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Contact down in Biloela

The Nadesalingam household have touched down in Biloela, so we predict a press convention with the household and supporters shortly.

The Nadesalingam family have landed in Biloela.
The Nadesalingam household have landed in Biloela. {Photograph}: Darren England/AAP

Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst

Arden’s assertion on ‘profitable’ assembly with Albanese

And now the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has issued her personal assertion in regards to the “first profitable bilateral assembly” with Anthony Albanese in Sydney right this moment. Ardern stated she was delighted to congratulate the Australian prime minister in particular person on his election win. She additionally confirmed that they’d meet once more in July.

Our time collectively right this moment cements an already very shut relationship between our two nations. To satisfy so rapidly after the Australian election is indicative of the shut relationship of our two nations. I sit up for proceed working collectively, and internet hosting the Prime Minister in New Zealand sooner or later.Via our single financial market, our people-to-people ties and our shared pursuits in our area and the world, wherever New Zealand and Australia face challenges and alter, we each achieve extra by dealing with them collectively.

Ardern’s assertion stated the pair had “mentioned cooperation and engagement within the Pacific area, particularly the significance of working collectively to help Pacific companions dealing with a fancy and rising array of challenges, together with local weather change and an more and more contested strategic atmosphere”.

The talks additionally lined Australia and New Zealand’s “widespread targets on the worldwide stage”, the assertion stated.

Ardern welcomed the brand new Australian authorities’s emphasis on First Nations voices and Albanese’s dedication to implementing the Uluru Assertion from the Coronary heart. The assertion stated each prime ministers agreed to proceed to make sure Indigenous views have been on the centre of coverage making.

Here’s what Ardern’s assertion stated about Australia’s part 501 visa cancellation coverage:

I’ve requested Prime Minister Albanese to see what modifications is perhaps doable, particularly to take better account of potential deportees’ hyperlinks to New Zealand. In New Zealand as an illustration, we don’t deport people who’ve lived right here for 10 years or extra.

Victorian vegetable farm fined $60,000 for hiring unlawful staff

Cait Kelly

Cait Kelly

Australia’s largest grower of broccolini and asparagus has been fined $60,000 for using unlawful staff to choose greens.

Staff for M&G Vizzarri Pty Ltd, which is headed by Giuseppe Vizzarri, have been paid underneath the award charge – feminine staff have been paid $14 an hour, whereas males got $15 an hour – after they labored at its Gippsland farm in 2016.

Vizzarri pleaded responsible to eight expenses of permitting an illegal non-citizen to work and one cost of permitting a lawful non-citizen to work in breach of their visa necessities.

Within the county courtroom this morning, decide Trevor Wraight stated nobody at M&G Vizzarri ever checked if the employees had visas, regardless that the corporate was conscious of a web based authorities web site that helps companies verify.

Wraight stated if the enterprise had not pleaded responsible he would have fined it $100,000, near the utmost penalty of $108,000.

“It was not an early plea, however nonetheless has vital utilitarian worth,” Wraight stated.

Eden Gillespie is on the bottom in Biloela and has footage of the Nadesalingam household’s arrival.

Paul Karp

Paul Karp

Barnaby Joyce welcomes Nadesalingam household’s return to Biloela

The shadow veterans affairs minister, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed the actual fact the Nadesalingam household has been allowed to return to Biloela.

Joyce first known as for this whereas a backbencher, earlier than returning as Nationals chief and deputy prime minister, nevertheless it has taken a Labor authorities to launch them from detention.

Joyce instructed Sky Information:

Ought to’ve occurred, job’s executed, tick. These younger women have been born in Australia. Ship them again to Sri Lanka? Why not ship them again to Rwanda? That’s one other nation they weren’t born in. Or Finland. Or Mozambique. They have been born in Australia – they’re Australians. Why do I get so labored up about this? As a result of I used to be kicked out of the parliament as a result of apparently somebody thought I used to be a New Zealander. That was a small slight. Think about if I used to be kicked in another country.

