Tag: Australia

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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Freedom Day protests planned across Australia

Tens of thousands of Australians are preparing to participate in Freedom Day protests across the country against coronavirus restrictions.

Following the first round of rallies in May, the date has been marked for 5 September 2020. Police have slammed the events and are urging citizens not to attend.

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Australians rally against lockdowns, vaccines

Thousands of protesters have rallied across Australia today to object ongoing COVID-19 measures, including pushes for mandatory vaccination.

The following is highlights from major rallies.

Australian High-Speed Rail = COVID-19 Solution

As Australia begins to re-open on a path to ‘normality’, discussions have now shifted to new “nation-building projects” that can help the economy recover.

What is one of the main ‘solutions’ being presented as a “game changer”? A high-speed rail line to be built down the east coast of Australia.

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Bill Gates ramps up Australian vaccine efforts

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $10 million to support a Murdoch Children’s Research Institute trial which is testing a COVID-19 vaccine on healthcare workers.

The announcement adds to a growing portfolio of vaccine interests held by Bill Gates in Australia, and follows new details of discussions between Morrison and the billionaire.

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