Saturday, 23 October, 2021

Author: Chris Barrett


“It’s going to be my final year and I hope to be able to go back before the semester starts and have a good year in Australia.“ Like 2020, it hasn’t been a good year for Australia’s universities. Eos Noelle Read more…


If Australians are given the green light to return to Bali, direct flights there could resume before Christmas, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce indicated on Friday. According to the entry rules set by Indonesia, foreigners heading to the island can Read more…


This week, the government said about 100 of them were being infected per day. The numbers may seem small but in a health system limited in size – Singapore has about 1650 isolation beds and 200 ICU places – authorities Read more…


He said some ASEAN member nations would raise the issue with Australia, a dialogue partner of the regional bloc, when leaders convened for a three-day virtual summit next week. “During the next ASEAN [leaders meeting] there is the ASEAN-Australia summit. Read more…


The reopening will be initially restricted to 15 provinces and only include arrivals from “low risk” nations – the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, China and Singapore have been named so far – but the survey highlighted concerns about infections Read more…


Then there is Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos jnr, the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who is striving to return his family to the Malacanang, the presidential palace, 35 years after his father was ousted by people Read more…


Authorities are also taking other steps to entice both travellers and airlines. “We will provide entertainment for those waiting for their PCR test at the airport, like dances,” said Herry A.Y Sikado, the general manager at the airport. Loading “We Read more…


The Hun Sen government “expected that AUKUS will not fuel unhealthy rivalries and further escalate tension,” according to an official Cambodian account of the meeting. Loading That has been the misgiving of Malaysia and Indonesia, which fear a continuing build-up Read more…


“We are dependent on the supply of the provincial government. Of course, the provincial government is depending on the national government.“ The Philippines, which remains in the grip of the virus after more than 40,000 deaths, is a vaccine laggard Read more…


“The situation demands that people continue to adhere to [health protocols]. I’d like to remind people not be complacent about the relaxations.” He said tourism activities would also be allowed around Malaysia, which last month welcomed its first visitors back Read more…