A shaky understanding of citizenship apart, there’s no denying his ardour on the problem.

Nadesalingam household lastly dwelling after 4 years

It’s an emotional time for the household as they go away the airplane and arrive again in Biloela for the primary time in 4 years, after they have been eliminated by Border Pressure and put into immigration detention.

Priya and Nades Nadesalingam and their daughters Kopika and Tharnicaa embrace in Biloela.
Priya and Nades Nadesalingam and their daughters Kopika and Tharnicaa embrace in Biloela. {Photograph}: ABC

Contact down in Biloela

The Nadesalingam household have touched down in Biloela, so we predict a press convention with the household and supporters shortly.

The Nadesalingam family have landed in Biloela.
The Nadesalingam household have landed in Biloela. {Photograph}: Darren England/AAP

Media and supporters collect at airport for Nadesalingam household

Eden Gillespie

Eden Gillespie

Mike Bowers and I’ve arrived in Biloela the place the Nadesalingam household will probably be touchdown right this moment at Thangool airport.

“Airport” is a beneficiant time period – there may be one runway, a bathroom and a small ready space, with the aerodrome surrounded by farmland.

We’ve arrived over an hour early and there may be already one supporter of the household ready for them to reach within the automotive park, with pink and yellow flowers secured underneath the window defend of her automotive and rainbow paper mache tucked underneath her mirror.

The media pack can be right here early, staking out a spot to welcome the household. Issues are fairly quiet for now however keep tuned – it seems prefer it’ll get crowded quickly.

Laraine Webster and Margot Plant at Thangool Airport.
Laraine Webster and Margot Plant at Thangool Airport. {Photograph}: Darren England/AAP

I’ve simply spoken with pals of the household, Lorraine and Margot, who’ve been ready for hours for the household to the touch down in Thangool airport. Each ladies have been preventing for the household to return dwelling to Biloela.

Margot drove three hours from Bundaberg to be right here. She calls herself the lady’s grandma and has recognized the household for years.

“I’ve recognized Kopi since she was 4 years outdated and Tharnicaa since she was 4 days outdated. They’re my little granddaughters,” she stated.

“I’ve been crying to myself, I’ve been laughing to myself. I can’t wait to offer them a hug.”

Isabelle is 13. She was born in Biloela and her mom Simone taught Nades English.

“We’re so pleased for this consequence… I’m very shaky in the meanwhile. I’m very nervous and excited.”

“They’re the sweetest household ever, they don’t deserve what they’ve been by means of.” @GuardianAus

— Eden Gillespie (@edengillespie) June 10, 2022

Lorraine has picked flowers for the household from her backyard and introduced streamers and indicators to welcome the household dwelling.

Margot says she is pleased the household has been granted bridging visas however hopes the household will probably be granted everlasting safety.

“These are our individuals right here … the individuals right here embrace them. I want to see them get the household out of this city now. They’ll have a struggle.”

Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst

Albanese says Australia and New Zealand share a ‘uniquely shut relationship’

The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has issued an announcement about his talks earlier right this moment with New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern.

Albanese stated the 2 nations shared “a uniquely shut relationship”:

It’s a relationship of whanau—of household. That’s why it’s becoming that Prime Minister Ardern is the primary international chief I’ve met with as Prime Minister on Australian soil.

We’re nations with widespread tradition and values, shared pursuits and outlooks.

The Prime Minister and I each know that commerce and integration imply jobs, development and alternatives. We’re decided to work collectively to take the trans-Tasman financial relationship to new heights.

Subsequent 12 months, we’ll have fun 80 years of diplomatic relations, and 40 years of our ground-breaking Nearer Financial Relations commerce settlement—one essentially the most complete commerce agreements on the earth.

The assertion additionally addresses the rising contest for affect within the Pacific:

Australia and New Zealand are proud Pacific nations and we worth {our relationships} with our Pacific companions very deeply. We’ll work side-by-side with our Pacific brothers and sisters. We’re dedicated to deepening our partnerships in help of a steady and affluent area.

