Best of cartoons, April 11, 2020

Best of cartoons, April 11, 2020 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 18 Images The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists. April 10, 2020 — 11.05pm 1/18 Illustration: Andrew Dyson 2/18 Illustration: John Shakespeare 3/18 Illustration: Alan Moir 4/18 Illustration: Matt Golding 5/18 Illustration: Jim Pavlidis 6/18 Illustration: Robin Cowcher 7/18 Illustration: Simon Letch 8/18 Illustration: John Shakespeare 9/18 Illustration: Jim Pavlidis 10/18 Illustration: Matt Golding 11/18 Illustration: Simon Letch 12/18 Illustration: Matt Golding 13/18 Illustration: Simon Letch 14/18 Illustration: Simon…

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WA Police to investigate Nat Fyfe’s Margaret River surf stop

“On the face of it, there are some questions that need to be answered,” he said. “An essential service is not surfing, unless you are a professional surfer. I’ll leave it at that,” he said. WA Premier Mark McGowan said it was “not a good look” for the Dockers star. But the Dockers told the ABC that Fyfe had been driving a truck for his father’s business and was in the region when he stopped to surf. While Australians have been urged to stay at home by state and federal…

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Triumph of unity is PM’s resurrection

More seriously, Doherty suggests sampling sewage around the country, a method that has been used in the past to detect localised pockets of other infectious diseases, as one practical possibility.But, pending that, “It’s wonderful that we have held this back and not a lot of people are dying.” That’s no consolation for the 53 people who had died by Friday afternoon, nor for their families and loved ones, of course. And more Australians will die before this epidemic ends. Illustration: Jim PavlidisCredit: But if Australia had remained in the carefree…

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Nat Fyfe surfing gets green light from WA Police, with Fremantle star cleared

“As a result, Mr Fyfe had a valid exemption and was compliant with directions regarding regional travel. “It has further been established that Mr Fyfe did not breach social distancing requirements. Dockers captain Nat Fyfe. right, spotted going for a surf on Thursday.Credit:ABC Great Southern “The intent of the directions is to reduce travel in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Western Australia. “Exemptions for regional travel do apply, but exempt travellers must only travel as required and must only stay in the region for as long as…

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Jeff Kennett, Hawthorn president, demands financial transparency from AFL, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

In a demand that would have meant the commission disclosing sensitive details of the recently secured $600 million line of credit from NAB and ANZ banks, as well as highlighting individual clubs’ financial exposure, the Hawthorn president wanted McLachlan and his team to provide regular financial updates to the clubs. Further, Kennett said the clubs were entitled to a full statement of the AFL’s financial dealings from April 2020 on a monthly basis within seven days of the end of each month. Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett demanded the AFL share…

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Healthcare multinational threatens four-month rent strike in Australia

Roselyne Bugeja, Bupa Dental’s head of leasing and property, said in the email to landlords that it had become clear the COVID-19 pandemic was not only a health crisis, but a financial one that will have a significant impact on the economy. Ms Bugeja said the company had been forced to close stores or restrict trading hours to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and was focussed on ensuring Bupa had a sustainable business to return to when the crisis is over. “In regard to our lease rent obligations, it…

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Women bearing brunt of virus-induced job hit

In the healthcare sector, the ABS found while 9 per cent of employers had temporarily increased staff hours, 44 per cent had cut them. Seventeen per cent had put staff on unpaid leave. Loading Of the 1.8 million people employed in health and social services, almost 1.4 million are women. Accommodation and food services employs 935,000 people, of whom 516,000 are women. Seventy per cent of these firms have cut work hours, 43 per cent have put staff on unpaid leave and 29 per cent have workers on paid leave.…

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Anaesthetist says hospitals are ‘incubators’, doctors and nurses should be isolated

Official advice from the World Health Organisation remains that personal protective gear such as such as gloves, P2 or N95 masks, goggles, face shields and gowns must be prioritised for clinicians treating COVID-19 patients, due to global shortages. With data from China suggesting as many as four out of five people carrying the virus had no symptoms, Dr Hackett said, hospitals should begin testing all healthcare workers and removing anyone who tests positive. “There will be a lot of asymptomatic staff just transmitting the disease,” Dr Hackett said, urging hospitals…

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The good news? At least Rupert doesn’t run the show any more

Vituperative and pointed barbs about how the game is broken, and almost broke; about how rugby league is barren of valuable assets; and the usual consequential character assassinations and “dead man walking” whispers, staining the good name and reputation of anyone considered responsible. How. Very. Rugby. League. Under Australian law, directors and senior officers of companies – chief executives and chief financial officers, especially – are rightly burdened with heavy obligations concerning companies they control. Directors and officers must exercise due care and diligence in discharging their duties, and make…

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Charlie Curnow on road back from knee injury, hoping to play for Carlton in 2020

“I’ll go off the way my knee is feeling and when that is feeling really better and 100 per cent I reckon that is when I will get the all-clear,” Curnow told carltonfc.com.au. “I’m not too sure when that is going to be.” The Blues have been reluctant to declare a return date, aware that the injury – sustained in two separate incidents in the off-season – is serious and could rule him out of 2020. Curnow followed the party line on the “will he, won’t he” question but displayed…

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