Hemsworth bros are savoring vacations in a private island near Australia

The Hemsworth brothers are busy vacationing nowadays. Chris Hemsworth is currently showing off his fiercely ripped body. The 37-year-old Avengers actor took to his Instagram on Sunday to share many photos while he was on vacation with his family and friends. Chris and wife Elsa Pataky jetted off to Lord Howe Island in Australia for a vacation with their three kids – daughter India, 8, and 6-year-old twin sons Sasha … Read More

‘Travel Bubble’ Between Australia And New Zealand Might Happen Sooner Than Later

As Victorian Premier Dan Andrews begins to ease lockdown restrictions in and around Melbourne, and New South Wales reports no new cases in the last 24 hours, talk is once again brewing of a possible “travel bubble” between Australia and New Zealand. The latest plan would also allow for quarantine-free travel for those flying from New Zealand into Sydney. While nothing

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Australia in Talks With Japan, South Korea on Reopening Travel

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Australia has held discussions over plans to reopen international travel with nations including Japan, South Korea and Singapore, though remains cautious over easing measures to combat Covid-19, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Talks in the past week have also included some South Pacific nations and would build on an existing agreement to allow New Zealanders to visit parts of the country without having to undergo quarantine, Morrison

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Scott Morrison casts gloom on Australia’s prospects for quarantine-free travel with Europe and US | Australia news

Scott Morrison has confirmed Australia will move “very cautiously” to reopen quarantine-free travel with a “handful” of countries, raising the prospect Europe and the United States will be excluded until 2022 unless a Covid vaccine is available.

Morrison made the comments at a doorstop in Redbank, campaigning with Queensland’s Liberal National party leader, Deb Frecklington, and targeting the Labor premier Annastacia Palaszczuk over the state’s reluctance to remove its state

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Australia in Travel Talks With Japan, Korea as Coronavirus Cases Ease | World News

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia is in talks with Japan, South Korea, Singapore and South Pacific nations on reopening travel as coronavirus infections ease, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

Australia shut its borders in March to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and is looking to revive tourism to help pull the country out of its first recession in nearly three decades.

While Australia has managed to contain

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Australia in talks over quarantine-free travel

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Australia is looking to bring in quarantine-free travel for several nations with low Covid-19 figures

Australia’s government says it is in talks with several nations about quarantine-free travel, but warns that Europe and the US will not be on the list.

The first agreement would be with New Zealand, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Other nations that could follow suit are Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Pacific Island nations.


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Federal Budget 2020 reveals Australia headed to record debt of almost $1 trillion

Billions of dollars in fast-tracked tax cuts and younger worker wage subsidies underline the Federal Government’s budget recovery pitch, as Australia’s recession sends debt and deficits to record levels.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s coronavirus-delayed Budget includes $50 billion to bring forward tax cuts and $4 billion in subsidies for businesses to hire unemployed workers aged between 16 and 35.

The focus of the Budget is getting those who lost their jobs

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Australia budget to bolster supply chains, domestic industry post-coronavirus and amid China turmoil

Australia’s new budget commits funding to help diversify supply chains and support domestic manufacturing as disruptions stemming from the coronavirus outbreak and continued trade frictions with China have reinforced the need for self-sufficiency.

The Australian government will spend A$107.2 million (US$76.7 million) on a Supply Chain Resilience Initiative that will map out existing vulnerabilities and offer solutions to strengthen them, Canberra announced on Tuesday.

The scheme is paired with a

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The 2020 Budget Reveals Australia Won’t Charge For Space Launches… Yet

The 2020 Federal Budget has revealed that the government won’t be charging for space launches just yet. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on the wider Australian industry.

Compared to the rest of the budget, it’s small change. The government is only missing out on around $300,000 here. But it’s still interesting considering how young Australia’s space industry is. Rocket launch taxes are rather novel.

“The Government will

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Victoria, Australia, travel guide and things to do: 26 highlights

Victorians have never been defeated by the proverbial four seasons in one day, nor have they been beaten by the storm that has descended upon these past, immensely challenging, months.

