Australia

One in five NSW private schools freeze fees for 2021

The Age - 50 min 35 sec fa
The average independent school fee hike dropped from 3 per cent to 1.74 per cent in 2021, as schools tried to provide relief to families and keep enrolments amid the pandemic.
Categorie: Australia

Bank dividends to bounce back after 'very grim' year

The Age - 51 min 35 sec fa
Bank shareholders are set to pocket higher dividends in the year ahead, after the worst-case scenarios of 2020 did not eventuate.
Categorie: Australia

Major banks to stop accepting COVID-19 mortgage holiday applications

The Age - 51 min 35 sec fa
Australia's biggest banks will stop offering automatic mortgage holidays to home owners struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic.
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An 11-minute body weight workout with proven fitness benefits

The Age - 51 min 35 sec fa
It's only a brief mix of burpees, split squat jumps and high-knee running place, but new research finds this will make a meaningful difference to your fitness.
Categorie: Australia

Thai woman sentenced to 43 years in jail for insulting monarchy

The Age - 1 ora 50 min fa
A court in Thailand has sentenced a former civil servant to a record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country's strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy.
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Biden selects transgender doctor as assistant health secretary

The Age - 2 ore 18 min fa
Rachel Levine is poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the US Senate.
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Calm acceptance marks Melania Trump's last days as first lady

The Age - 3 ore 12 min fa
While her husband spends his time in the West Wing in anger, the outgoing first lady has shown no sign of any disappointment for how the President's era is ending.
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Deadly crash on Japan highway involves more than 130 vehicles

The Age - 3 ore 49 min fa
One person has been killed and at least 17 injured in a massive pile-up of at least 134 vehicles in blizzard conditions on a highway in northern Japan.
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New York Mets fire general manager over explicit text messages to reporter

The Age - 3 ore 58 min fa
Jared Porter reportedly sent a journalist more than 60 text messages, including explicit images.
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Thousands of elderly wait more than 28 months for access to high-needs home care packages

The Age - 5 ore 36 min fa
A Productivity Commission report also found about 58 per cent of older people waited more than three months to enter residential aged care after being approved.
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'It evaporated overnight': Sydney tourism operators face another 12 months of hardship

The Age - 5 ore 46 min fa
Local tourism operators have been doing it tough and now face another 12 months of hardship.
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Australian boarding school bubble proposed to stop children quarantining alone

The Age - 5 ore 46 min fa
Overseas expats who send their children to boarding school in Australia are facing an agonising choice over whether to make them do hotel quarantine.
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'You can’t trust a lot of countries': The dilemma facing Tokyo Olympics

The Age - 5 ore 50 min fa
How can Olympics organisers guarantee the biggest show on earth doesn't become the biggest super-spreader?
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Numb to COVID's carnage, tennis stars learning fast about Australia's foreign fight

The Age - 5 ore 50 min fa
Tennis players are uniformly well-travelled but few could be called worldly. It's not surprising many arrived in Australia without understanding the country is tackling the pandemic in a very different way.
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Malthouse blends Hamlet with Twin Peaks in 'immersive' new show

The Age - 5 ore 50 min fa
The new theatrical experience, opening in March, will turn Malthouse Theatre into a maze of rooms and narratives for audiences to explore.
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Victorian private schools record lowest fee rises in Australia

The Age - 5 ore 50 min fa
Victorian private schools increased fees for local year 12 students by an average 0.4 per cent this year – well below the national average.
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Extra car trips, more congestion, slower speeds: the COVID impact on commuting

The Age - 5 ore 50 min fa
Infrastructure Victoria has called on the state government to intervene to stop road congestion and crowding on public transport that could hinder social distancing.
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Forget change the date – it's time to change the entire conversation about Australia Day

The Age - 5 ore 51 min fa
Now is the perfect chance to recognise First Nations people and our long and strong contribution to this nation. Only then will reconciliation be possible.
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Your Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, January 20

The Age - 5 ore 51 min fa
Free daily horoscope for each star sign from renowned Astrologer Hedy Damari. Forecasts for the day ahead in life, love and career.
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Snowy project to cut 'massive swathe' through national park, NPA says

The Age - 5 ore 51 min fa
In an open letter to the Berejiklian government, the association says TransGrid should have detailed other options in its EIS to the building of two giant overhead transmission lines.
Categorie: Australia