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Australian politics live: Queensland border reopens; Morrison condemns China tweet

Queensland tourism operators hope reopening of border to Victoria and Sydney will help economic recovery; MPs hit back at China over provocative tweet; Reserve Bank board to meet – 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 9.23pm GMT Penny Wong appeared on ABC News Breakfast th...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison


'Heartbreaking end to a life': alleged domestic violence deaths in Australia in 2020

This is a list of women who have died in Australia this year in a domestic setting or allegedly at the hands of someone they knew. The deaths of some of the victims identified below are still under investigation and many of the cases are the subject of active criminal proceedings which means we cannot definitively state that they were victims of domestic violence.According to the Counting Dead Women project by the anti-sexism group Destroy the Joint, which counts all female victims of violence, ...
Tags: Australia, Women, Australia news, Domestic Violence, Crime - Australia


Wasps threaten airplane safety

Wasps are threatening airplane safety at Australia's Brisbane Airport. The keyhole wasps have identified an airplane's "pitot tube," an externally-mounted sensor that measures airspeed, as an ideal location to make a nest of mud and grass. "We realized that this wasn't just an inconvenience, that you just had to clean these things out and swat the wasps away," says Eco Logical Australia researcher Alan House. — Read the rest
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UK bans installation of new Huawei equipment in 5G networks from September 2021: Reports

Telecom providers in the United Kingdom will have to stop installing Huawei equipment for 5G network infrastructure from September 2021. Oliver Dowden, the country’s Digital Secretary, called for the “complete removal of high-risk vendors” from UK’s 5G networks, reported The Guardian and BBC News. The government also unveiled a “5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy” that hopes to ensure UK is “never again dependent on a small number of suppliers.” Dowden’s announcement comes a day ahead of t...
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Now there's another problem for aviation: wasps

A tiny insect that evaded Australia's strict biosecurity controls is threatening plane safety at Brisbane Airport. Researchers say that without proper management, keyhole wasps could travel to other Australian airports and possibly even abroad.
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China's tariffs slam door on Australian wine

Australia's winemakers are scrambling to find new buyers around the world after China imposed hefty tariffs on the industry, effectively cutting it off from its most important export market.
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China's tariffs slam door shut on Australian wine's biggest export market

Australia's winemakers are scrambling to find new buyers around the world after China imposed hefty tariffs on the industry, effectively cutting it off from its most important export market.
Tags: Australia, China, Cnn


Australia: WA enacts industrial manslaughter scheme and harmonises its WHS law with other state jurisdictions - Gilchrist Connell

The reforms are based on the national model Work Health and Safety Act to improve consistency with the rest of Australia.
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Australia: Stronger unfair contract terms (UCT) regime on the horizon - McCullough Robertson

The UCT regime will be reformed by new legislation proposed for 2021 with strong civil penalties for non-compliance.
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Australia: Compulsory vaccinations for employees: The legal position - Swaab

If employ­ers intend to man­date that employ­ees be vac­ci­nat­ed for COVID-19, they need to jus­ti­fy the direc­tion.
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Australia: The Victorian legal system: How does it work? - Doogue + George Defence Lawyers

This article outlines the Victorian court hierarchy, to help clients to familiarise themselves with the legal system.
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Australia: Family violence intervention orders in Victoria – Counselling orders - Doogue + George Defence Lawyers

Failure to comply with a Counselling Order is a criminal offence in Victoria and can result in a criminal record.
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China rejects Australian PM's call to apologise for 'repugnant' tweet with fake image of soldier

Scott Morrison says China should be ‘totally ashamed’ of digitally altered image depicting Australian soldier posted by foreign ministryChina’s foreign ministry has rejected calls from the Australian prime minister to apologise over an inflammatory tweet over war crimes allegations, insisting it is Australia that should be saying sorry for the loss of life in Afghanistan.The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, had demanded the Chinese government apologise and take down a “repugnant” forei...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Afghanistan, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Brereton report


Australia: Alcohol and consent to sex: What does Victorian law say? - Doogue + George Defence Lawyers

The relationship between alcohol and sexual abuse is complex, and law can only do so much to address this complexity.
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Australia demands apology after Chinese official tweets 'falsified image' of soldier threatening child

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded the Chinese government delete a "repugnant" and "falsified image" on Twitter that appears to show an Australian soldier threatening to slit a child's throat.
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Australia: Australian soldiers unlawfully killed Afghan civilians and covered it up - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

The Brereton report investigated 23 incidents which held credible evidence of war crimes perpetrated by Australian troops.
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Australian politics live: Twitter flags tweet about ADF as Chinese state media ridicules apology demand

Scott Morrison had called on China to apologise and sought removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 6.26am GMT The ASX200 has had its best month on record, with gains of 9.96 per cent coming amid optimism for a coronavirus vaccine and US election results.The record, set af...
Tags: Health, Energy, Australia, China, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania


Australia: British man pleads guilty to nearly 100 child sexual offences - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Images of child pornography and child sexual abuse are being shared at unprecedented rates over the internet.
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Australia: Parenting arrangements and Christmas – no cheer from the family law courts in Australia - Cooper Grace Ward

Separated parents should compromise and reach agreement between themselves and not rely on the family law courts.
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Australian politics live: Twitter flags Chinese government's tweet with fake image of ADF soldier

Prime minister calls on China to apologise and seeks removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 5.33am GMT Elaine Pearson, the director of Human Rights Watch in Australia, told Guardian Australia the tweet is “breathtakingly, gobsmackingly hypocritical”.Obviously war crimes ...
Tags: Health, Energy, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Un, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party


Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image

A fake image posted by a Chinese government official depicts an Australian soldier murdering a child.
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Australia: IBAC report warns that misuse of personal information by local governments could amount to corrupt conduct - Holding Redlich

Local governments should start by reviewing their internal policies and personal information management frameworks.
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Australia: Inside Track: Immigration - In the media, and In practice and courts - Holding Redlich

This newsletter includes links to recent media releases and reports relating to immigration in Australia.
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Australia: A medical cover-up uncovered in New South Wales - Travis Schultz & Partners

The NSW Supreme Court awarded the plaintiff compensation after she gave birth following a failed gynaecological surgery.
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Australia: Key considerations for investing in Australia – Intellectual property & brand protection - Coleman Greig Lawyers

The legal system, laws and government bodies for intellectual property rights – all support innovation and protection.
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Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image

A fake image posted by a Chinese government official depicts an Australian soldier murdering a child.
Tags: News, Australia, China


Australia: Unpacking Unfair Preferences Series: Running account defence - Madgwicks

When a liquidator brings a claim of unfair preference, the running account defence is another commonly used defence.
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Australian politics live: Scott Morrison says Chinese government should be ashamed of 'repugnant' tweet on ADF soldiers

Prime minister calls on China to apologise and seeks removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 3.29am GMT The Labor opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, backed Morrison’s stand, arguing the tweet was gratuitous, inflammatory and deeply offensive. “Australia’s condemnation ...
Tags: Health, Energy, Labor, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party, Canberra


Australia: SOPA payment claims and construction industry Christmas shutdown in Victoria – Are you covered? - Logie Smith Lanyon

Unlike in other states, SOPA in Victoria does not take the Christmas shutdown period into account when calculating time.
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Australia: Key considerations for investing in Australia – Tax - Coleman Greig Lawyers

Each level of government in Australia imposes its own taxes – Federal, State and Territory, and Local Governments.
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