There’s additionally an enormous emphasis on local weather in Albanese’s assertion:

Collectively, Australia and New Zealand face the worldwide challenges of a altering local weather, financial uncertainty and shifting dynamics in international safety. And collectively, we will work in direction of options to those challenges, together with realising a free, open and resilient Indo-Pacific.

Prime Minister Ardern and I mentioned local weather change and the formidable motion my Authorities will take. We’ll scale back Australia’s emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 and guarantee we’re firmly on observe for Internet Zero by 2050.

Like New Zealand, we intend to legislate our Internet Zero goal. We will even submit an up to date new Nationally Decided Contribution to the United Nations Framework Conference on Local weather Change (UNFCCC) quickly.

I sit up for working carefully with Prime Minister Ardern to make sure the continued success of our Trans-Tasman relationship.

TWU requires overhaul of airline trade requirements amid airport chaos

The Transport Staff’ Union has known as on the federal authorities to raise requirements within the airline trade to carry staff again to the sector and repair the problems inflicting the lengthy strains seen at airports right this moment.

The union has known as for a “Protected and Safe Skies” fee.

Michael Kaine, nationwide secretary of the TWU, stated this weekend is a repeat of the chaos at Easter:

The definition of madness is doing the identical factor twice and anticipating a unique consequence. Little motion has been taken since Easter to deal with the critical expertise shortages we’ve seen in aviation brought on by low wages, poor working circumstances and collapsing security requirements.

The employees that stay within the trade are underneath huge stress from airports and airways to plug gaps and hold the gears transferring. Whereas the employees that stay are over-worked and wired, there’s a whole bunch of skilled staff pressured to take a seat at dwelling as a result of their jobs have been illegally stolen from them by Qantas by means of its shameful outsourcing.

We’re an island nation depending on a viable aviation trade. It’s crucial we repair this disaster.

9 lengthy years of inaction has allowed this insecure work rot to set in. The newly minted Albanese Authorities should transfer rapidly to repair it. Staff want an impartial Fee with the facility to raise requirements and proper energy imbalances inside the trade. Lifting wages and reversing the abilities exodus in aviation should be high of the agenda if we’re to sustainably rebuild the trade.

Travellers wait at a baggage claim carousel at Melbourne airport today.
Travellers wait at a baggage declare carousel at Melbourne airport right this moment. {Photograph}: Joel Carrett/AAP

Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst

Albanese vows to rethink deportations guidelines in olive department to NZ

The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has vowed to contemplate altering how the Australian authorities handles visa cancellations in an olive department to ease longstanding tensions with New Zealand.

The pledge to have a look at tweaking the scheme prompted the visiting New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to declare the talks in Sydney on Friday allowed for “a reset” within the trans-Tasman relationship.

NSW to improve Opal journey card system and trial all-in-one app

The NSW authorities has dedicated nearly $570m to improve the state’s Opal transport system and launching a trial of a brand new all-in-one transport app, AAP studies.

Treasurer Matt Kean made the dedication on Friday forward of the state price range, to be handed down on 21 June.

The $567.9m Opal Subsequent Gen upgrades will make it quicker and simpler to journey across the state as the federal government upgrades the Opal system.

Commuters will have the ability to add their Opal playing cards to their digital wallets, modernising the transport community, Kean stated.

“Since 2012 greater than 4 billion journeys have been taken utilizing Opal, which has remodeled the way in which we journey and it’s now time to spend money on protecting this method in keeping with our evolving wants and expectations,” he stated.

“This offers us a window into the long run, organising the Opal community to maintain tempo with our altering wants whether or not that be a practice, bus, e-bike, e-scooter, rideshare and even electrical car charging.”

