"Now, I think how that plays out across the Australian economy ... depends on factors that are unrelated to telecommunications ... our view would be we've seen, and quite pleased to see, that the networks are capable of supporting people choosing to work remotely, and as COVID has shown, in significant numbers." … [Read more...] about COVID has shown Australian broadband can handle working from home: Dept of Comms
"The timing was probably the perfect storm, but it was anything but perfect for all of the teams, whether it's Supercars or TCR or the staff at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, our sponsors and the fans that were outside the gate when lots of decisions were being made. … [Read more...] about Australian GP boss explains “timing” confusion
The rallies followed much larger demonstrations in the US in recent weeks, with Australian protesters copying slogans and promoting similar conspiracy theories. The theme of posts on some of the group pages behind the weekend protests imitate those seen on fringe far-right groups in the US. … [Read more...] about Vaccines, 5G, Bill Gates: why are Australians gathering to spread coronavirus conspiracy theories?
Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch dismissed former skipper Michael Clarke’s claim that the Australian cricketers played the 2018-19 home Test series against India not in the ‘right spirit’ and were trying to be nice to opposition skipper Virat Kohli in order to protect their lucrative IPL deals. Finch not only rejected Clarke’s controversial claim but also defended his players, saying the team was going through a transition period and the young players were trying to dig in their heels on the international stage. … [Read more...] about Aaron Finch Dismisses Michael Clarke’s Claim of Australian Cricketers Sucking up to Virat Kohli, Says Test Series vs India Was Played in ‘Right Spirit’
NEW DELHI: The southwest monsoon is likely to get a huge boost as the likelihood of the La Nina phenomenon increases, which is associated with an above-normal rainfall, international forecasters say. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has raised its El-Nino Southern Oscillation Alert (ENSO) outlook status to La Nina watch. "While a La Nina is not a certainty, this means there is now around a 50% chance of one forming in 2020," it said in its fortnightly update. 50% is roughly double the likelihood of a La Nina occurring in any year, said the Australian weather office. This news will cheer farmers and policymakers as it raises prospects of another record harvest and will further enhance agricultural growth amid gloom in other sectors of the economy, which have been beaten down by the pandemic. Good monsoon boosts rural income and the demand for consumer goods, automobiles, and gold. The cooling of the Pacific Ocean surface waters is the cause of this phenomenon. "Changes in … [Read more...] about La Nina likely, boost for southwest monsoon this year