Frydenberg praises RBA for COVID-19 work

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the Reserve Bank has done “very well” during the coronavirus crisis, while taking a swipe at Paul Keating for criticising the way the central bank operates. Mr Keating, the former Labor prime minister and treasurer, accused the Reserve Bank for its tardiness in the face of …

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No more Google access to Uluru’s summit

Google users can no longer virtually climb Uluru after images were removed at the request of traditional owners. Visitors were permanently banned from climbing the sacred site in October last year but the Google maps street view function had allowed users to scale it online. Google says it immediately removed …

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Lindian to pick up transformational bauxite assets in Guinea

Lindian Resources ‘elephant hunt’ in Guinea has delivered in spades after the company announced this week it has made a potentially transformational acquisition after entering into an agreement to procure the colossal Lelouma bauxite project in the West African country. The Lelouma project currently boasts a jaw-dropping resource of 847 …

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Cafe’s reopening marked with a cheery celebration

Dozens of seniors filled the newly renovated Tea Cosy Cafe at the Bunbury Geographe Seniors and Community Centre on Tuesday to mark the cafe’s reopening with tea, scones and cake. Managers Cheryl Wilson and Christine Palazzolo said they had got together with the idea of giving the outdated cafe a …

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Aussies make emotional plea to return home

Exasperated Australians in heart-wrenching binds have vented emotional pleas for the government to urgently lift the cap on overseas arrivals. A Senate committee scrutinising the federal government’s coronavirus response has heard from citizens suffering intense hardship due to travel bans. Canberra woman Gina De Ruyter, 24, moved to the Philippines …

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