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The “Lots of News” Weekly Update: 18-24 May 2020

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Image Credit: Kathy Willens/AP BY RAFAL ALUMAIRY Contributor Rafal Alumairy has compiled all the important news of the week, for your reading pleasure. Better yet, they have prepared a live video reading of the news, which you can find below!    The Video Broadcast:  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXF6DyhS8g]   NON-VIRUS NEWS Eid Mubarak! Ramadan has ended and Muslims are now celebrating a strange Eid at home. The oceans are rising and this is leading to rapid erosion, something beachfront communities like Inverloch Victoria are finding out the hard way (The Age). Financial services firm AMP is under scrutiny after one of their
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The Lot’s Wife “LOTS OF NEWS” Weekly Update

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Image Credit: Guillermo Arias/AFP BY RAFAL ALUMAIRY WEEK OF MONDAY TO SUNDAY, 20-26 APRIL 2020 Editor's Note: Opinions expressed in the piece are not necessarily the views of the Lot's Wife Editorial Board   NON-VIRUS NEWS Anzac Day was solemnly observed across the country in homes and driveways yesterday at dawn. There were live and pre-recorded broadcasts from the Australian War Memorial and the Shrine of Remembrance. Lest we forget. Saudi Arabia has abolished flogging as a punishment, which is basically the abolition of all physical punishment for crimes or political dissent, although the country still has the death penalty
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Vale Bob Hawke: a tribute to Australia’s 23rd prime minister

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By Gursewak Singh  A man who cast a shadow above all those around him and has forever left a mark on Australia—our country would not be the same without his immense contribution.  As the 23rd and the longest serving Labor Prime Minister, from 1983 to 1991, Bob Hawke pioneered the more than 30 years without a recession, modernised and opened up Australia’s economy to the rest of the world, championed Medicare, placed environmental issues within the realm of federal government, and christened ‘Advance Australia Fair’ as our national anthem.  Bob Hawke began his public career through the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) as the prominent advocate for
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