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The XB-51, the weirdest plane you've never heard of, took its first flight 71 years ago

A Martin XB-51 engine start. US Air Force Museum The enigmatic XB-51 was ahead of its time, and that may have ended its program. Martin's XB-51 flew for the first time on October 28, 1949, but the pioneering aircraft has disappeared into history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's unusual for an airplane to almost completely disappear from history. Especially a pioneering aircraft that emerged at the dawn of a new era with innovative technology. But that has been the ...
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Australian MPs pull out of dinner with Qatari ambassador over Doha airport incident

Members of security and intelligence committee snub invite in protest at invasive treatment of women before flight to SydneyAustralian politicians from the major parties have pulled out of a formal dinner at the Qatari ambassador’s residence in protest at the invasive treatment of women at Doha airport.Members of parliament’s security and intelligence committee have taken the stand as political pressure grows for the government to strengthen its response to the compulsory medical examination tra...
Tags: Human Rights, Women, Qatar, Australia news, Middle East and North Africa, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Labor party, Canberra, Doha, Penny Wong, Marise Payne, Australian foreign policy


Victoria records two Covid cases and two deaths as Melbourne lockdown lifts and Coalition continues Andrews attack – politics live

Rules eased but 25km limit and compulsory masks remain. In Canberra, Senate estimates and parliament resume and, in Queensland, Palaszczuk and Frecklington face off before Saturday’s election. Follow liveFollow our global live blogSecond day of no cases and no deaths in VictoriaFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 10.26pm GMT Kristina Keneally has fronte...
Tags: Australia, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Anthony Albanese, Josh Frydenberg, Andrews, Vic, Kristina Keneally


Melbourne cafes back to life as coronavirus lockdown lifted, but Coalition continues Andrews attack – politics live

Rules eased, but 25km limit and compulsory masks remain. In Canberra, Senate estimates and parliament resume and in Queensland, Palaszczuk and Frecklington face off ahead of Saturday’s election. Follow liveFollow our global live blogSecond day of no cases and no deaths in VictoriaFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 9.25pm GMT Speaking of bushfires, the ...
Tags: Australia, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Anthony Albanese, Board, Josh Frydenberg, Wright, WA


Australia protests Qatar airport's exams of women passengers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday condemned Qatar authorities’ treatment of women passengers on a flight to Sydney who were...
Tags: Australia, Qatar, Sydney, Canberra, Australia AP


Coronavirus live news: cases surge in Europe; easing of restrictions in Victoria in doubt

France, Italy, Austria and Greece report record increases in Covid-19 cases; Melbourne cluster grows. Follow the latest updates liveUS coronavirus cases surge in final days before electionHow Australia is tracking where Covid cases come fromCoronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 12.23am BST In the United Kingdom, a senior conservative MP has called for Baroness Harding, the Tory peer who leads the UK government’s te...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Greece, Australia, France, UK News, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Italy, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Greg Hunt, Canberra


The China challenge: 'To get a sense of how bad relations might get, look back to Menzies'

The high-stakes debate over China lends itself to extremes – accusations that single out individuals as either warmongers or traitors are common these daysThis is part of a series of essays by Australian writers responding to the challenges of 2020Forced to move house during the lockdown – legally, I might add, as lifting boxes was mercifully classified as an essential service – I stumbled across an old poster that seemed eerily in tune with the times. The poster had been plastered around inner ...
Tags: China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Melbourne, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Menzies, Robert Menzies, Australian foreign policy, Defence Force Academy


Australia Announced A $250M Arts Rescue Package In June, and 80% Of It Still Hasn’t Been Allocated

At a Senate hearing on Wednesday in Canberra, officials at first weren’t able to say at all how much of the aid had been distributed to struggling arts organizations. Later, they said that just under $50 million had been allocated, all of it to film and television; meanwhile, those who work in live performance and visual art grow ever more desperate. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Australia, Senate, Canberra, Issues, 10.21.20


Alan Tudge appeals ruling which said he engaged in 'criminal' conduct concerning asylum seeker

The Coalition minister was the subject of a scathing ruling after he failed to release an Afghan asylum seeker from detentionThe acting immigration minister, Alan Tudge, has launched an appeal against a federal court judgment that accused him of engaging in criminal conduct by refusing to free an asylum seeker.Tudge was the subject of the scathing ruling after he failed to release an Afghan asylum seeker from detention because he disagreed with the tribunal that ordered his release. Continue rea...
Tags: Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Canberra, Alan Tudge, Tudge


Sydney and Canberra firming to host India ODIs and T20Is

The New South Wales government appears more likely to allow players to train during quarantine
Tags: India, Sport, Cricket, New South Wales, Sydney, Canberra


India could quarantine in Sydney or Canberra during Australia tour in November

"We'd certainly be a very willing substitute" - Tony Shepherd, the SCG Trust chairman
Tags: Australia, India, Sport, Cricket, Sydney, Canberra, Tony Shepherd, SCG Trust


