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Federal Budget 2021 - what we know so far

FEDERAL BUDGET - WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:THE BIG PICTURE* Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg say it will be a "jobs budget" with the aim of boosting the recovery which has already begun after a short-lived recession* Economists expect a smaller budget deficit of around $60 billion for 2021/22 compared...

Facebook board upholds Trump ban for now

Facebook's oversight board has upheld the company's suspension of former US president Donald Trump but says the company was wrong to make the suspension indefinite and gave it six months to determine a "proportionate response".

Australia's IPL group to evacuate India

Australia's IPL contingent will be evacuated en masse from India to other nations within 72 hours while anxiously hoping for the lifting of a travel ban to return home.

India's COVID-19 cases cross 20 million

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has called for a nationwide lockdown as the country's tally of coronavirus infections surged past 20 million, becoming the second nation after the United States to pass the grim milestone.

Ex-NRL star Burgess admits drug driving

Former South Sydney NRL captain Sam Burgess has been fined more than $1000 but spared a conviction after drug driving in an unregistered BMW on a highway south of Sydney.