Qantas To Offer ‘Mega Prizes’ For COVID-Vaccinated Travelers

Qantas will offer a range of incentives to people who are vaccinated, encouraging more people to get a COVID jab. Qantas, which has had its business largely grounded during the COVID-19 pandemic, is hoping free flights, points, and credits will encourage Australians to get vaccinated. The airline’s vaccine incentive program, which launches July 2021, will…

China Hits Backs at Joe Biden’s Investigation into COVID-19 Origins

United States President Joe Biden has ordered national intelligence agencies to intensify its efforts to determine the origins of coronavirus, saying they are pursuing theories of a possible laboratory accident in China. Biden said in a statement that the US intelligence are looking into two different scenarios and have low confidence in their current conclusions.…

Victoria To Introduce Controversial Electric Vehicle Tax

Victoria will become the first state in Australia to tax electric vehicle drivers after the controversial legislation passed through parliament. Earlier this week, Victoria’s Legislative Assembly debated the merits of the ‘Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021’, more commonly known as the EV tax. The Andrews government’s electric vehicle tax passed without…

Victoria To Enter Seven-Day Lockdown in Response to Recent Outbreak

The Victorian government has announced a new seven-day lockdown today in a bid to reduce the state’s growing coronavirus outbreak. The “circuit-breaker” lockdown will be in place from midnight Thursday until midnight on June 3. The lockdown marks the fourth lockdown the Victoria Government has implemented since the pandemic began. The state’s recent outbreak has…