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Wed 3 Jun 2020

How COVID-19 will ‘wipe out’ a generation of apprentices

premium_icon How COVID-19 will ‘wipe out’ a generation of apprentices

The skills shortage crisis is predicted to be six times worse than the GFC, with more than 100,000 apprentices and trainees set to go this year.

Footy plan to let groups of 50 fans attend games

premium_icon Footy plan to let groups of 50 fans attend games

The AFL is investigating whether spectators could return to games in small numbers, including the possibility of starting with 50 seated patrons.

Unexpected upside to lockdown as flu season stalls

premium_icon Unexpected upside to lockdown as flu season stalls

In perhaps the only upside of the coronavirus pandemic, flu infections are low in what was expected to be a deadly season.

This is how the recession may impact you

This is how the recession may impact you

Australia is experiencing its first recession in decades, with jobs, wages, the cost of living and the housing market all set to be impacted.

US Marines’ strict Aussie quarantine requirements revealed

premium_icon US Marines’ strict Aussie quarantine requirements revealed

US Marines arriving in Australia have been warned they could face disciplinary action if they don’t adhere to quarantine requirements.

The weird COVID rules set to govern weddings

premium_icon The weird COVID rules set to govern weddings

Weddings are set to be whole lot less fun under regulations proposed by the industry to get hospitality back to work again after the coronavirus pandemic.

NZ ends social distancing, paving way for trans-Tasman sport

premium_icon NZ ends social distancing, paving way for trans-Tasman sport

New Zealand is expected allow large crowds to gather at sporting events and concerts, allowing Australia to play international sporting games.

Special technology will check race punters

premium_icon Special technology will check race punters

Everyone entering Royal Randwick on Saturday will be checked by thermal cameras, the first deployment of such measures at an Australian sporting venue.

Business erects ‘save our jobs’ billboard over border ban

premium_icon Business erects ‘save our jobs’ billboard over border ban

They say a picture paints a 1000 words - but this billboard hopes to project a very loud and simple message to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

‘Cheapest island ever’ for sale off Central Queensland coast

premium_icon ‘Cheapest island ever’ for sale off Central Queensland coast

‘Stop wondering what the high end wealthy are doing, and own your own island that is cheaper than a house block in the burbs’

Snapchat child sex offender avoids jail

Snapchat child sex offender avoids jail

A 20-year-old man admitted to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in Tasmania but a judge allowed him to skip jail for his offending.

Aboriginal teen's family calls for officer's arrest

Aboriginal teen's family calls for officer's arrest

Family of an Aboriginal teen hospitalised after being arrested have called for the officer to be charged as NSW Police Minister said it was ‘not unprovoked’.

Town furious over COVID-19 mistake

premium_icon Town furious over COVID-19 mistake

Blackwater residents are “pissed off” and don’t believe a State Government apology is enough, following Nathan Turner’s coronavirus misdiagnosis

’We need you’: Wife’s desperate plea to missing man

premium_icon ’We need you’: Wife’s desperate plea to missing man

The wife of a newly-wedded Hervey Bay man has made a desperate plea for information about his whereabouts, after police scaled back a week-long search.

Graph that should have Australia worried

Graph that should have Australia worried

Australia is in a position it hasn’t been in since the 1990s and there’s one graph that should have economists’ alarm bells ringing.

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