Author: aln_wpadmin

With eye on China’s zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes chance to open up

Business has been swift this week for Oscar Chen, the fourth-generation owner of the Liang Xi Hao restaurant in central Taipei. The tables at his diner in the Taiwanese capital are buzzing with customers, waiters bustle with dishes of squid soup and rice noodles, and talk and laughter fills...

Albanese pledges nearly $1 billion in new Medicare funding

Anthony Albanese has pledged nearly $1 billion in new Medicare funding if the Labor party wins the federal election. The Labor leader, who is currently campaigning in the Northern Territory, said today’s announcement is about strengthening universal healthcare. The pledge includes $750 million over three years through a new...

Foreign Ministry accuses Peter Dutton of ‘fear-mongering’

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian was quizzed about the remarks at a press conference overnight. “I would like to state that China always follows international law and common practice,” Zhao said. Peter Dutton has described a Chinese warship off the coast of WA as an ‘act of aggression’. (Hamish...

Four-hour Kakadu National Park rescue saves 20-year-old hiker

A young Northern Territory man has survived an almost 50-metre fall while hiking in Kakadu National Park on Thursday. The 20-year-old fell and became trapped in a tree in a deep ravine near Motorcar Falls, where he remained seriously injured for about 11 hours before emergency crews arrived. The...