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Australian News in Punjabi: Channel 7 takes Cricket Australia to court

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Channel Seven is taking Cricket Australia to the Federal Court, claiming it breached a $450 million broadcast deal. The broadcaster says it has suffered commercial damage, and has accused the Board of Control for Cricket in India of manipulating the schedule.

In tonight's SBS Punjabi news bulletin:

New Zealand has raised concerns with China, amid a dispute between Australia and the Asian country over an offensive image. It comes after Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian posted a fake image online, showing an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan boy.

China has dismissed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's demands for an apology. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern  has joined Australia in condemning the tweet.  

There have been emotional reunions around the country, after some state borders re-opened for the first time in months. Queensland is once again welcoming travellers from Victoria and Greater Sydney, while South Australia has ended its travel ban on Victorians.

 

Thousands of people have flooded across the borders and airlines are at capacity, after more than 6,000 travellers booked tickets to fly to Brisbane. 

 

A new report has found rent is unaffordable in every metropolitan area in Australia for people on low incomes and welfare. The Rental Affordability Index shows Hobart is the least affordable city for renting relative to income, with the average resident spending 31 per cent of their income on rent.

Those receiving the JobSeeker unemployment payment are faring even worse in every capital city, paying up to 69 per cent of their income on rent. Economist Ellen Witte says housing stress may become more widespread, with up to 1.8 million people expected to be on JobSeeker by the end of the year. 

 

And in sports news:

Channel Seven is taking Cricket Australia to the Federal Court, claiming it breached a $450 million broadcast deal. CA was forced to change the 2020/21 game schedule due to the pandemic, including postponing the ODI series against New Zealand and T20 series against the West Indies.

The broadcaster says it has suffered commercial damage, and has accused the Board of Control for Cricket in India of manipulating the schedule. CA's interim chief executive, Nick Hockley, says it's disappointing Channel Seven is talking the game down.

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