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LISTEN: Brisbane Released, Cheap flights in OZ, George Floyd, Britney Spears & More - Thursday April 1, 2021- Headlines by Auscast

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Vo by Andy Martin.

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Welcome news for Brisbane heading into the Easter long weekend...their lockdown will end at midday as planned.

Queensland has recorded just the 1 locally acquired Covid case.

In NSW, more Covid exposure sights have been added overnight, including a Byron Bay Hotel.

Local authorities cancelled the beach-side town's Bluesfest yesterday - it was to be held this weekend.

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The Federal Government's half price flights are on now sale - the bargain's hitting the Internet at midnight.

It's to boost our struggling aviation and tourism sectors..and is part of a 1.2 billion dollar revival plan.

Among the destinations on sale - Cairns, Kangaroo Island, Broome and Hobart.

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The George Floyd trial continues in the US this morning...

former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is accused of using excessive force when arresting Floyd...who then died - sparking global outrage.

A cashier who took counterfeit cash from Floyd in the lead-up has testified...a witness broke down during yesterday's testimony.

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Crash Investigators in LA say they've now determined what caused Tiger Wood's horror crash in February...but won't release the details because of privacy issues.

Impaired driving was ruled out earlier...as was the involvement of a second car.

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- Basic instinct star Sharon Stone has revealed Britney Spears wrote to her during the height of her 2007 mental health battle, asking for help.

Speaking on Kelly Clarkson's talk show, Stone said she was dealing with her own health battles at the time and wasn't in a position to help Britney.

- ...Still on Britney's case...and the latest is her dad Jamie has apparently filed paper work, seeking 3 million dollars of his daughters' estate - to cover legal fees.

 

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LISTEN: Quarantine worked with vaccine COVID-19 positive, WA Election win, Singapore travel bubble and more - Headlines by Auscast - Sunday March 14, 2021

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VO by Andy Martin.

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A Sydney Quarantine worker has tested positive to COVID-19 after receiving the vaccination.

The Quarantine worker was posted at the Sofitel Hotel in Wentworth and also to Mantra hotel in Haymarket.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the local authorities were notified asap and urgent contract tracing and genome sequencing is currently underway.

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In Western Australia, the Labour Party has won the state election with favourite Mark McGowan returning as Premier for a second term. 

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If you’re looking at travelling to Singapore this year, we have some good news for you. Australia and Singapore are planning for a travel bubble and quarantine hub by July.

This would mean Australians would be allowed to travel overseas to Singapore for work or leisure, while international students could complete their quarantine there.

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It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fischer have turned their backs on Hollywood and are looking for a home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. 

They have been spotted taking a look at many luxurious homes during the week, including a $11 million Vaucluse mansion. 

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LISTEN: Attorney general DENIES RAPE ALLEGATIONS, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, CYCLONE NIRAN and more - Headlines by Auscast - Thursday March 4, 2021

This is Headlines by Auscast Thursday March 4th 2021.

Vo by Andy Martin.

CHRISTIAN PORTER's colleagues appear to be rallying behind him, after the Attorney general DENIED RAPE ALLEGATIONS.

The lawyer for the woman who made the claims, before taking her own life, says there needs to be an independent investigation.

The SA CORONER says the report received this week is INCOMPLETE...and SA POLICE will continue to investigate the woman's death...and the findings will determine whether an inquiry will be held.

The ATTORNEY GENERAL is refusing to stand down from his role...he's taking mental health leave.

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...meanwhile Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has stopped short of  denying claims she called a former staff member a "LYING COW"

Brittany Higgins alleges she was raped by a colleague in Senator Reynolds office.

In a statement, the DEFENCE MINISTER denies questioning Higgins' account of what happened...but says she DID comment on news reports she "felt had been misrepresented"

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CYCLONE NIRAN appears to be moving further out to sea...after lingering off QUEENSLAND's FAR NORTH COAST this week.

The category 3 system is around 345 kays northeast of CAIRNS...and is expected to weaken later today.

