Category: News

Australia’s high-speed rail agenda strengthens

The Australian Greens Party is backing plans for a Brisbane to Melbourne high-speed rail project, as part of their new election campaign.

The announcement follows Labor confirming their support for the national vision, which they say will lead Australia to economic recovery following COVID-19.

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Melbourne curfew is not based on advice

Daniel Andrews is facing calls to lift Melbourne’s controversial COVID-19 curfew after confirming the decision to impose a night-time stay-at-home direction was a government decision.

Andrews confirmed earlier comments from the state’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, that the curfew decision was not based on his advice, nor that of health officials.

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Religious leaders question COVID-19 vaccine ethics

Four of Australia’s leading religious voices have written their concerns that the COVID-19 vaccine will be “ethically tainted” by fetal cells used during the development process.

The Oxford University vaccine, which is considered among the frontrunners in the race to ‘combat COVID-19’, has been developed from a kidney cell line taken from an aborted fetus.

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Media: National Freedom Day demonstrations

Many thousands of Australians have participated in #FreedomDay protests today against ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

Much of the country remained peaceful, whilst police in Sydney and Melbourne chose to instigate dramatic scenes with protesters at the events.

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