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Australian government plans to loan $2. 5 B to coal mining sector
... partner National Party, told the Australian Financial Review his idea was for the government to be the lender of last resort to the mining sector as banks and insurers are increasingly unwilling to fund and underwrite the industry. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under increasing pressure to adopt a zero emissions target but has been stymied by opposition from the party's junior partner. Pitt's proposal is a first example of what that support might cost. Morrison said on Thursday he will advise ...
Updated: 10/07/2021
Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with foreign leaders
... one I feel just after playball announcement in baseball, Joe Biden told reporters at the prime minister's office after holding a teleconference with U.S. President Kishida . I would like to respond to various challenges, he said. In the talks with Scott Morrison and separate discussions with Indian Prime Minister Biden later in the morning, Kishida agreed with the two leaders to strengthen ties and work together to realize a democratic Indo-Pacific region. To revive the domestic economy, Kishida vowed ...
Updated: 10/05/2021
Australia to buy 300, 000 doses of experimental COVID - 19 pill
SYDNEY, Oct 5 Reuters - Australia will buy 300,000 courses of Merck Co's experimental antiviral pill, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday as Victoria logged the highest number of daily COVID infections since the pandemic began. SYDNEY, Oct 5 Reuters - Australia will buy 300,000 courses of Merck Co's experimental antiviral pill, Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...
Updated: 10/05/2021
Coronavirus vaccine swap deals with U.K.
... SINGAPORE - SYDNEY TOKYO - As global distribution of coronavirus vaccines remains heavily tilted toward certain wealthy countries, countries are striking bilateral deals to temporarily swap extra doses that are close to expiring. Pfizer Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a sharing deal with the U.K. in early September for 4 million doses of the Australian vaccine, enough to fully vaccinate about 8% of the population down under. Australia 's earlier policy will be to send the same amount back later ...
Updated: 09/30/2021
Macron urges EU to stop being naive after Aukus deal
... president urged the EU member states to stop being naive after France reneged on its contract of the century after Australia was instrumental in Australia ignoring its important obligation to do so. Mr Macron was enraged earlier in the month when Scott Morrison , Boris Johnson and Biden announced the Aukus deal. The United States of America is our historical friend and ally in terms of values, but we are forced to observe that for more than 10 years the United States first focused on itself. The ...
Updated: 09/28/2021
Australia to set up $2 B loan facility for critical minerals projects
SYDney, Oct 28 Reuters: Australia will set up a $2 billion loan facility for critical minerals projects in the country and help get them off the ground, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday. SYDNEY, Oct 28 Reuters: Australia will set up a $2 billion $1.5 billion loan facility for critical minerals projects in the country and help get them off the ground, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday. Critical ...
Updated: 09/28/2021
Australian state reports 779 new COVID infections on day of lockdown
... variant while they ramp up vaccinations to 80% of the population, a threshold that will allow officials to ease strict lockdown measures. Three-quarters of Australians have had a first dose of vaccine, while just half have had both doses. Premier Scott Morrison said in an interview aired on Sunday that he expects states to open up borders and ease restrictions once the 80% vaccination threshold has been met. We are each responsible for our own health. There comes a time when you just have to get on ...
Updated: 09/26/2021
One of the most important moments for US influence in Asia
... United States , Australia , Japan and India - all democratic countries with a vested interest in countering China 's rise in Asia . Will American Prime Minister Biden join Yoshihide Suga , Indian leader Narendra Modi and US Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Washington to discuss developing Indo-Pacific peace system, according to the White House . The meeting comes at a time of great change for US policy in Asia . As the Biden administration moves to strengthen its diplomatic partnerships ...
Updated: 09/24/2021
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