The Weather Bureau has cancelled the cyclone warning which was in place.

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There has been another failed launch for SPACE X this morning.

The SPACESHIP 10 launch was aborted as the engines fired up in SOUTH TEXAS.

A decision is being made on whether to make another launch attempt today.

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The MCG is being tossed around as a possible venue for the funeral of Aussie music icon MICHAEL GUDINSKI, following his passing this week.

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Things have gotten even more messy ahead of the airing of the MEGHAN MARKLE-PRINCE HARRY interview with OPRAH...which ITV has secured the rights to

BUCKINGHAM PALACE has launched an investigation into claims MEGHAN bullied her former staff at Kensington Palace...in a statement, saying that behaviour won't be tolerated.

The DUCHESS OF SUSSEX says she's "saddened" by the claims.

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LISTEN: More COVID exposure sites for Brisbane, Vaccination rates, New defence project, Game of Thrones & more - Wednesday March 31, 2021 - Headlines by Auscast

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VO by Andy Martin.

A number of experts believe its unlikely Brisbane's lockdown will be lifted tomorrow as planned.

More covid exposure sites were listed overnight - there's now over 80.

The P-A hospital at the centre of the clusters, has been locked down for all but critical patients.

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New figures have revealed Australia's COVID vaccination rates...and they're a little slower than expected.

The Federal Government is blaming the states.

SA has the slowest rollout...just over a third of South Australia's available doses have been administered.

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...meanwhile the Federal Government is fast tracking a new defence Project.

A contract will be secured to build missiles for our Defence Force...and boost manufacturing jobs in the process.

No site has been locked in at this stage..but the PM is in Adelaide for the announcement.

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AND figures show just how much we're relying on online shopping during the pandemic.

There has been a 57 percent growth in e-commerce in the past year.

16 percent of all retail spending is being done online according to Australia Post.

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  • Game of Thrones is moving from screen...to stage.
    A theatrical show is in the works - it'll be a prequel to the events in the TV series and will play on Broadway and the West End.
  • Sylvester Stallone has shared plans for a Rocky prequel with fans.
    He's posted his notes for the project on Instagram...and hopes to have the idea picked up by a streaming service.

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LISTEN: Brisbane Hospital Lockdown, $34 Million payout for George Floyd family, AstraZeneca clot response and more - Headlines by Auscast - Saturday March 13, 2021

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VO by Andy Martin.

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Brisbane's largest hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital has been placed into lockdown after a doctor tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

The hospital has administered 3,477 doses of coronavirus vaccines since the rollout began, however it is unclear whether the doctor is one of the recipients.

The hospital said it was "actively working to ensure the safety of staff and patients on campus while contact tracing is undertaken".

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The city of Minneapolis will pay out $34 million to George Floyds family settling a civil lawsuit over his death in police custody.

The Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump called it the largest pretrial settlement ever for a civil rights claim, and thanked city leaders for “showing you care about George Floyd.”

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AstraZeneca says there is ‘no evidence of an increased risk’ of blood clotting from their vaccine as some European countries suspend the use of the vaccine.

Denmark, Norway and Iceland have now been joined by Bulgaria in delaying the rollout.

Yesterday, Thailands Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, cancelled his plans to publicly receive the shot and delayed its rollout throughout the country.

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A 26 year old Adelaide student has been jailed over an international "sextortion" case after threatening an ex-girlfriend and distributing explicit videos and images of her. 

It's the first ‘revenge porn’ case prosecuted under Commonwealth laws in South Australia.

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  • The Fairy Tale romance between Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez is no longer with the engagement being called off. The relationship has been plagued with cheating rumours. Sources claim JLO called off the wedding..
  • TAYLOR SWIFT is ready for a huge 2021, After announcing in 2019 she was going re-record and re-release every song from her first 6 albums and the releasing Love Story last month, she has now sharing a bit of the re-make of one of the songs from her fifth album 1989 ‘Wildest Dreams’.
    The song will be featured in the upcoming movie ‘Spirit Untamed’ from Dreamworks.

