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Why state borders need to open NOW: Coronavirus restrictions are ripping $55BILLION from Australia's tourism industry - with thousands of businesses on the brink of collapse and a million jobs at risk

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Coronavirus lockdowns and strict border restrictions are expected to cost Australia's tourism industry at least $54.6billion this financial year, new data has shown. Modelling by Tourism Research Australia predicted Australia's tourism industry will be worth $83.8billion in 2020-21, some $54.6billion less than in 2019. The modelling assumed the industry will lose $31.4billion due to international border restrictions and that domestic tourism will decline by at least $23.2billion.  Queensland's border closure is estimated to cost local businesses $17million a day in lost income.  In normal times, tourism directly and indirectly employs one million Australians, accounting for one in 12 jobs.  Coronavirus lockdowns and border restrictions are expected to cost Australia's tourism industry at least $54.6billion this financial year. Pictured: The Sydney Opera House Modelling by Tourism Research Australia predicted Australia's tourism industry will be worth $83.8 billion i

Former Family Food Fight contestant turned COVID conspiracy theorist Fanos Panayides arrested ahead of Freedom Day protests over the stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne

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Former Family Food Fight star Fanos Panayides has been arrested in Melbourne as police crackdown ahead of protests planned for this weekend. On Wednesday, The Age identified the 38-year-old as one of two men charged the previous day, with incitement for allegedly encouraging others to take part in a prohibited anti-lockdown protest in the CBD. Panayides is a leader of an online group called 99 Unite, who are spreading dangerous conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic and are urging followers to reject COVID-19 tests.  Charged: On Wednesday, The Age reported that former Family Food Fight contestant Fanos Panayides had been identified as one of two men charged the previous day, with incitement for allegedly encouraging others to take part in a prohibited anti-lockdown protest in the CBD  He has also been heavily promoting Saturday's 'Freedom Day' event, encouraging his followers to march at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance in opposition to the cities stage fo

Alessandra Ambrosio frolics in the Arabian sea as she showcases her model figure in a white bikini

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She has been enjoying a luxurious family vacation at the Waldorf Astoria in the Maldives.  And Alessandra Ambrosio has some fun in the Arabian sea as she soaked up the sun on her getaway.  The former Victoria's Secret Angel, 39, showed off her sensational figure in a white bikini from her swimsuit brand GAL Floripa.  View this post on Instagram Blue lagoon ✨ A post shared by Alessandra Ambrosio (@alessandraambrosio) on Sep 2, 2020 at 4:14pm PDT Blue lagoon ✨ A post shared by Alessandra Ambrosio (@alessandraambrosio) on Sep 2, 2020 at 4:14pm PDT Sep 2, 2020 at 4:14pm PDT She kicked through the water in the Wave Bikini Milky Way set, that retails for $196, from her brand.  The bikini top features a twisted padded bandeau style, and thick crossed straps.  While the bottoms sat high on her hips and lowered into a v-shape in the front, with a cheeky but in the back.  The mother-of-two added a green beaded necklace and a long gold chain to her look.  Getaway:

'It was very scary': Bachelor star reveals the shocking moment she was told her brothers contracted COVID-19 after being holed up in the mansion

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She was among the five women who were brutally dumped by Locky Gilbert on Wednesday night episode of The Bachelor.  And following her departure from the mansion, Marg Zogoulas, 23, received some devastating news.  The brunette found out that her brothers had contracted COVID-19.  'It was very scary': Bachelor star Marg Zogoulas has revealed the shocking moment she was told her brothers contracted COVID-19 after being holed up in the mansion  The Melbourne-based car sales consultant told 10 Play on Wednesday: 'I had been told that both my brothers had contracted the virus.'  'It was very surreal and overwhelming because I didn't really know much about the virus coming into the mansion, and coming out with that news and going home to that was very scary.' Fortunately Marg's brothers have recovered and are doing well. Marg was among the five women booted out of the mansion by Locky on Wednesday. All is well: Fortunately for the brunette beauty, her brothers

Lauren Burnham says she and husband Arie Luyendyk Jr. have been 'trying for a couple of months' to conceive after miscarriage