There are encouraging signs that the unique beauty, creativity, spirit and, dare we say, sheer class, that distinguishes Victoria from other Australian states and territories and which has

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UK visitors banned from travelling to Australia until end of next year at earliest

Holidays and visits to see relatives Down Under look unlikely until the end of 2021.

Since March 17, only citizens and permanent residents have been allowed to enter Australia with a few exceptions, with arrivals expected to pay for a two week hotel quarantin.

Australian Federal Budget has announced this week, that international travel will ‘remain low’ until the end of the year, or whenever a vaccine is widely available,

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Australia travel ban: Can I travel to Australia, when will restrictions lift? | Travel News | Travel

Australia has managed to keep its coronavirus infection rate fairly low throughout the pandemic.

The country has a total of 27,182 cases, with only 897 deaths.

Australia has seen two peaks in coronavirus, the first in March and the second in August.

Since September 4, the country has managed to keep its daily reported cases below 100 and reported just eight new cases on October 7.

Does this mean Australia

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Travel to Australia not possible until ‘late next year’

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Australia is unlikely to open its borders for international travel until the end of 2021, the country’s government has confirmed.

The rule applies both ways, meaning Australians will be largely unable to travel overseas, while tourists will be unable to enter Australia.

Josh Frydenberg, the Treasurer, confirmed the decision to wait until a vaccine is available after handing down the Federal Budget, reports News.com.au.

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the Coalition’s 2020 economic plan assumes a lot will go right for Australia

Video: ‘No evidence’ tax cuts for top tier earners stimulate the economy (Sky News Australia)

‘No evidence’ tax cuts for top tier earners stimulate the economy



Given that so much of how the coronavirus pandemic will unfold remains uncertain, budget assumptions are more critical than ever.

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The economic statement delivered by the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, on Tuesday

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Australia to Run Record Budget Deficit as Government Cuts Tax, Boosts Job Support | Investing News

By Sam Holmes and Colin Packham

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia pledged billions in tax cuts and measures to boost jobs on Tuesday to help pull the economy out of its historic COVID-19 slump in a budget that tips the country into its deepest deficit on record.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government has unleashed A$300 billion in emergency stimulus to prop up growth this year, having seen the coronavirus derail

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13 Things You Should Know About Camping In Western Australia

An Australian camping trip sadly might not be on the cards for a while for UK residents but when you are finally allowed back into the country, Western Australia has an amazing coastline to explore, awesome hiking, incredible panoramic landscapes and of course, plenty of opportunities for camping!

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Pitched up at RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park

This summer we spent a whole month on the road camping and staying at

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Australia and New Zealand travel bubble is set to open in TWO WEEKS

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Travellers from New Zealand will be able to fly to Sydney and Darwin without quarantine from 16 October under the first stage of the trans-Tasman travel bubble. 

Anyone arriving will have to declare they have not been in a hotspot – defined as place with three Covid-19 daily cases over three days – in the two weeks before their flight.

The agreement will

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Australia to Spend More on Jobs in Budget Based on COVID-19 Vaccine | Investing News

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government said on Sunday it will earmark an additional A$1.2 billion ($859 million) in wage subsidies in the 2020/21 budget and that its frameworks assume that there will be a novel coronavirus vaccine next year.

In the run up to the Oct. 6 budget, which is set to forecast a record deficit of about A$200 billion, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said a vaccine was a factor

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Australia and New Zealand to open COVID safe travel zone

The prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand have agreed to “safe travel zone” plan that will be gradually rolled out, Australian Deputy PM Michael McCormack announced Friday.

Details: McCormack said the travel “bubble” will initially see Kiwis who aren’t in a COVID-19 hot spot permitted to fly to New South Wales and the Northern Territory from Oct. 16 without mandatory quarantine. But NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made

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COVID-19: Australia partially lifts travel ban on New Zealand

Visitors wear face masks as they tour the Whitney Museum of American Art as it reopens on September 3. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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