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LISTEN: FEDERAL MINISTER accused of RAPE goes public, SA Gov discriminations, Michael Gudinski funeral, Paris Hilton Bachelorette party and more - Headlines by Auscast - Wednesday March 3, 2021

This is headlines by Auscast Wednesday March 3rd 2021.

VO by Andy Martin.

The FEDERAL MINISTER accused of RAPE is expected to go public TODAY and declare his innocence.

Its after NSW Police closed their investigation - citing a LACK OF admissible evidence.

The woman at the centre of the allegations took her life last year - her lawyer is urging the accused to STAND DOWN from his role in CABINET.

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A new report into SOUTH AUSTRALIA's Parliament has also uncovered claims of sexual harassment and discriminations based on age, race and gender.

The South Australian Government will respond to the findings today.

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The wife of the late Aussie music industry legend, MICHAEL GUDINSKI, has accepted the offer of a state funeral in VICTORIA.

The decisions was finalised this morning..a date is yet to be set.

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CYCLONE NIRAN has strengthen...as strong winds continue to lash QUEENSLAND'S FAR NORTH COAST.

Its now a CATEGORY 2...but is expected to be listed as CATEGORY 3 later today.

At the moment - a cyclone warning is in place for residents between Innisfail and Cape Melville.

Farms around Innisfail and Cairns have been hit hard - with BANANA PLANTATIONS DESTROYED.

Some plantations have been spared - so at this stage, we're not expected to see banana price increase at the shops.

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The NINE NETWORK has named MIKE SNEESBY as its new CEO - he's been running STAN.

The move follows Hugh Marks's departure.

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  • PARIS HILTON's planning a BACHELORETTE PARTY with a difference...
    She wants a joint-bash with her husband-to-be..saying she can't imagine going AN HOUR without seeing CARTER REUM.
  • ANOTHER adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife is in the works...
    It'll be a drama series starring Game of Thrones alumni ROSE LESLIE...who recently welcomed a baby boy with her hubby and fellow Game of Thrones star KIT HARRINGTON.

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LISTEN: Brisbane in lockdown, Scott Morrisons new cabinet, Emma Stone new baby, Sharon Stone's boob shock - Headlines by Auscast - Tuesday March 30, 2021

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Vo by Andy Martin.

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It's day one of Greater Brisbane's 3 day snap lockdown...and Queensland's Premier is urging the state to prepare for more covid cases.

People in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands and Morton are only able to leave home for grocery shopping, exercise or medical care - and masks must be worn inside.

It's as the states and territories begin shutting their borders to the hot spots.

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Scott Morrison's new-look Cabinet will be sworn in today.

The re-shuffle comes as Canberra deal with the fallout of multiple sex scandals.

Michalea Cash has been named the new Attorney General - replacing Christian Porter.

Peter Dutton takes Linda Reynolds' Defence portfolio.

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The US trial has begun for the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd last year - sparking mass protests and re-igniting the Black Lives Matter movement.

Derek Chauvin is charged with murder - accused of using excessive force as he held his knee on the neck of Mr Floyd...as he exclaimed he was unable to breathe.

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Labor's National Conference gets underway today...with the party to decide their election agenda.

The need for investment and support emerging industries have been flagged for discussion during the 2 day virtual event.

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  • Reports this morning Emma Stone and her SNL write hubby Dave McCary have welcomed their baby.

    They're yet to confirm the news - but are notoriously private.
  • Sharon Stone's revealed an absolute shocker...she says she was given breast enhancement surgery without giving consent.

    Apparently she had surgery back in 2001 to remove benign tumours, and woke to find she was a full cup size larger.

    She says it was done without her approval, with the surgeon saying he thought the size would better balance out her hips.

