Prime Minister Scott Morrison hits out at border “double standards” in Queensland

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hit out at the Queensland Premier for “double standards” on border restrictions while on the campaign trail for the state’s election.

He joined Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington to visit Neumann Steel at Currumbin on the Gold Coast on Saturday afternoon ahead of the Queensland election at the end of the month.

Mr Morrison took aim at Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk when asked to

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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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Morrison government to announce new tax breaks designed to get the economy moving in a Covid world

Video: Andrews government increases extreme hardship payments to $800 (Sky News Australia)

Andrews government increases extreme hardship payments to $800

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The Morrison government will use next week’s budget to remove the 47% fringe benefits tax (FBT) impost on the retraining businesses give redundant or redeployed workers, and extend some tax concessions for businesses with a turnover of between $10m and $50m.



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Scott Morrison lands in Port Kembla to announce $1.9b energy plan | Illawarra Mercury

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Scott Morrison is at Port Kembla Steelworks this morning to unveil a $1.9 billion renewable investment package to reduce carbon emissions.
He arrived at BlueScope just after 9.30am for a tour and will front the media at 10.30am.
He will announce the continued funding of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), and will expand its remit to include projects and technologies outside renewables.
The funding includes measures prioritising

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