ACT election: resurgent Greens to push for policy ‘reset’ after Labor victory

Chief minister Andrew Barr and the Greens leader Shane Rattenbury to discuss minority government The ACT chief minister Andrew Barr and the Greens leader Shane Rattenbury are set for talks this week on minority government, following Saturday’s election.Labor and the Greens are set to hold talks this week on forming another minority government in the ACT, with the minor party seeking a policy “reset”. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Canberra, Greens, Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr, Shane Rattenbury, Australian Capital Territory (ACT


Asio to review terror terms including ‘rightwing extremists’ which Liberal MP says causes anxiety

In-house review will also cover emergence of new groups such as those based on conspiracies arising from the pandemicAustralia’s domestic spy agency is reviewing the language it uses to refer to terrorism after some conservative government senators argued its warnings about the increasing threat posed by the “extreme right wing” caused “unnecessary anxiety”.The head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Mike Burgess, flagged the review while reaffirming the country’s terrorism th...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Canberra, Far Right, ASIO, Security Intelligence Organisation, Mike Burgess


MPs' 'loose talk' drives Australia's relationship with China to very low point, former defence chief warns

Angus Houston calls for a ‘circuit breaker’ as Australian coal reportedly becomes the latest target of Chinese authoritiesChina is Australia’s partner, not an enemy, the former Australian defence chief Angus Houston has declared, as he accused some politicians of engaging in “loose talk” that had helped drive the relationship between Canberra and Beijing to “a very low point”.As BHP revealed some Chinese customers had recently deferred coal purchases from the mining giant, Houston warned of the ...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Beijing, Mining, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Canberra, Houston, Australian economy, BHP, Angus Houston, Australian foreign policy


Priscilla & Hugh’s Elegant Country Chic Wedding In Canberra

Priscilla & Hugh There is something utterly charming about today’s elegant country chic wedding in Canberra. This was a wedding about soul, about love, about what matters most. For Priscilla and Hugh? Their day was all about the atmosphere. In their words “Our focus was on creating an atmosphere that was welcoming to everyone.” And welcoming meant a first look so they could spend much of the day with their favourite people, it meant skipping a wedding party so they didn’t have to play favourites...
Tags: Wedding, Canberra, Bride, Hugh, Priscilla, Inspired Weddings, Australia - ACT, Ghanaian wedding, Priscilla Hugh There, Priscilla Hugh


Coalition's planned foreign veto powers could be unconstitutional, inquiry told

Prof George Williams doubts if the Morrison government can scrap Victoria’s belt and road initiative with BeijingThe Morrison government needs to overhaul its planned new foreign veto powers because the legislation contains “very serious” drafting problems and raises “fairly deep constitutional concerns”, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.The constitutional law expert, Prof George Williams, raised doubts about the federal government’s ability to scrap Victoria’s agreement with Beijing on the...
Tags: Australia news, Beijing, Coalition, Australian politics, Victoria, Canberra, Australian economy, Morrison, George Williams, Australian foreign policy, BeijingThe Morrison, Prof George Williams


Coronavirus Australia latest updates: Victoria reports 12 new cases and one death

Victoria’s premier weathers upset after his top public servant resigned and NSW premier holds on after Icac revelations. In Queensland, opposition leader Deb Frecklington faces questions over event with Peter Dutton. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.20pm BST Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein is speak...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Tasmania, Canberra, South Australia, Peter Dutton, Daniel Andrews


Scott Morrison says 2020 budget's spending plans will go ahead even if forecasts prove wrong

Prime minister says post-budget debate over underlying assumptions, including turbo-charged economic growth next year, is ‘overstated’Federal budget summary: all the key points at a glanceScott Morrison has declared the government will deliver all the big-spending elements of Tuesday night’s budget even if the rosy assumptions underpinning the economic statement turn out to be wrong.As the government embarked on the traditional media blitz to sell the budget, the Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Australian budget 2020


Scott Morrison says 2020 budget spending plans to go ahead even if forecasts proven wrong

Prime minister says post-budget debate over underlying assumptions, including turbo-charged economic growth next year, is ‘overstated’Federal budget summary: all the key points at a glanceScott Morrison has declared the government will deliver all the big-spending elements of Tuesday night’s budget even if the rosy assumptions underpinning the economic statement turn out to be wrong.As the government embarked on the traditional media blitz to sell the budget, the Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Australian budget 2020


Scott Morrison says 2020 budget spending plans to go ahead even if forecasts proved wrong

Prime minister says post-budget debate over underlying assumptions, including turbo-charged economic growth next year, is ‘overstated’Federal budget summary: all the key points at a glanceScott Morrison has declared the government will deliver all the big-spending elements of Tuesday night’s budget even if the rosy assumptions underpinning the economic statement turn out to be wrong.As the government embarked on the traditional media blitz to sell the budget, the Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Australian budget 2020


Australian budget reaction updates: Coalition punts on business for Covid recovery – politics live