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LISTEN: Prince William defends the Royal Family, Defence Minister to pay damages, COVID-19 Vaccination updates and more - Headlines by Auscast - Friday March 13

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VO by Andy Martin.

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has taken back the comment referring to alleged rape victim Brittany Higgins as a ‘lying cow’.

She has also agreed to pay damages.

In a statement, Senator Reynolds said she never intended for the comment to be made public and acknowledges the hurt it may have caused.

The apology is part or a defamation settlement, with costs to be paid in full to a charity that supports victims of sexual assault

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has admitted Australia's early COVID-19 vaccine supplies from overseas were "a lot less than we had anticipated" as he defended  delays to the national rollout.

Australia had originally expected to receive 3.8 million AstraZeneca doses from the European Union, but had so far received just 700,000.

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Some European countries have suspended the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19

Vaccination after reports of blood clotting. 

Denmark, Iceland and Norway have suspended the use while the European Unions Medicines regulator investigates. 

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton insists the vaccine is safe for use in Australia.

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More than 200 kilograms of Cocaine has been seized by NSW Police. 

The drugs were hidden inside boxes onboard a fishing boat sailing off the NSW coast. Australian Federal Police and Australian Boarder Force made the find after a tip-off..

More than $500,000 on cash was also seized.

A man has been arrested for his alleged involvement and police will continue their investigation.

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Prince William has defended the royal family after the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

The Prince insists the royal family is not racist. He also mentioned he has not spoke to Harry since the interview aired on TV around the world. 

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Lara Worthington has made a rare public appearance last night, at the Melbourne Fashion Festival.

The 33-year-old, mum to three children with husband Sam Worthington, wowed in a show-stopping Dion Lee dress worth $1990 walking the red carpet solo as a special guest of David Jones.

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LISTEN: Prince Phillip, Royal Commission into Aged Care , North Queensland Cyclone and more - Headlines by Auscast, Tuesday March 2, 2021

This is headlines by Auscast Tuesday March 2nd 2021.


VO by Andy Martin.

PRINCE PHILIP has been transferred to another hospital...where he's expected to spend the week.

The Duke of Edinburgh will continue to be treated for an infection...but will also be tested for a pre-existing heart condition.

This morning, the QUEEN spoke with the Premier of SOUTH AUSTRALIA in a VIDEO CHAT about a statue of her outside Government House in Adelaide.

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The federal government is now considering 148 recommendations from the Royal Commission into AGED CARE...after the report was released yesterday.

The minister says the suggested AGED CARE LEVY is still an open discussion.

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THOUSANDS are without power in NORTH QUEENSLAND.

CYCLONE NIRAN has now formed off the coast...as a category cyclone.

At this stage, it's not expected to make landfall ...but WARNINGS are out for HEAVY RAINFALL and later - winds of up to 100 KMs PER HOUR.

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The JOHNSON and JOHNSON COVID VACCINE is being distributed across the US.

4 MILLION DOSES are expected this week alone.

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Investigators believe TIGER WOODS may have fallen asleep at the wheel, before last week's CRASH.

That's based on his leg injuries...which show he was pressing on the brake at the time...and the fact he was travelling STRAIGHT, where the road started to CURVE.

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  •  GAL GADOT has revealed she's expecting her THIRD CHILD...while HILARIA BALDWIN has hinted at the arrival of her and ALEC's SIXTH child.

  •  Lady Gaga's dog walker spoke for the first time since he was shot during last weeks violent kidnapping of the singer's dogs.

    Ryan Fischer says he's recovering well...sharing the story of the third dog who escaped the kidnappers...
    he says little ASIA stayed by his side while he was wounded on the street.

 

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LISTEN: AUSTRALIA to help PNG, Prince Phillip update, MDMA could help and more - Headlines by Auscast - Wednesday March 17, 2021

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Vo by Andy Martin.

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AUSTRALIA will distribute urgent vaccine supplies for frontline workers in Papua New Guinea - where there's been a major outbreak.

The federal government is also deploying medical teams to the Pacific nation.

