Backing secured for major airport serving Melbourne's south-east

Backing secured for major airport serving Melbourne's south-east

A $7 billion proposal to build a privately-owned international airport for Melbourne’s south-east will be presented to the Victorian government next week. Melbourne-headquarted Paragon Premier Investment Fund wants to build a commercial airport between Koo Wee Rup and Lang Lang, to service Melbourne’s booming south-eastern suburbs and the state’s east. Alande Mustafa Safi in front of the site of a proposed new airport near Koo Wee Rup.  Photo: Daniel Pockett Building Melbourne’s third major airport is already part of the state government’s long-term planning strategy and Paragon expressed interest in…

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Markets: Strong China manufacturing, Trump to promote US gas in Russia's backyard

Markets: Strong China manufacturing, Trump to promote US gas in Russia's backyard

Posted July 04, 2017 09:01:48 Photo: Wall Street finished mostly positive, and the ASX is set to open higher. (Chip East: Reuters) The Australian share market is set to open higher, following a mostly positive lead from Wall Street. Market snapshot at 8:50am AEST: ASX SPI 200 futures +0.6pc to 5,670 AUD: 76.56 US cents, 59.13 British pence, 67.35 euro cents, 86.8 Japanese yen, $NZ1.05 US: Dow Jones +0.6pc to 21,479, S&P 500 +0.2pc to 2,429, Nasdaq -0.5pc to 6,110 Europe: FTSE +0.9pc to 7,377, DAX +1.2pc to 12,475, Eurostoxx…

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Indigenous songwriter composes first song in Darumbal language for hundreds of years

Indigenous songwriter composes first song in Darumbal language for hundreds of years

Updated July 03, 2017 13:12:51 External Link: ABC Capricornia Facebook post An Indigenous Queensland songwriter has written the first song to be sung in Darumbal language for hundreds of years, he says. Gracemere local Trent White composed Toonooba, a song about the Fitzroy River in central Queensland, which has also caught the ear of Indigenous singer Gurrumul Yunupingu. Mr White said the song had been very well received by the local community. “To actually fill a song with Darumbal language is probably a first for a lot of people,” he…

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Nick Kyrgios retires hurt from Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios retires hurt from Wimbledon

Updated July 03, 2017 22:35:38 Photo: Nick Kyrgios needed medical treatment during the match and eventually retired. (Reuters: Tony O’Brien) Nick Kyrgios has succumbed to his chronic hip injury, retiring from his first-round Wimbledon match against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert after less than an hour. Kyrgios conceded pre-tournament he was only “60, 65 per cent” fit after aggravating the longstanding injury during an on-court fall at the Queen’s Club lead-up event a fortnight ago. The writing was on the wall from the moment he stepped on to court on Monday with…

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