoria lose AAA credit rating

NSW reports no new locally acquired Covid cases; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 5.22am GMT It looks like Bridget Archer is abstaining again - I can’t see her in the chamber. 5.21am GMT The third reading debate is happening on the cashless debit card legislation v...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, House, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt


Australian politics live: NSW reports no new locally acquired Covid cases; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions – question time

NSW to lift tranche of restrictions while in Victoria it will no longer be compulsory to wear face masks in offices or cafes; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 3.23am GMT Andrew Wilkie has the independent’s question today:Centrelink’s automated data matching system is now terrorising pensioners this time with...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt


Australian politics live: Queensland reports three Covid cases in hotel quarantine; NSW and Victoria to ease restrictions

NSW to lift tranche of restrictions while in Victoria it will no longer be compulsory to wear face masks in offices or cafes; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 12.14am GMT NSW has recorded no locally acquired Covid cases in the past 24 hours. Four people in hotel quarantine have tested positive.We are still w...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt


Australian politics live: NSW and Victoria to ease Covid restrictions; final sitting week of parliament

NSW to lift tranche of restrictions while in Victoria it will no longer be compulsory to wear face masks in offices or cafes; federal parliament returns for the final sitting week of 2020 – latest updates Global coronavirus news – liveCoalition may strip casuals of up to $39bn in claimsChina boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected 9.35pm GMT Richard Marles spoke to ABC News Breakfast this morning about the foreign interference bill, which he said was “half baked” - but Labor is ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Greg Hunt, Bill


The hidden cost of being a founder

James Sutcliffe Contributor James Sutcliffe is the founder and CEO of The Founding Network, a collaboration platform for high-growth founders. If I were to pick one thing that unites the global tech scene in terms of culture I would point to the respect and reverence accorded to startup founders. After all, creating your own company is an ambition many of us harbor. It can bring with it unparalleled freedom, a lasting legacy, prestige, wealth and the ability to...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Column, Labor, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health, James Sutcliffe Contributor James Sutcliffe, Michael A Freeman


Australian politics live: Chinese embassy accuses Canberra of overreacting to tweet on Afghan killings

Embassy official dismisses ‘rage and roar’ over tweet; new WA border rules not requiring quarantine to start on 8 December; Paul Fletcher complains to ABC chair about Four Corners program. Follow latest updatesPoll: three-quarters of Australians back target of net zero by 2030China rejects Australian PM’s call to apologise for ‘repugnant’ tweet Follow our global coronavirus live blogAustralia’s coronavirus restrictions explained: state by state 5.29am GMT One Nation is out, howeverOne Nation...
Tags: Health, Labor, Abc, Senate, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Welfare, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party



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