And a website will launch today, where Australians can book in for their own covid vaccine.

Next in line are the over 70s, healthcare workers and people with chronic medical conditions.

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After a month in hospital, Prince Phillip has been discharged.

The 99 year-old Duke of Edinburgh was admitted for an infection...and ended up having minor surgery for a heart condition.

He's now returned to Windsor Castle with The Queen. The pair has thanked medical staff and followers for their well wishes.

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Details of a new clinical trial have been revealed...which will look at whether drugs such as magic mushrooms and MDMA can help people with mental illness. 

A 15-million-dollar government grant will be used to trial potential combination therapies.

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AND...The teen behind last year’s Twitter hack - targeting the biggest accounts in the world -will spend the next three years in jail after pleading guilty to the breach.

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Kanye West were just a handful of the targets.

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  • US media reports Prince Harry has spoken with brother William and father Charles ...their first conversation since last week's Oprah interview.

The talks were apparently unproductive...though Harry is glad the conversation has started.

  • Welcome news for parents - kids TV series Peppa Pig has been renewed until 2027.

 

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LISTEN: 1.2 BILLION DOLLAR boost for Tourism and Aviation, Daniel Andrews hospitalised, Piers Morgan and more - Headlines by Auscast - Thursday March 11, 2021

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Vo by Andy Martin.

AUSTRALIA's tourism and aviation industries are set to receive a 1.2 BILLION DOLLAR FEDERAL BOOST.

The rescue package will be announced today and will offer HALF PRICE FLIGHTS to the country's regional centres - including CAIRNS, ALICE SPRINGS and BROOME.

They'll go on sale next week...and run every week until the end of JULY.

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Victorian Premier DANIEL ANDREWS remain in hospital, where he's recovering after fracturing his T7 vertebrae and breaking his ribs in a fall on TUESDAY.

Doctors have now RULED OUT immediate surgery...but will continue testing before making a final decision - most likely over the weekend.

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The DUCHESS OF SUSSEX has now filed a FORMAL COMPLAINT against the ITV network and PIERS MORGAN...after his controversial comments QUESTIONING her mental health claims.

He's refused to apologise to MEGHAN - standing by his criticism of her interview with PRINCE HARRY.

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The federal Education Minister has flagged plans to review TEACHER EDUCATION.

The government hopes to boost our school test results over the next decade...off the back of poor NAPLAN results.

That's despite INCREASED FUNDING.

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AND...the truck driver who hit and killed four police officers on MELBOURNE's Eastern Freeway returns to court today.

He's pleaded guilty to four counts of culpable driving causing death.

The Porsche driver pulled over during the incident, RICHARD PUSEY, pleaded guilty to three charges.

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- Disney Plus has surpassed its own expectations - hitting more than 100 MILLION global paid subscribers in just 16 months.

The company had been aiming for 90 MILLION over 4 years.

-AND Gwyneth Paltrow will launch a healthy home meal delivery service through her company GOOP.

She's made the announcement after revealing her 6 kilo weight loss post-lockdown.

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LISTEN: More Rape Allegations in Canberra, Another Crown Resorts Director resigns, Victoria restrictions ease and more - Headlines by Auscast Monday March 1, 2021

This is headlines by Auscast Monday March 1 2021.

VO by Andy Martin.

  • There has been another accusation of assault in Canberra.

    Rape allegations against a federal Labor M-P have been referred to Federal Police...after Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson received an email from a woman with the claims...Greens Senator Sarah Hanson Young also received an e-mail.
    It's as pressure mounts on the PM to take action..after it was revealed another accuser had came forward, alleging she was raped by a federal cabinet minister 1988.

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  • ANOTHER CROWN RESORTS Director has RESIGNED.
    Perth-based chairman JOHN POYNTON is the FIFTH to step down...he was the last of JAMES PACKER's direct representatives on the board. 

