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$1 billion to reduce Indigenous disadvantage; CBA, Westpac to vaccinate staff

More than $1 billion worth of measures aimed to reducing Indigenous disadvantage have been announced by the federal government.

Stolen Generations survivors in the territories will be compensated through a $378.6 million redress scheme for Indigenous children forcibly taken from their families.

There will be $254.4 million for Aboriginal-controlled community health organisations, read the full details here.

In Olympics news, the Boomers will take on the US in the semi-final of the basketball, while the Matildas take on the US in the bronze medal soccer match, and the Kookaburra's meet Belgium in the hockey gold medal clash.

Aussie beach volleyballers, Mariafe Artacho Del Solar and Taliqua Clancy will take on Latvia in the semi-final.

If that's not enough final and semi final rounds, check out the full Aussie list of who's competing today here.

Catch up on who competed yesterday here, including Aussie Peter Bol who went within a whisker of an historic medal in the 800 metres.

In COVID-19 news, canned food producer SPC will become the first non-health-related business to ban employees from the workplace unless they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

While Westpac and Commonwealth Bank will implement a workplace vaccination pilot, designed in concert with the federal government, beginning with the AstraZeneca jab.

Victorian health authorities are racing to trace the movements of a Melbourne teacher, while West Australians are being urged to get tested amid fears a fly-in, fly-out worker may have been infectious while in the community.

Queensland's biggest outbreak since the first wave in 2020 is expected to grow; while in NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned that case numbers will get worse.

The announcement of a postponement to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup is set to be made at about 16:30 AEST today.

The blast was caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate kept at the port for years but still no senior official has been held to account, infuriating many Lebanese.

It was one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, the blast killed more than 200 people, wounded thousands and was felt in Cyprus, more than 240km away.

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