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Australia Covid live updates: Victoria to have freedom of movement from Friday as state records 1,935 cases; 296 cases in NSW

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says freedom of movement to resume from 6pm Friday as state records 1,935 new cases, 11 deaths; NSW records 296 new cases and four deaths – follow all today’s newsCovid shut more than 320 schools across NSW and Victoria in past three weeksEnd of Covid disaster payment looms for many still out of workVaccine rollout tracker; cases and data trackerGet our free news app; try our weekend edition app; get our morning email briefingThe full rundown on Covid in NSW toda...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, NSW, NSW Health, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia Covid live updates: Victoria records 1,935 new cases, 11 deaths; NSW reports 296 infections and four deaths

Victoria may reach jab milestone allowing greater freedoms this week, while figures show worrying number of school closures from outbreaksCovid shut more than 320 schools across NSW and Victoria in past three weeksEnd of Covid disaster payment looms for many still out of workVaccine rollout tracker; cases and data trackerGet our free news app; try our weekend edition app; get our morning email briefingInteresting little tidbit on the negotiations regarding a net zero deal:The ABC is reporting th...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, NSW, Andrews, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus


As ‘metal pirates’ loot seabed treasures, there are fears Australia’s first submarine could be next

The location of HMAS AE1 is a closely held secret but some worry the first world war wreckage will be found by thievesScavengers, trophy hunters and “metal pirates” are looting the treasures under the seas – and there are fears Australia’s first submarine could be next.The location of HMAS AE1’s wreck is a secret closely held by a small group of people, including relatives of the 35 men who were on board when the Royal Australian Navy vessel sank at the outbreak of the first world war. Continue ...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian military, Royal Australian Navy


Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe: Indigenous care for country could rescue us all

In this extract from a new book, the co-authors look to lessons of the past to examine the best way forward in land management after the fires of Black SummerIn Aboriginal thought, Country is a term which embraces everything spiritual and material. In our book Country: Future Fire, Future Farming, we illustrate its range and power by showing how Australia’s first peoples managed plants and animals, and how they managed and used fire.We demonstrate the impressive and extensive skills and knowledg...
Tags: Australia, Environment, Australia news, Conservation, Wildfires, New South Wales, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Bushfires, Bruce, Bruce Pascoe, Bill Gammage


Australia wants deeper energy ties to help Taiwan decarbonise, amid China tensions

Trade minister Dan Tehan sees ‘real opportunities’ to help Taiwan, as he hopes relationship with China has not become permanently adversarialThe Australian government says it wants to help Taiwan decarbonise its economy, flagging this as the next area of cooperation with the democratically ruled island, amid ongoing tensions with China.The trade minister, Dan Tehan, said he saw “real opportunities” to deepen energy ties with Taiwan, while arguing there was bipartisan recognition in Australia of ...
Tags: Australia, China, World news, Australia news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Trade and development, Dan Tehan


‘Incredibly worried’: end of Covid disaster payment looms for many still out of work

At 80% vaccination the support will be gone. Some will be hit hard, particularly if Australia’s economy doesn’t bounce back stronglyFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesAustralia vaccine rollout tracker; cases and data trackerGet our free news app; try our weekend edition app; get our morning email briefingIt’s the lifeline that’s kept nearly 2 million people in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT on a steady weekly income during Covid lockdowns.Since June, the government’s Covid-1...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Poverty, New South Wales, Welfare, Victoria, Australian economy, New South Wales Victoria, Coronavirus, COVID


New trade deals ‘are unfair on farmers and won’t help emissions’

Chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee condemns New Zealand and Australia agreements as unworkableThe chairman of the government’s climate change advisory board has condemned trade deals with Australia and New Zealand as “totally offensive” as he warned they would undermine attempts to tackle emissions.Lord Deben, the former Tory cabinet minister who chairs the Climate Change Committee, said that the agreements were “entirely unacceptable for climate change purposes”. He warned they would da...
Tags: UK, Australia, Australia news, Farming, New Zealand, Brexit, Climate Change Committee, Trade Policy, Climate Crisis, Cop26


Australia make hard work of chasing 119 to beat South Africa

Australia sneak over the line chasing 119 to beat South Africa in the opening Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup.
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'Rusty' Australia hold off Japan revival in European tour warm-up

Australia hold on to beat Japan 32-23 to claim their fifth successive Test win before their autumn tour of Europe.
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Covid live news: FDA says benefits outweigh risks for Pfizer jab for children; vaccine rollout means no more lockdowns, says Sunak

News comes after Pfizer said jab showed 90.7% efficacy against virus in trial of five- to 11-year-olds; UK chancellor says hospitality must not shut againCovid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’ English local health chiefs urge extra Covid measuresSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Melbourne continues to celebrate opening up, health officials in Australia have expressed concern about a growing proportion of Covid cases in young people, particularly in regional Vict...
Tags: UK, Australia, World news, Infectious Diseases, Fda, Pfizer, Melbourne, Victoria Victoria, Coronavirus, Sunak