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  • More restrictions ease in VICTORIA today...
    OFFICES can return to 75 per cent capacity.
    There are NO NEW Covid cases in the state today...but 11 active cases remain.
    Its as authorities begin testing the latest batch of COVID VACCINES to enter AUSTRALIA.
    300,000 doses of the ASTRA ZENECA VACCINE arrived in SYDNEY yesterday.

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  • SOUTH AUSTRALIA is leading the push to GO GREEN...BANNING SINGLE USE PLASTIC from TODAY.
    At the moment, its just plastic cutlery, straws and stirrers affected by the ban...but more products will be added next year...like polystyrene cups, bowls and plates.

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  • The Aged Care Royal Commission details will be made PUBLIC TODAY.
    More than 100 recommendations have been made to improve the sector.

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  • TINA FEY and AMY POEHLER are hosting today's 8th GOLDEN GLOBE awards.
    The virtual events will take place at venues in LA and NEW YORK.
    It's a tight battle for Best Picture...the nominees are  "The Father", "Mank", "Nomadland", "The Trial of the Chicago Seven" and "Promising Young Woman"

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LISTEN: AUSTRALIA is pushing ahead Astra Zeneca vaccine, Queenslanders are waiting, Blue Mountains Rescue and more - Headlines by Auscast - Tuesday March 16, 2021

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Vo by Andy Martin.

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AUSTRALIA is pushing ahead with its Astra Zenerca vaccine rollout - and production of the vaccine at CSL in Melbourne.

This morning, Germany, France and Italy joined other countries in suspending their rollout...following reports of blood clots in some recipients.

The World health Organisation and other medical leaders have been urging people not to panic - insisting it is safe.

It's a Facebook begins to label all Vaccine related-posts...to help stamp-out any mis-information.

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Queenslanders are waiting for contact tracers to deliver the results of tests, linked to a doctor at the Prince Alfred.

Around 350 contacts have been tested.

There are concerns of possible community transmission.

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Two people have been rescued after going missing in the NSW Blue Mountains.

Police abseiled to the man and woman..after an emergency beacon was activated at around 2am.

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AND...The Treasurer's expected to give an update on the nation's economy today - it's understood he'll suggest the impact of the pandemic on the economy is almost over.

JOSH FRYDENBERG says states are thinking more carefully about closing borders and the impacts...especially with Job Keeper coming to an end.

Data shows workers in Melbourne are still most reliant on the subsidy.

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-  Netflix hit MANK is leading the pack of this year's OSCAR nominees.

The film's received 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Director and Actor.

Viola Davis has become the most nominated Black actress in Oscars history - she's received a Best Actress nod for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

And for the first time, 2 women are up for Best Director..Chloe Zhao for 'Nomadland' and Emerald Fennell for 'Promising Young Woman'.

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LISTEN: The Queen breaks her silence, Porsche driver pleaded guilty, Health Minister sick and more - Headlines by Auscast - Wednesday March 10, 2021

This is headlines by Auscast Wednesday March 10th 2021.

 

VO by Andy Martin.

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The Queen has finally broken her silence on the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

"The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,

"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.

"While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."

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The Porsche Driver that has been accused of filming and taunting a dying police officer on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway has pleaded guilty to three charges.

Richard Pusey, 42, has admitted to outraging public decency, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and drug possession. 

His lawyer said his client would now be seeking "significant credit" because he had admitted his guilt.

"Without his efforts to resolve this matter, it had the potential to drag on for years."

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Health Minister Greg Hunt has been suffering a ’suspected infection’.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says hew will be ‘back on his feet’ by next week.

"He is being kept overnight for observation and is being administered antibiotics and fluid," the statement said.

The minister is expected to make a full recovery.

Mr Hunt's office said his condition is "not considered to be related to the (COVID-19) vaccine".

Mr Hunt received the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab on Monday alongside former prime minister Julia Gillard.

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Commonwealth Bank experts say that around 110,000 Australians could lose their jobs when the Jobkeeper wage subsidy ends at the end of this month.

