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Australia has been elevated into the storied ranks of nations to host three Olympics with the ­announcement that Brisbane will ­anchor a new-look Games in 2032 to make the world’s greatest sporting event affordable. International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach set off a night of Covid-defying celebration across southeast Queensland as exultant crowds cheered a 40-year campaign to bring the Games to Brisbane.  “The Games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia,” Mr Bach declared, as green and gold-coloured fireworks lit up the city skyline. Thousands had packed riverside South Bank to ring in the news at 6.32pm on Wednesday. 

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Senior Australians in regional and remote areas will benefit from the single largest investment in residential aged care infrastructure in Australia’s history. A total of $150 million in capital grants has been allocated following the conclusion of the competitive 2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR). This substantial investment by the Australian Government has funded 72 infrastructure projects worth, on average, $2.1 million each. Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services Richard Colbeck, said the investment reflects the Morrison Government’s commitment to greater respect, care and dignity for senior Australians no matter where they live. “Investing in aged care infrastructure means we can improve the quality and safety of residential aged care from the ground up,” Minister Colbeck said.

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