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‘Gear change’: Close contact definition changes and more rapid antigen tests amid Omicron surge

Only people living with confirmed coronavirus cases will be considered close contacts as the country goes through a “gear change” to deal with the surging Omicron outbreaks across most states and territories. National cabinet will also urgently discuss coronavirus testing requirements on Thursday as Australia moves away from its reliance on PCR tests towards widespread rapid antigen test use –

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This is no time to give up says Stefan Racing skipper

The crew on the Botin 80, Stefan Racing, have kept the 100-footers in their sights since the start cannon fired for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The Queensland boat is skippered by Grant Wharington, who owned the line honours victor in 2003, Skandia. He and the crew are doing all they

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“This delay is how the virus spreads so quickly” subscriber says

Exclusive: Our subscribers spouse received a message today saying they were a casual contact of a positive person at the blood bank last Thursday. TVN can confirm from our sources a staff member at the Lifeblood tested positive on the 25th and they themselves have no idea how they contracted it. “We have been everywhere and we’ve had 30 people

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TVN questions jet-ski crash

Tasmania Police have confirmed with TVN that they are investigating the cause of the jet-ski crash. Sources told TVN last night “that alcohol was the major factor of the crash” We asked Tasmania Police to confirm this, they said “At this stage alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor.”

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Michael Ferguson – Government purchases Hobart Worker’s Club site for more housing

The Tasmanian Government has made the decision to buy the Hobart Workers’s Club, a once in a century opportunity as part of our clear commitment to look for additional ways to create more housing opportunities. The centrally located site provides two titles fronting both Liverpool and Goulbourn Streets. The combined available land area is over 1000 square metres. Our community

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Getting it right about E-Scooters

E-Scooters themselves are not a problem in Hobart and have been used here for years without any issues. The problem is with the rented ones that are left littered on footpaths etc not parked correctly or discarded in creeks, car parks and so on. Those like us who own a decent E-Scooter are not going to leave it parked on

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Man accused of money laundering says police are trying to financially cripple him

The owner of a wholesale liquor business has accused Victoria Police and the Office of Public Prosecutions of conspiring to financially cripple him, after freezing his assets and withholding almost $70,000 seized during a money-laundering investigation of the Comanchero bikie gang. Mike Jones, who also managed several brothels in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, is embroiled in a legal dispute with Victoria

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Qantas returns flagship A380 to service earlier to ease pressure on 787 pilots

Qantas will fast-track the return of the first of its flagship A380 superjumbos to service next month in a move designed to ease pressure on pilots of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners in Queensland, who are forced to isolate for 14 days after each international flight. With the highly contagious Omicron variant throwing up challengesfor airlines around the world, Qantas will begin

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