The experts say workers in the coronavirus-hit industries like tourism, accommodation, transport, arts and recreation are most at risk of jobloss.

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Piers Morgan has quit Good Morning Brian after making a slew of controversial comments about Meghan Markle  during Good Morning Britain following the airing of the Prince Harry & Meghan Markle controversial Interview.

UK broadcaster ITV announced the news in a short statement, saying: "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.

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Zac Hanson and his wife, Kate, have welcomed their fifth child!

The announcement was made on instagram, along with the cutest pic ever. 

Zac revealed the name of his newborn son -- Quincy Joseph Thoreau Hanson.

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LISTEN: Vaccine Overdose details, Olympic Games for OZ, The Prime Minister speaks and more - Headlines By Auscast Thursday Feb 25 2021

This is headlines by Auscast Thursday Feb 25 2021.

VO by Andy Martin.

  • The company behind yesterday's COVID VACCINE OVERDOSE in QUEENSLAND... has been revealed as the SAME company involved in VICTORIA's HOLIDAY INN BREACH involving a NEBULISER.

    Healthcare Australia's contract is now under review.

    The DOCTOR who administered the vaccines was stood down from his role.

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  • AUSTRALIA could host its THIRD OLYMPIC GAMES.
    The INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE has announced BRISBANE as the preferred candidate for the 2023 GAMES.

    Negotiations are underway.

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  • The PRIME MINISTER has spoken at an INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BREAKFAST this morning.

    SCOTT MORRISON says RESPECT is key to changing the current CULTURE at Parliament House..after former Liberal staffer BRITTANY HIGGINS came forward with RAPE ALLEGATIONS against another former colleague...3 other women followed with abuse allegations against the same man.

    FOUR Parliamentary inquiries are underway.

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  • QANTAS has revealed a LOSS of more than one BILLION dollars.
    CEO Alan Joyce is blaming BORDER CLOSURES...including international services grounded and a 70% drop in DOMESTIC flights.

    At this stage, the airline hopes to restart INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL in OCTOBER.

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  • LA Police WON'T be charging TIGER WOODS over yesterday's CAR CRASH - currently ruling it an accident.
    The golfer's recovering in hospital having undergone surgery on his right leg and ankle...he's had a rod inserted.

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  • SACHA BARON COHEN has called time on his STUNT ACTING ...saying filming in disguise has become too dangerous.
    He famously wore a BULLET PROOF VEST during a number of scenes in the recent BORAT sequel.
  •  Paul McCartney has announced he's working on a memoir, to be released in November.

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LISTEN: Discrimination rallies across Australia today, Federal vaccine roadmap revealed, The Grammys and more - Headlines by Auscast - Monday March 15, 2021

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VO by Andy Martin.

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Rallies will be held across the country today...calling for action against gender discrimination and abuse in the workplace.

Among the protests...one at Parliament House in Canberra is expected to be the largest - in the wake of rape allegations levelled against the Attorney General.

The Prime Minister is expected to meet with a small group of the demonstrators.

It's as a new newspoll shows a 3 per cent drop in support for the Federal Government.

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Details of a new Federal vaccine road-map are out.

All over 50's will be vaccinated from June...with local manufacturing of the vaccine getting underway in Melbourne this week.

Despite the recent cases in NSW and Queensland - WA hit a milestone today, opening their borders to all of Australia.

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AND...It's understood the government is considering Fiji's proposal to open a travel bubble with Australia - similar to what we've had with New Zealand.

Fiji's economy has taken a big hit during the pandemic - it relies heavily on tourism.

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- After being postponed due to COVID19, the GRAMMY's are on in LA this morning.

Beyonce's daughter BLUE IVY won the pre-show award for Best Music Video...she starred in her mum's video for Brown Skin Girl.

The 9 year old has become one of the youngest Grammy recipients in history.

-AND music royalty is attending. RINGO STARR will present an award and DOLLY PARTON has won her 10th Grammy.

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