A traveller uses an Opal ticket kiosk at Sydney’s Central Station.
A traveller makes use of an Opal ticket kiosk at Sydney’s Central Station. {Photograph}: Mark Kolbe/Getty Photographs

The federal government will even trial a brand new all-in-one mobility app, Opal Plus, which permits customers to bundle collectively their use of public transport, rideshares, rental e-bikes, taxis and parking.

The minister for infrastructure, cities and lively transport, Rob Stokes, stated the app would revolutionise how individuals journey because it took into consideration “final mile journeys” and made it simpler to go away the automotive at dwelling.

“Opal Plus will unencumber individuals to decide on their very own journey in relation to transport, laying the bottom work for an much more clever transport system that places the citizen at its coronary heart,” he stated.

The app will initially be rolled out to 10,000 individuals.

Dutton and Labor duel over submarines plan

Opposition chief Peter Dutton has defended revealing how far alongside the previous authorities had gone in discussions for securing stop-gap submarines by 2030, stating that what he wrote in an opinion piece in The Australian newspaper was already recognized, AAP studies.

“Richard Marles’ opening feedback as defence minister stated loud and clear that Labor is considering ditching the nuclear submarine plan and it could be a catastrophe for our nation,” he instructed 9 on Friday.

“If Labor goes to butcher that, they usually don’t have the cash to pay for it, they need to be upfront and say it.

“As a result of that’s the trail they’re taking us down in the meanwhile and … that’s not in our nationwide curiosity.”

Labor minister Tony Burke dismissed Dutton’s claims, saying the federal government was supportive of the partnership.

“We’re signed as much as Aukus,” he stated.

“The prime minister was straight throughout to the Quad assembly (in Japan after the election) and the connection with our key ally in the USA was affirmed instantly.”

Peter Dutton has been accused of jeopardising national security by revealing information about a secret plan to acquire nuclear submarines.
Peter Dutton has been accused of jeopardising nationwide safety by revealing details about a secret plan to amass nuclear submarines from the US. {Photograph}: Russell Freeman/AAP

Eighth monkeypox case in Australia confirmed

A returned abroad traveller has been confirmed because the eighth case of monkeypox detected in Australia, AAP studies.

The person, aged in his 40s, returned from Europe earlier than testing optimistic for the uncommon viral an infection in Victoria.

He’s isolating because the Victorian well being division contacts a small variety of his shut contacts.

The case was confirmed in an alert to the general public and well being professionals on Friday, issued by Victoria’s deputy chief well being officer, affiliate professor Deborah Friedman.

“Anybody creating signs that could be per monkeypox ought to search medical care, (be) sporting a masks and calling forward to verify they are often remoted away from others,” the memo reads.

“Clinicians ought to think about testing for monkeypox in returned travellers with appropriate signs.”

The illness might be transmitted from individual to individual by means of air droplets, shut bodily contact or sharing contaminated linens or objects. Signs embody fever, headache, muscle aches and exhaustion.

Monkeypox is endemic in some components of Africa however quite a few instances have been reported in a number of nations over the previous month.

Eight instances have been confirmed in Australia up to now, together with 5 in NSW and three in Victoria.

Victoria has confirmed Australia’s eighth case of monkeypox, in a returned traveller.
Victoria has confirmed Australia’s eighth case of monkeypox, in a returned traveller. {Photograph}: Dotted Zebra/Alamy

Biloela residents put together Nadesalingam household’s new dwelling

SBS has snapped this image of Angela Fredericks who has been organising the Nadeslingam household’s new dwelling. Seems like she was selecting up some necessities earlier than the household’s arrival again to Biloela.

That is Anne, mom of Angela Fredericks, who led the marketing campaign to have the Nadeslingam household returned to their small QLD city of Biloela
After a 4 12 months struggle, they fly again right this moment. Anne has been organising their new dwelling, snapped right here selecting up some necessities. @SBSNews

— Omar Dehen (@Omar_Dehen) June 10, 2022

With that I’m going to go away you within the succesful palms of Josh Taylor, who’ll information you thru this afternoon.

