Crypto news: Josh Frydenberg’s plans for regulation create a ‘weird limbo state’ for Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrency investors

Crypto news: Josh Frydenberg’s plans for regulation create a ‘weird limbo state’ for Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrency investors

Cryptocurrency is likely to be an election issue for millennials, according to an expert in risk and compliance.TCM Capital’s Fred Pucci says some Australians are relying on the crypto market to help them buy a house or get ahead, but without the benefit of any safeguards.Is investing in cryptocurrency worthwhile? Check out the video above … Read more

‘Borderless’ crypto networks wrestle with state sanction compliance – TechCrunch

‘Borderless’ crypto networks wrestle with state sanction compliance – TechCrunch

The United States’ financial sanctions against countries like Iran create a messy regulatory environment where cryptocurrency startups have to pick their battles carefully. So far, the battles these companies aren’t picking are having real effects on users and can sometimes directly contradict the company’s alleged decentralization philosophy. “Something will come down on someone. We just … Read more

NSW records eight new Omicron COVID-19 cases, bringing state total to 42

NSW records eight new Omicron COVID-19 cases, bringing state total to 42

Premier Dominic Perrottet has said an increasing number of cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in NSW would not impact the easing of restrictions next week.Key points:The state recorded 420 COVID-19 cases and one deathThere are currently 151 people n hospitalThe Premier said he was “very confident” about the virus situation in NSWThe total number of Omicron … Read more

South Australia records two new cases of COVID-19, state reaches 80 per cent double vaccination

A line up of people with their luggage outside Adelaide Airport

South Australia has recorded another two new cases of COVID-19 — a man and a woman in their 20s who both acquired their infection interstate.Key points:The Premier says South Australia has reached 80 per cent double vaccination for people aged 16 and overThe state has also recorded two new cases of COVID-19Both were acquired interstateSeven people … Read more

Victoria records 1,254 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths as state hits 90pc double vaccination threshold

Pedestrians wearing masks cross the road in front of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne

Victoria has recorded 1,254 new local COVID-19 cases and five deaths, as the state reaches its target of 90 per cent full vaccination for those aged 12 and over.Key points:Most of Victoria’s COVID restrictions lifted on Friday in anticipation of the state reaching the 90 per cent vaccination targetUnder new rules triggered on Friday, unvaccinated Victorians can … Read more

Queensland maintains travellers to state must get $150 Covid test | Queensland

The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says the requirement for travellers to take a $150 Covid test will remain in place until the state hits its 90% vaccination target.Palaszczuk has called for a Medicare rebate for PCR tests for inbound travellers, but the federal government is urging the state to consider rapid antigen testing instead.The state … Read more

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall outlines COVID-19 requirements ahead of state border reopening

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall outlines COVID-19 requirements ahead of state border reopening

Fully vaccinated travellers from central Sydney and Melbourne will be allowed into South Australia when borders open on Tuesday, the state’s Premier announced today.Key points:Fully vaccinated travellers from Victoria and New South Wales will be permitted to enter SA from Tuesday, except for Byron BayAnyone entering South Australia will need to register their detailsExemptions can still … Read more

Queensland set to loosen COVID border restrictions, with 1.6 million unvaccinated in the state

Queensland set to loosen COVID border restrictions, with 1.6 million unvaccinated in the state

About 1.6 million Queensland residents remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, as the state prepares to open borders to inoculated travellers flying in from virus hotspots interstate.Key points:The Queensland government is expected to announce today how people can start applying for border passesAn infectious disease expert is concerned the virus will spread quickly once border rules relaxAbout … Read more

Bert Newton, a legend of Australian entertainment, farewelled at state funeral

Patti Newton touches the coffin following the State Funeral Service for her late husband Bert Newton

Bert Newton waited for his wife Patti to leave the room before taking his final breath.If she hadn’t left, he would not have been able to go.The story of Newton’s last moments, read from a letter penned by his daughter Lauren, was one of many emotional memories shared at the state funeral for the entertainment … Read more

NSW COVID cases today drop to a low not seen since JULY as the state prepares to ease travel restrictions from Sydney

NSW COVID cases today drop to a low not seen since JULY as the state prepares to ease travel restrictions from Sydney

New South Wales has recorded another drop in new COVID-19 cases as the state prepares to open up travel between metropolitan Sydney and beyond.On Sunday, the Department of Health confirmed there had been 177 cases in the 24 hours until midnight.There was also one COVID-related death.The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 in the state … Read more

NSW to spend $130 million on mental health as state records 301 cases of locally acquired COVID-19, 10 deaths

People queue up for vaccinations

The NSW government has pledged $130 million in support for mental health in the wake of the pandemic, as the state recorded 301 cases of locally acquired COVID-19.Another 10 people died in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday. The new cases were detected from 69,107 test results received yesterday.NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the announcement of funds for services, beds, … Read more

Washington State trooper who died of COVID hadn’t been vaccinated yet, family says

Washington State trooper who died of COVID hadn’t been vaccinated yet, family says

By Seattle Times staff reporter Washington State Patrol Trooper Eric Gunderson, who died from COVID-19 at age 38 last month, was unvaccinated but likely would have gotten a vaccine this fall, family members said in a statement Friday. Gunderson was best known for leading the State Patrol’s part of the Amtrak 501 investigation, when a … Read more

Victoria records 867 new COVID cases and four deaths as state to hit 80 per cent single-dose vaccination target

A woman walks her dog around Albert Park Lake.

Victoria has recorded 867 new cases of COVID-19 and four further deaths, ahead of a slight easing of restrictions.The cases were detected from 49,450 test results, and it brings the number of active infections in the state to 9,261.The Department of Health has also added 140 new infections to the total reported yesterday, and 9 to … Read more

Snowbirds eye return to Florida even as sunshine state battles COVID-19

Snowbirds eye return to Florida even as sunshine state battles COVID-19

Karen Patrick had a lovely time hanging out in New Brunswick last winter, but she’d rather have spent some of that time somewhere warmer — namely at her Florida condo. The retired nurse last saw her condo as the grip of the global pandemic took hold and she hurriedly packed her bags amid calls from Ottawa … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 death, 61 new cases as province re-enters state of emergency

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

Public Health is reporting another death due to COVID-19 in the province on Saturday, the fourth in two days. The death was an individual in their 70s in the Fredericton region. “Our thoughts are with this person’s family and friends and with everyone who has lost a loved one or has gotten sick due to … Read more