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Ferrari establishing an Australian driver programme

(Sports) – The Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) will set up a new development programme in Sydney as they look to develop regional talent for the future, Motorsport Australia said on Friday. The academy at Sydney Motorsport Park will look to attract drivers from Australia, New Zealand, countries in East and Southeast Asia as well as […]

Chinese minister: Australia regularly launches trade cases

SYDNEY (Business) – China has responded to concern its decision to impose heavy tariffs on Australian barley was retaliation for a diplomatic dispute, saying Australia had launched 100-times as many trade investigations against China. China’s Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said China’s anti-dumping investigation into Australian barley that imposed tariffs

Australia slashes costs of COVID-19 job subsidy to $46 billion

SYDNEY (World) – Australia on Friday halved the number of people expected to be covered by its coronavirus wage subsidy scheme due to reporting errors and after swiftly controlling the outbreak, a revision that will save the government around A$60 billion ($39 billion). Australia’s conservative government said in May it would spend A$130 billion to […]

Australian states argue over opening borders for domestic tourism

SYDNEY (World) – Australian state and territory leaders bickered on Thursday over whether to reopen internal borders, a major step to rejuvenating the country’s A$80 billion ($50 billion) domestic tourism industry, as part of measures to ease coronavirus restrictions. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he wants the bulk of all social distancing