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Crypto FOMO: Australia's Largest Bank Sees 'Bigger Risks in Not Participating' in Crypto

The CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the country’s largest bank, sees big risks in not participating in cryptocurrency. “We see risks in participating, but we see bigger risks in not participating,” he explained. Crypto FOMO, Banks Need to Get Involved, Says CEO of Commonwealth Bank Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO Matt Comyn talked … Read more

Inquest into Australia’s deadliest aged care COVID-19 outbreak at St Basil’s in Melbourne begins

Inquest into Australia's deadliest aged care COVID-19 outbreak at St Basil's in Melbourne begins

Senior Victorian health officials were warned about the horrifying conditions at a Melbourne nursing home just days after the Commonwealth seized control of the facility, an inquest into Australia’s deadliest aged care COVID-19 outbreak has heard.Key points:Fifty residents died at St Basil’s Homes for the Aged during Melbourne’s second COVID-19 waveFamilies say staff threatened to call police … Read more

Australia’s banking regulator looks into CBA’s jump into crypto

Australia's banking regulator looks into CBA's jump into crypto

Representations of the virtual currency Bitcoin stand on a motherboard in this picture illustration taken May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File PhotoSYDNEY, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Australia’s banking watchdog said it was examining the regulatory implications of Commonwealth Bank’s (CBA.AX)’s planned introduction of bitcoin trading to unsophisticated retail investors – the first bank in Australia to … Read more

Australia’s CBA leads industry to offer in-app crypto trading

Australia's CBA leads industry to offer in-app crypto trading

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank logo is pictured at a branch in Sydney, August 2, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray/File PhotoSYDNEY, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Commonwealth Bank of Australia will become the country’s first to offer retail clients crypto services, Australia’s largest bank said on Wednesday, signalling a change from the sector that had refused to do business with … Read more

South Australia’s ‘freedom day’ to bring tourists, loved ones and Covid cases | South Australia

On 23 November, South Australia will open its doors to tourists, to loved ones, to residents finally returning home – and to Covid.Other states and countries have called it “freedom day” when they emerge blinking into the light from lockdowns. But in Covid-free SA, lifting border restrictions means letting the pandemic in. Deliberately, almost. Authorities … Read more

Former COVID-19 advisor Neville Power charged with breaching Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions

Neville Power standing outside Parliament House and glancing sideways.

The man who spearheaded Australia’s post-COVID-19 economic task force has been charged with breaching Western Australia’s coronavirus border restrictions during a private helicopter flight from Queensland.Key points:WA Police say Neville Power and another man flew into the state without border passes Mr Power headed the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board  The two men are due to appear in court on … Read more

Australia’s COVID-19 cases remain subdued as vaccinations rise

Australia's COVID-19 cases remain subdued as vaccinations rise

Beachgoers enjoy sunny weather at Coogee Beach in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regulations easing, following months of lockdown orders to curb an outbreak, in Sydney, Australia, October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Loren ElliottSYDNEY, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Australia’s COVID-19 cases remained subdued on Tuesday as its largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, gradually move towards … Read more

Wilcannia now has zero active cases of COVID-19, overcoming Australia’s worst per capita outbreak

Wilcannia now has zero active cases of COVID-19, overcoming Australia's worst per capita outbreak

There are now zero active cases of COVID-19 in Wilcannia after local health authorities declared the last two infected people free of the virus.Key points:Wilcannia has recorded no new COVID-19 cases for a 15th day in a row and has zero active casesThe town suffered the largest per capita outbreak in Australia, with 20 per cent of the … Read more