Health authorities confirm first fatal human case of new bird flu strain

    enJune 05, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Economy and Bird FluDespite weak economic growth, Australian treasurer Jim Lake remains confident of avoiding recession. Bird flu outbreak adds concerns, with first reported death in Mexico.

      Despite weaker than expected economic growth in Australia, the federal treasurer James Lake remains confident that a recession is unlikely. The economy grew only 0.1% in the last 3 months, but Jim Chalmers expects it to continue growing albeit softly. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization reported the first fatality from a new type of bird flu in a 59-year-old man from Mexico, adding to concerns over the ongoing bird flu outbreak in Victoria. Elsewhere, New South Wales Premier Chris Minns will deliver an apology for laws criminalizing homosexuality, 40 years after their decriminalization. In the courts, former Jetstar pilot Greg Lynn will take the witness stand in his trial for the murder of 2 campers, and Alec Baldwin will invite reality TV cameras into his home for a month before standing trial for manslaughter over a fatal shooting on set.

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