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Lauren Burnham said she and husband Arie Luyendyk Jr. have been 'trying for a couple of months' to conceive after suffering a miscarriage three months ago. The Bachelor Nation beauty, 28, addressed the topic as she answered questions from fans on her Instagram Stories Wednesday while she had some downtime traveling. A fan told the designer that she had 'recently had a miscarriage,' and Burnham's story was inspirational, then asked her if she was trying again after she and Luyendyk, 38, announced they'd suffered a miscarriage. The latest: Lauren Burnham, 28, said she and husband Arie Luyendyk Jr., 38, have been 'trying for a couple of months' to conceive after suffering a miscarriage three months ago 'We have been trying for a couple of months,' Burnham said. 'I know it’s not been long yet, but since our miscarriage we’ve wanted another baby so bad.' The Virginia native, who's mom to daughter Alessi, one, with Luyendyk, said she's

Scout Willis goes for leggy look with denim cutoffs as she runs errands in LA wearing quirky fringe face mask

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She debuted her new fringe face mask on Tuesday. And it's clearly become her favorite new thing as Scout Willis donned the quirky face covering again as she ran errands in LA on Wednesday. The daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis also went for a leggy look for her shopping trip, showing off her toned limbs in a pair of denim cutoffs.  Eye-catching: She debuted a new fringe face mask on Tuesday. And it's clearly become her favorite thing as Scout Willis donned the quirky face covering again on Wednesday Scout, 28, paired her jean shorts with a white blouse that she wore with the sleeves rolled up. She added two-tone beige and green shoes and had a white crochet headscarf over her long loose dark hair. She completed her look by accessorizing with several necklaces.  Quirky: The mask pairs a pink fabric covering with white tassels Errands: The daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis went for a leggy look for her shopping trip in LA, showing off her toned limbs in a pair of deni

Top restaurant chef shares his top spring BBQ secrets - and why you should NEVER cover your food in oil before cooking

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A chef who only uses fire to grill, smoke and bake his produce has offered his best barbecue tips as the southern hemisphere enters its summer months.  Lennox Hastie, owner and head chef at Sydney restaurant Firedoor, has made a living out of cooking succulent meat over an open flame - and wants Australians to have the same success when creating a BBQ family dinner at home. From how much oil to use on your steak to where you should purchase your cuts, the UK-born, Europe-trained cook has spilled his secrets. Lennox Hastie , owner and head chef at Sydney restaurant Firedoor, has made a living out of cooking succulent and tender meat over an open flame 1. Don't flame-grill your meat The moment you see black charcoal marks appearing on the outside of the flesh, you've gone too far.   'Nothing should ever be grilled on flame,' Hastie told news.com.au. 'You should never subject an ingredient directly to the flame because it's a completely different flavour - it's

PAUL THOMAS on... the BBC's Proms reversal

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They're all going on a covid holiday! TWENTY pupils from the same grammar school test positive for coronavirus after group holiday to Zante - as Tiktok video shows classmate boasting about flying without a mask

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A schoolboy has boasted on TikTok about partying in Zante, not wearing a mask and how his mates caught coronavirus before his school was closed. Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, delayed Wednesday's start of term after 20 students returned from the Greek island with covid.    The latest cluster and the teenager's showboating TikTok post will only heap more pressure on Boris Johnson to remove Greece from the Government's travel corridor after Wales and Scotland imposed restrictions this week. In the short clip obtained by The Sun, photos show the group of teens huddled together in a nightclub with the caption: 'Goes to Zante with virtually no social distancing and virtually no corona.' The TikTok video shows the group huddled together in a nightclub and a schoolboy posing on a flight without his mask on It then cuts to the schoolboy taking a selfie on a flight with his face mask slung around his chin, with the caption: 'No mask

Salon owner denies setting up Nancy Pelosi and says her business is done after receiving death threats over footage of Democrat getting a wash and blow dry without a mask in defiance of COVID lockdown rules

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The owner of the salon where Nancy Pelosi was filmed getting a blow dry without a mask in defiance of COVID lockdown rules has denied setting the Democrat up.  Erica Kious, the owner of the e Salon SF, told Tucker Carlson she has received death threats in the wake of exposing the House Speaker's trip to her business on Monday. She said: ' had called the stylist, or her assistant did, and had made the appointment so the appointment was already booked so there was no way I could have set that up.  And I've had a camera system in there for five years, I mean I didn't go in there and turn cameras on as soon as she walked in and set her up so that's absolutely false.'   Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she fell for a 'set up' by the salon and added the salon owes her an apology.  San Francisco beauty parlors weren't supposed to open until September 1, the day after the speaker had her treatment. Additionally, the California Department of Public He