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Australia news live: Albanese government announces ‘largest ever’ tender for renewable energy projects; international travel grows again

Australia news live: Albanese government announces ‘largest ever’ tender for renewable energy projects; international travel grows again

Albanese government announces ‘largest-ever’ tender for renewable energy projects Ben Smee The Albanese government has announced Australia’s “largest-ever” tender to build renewable energy projects, which will be underwritten by the commonwealth. The climate change and energy minister, Chris Bowen, says the release of a tender for 6GW of new power generation includes a new renewables...

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Airfares dropping as Aussies flock overseas to surprising destinations

Airfares dropping as Aussies flock overseas to surprising destinations

“It was amazing; we loved it. The Dolomites was a real highlight, as was getting up early in Venice, which was crazy busy, and going to St Mark’s to see the sunrise when there was no one else around, and sipping Aperol spritzes ’til late at night.” Husband Stuart relished sitting in the piazzas of...

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Live: Australians urged to leave Israel after reported strike on Iran raises fears of escalation

Live: Australians urged to leave Israel after reported strike on Iran raises fears of escalation

ABC correspondent Isabella Higgins who’s currently in Jerusalem, says that after Iran struck Israel last weekend, world leaders have been trying to avoid a tit-for-tat escalation of retaliatory strikes: “For days, world leaders have been urging calm on Israel, amid fears a major retaliation would drag the region into a serious war. “The Middle East...

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US embassy’s stark warning after Bondi

US embassy’s stark warning after Bondi

The US Embassy in Canberra has issued a stark new warning to its own citizens after Saturday’s horrific Bondi massacre, urging Americans to “remain vigilant” while in Australia. The message, broadcast on Monday, warns Americans that “dangerous events” can occur in the “most unexpected of areas”. “In the aftermath of the horrific incident at Bondi...

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Health warning for Aussie tourists heading to Bali

Health warning for Aussie tourists heading to Bali

Aussies planning to travel to Bali are being urged to remain alert against dengue fever after a spike in cases among tourists. Australian health authorities have flagged an uptick in dengue infections detected in people returning from Bali in recent years. A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson told 9news.com.au dengue fever was most...

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Road scene shows major change in Australia

Road scene shows major change in Australia

There’s a first time for everything. It was the Easter long weekend, and instead of striking off a few of the mundane house chores on my ever expanding to-do list, I decided to use the four days OOO to test out a holiday experience that had been niggling at me ever since the pandemic. You...

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WAS Discovery Travel Insurance Review: Features, Pros and Cons

WAS Discovery Travel Insurance Review: Features, Pros and Cons

As stated, WAS Travel Insurance works a little differently to most travel insurers. Its comprehensive policy is known as the ‘Discovery Plan’, which is available to those aged up to 99 years old and includes unlimited medical in its base cover. For families travelling together, it’s important to note that children can be added to...

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‘Horrible’: Fresh warning for Aussies in Bali

‘Horrible’: Fresh warning for Aussies in Bali

The government is warning Aussies travelling to Bali to take precautions against dengue fever, as social media swirls with reports of tourists who have been struck down with the painful infection. Teejay Barratt, writing to a Facebook page on Bali advice, warned the mosquito-borne illness was now “rampant” across the popular island holiday destination. “Please...

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‘Shocking’: China travel concerns after Australian writer’s death sentence

‘Shocking’: China travel concerns after Australian writer’s death sentence

China’s “shocking” has raised fears among some activists and observers over travel to the country. They say the case and ruling set a concerning precedent, with a former Chinese diplomat saying professional writers, journalists and activists should be particularly cautious. Han Yang, a former junior diplomat for the Chinese foreign ministry, said Yang’s case, along...

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Why Australia’s biggest city has a problem with ‘forced car ownership’

Why Australia’s biggest city has a problem with ‘forced car ownership’

In short: ABC analysis has shown Victoria’s rate of vehicle ownership has outpaced population growth since the pandemic. Experts say this is due to Melbourne’s booming population, and more people choosing to drive than use public transport.  What’s next?: The Victorian government is investing billions of dollars in road and public transport projects to address growing road congestion. Cath...

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