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Qld businesses hoping for budget boost

The Queensland government is being urged to plan a way out of snap lockdowns and transform the economy in next week's budget.The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's (CCIQ) most recent survey shows business confidence is four times…

Australian PM arrives in UK for G7 summit

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has arrived in the United Kingdom as a representative of one of four guest countries invited to the G7 summit."This is a very important place for Australia to be today as we touch down here in the United…

G7 pledges vaccine doses to poor nations

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects the Group of Seven to agree to donate one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries during its summit starting on Friday, and help inoculate the world by the end of next year.Just hours…

Morrison isolated on climate at G7: Labor

Senior Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is disappointed the prime minister failed to secure a one-on-one meeting with US President Joe Biden, saying his refusal to embrace net zero emissions by 2050 has left him isolated.Scott Morrison did get…

KAP appoint new local president in Nth Qld

Katter's Australia Party has appointed Chris Carney as its new president to bolster its representation and steer the party forward in north Queensland.Mr Carney, who is the director of Carney Group and responsible for Toyota in the state's…