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  • Lorne sugar plantation in Mackay, 1874. State Library Queensland Paige Gleeson, University of Tasmania Scott Morrison says “we shouldn’t be importing” the Black Lives Matter movement. But in the 1800s, Australia imported plantation owners from the American South. Prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War, the American south produced almost all of the world’s cotton. As war [...]
  • Over 1 million Australians have downloaded the government’s app to fight COVID-19. The application designed as a track and trace mechanism and to assist in monitoring the spread of the disease was made available for download Sunday evening. Australia’s chief medical officer pleaded with Australians to download the app to help medical professionals, who are already overworked due to COVID-19, [...]
  • The Board of Virgin Australia has chosen to put the company into voluntary administration. With this announcement the Treasure, Josh Frydenberg said that the government was not going to bail out “five large foreign shareholders, with deep pockets, who together own 90% of this airline”. The Deputy Prime Minister said that there is a way forward for Virgin is the use of Jobkeeper. He [...]
  • Let’s cut to the chase, President Trump’s lies and inaction has lead to the death of over 41,000 Americans. Trump campaigned on the slogan “Make America Great Again” instead he has destroyed the United States. The US now accounts for 31% of the world’s cases of Covid19 and a quarter of all the deaths. This all started because he has a personal vendetta against [...]
  • Covid19: Qld 0 New Cases

    April 20, 2020

    For the first time in 81 days Queensland has had 0 new cases over night. This leaves Queensland with a total at around 1009. Minister Miles said “This is the reward for the effort we all put in over that Easter long weekend.” The Minster further stated that 20 remain in hospital with seven in intensive care. Premier Palaszczuk said she is overjoyed with the result. She also mentioned [...]
  • In a strong warning to New South Wales Queensland has said “back off – back right off. Just don’t go there!” If the world knows one thing, it knows this. There is nothing more dangerous than Queenslanders with their backs to the wall. Minister Dick said that Queensland will stop at nothing to ensure that the headquarters of virgin remains in Queensland. He also said that [...]
  • For the next five weeks starting tomorrow, Queensland students we will be having remote learning from home. To facilitate this the Queensland Government has organised an additional 5000 laptops for families in May, as well as 5000 SIM cards donated by Telstra. These arrangements have been put into place based on the health advice, where social distance is needed in schools for those students of [...]
  • Vice President Pence has announced that all 50 states and all territories of the USA are now under major disaster declarations. He also mentioned that for the first time in the USA’s history there are 33,000 National Guardsmen are on duty. This also includes a major disaster declaration for American Samoa. The Vice President also highlighted that 5500 active duty military personnel had been [...]
  • Covid19 is proving a disaster for the United States and all of this is due to just one man, one political party, and their foolishness. In the USA states without stay at home orders, in the past week have seen an increase in Covid19 cases. Oklahoma, had an increase of 53%, Arkansas, an increase of 60%, Nebraska had an increase of 74%, Iowa had an increase of 82%, and South Dakota had an increase [...]
  • President Trump has stated that the USA will begin a science based reopening of the country. He also stated that the USA must be extra vigilant in blocking the foreign entry of the virus from abroad with border control, travel restrictions and other limitations on entry, which he said are more important than ever to keep the virus in check and “allow Americans to get back to work.” [...]
  • Peter Dutton in a statement has said that this morning he woke up with a temperature and sore throat . He was subsequently tested for COVID – 19 . I was advised by Queensland Health this afternoon that the test had returned positive . It is the policy of Queensland Health that anyone who tests positive is to be admitted into hospital and he has done so . The Guardian reports that Peter [...]
  • Qantas has been made to enter into a Court-Enforceable Undertaking to back pay hundreds of workers. After an investigation by the Fairwork Ombudsman it was found that the employees did not receive the minimum terms of the relevant enterprise agreements, including minimum wages, overtime, annual leave entitlements and superannuation, which led to underpayments and record-keeping breaches. To date, [...]
  • Senior Economist at the Australia Institute,Matt Grudnoff, in responding to the Morrison government’s stimulus package details has said that the size of the stimulus is right for the initial response but the shape is wrong. “The most effective form of stimulus makes up less than a quarter of the total package,” said Mr Grudnoff. Mr Grudnoff stated that the Prime Minister asserted $3 in [...]

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