Queensland police tradition in highlight at home violence inquiry

From AAP:

Queensland law enforcement officials spend almost half their time responding to and investigating home and household violence, however it isn’t clear their coaching has led to essential cultural and structural modifications, a decide says.

Decide Deborah Richards is heading an impartial fee tasked with analyzing whether or not “cultural points” inside the Queensland Police Service negatively have an effect on how they reply to home and household violence.

Talking on the inquiry’s first sitting in Brisbane on Friday, Decide Richards stated statistics from final 12 months discovered Queensland police spent about 40 per cent of their time responding to and investigating home and household violence.

“This should imply that frontline police and people manning the counters and telephones at police stations round Queensland make up the general public face of the police companies that take care of the sufferer survivors who’re the topic of this insidious type of violence,” she stated.

Officers have been educated, however Decide Richards stated it isn’t clear initiatives are leading to cultural and structural modifications essential to reinforce public confidence within the police response to home and household violence.

Nadesalingam household attributable to arrive dwelling in Biloela this afternoon

Priya, Nades and their two daughters Kopika and Tharunicaa are nearly dwelling! They are going to be holding a press convention later this afternoon so I’ll carry you that when it occurs.

Greenpeace accuses AGL of ‘disastrous mismanagement’

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has responded to the information that AGL’s Loy Yang A coal-burning energy station will probably be offline till September, on high of extra outages at its Bayswater and Liddell stations.

Senior campaigner Glenn Walker says it exhibits the necessity for AGL to quickly embrace renewable power.

It comes as fallout from AGL’s demerger continues, with the power firm right this moment revealing the resignation of Christine Corbett.


At this time’s information exhibits AGL’s disastrous mismanagement has gone from the corporate’s boardroom to the dwelling rooms of their prospects … Coal is the soiled rat consuming away at family wallets, and if AGL had their method, we’d have a plague.

Moderately than act in keeping with the power transition, AGL as a substitute wasted years and hundreds of thousands of {dollars} on a dodgy demerger which was by no means going to work. The outcomes at the moment are plain to see – crumbling property which can not ship the power Australia wants, and a delay in embracing cleaner, cheaper renewable alternate options.

AGL has a transparent mandate to grab the pressing and large alternative of the power transition. The corporate should appoint new board members that can carry readability and motion, serving to to steer AGL right into a brighter and greener future.

Outage at AGL’s Latrobe Valley energy plant to final till September

Peter Hannam

Not quite a bit appears to be breaking within the new federal authorities’s favour in relation to power.

This morning we discovered from AGL Vitality that considered one of its 4 models at its 2,210 megawatt Loy Yang A energy plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley will probably be offline till the second half of September.

“The outage extension is pushed by international provide chain points and the supply of specialized supplies,” the corporate stated in an announcement.

Unit 2 has been offline since {an electrical} fault was detected on 15 April. It turned out to extra advanced and so a predicted 1 August restart date of the 550MW unit turned out to be optimistic.

AGL’s Loy Yang A coal-fired power station.
AGL’s Loy Yang A coal-fired energy station. {Photograph}: Bloomberg/Getty Photographs

It’s notable, too, that the corporate received’t have the ability to declare insurance coverage again from the breakdown.

Because it occurs, AGL is having issues with its two different coal-fired energy crops, each in NSW’s Hunter Valley.

Liddell, already down to 3 models forward of its deliberate closure subsequent April, has a type of three offline for repairs. What was a 1680Mw plant just isn’t at half that capability.

Up the valley, associate plant 2,640MW Bayswater plant can be struggling. One among its 4 models was offline for upkeep, and now we hear that two of the remaining models are down in an unscheduled outage.

That makes 5 of AGL’s 11 models offline right this moment. No surprise, then, that wholesale costs are excessive and provide stays tight throughout a lot of the nationwide electrical energy market. These speaking up coal as “dependable baseload” may additionally rethink whether or not these phrases nonetheless work collectively properly.

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