Sharemarket surge continues despite losses in the dollar | Finance Report

The local sharemarket had it’s fourth rise in a row today, but the Australian dollar slipped back. Alan Kohler has today’s finance report. Read more of the ABC’s business coverage here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/business/ For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Sharemarket surge continues despite losses in the dollar | Finance Report

Government subsidies trigger surge in buyer interest in the housing industry | ABC News

With $700 million worth of subsidies pumped into the construction market, buyers are getting on board with the Government’s construction and renovation package. The seven-month package became available as soon as it was launched by the Prime Minister. And although Labor’s criticising it, some buyers took advantage of the extra $25,000 immediately. Read more here: … Read more Government subsidies trigger surge in buyer interest in the housing industry | ABC News

Trump slammed by former defence secretary Mattis over response to George Floyd protests | ABC News

As Donald Trump attempts to quell the ongoing protests, he’s now facing an unprecedented revolt from some of his country’s most senior and trusted military officials. In a stinging rebuke of Trump’s behaviour, former defence secretary and retired general James Mattis has accused the President of deliberately dividing the country. Other senior officials are speaking … Read more Trump slammed by former defence secretary Mattis over response to George Floyd protests | ABC News

Fears mount that underemployment could drive Australia’s recession deep into depression | ABC News

Australia’s GDP figures may have helped it’s economy sneak into a recession, but they don’t tell the full story, and neither does the official unemployment rate. A collapse in work hours is how many Australians are feeling the pain. Some economists are warning that the recession could become a depression if the Government withdraws it’s … Read more Fears mount that underemployment could drive Australia’s recession deep into depression | ABC News

Murder charge upgraded, three others charged over George Floyd’s death | ABC News

All four police officers involved in George Floyd’s killing have been charged, but it didn’t stop protests erupting across the US for the ninth straight day. Hundreds of thousands gathered in mostly peaceful protests, with George Floyd’s brother returning to the scene of the crime to kneel in silence. Former president Barack Obama also lent … Read more Murder charge upgraded, three others charged over George Floyd’s death | ABC News

Asymptomatic coronavirus cases account for 15pc of COVID-19 infections: study | ABC News

New analysis from Australian scientists has found around 15 per cent of people with coronavirus are asymptomatic. That means they’re carriers without having symptoms, and unless they’re tested, they won’t know they have it. It’s why experts are urging Australians to remain vigilant with distancing as the country unwinds restrictions. Medical reporter Sophie Scott has … Read more Asymptomatic coronavirus cases account for 15pc of COVID-19 infections: study | ABC News

Canberra Airport’s hopes for a trans Tasman tourism bubble burst | ABC News

Hopes for a tourism bubble between Canberra and Wellington appear to have burst with business leaders being told it’s just too soon. Canberra Airport was so confident, it started taking registrations for a July 1st takeoff – even with no airline locked in. But the plan’s effectively been grounded by political leaders here, and across … Read more Canberra Airport’s hopes for a trans Tasman tourism bubble burst | ABC News

Covid-19 foster dog becomes a permanent member of the family | 7.30

A few weeks ago we introduced you to Karli, one of the many Australians temporarily fostering a dog during the pandemic. Her story struck a chord and it turns out the foster arrangement wasn’t so temporary after all. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Covid-19 foster dog becomes a permanent member of the family | 7.30

Covid-19 forcing more adult children to return home | 7.30

Even before Covid-19 there was a growing trend in Australia for young adults to move back in with their parents, often to save for a home – it’s called the Boomerang Generation. Coronavirus has forced thousands more sons and daughters to head home for a range of different reasons and with varying degrees of success. … Read more Covid-19 forcing more adult children to return home | 7.30

Australia heading into recession | 7.30

It’s official: Australia is heading into recession. The news wasn’t unexpected given the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy. But there could be more bad news on the way. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Australia heading into recession | 7.30

The family of an Indigenous teen kicked to the ground during his arrest speak out | 7.30

Against the backdrop of racial violence in the United States, a New South Wales police officer was captured on video this week kicking the legs out from under an Indigenous teenager and pinning him to the ground. The footage went viral online and it’s helped spark a broader conversation about the policing of Indigenous Australians. … Read more The family of an Indigenous teen kicked to the ground during his arrest speak out | 7.30

Dr Cornel West looks at the unrest in the United States | 7.30

Civil right’s activist, Harvard Professor and scholar of African American studies, Dr Cornel West, discusses the protests and unrest in the United States. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: … Read more Dr Cornel West looks at the unrest in the United States | 7.30

Two Australians in the US talk about the protests | 7.30

Two Australians caught up in the US protests have been deeply affected by the events of the past week. One young protester says she’s determined to stay in the US to push for change. The other, the only Australian police officer in the state of Kentucky, is so sick of being tarred as racist that … Read more Two Australians in the US talk about the protests | 7.30

Teen girls to be charged with murder over Gold Coast balcony death | ABC News

Two teenage girls will be charged with the murder and torture of Cian English, 19, who fell to his death from a Gold Coast apartment. Mr English’s body was found at the bottom of the View Pacific Resort in Surfers Paradise just after 3:00am on Saturday May 23. Police said he had been staying at … Read more Teen girls to be charged with murder over Gold Coast balcony death | ABC News

Tens of thousands march in London, two Australian journalists assaulted in protests | ABC News

Two Australian journalists have been assaulted in separate incidents while covering anti-racism protests in London. Nine News Europe correspondent Sophie Walsh was covering a Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park on Wednesday morning local time when she was attacked. In a separate incident, another Nine reporter, Ben Avery, had his microphone snatched in an … Read more Tens of thousands march in London, two Australian journalists assaulted in protests | ABC News