Josh Frydenberg’s budget relies on tax cuts and business incentives, but rests on some optimistic assumptions. Follow all the reaction and coronavirus newsBudget 2020: Coalition banks on $98bn injection to jolt Australia’s economy back to lifeFederal budget summary: all the key points at a glance 10.27pm BST Some Mike Bowers magic on this dreary Canberra day. 10.24pm BST Lisa Millar also asked Scott Morrison what was in the budget for older workers.Millar: We talk about that generation a...
Tags: Business, Australia, Tax, Australia news, Unemployment, Coalition, Australian politics, Welfare, Qantas, Labor party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Australian Universities, Josh Frydenberg


Australia's coronavirus budget: tax cuts at the heart of Coalition's recovery strategy – follow live

Josh Frydenberg prepares to deliver a budget delayed and utterly derailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Follow all today’s news right through to the aftermath of the treasurer’s speech 10.16pm BST If you are feeling slightly overwhelmed by all the news coming out of the US at the moment, Guardian Australia’s associate news editor Jo Tovey is producing a daily election briefing to help non-Americans keep abreast of what’s going on.The first briefing was published today. You can sign up here: Re...
Tags: Health, Energy, Business, Australia, US, Tax, Australia news, Unemployment, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Welfare, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports nine new cases as NSW records no local cases for 10th day

Victoria to return to staged face-to-face teaching next week; treasurer Josh Frydenberg promises a jobs-focused budget. Follow liveFollow the global coronavirus live blogStates pressured to deliver infrastructure projects or miss out on fundsAustralia’s ‘no jab, no pay’ rule has little effect on anti-vaxxer parentsFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW Covid hotspotsNSW cases map; Vic cases map 2.34am BST This is good newsIn July, the communities in the Flemington ...
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Labor opposes tax cuts for wealthy but won't rule out passing them in budget package

Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers signals opposition but says party needs to see measures in detail before taking positionLabor has signalled it remains opposed to tax cuts for high-income earners if the Morrison government brings its stage three changes forward in Tuesday’s budget.But the shadow treasurer, Jim Chalmers, on Sunday left open the prospect of voting for the proposal if the government rolled up the budget tax cuts as a package. He said Labor needed to see the measures in detail before t...
Tags: Business, Labor, Tax, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Canberra, Australian economy, Morrison, Jim Chalmers, Australian budget 2020


G'day mate, I'll take two tinnies, a packet of Tim Tams, some Vegemite, and a bork

Do you come from a bork down under? Bork!Bork!Bork! Bork is going down under today after a Register reader eyeballed Windows doing its worst on a Canberra ATM.…
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds press conference as Victoria records five new Covid cases and three deaths

Melbourne’s stage four restrictions ease, with more people returning to workplaces. Meanwhile, analysts urge government to spend more to support recovery as jobseeker wage subsidy cut. Follow live Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.34am BST Q: Would you consider giving up payroll tax in return for something like an increase...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Welfare, New Zealand, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Canberra


Labor to push for inquiry into 'shocking' Western Sydney airport land deal

Revelations federal government paid company 10 times too much for land needs parliamentary scrutiny, opposition urgesLabor will push for a parliamentary inquiry into revelations the government paid $26.7m above the fair value for a parcel of land at the Western Sydney airport owned by a Liberal donor that will not be used until after 2050.Two members of the federal joint committee of public accounts and audit – Labor’s deputy chair, Julian Hill, and senator Rex Patrick – told Guardian Australia ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Air transport, New South Wales, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Guardian Australia, Western Sydney, Rex Patrick, Julian Hill, Leppington Pastoral Company


Australia's daily coronavirus tally falls to lowest in more than three months

Australia reported on Monday its smallest daily increase in new coronavirus infections in more than three months, but authorities in the nation's virus hotspot of Victoria said they could not hasten the easing of curbs. The 16 new infections are Australia's smallest daily jump since June 14, while two additional deaths were reported. "This light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer every day," Nick Coatsworth, the chief deputy medical officer told reporters in Canberra, the capital.
Tags: News, Australia, Victoria, Canberra, Nick Coatsworth


Chinese Intelligence Compiles 'Vast Database' About Millions Around the World

Australia's national public broadcaster ABC reports: A Chinese company with links to Beijing's military and intelligence networks has been amassing a vast database of detailed personal information on thousands of Australians, including prominent and influential figures. A database of 2.4 million people, including more than 35,000 Australians, has been leaked from the Shenzhen company Zhenhua Data which is believed to be used by China's intelligence service, the Ministry of State Security. Zhenhu...
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A closer look: A Chinese firm was found ‘monitoring’ prominent Indians, should we be worried?

A Chinese company with links to that country’s government has been monitoring public figures across the world, including 10,000 Indians, reported a consortium of media organisations, including India’s The Indian Express, Australia’s Financial Review and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Italy’s Il Foglio and United Kingdom’s The Daily Telegraph. Zhenhua Data, headquartered in Shenzen, has reportedly built a global database by collating information from social media IDs, news reports...
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