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Australian PM Scott Morrison declares flooding along east coast a national emergency

Australia has declared the devastating flooding along its east coast a national emergency, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced protests during his visit to the heart of the disaster zone. The emergency declaration, which was set up after Australia’s destructive 2019 bushfires, will help cut red tape and speed up aid amid criticism about a […]

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Kanye West: Australia wants 2020 U.S. Presidential candidate to be fully vaccinated before any concert tour

Hip-hop artist Kanye West will have to be fully vaccinated if he wants to play concerts in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday, after media said the performer planned an Australian tour in March. The warning comes just two weeks after tennis superstar Novak Djokovic’s hopes for a Grand Slam title were dashed […]

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Australian prime minister’s WeChat account taken over and renamed by a Chinese tech firm: REPORT

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s WeChat account was taken over by a small Chinese technology company which said it bought the page because of its large fanbase, Reuters reported. Morrison’s account was renamed “Australia China New Life” in January by Fuzhou 985 Technology which told Reuters that it wasn’t aware the page was previously connected […]

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Australia’s PM Scott Morrison proposes under-18s to drive forklifts to ease supply chain crisis

A proposal by the prime minister, Scott Morrison, to allow children to drive forklifts appears to have caught the states by surprise, with the Queensland, Victorian and New South Wales governments saying they have no plans to lower the current age of 18. Unions have also criticised the proposal, saying forklifts are dangerous machines that […]

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Federal court upholds Novak Djokovic’s deportation ahead of Australian Open

Novak Djokovic will be deported from Australia ahead of the Australian Open after the full federal court dismissed the world No 1’s bid to restore his visa. On Sunday the court rejected a challenge to the decision of Australian immigration minister, Alex Hawke, to cancel the visa on the basis Djokovic’s presence in Australia might […]

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Australia orders parliamentary inquiry into the behaviour of BIG technology companies

Australia will conduct a wide-ranging parliamentary inquiry into the behaviour of the world’s largest technology companies and the need for new legislation, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. Australia has led global efforts to rein in the powers of the likes of Alphabet and Facebook, installing legislation that has been heralded as a model […]

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Australia to send peace keeping forces to Solomon Islands amid rioting

Australia to send peace keeping forces to the Solomon Islands, as riots rocked the capital city of Honiara for a second day. PM Scott Morrison said police and army personnel would provide stability and security to the Pacific Island nation. The violence began on Wednesday when protestors stormed parliament in a bid to topple the […]

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Police are using ‘secret technology and tactics’ to find missing Cleo: PM Scott Morrison reveals

The Prime Minister has assured Cleo Smith’s devastated family that the Australian Federal Police are using secret technology and tactics to help find the missing four-year-old girl.Cleo vanished from her family’s tent at the Blowholes Campground in Macleod, near Carnarvon in Western Australia’s north, on October 16 and Scott Morrison described the situation as “heart […]

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Australia changes its national anthem to reflect country’s long indigenous history

Australia will sing a different national anthem beginning this year after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a change to the words on Thursday. The anthem will no longer refer to Australia as “young and free” – in an attempt to reflect the country’s long indigenous history. The announcement was a surprise but welcomed across the […]

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison cancels India visit due to bushfires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday called off his visit to India due to the devastating bushfire crisis in his country. News of the visit being called off came after Morrison and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held a telephone conversation on Friday. Massive fires ripped parts of Australia’s south-east for weeks with fire […]

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Australia PM Scott Morrison heckled by angry bushfire victims and firefighter

Australian  Prime Minister Scott Morrison was heckled in a town ravaged by bushfires, piling pressure on the leader amid death of at least 18 people. An angry firefighter refused to shake Morrison’s hand when he visited the town of Cobargo in New South Wales state on Thursday. Video footage showed Morrison tried to grab the […]