Category: News & Politics

Can we use the RAAF to bring home stranded Aussies overseas?

Amid mounting concern about Australians stranded overseas during COVID-19, Labor leader Anthony Albanese has offered a solution. This week, he suggested using the Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) VIP aircraft to bring people home. Albanese says these could bring the…

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk cleared of coronavirus after losing voice as the state records one new case of COVID-19 overnight – ABC News

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has been cleared of COVID-19 after losing her voice, as her second-in-charge calls out the Prime Minister for trying to tear down her Government ahead of the election. Key points: The Premier has returned a negative…
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What It’s Like Living in the Arctic During a Pandemic

For 26-year-old Singaporean Weisi Low, the spirit of exploring and adventure led to a life on the ends of the earth — 78° North of the equatorial plane in the Arctic circle. In her new life in Svalbard, ice-covered fjords,…
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This Guy in Vietnam Built His Own Batmobile

Photo: Courtesy of Nguyen Dac Chung It’s not unheard of for fans of comic book heroes to recreate their favourite films. There’s literally an entire industry built around it. But some people go way beyond dressing up in spandex, like…
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I Found Out Firsthand What Happens When You Piss Off K-Pop Stans

Background image licensed under CC BY 3.0 | The original work is attributed to NewsInStar and has been modified. Collage: VICE. This article originally appeared on VICE Germany. K-pop stans hold a special kind of power online. A power that can be used for…
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‘Fantastic outcome’: Victoria records 28 new coronavirus cases, announces free kinder in term four – The Age

Another eight Victorians have died from the virus, taking the state’s death toll to 745. Melbourne’s crucial 14-day case average has fallen to 44.4, its lowest level since the height of the second coronavirus wave. Free kinder to continue Victorian…
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‘Garbage’ and ‘cash cows’: temporary migrants describe anguish of exclusion and racism during COVID-19

In early April, Prime Minister Scott Morrison sent a clear message to temporary visa holders that if they were no longer financially solvent to ride out the pandemic, they were not welcome in Australia. As much as it’s lovely to…
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Ten arrested for murder after Brisbane teenager Girum Mekonnen killed in stabbing attack – 9News

Ten people have been accused of murdering a teenager in a stabbing attack in Brisbane’s north. North Brisbane officers and homicide detectives raided homes across Ipswich and south Brisbane this morning, arresting the 10 men. They are all accused of…
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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Angus Taylor on the ‘gas-fired’ recovery

The Coalition is having yet another go at crafting an energy policy. Faced with the huge economic challenges presented by COVID, the government this week announced its “gas-fired recovery”. But the policy is already under fire from both environmentalists and…
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Federal government pre-empts national cabinet to raise the cap for returning Australians

The federal government, under pressure to expand and accelerate the return of stranded Australians, has pre-empted national cabinet by announcing the “cap” on these arrivals will be expanded from about 4,000 up to 6,000 a week. After the announcement Western…
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Australians Are Lending Their Weight to Get Shrooms and MDMA Rescheduled

The first official push to get MDMA and magic mushrooms rescheduled in Australia is underway, and your support could help. It all began in August 26, when an organisation called Mind Medicine Australia submitted Australia’s first-ever application to the Therapeutic…
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New research shows trolls don’t just enjoy hurting others, they also feel good about themselves

There is an urgent need to understand why people troll. Recent Australian estimates show about one in three internet users have experienced online harassment. Across several research studies, I have attempted to construct the psychological profile of those who trolls…
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‘Let Me Finish My Question’: Voter Confronts Trump Over Efforts To Undermine Obamacare

Never miss a thing. Sign up to HuffPost Australia’s weekly newsletter for the latest news, exclusives and guides to achieving the good life. An undecided voter confronted US President Donald Trump over his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act during a…
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Preschool and childcare have little impact on a child’s later school test scores

Early childhood education and care is widely regarded as helping children’s academic, cognitive and social development. Our study, published in the journal Behavior Genetics, looked into whether attending preschool or childcare influences later academic achievement. We found no statistically significant…
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Disney’s Mulan tells women to know their place

Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan was released last week amid much controversy. Accusations of Disney bowing to the Chinese Communist Party emerged when the trailer was released. Many were outraged to learn the movie was partially filmed in Xinjiang, where…
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Rabbitohs reject Suaalii proposal for get-out clause in five-year deal – Sydney Morning Herald

South Sydney remain keen to retain Joseph Suaalii but have rejected the teenage prodigy’s demands for a new five-year deal that includes get-out clauses in his favour. The saga that has been the cross-code battle for Suaalii’s signature took a…
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On the road to COVID normal: the easing of regional Victoria’s restrictions signals hope for Melbourne too

From 11.59pm tomorrow (September 16), regional Victoria will take the third step out of COVID-19 restrictions, Premier Daniel Andrews announced today. According to the roadmap revealed last weekend, the move to step 3 in regional Victoria could happen when the…
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Global Drug Body Recommends 20 Ways to Improve the Cannabis Industry

A cannabis dispensary in Oregon, USA. Photo: WireStock / Alamy Stock Photo Drug experts have this week called for more ethical cannabis markets, warning that current examples are dominated by rich, white businessmen and do not redress the harms caused by prohibition. The…
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With our borders shut, this is the ideal time to overhaul our asylum seeker policies

It is virtually impossible for anyone to travel to Australia at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions — let alone those seeking asylum. But even before the pandemic, it was very difficult for asylum seekers to make their way here.…
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Yoshihide Suga – who is the man set to be Japan’s next prime minister?

Yoshihide Suga is set to be Japan’s new prime minister after he was easily elected leader of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday. Suga is due to be formally appointed prime minister by a vote in the Japanese parliament…
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