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Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has insisted that Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk attend the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony, in an ungainly trade simply hours after Queensland gained the internet hosting rights for the 2032 Games.

Palaszczuk had beforehand mentioned she wouldn’t attend the ceremony, within the face of rising home concern about her worldwide journey.

But at a press convention on Wednesday night time, Coates – additionally vice chairman of the International Olympic Committee – issued a stern rebuke with Palaszczuk, sitting subsequent to him.

“You are going to the opening ceremony,” Coates mentioned. “I’m nonetheless the deputy chair of the candidature management group [for the 2032 bid]. So far as I perceive, there can be a gap and a closing ceremony in 2032, and all of you’ve got to get alongside there and perceive the custom elements of that, what’s concerned in a gap ceremony.

“None of you are staying behind hiding in your rooms, alright?”

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A personal boys’ faculty in Perth that fees as much as $27,000 a yr in charges acquired greater than $7m in jobkeeper subsidies in 2020 whereas declaring an working surplus of greater than $8m.

The Hale faculty in Perth counts cupboard minister Christian Porter and Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith as alumni.

According to the varsity’s annual report, it acquired $7.45m in jobkeeper funds final yr. At the identical time, the varsity declared an working surplus in 2020 of $8.31m and likewise supplied reductions to oldsters.

Jobkeeper subsidies have been the second-largest supply of revenue for the non-public faculty in 2020, contributing greater than commonwealth funding, state funding and boarding charges.

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‘No doubt’ vaccine rollout would have been extra profitable with out Atagi’s AZ warning, Morrison says

Scott Morrison has hit the radio waves in Brisbane to say varied formulations of “how good are the Olympics” however he’s additionally been requested about Atagi’s recommendation on AstraZeneca, and what Australians ought to do now that he is publicly barracking for the advice to change.

On 4BC Radio, Morrison mentioned “no doubt” Australia would’ve been in a greater place if the Atagi warning had not been utilized to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Morrison mentioned he respects Atagi, and the federal government has “acted consistently with their recommendations”, however, given the larger threat of Covid-19 now, he was querying how the Delta outbreaks would influence their recommendation.

Asked about Queensland’s chief well being officer Jeannette Young and her warning towards AstraZeneca, Morrison mentioned:


Rather than particularly speaking about that – I’d extra say that the influence of this recommendation over time has been for folks to have some hesitancy, [AstraZeneca] is an accepted drug by TGA. This is the vaccine that has considerably vaccinated the UK and is accepted to be used in Australia.

Morrison mentioned Atagi had made “some suggestions” (that Pfizer is most popular for these 59 and below) and that others ought to contemplate whether or not the advantages outweigh the prices. That is why the federal government had inspired folks to speak to their GP, and train “informed consent”, which implies “we don’t mandate” folks to take vaccines however “we don’t prevent you from taking them either”.

The PM revealed that 60,000 folks below 40 had acquired the AstraZeneca vaccine since he inspired them to speak to their GP in late June.

He then made a full-throated enchantment to Queenslanders:


Don’t look forward to what’s taking place in one other state to doubtlessly occur in your state …

This is the factor with the Delta variant – it will probably transfer very fast and no system is 100% foolproof, the entire world is aware of that.

Please, Queensland, significantly should you’re within the older inhabitants – please go and get that AstraZeneca, it’s a very protected vaccine for you. The Therapeutic Goods Administration wouldn’t have accepted it if it weren’t.

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Victoria file 26 native Covid-19 circumstances in a single day

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