Australia: Left unprotected: An interview with People With Disability Australia spokesperson Giancarlo de Vera - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Elderly people and people living with disability are the two key demographics most at risk of contracting COVID-19.
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Australia: NSW Government proposes to divert certain drug offenders away from the criminal justice system - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

The NSW Government proposes to implement a new program, which would give some drug offenders a second chance.
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Australia: The unveiling of the Australian Ransomware Action Plan - Gilchrist Connell

The government's Ransomware Action Plan outlines a range of proposals intended to combat the threat of ransomware.
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Australia: New payment approved for victims fleeing domestic violence - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

The payment is a very welcome initiative, as authorities grapple with an increased number of domestic violence victims.
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Australia: Scope 3 emissions and cumulative impacts clarified in Court dismissal of challenge to Santos Narrabri Gas Project - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

The decision develops the law on the assessment and conditioning of Scope 3 or 'downstream' greenhouse gas emissions.
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Synchronised spinning and the invisible PM: Australia’s best political cartoons of 2021

Australian cartoonists cast a satirical and sceptical eye over politicians. The results are informative, insightful, cutting, acidic and hilarious. Russ Radcliffe created the annual Best Australian Political Cartoons series in 2003 to highlight and record the year’s top offerings. Here, Guardian Australia’s photographer-at-large Mike Bowers picks out some of his favourites from this year’s edition• The 2021 edition is published on 1 November and can be pre-ordered at Scribe Publications Continue...
Tags: Art, Australia, Australia news, Illustration, Art and design, Australian politics, Australian media, Scott Morrison, Donald Trump, Mike Bowers, Russ Radcliffe, Scribe Publications Continue


Man accused of murdering mother in 2002 found dead in Spain

Sean Flynn, 38, had been due to stand trial in Scotland for second time accused of killing Louise TiffneyA man who had been due to stand trial for a second time accused of murdering his mother 19 years ago has been found dead in Spain.Sean Flynn, 38, was expected to appear at the high court in Livingston accused of murdering Louise Tiffney in 2002 but failed to arrive and a warrant for his arrest was issued on Tuesday.In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email [email protected]
Tags: UK, Australia, Scotland, US, Spain, UK News, Ireland, Livingston, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Sean Flynn, Lifeline, Louise Tiffney, Louise TiffneyA


Climate change: Why Australia refuses to give up coal

Australia is the only rich nation still wedded to coal, despite urgent calls to stop its use.
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Victoria records 16 deaths, 2,189 cases as Melbourne lockdown ends – as it happened

Victoria announces quarantine for international arrivals ends 1 November as state records 2,189 new cases and 16 deaths; NSW reports 345 cases and five deaths; 13 cases in ACT and none in Queensland; Qantas to return to 100% of staff levels in January; Scott Morrison says travel agreement with Singapore is imminent; This blog is now closedMelbourne’s 20 months in and out of lockdown – in picturesAustralia has delivered just 8% of Covid vaccinations promised to developing nationsVic: restrictions...
Tags: Health, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Qantas, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Morrison, NSW, Li


Covid live news: up to 180,00 healthcare workers killed by virus, WHO says; Melbourne emerges from long lockdown

A WHO paper estimates 80,000 to 180,000 healthcare workers could have died from Covid-19; Australia’s second-most populous city celebrates the end of lockdownUK Covid booster jabs could be brought forward as cases hit 52,000New Zealand sets 90% vaccination target before shifting from lockdownsBeijing rolls out Covid-19 booster shotsUK PM resists calls to activate ‘plan B’ despite high level of infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverageNearly one-third of refugees and asylum seekers detained by t...
Tags: Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Park, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Coronavirus, 000New Zealand


More than half of Australia is easing Covid restrictions. The rest is still some way off

At midnight, Australia's second-largest state emerged from what some experts and local media called the world's longest lockdown.
Tags: News, Australia, Stories


Rightwing pundit Candace Owens suggests US invade Australia to ‘free an oppressed people’

The high-profile conservative commentator described Australia as a ‘tyrannical police state’ during an episode of her self-titled TV showOutspoken conservative political commentator Candace Owens has suggested the US military invade Australia in order to free its people “suffering under a totalitarian regime” while drawing comparisons to Hitler, Stalin and the Taliban.Owens made the comments on her self-titled Daily Wire TV show earlier this week, declaring Covid-19 had propelled the planet into...
Tags: Australia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Hitler Stalin, Candace Owens, Coronavirus, Taliban Owens


More than half of Australia's population is now 'living with Covid.' The rest is still some way off

At midnight, Australia's second-largest state emerged from what some experts and local media called the world's longest lockdown.
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Victoria to scrap quarantine for fully-vaccinated international arrivals

Travel restrictions with Singapore will also ease and Qantas announces Bali service could restart before Christmas and a new route to New DelhiFollow our live blog for the latest updatesVaccine rollout tracker; cases and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingVictoria will scrap quarantine for fully-vaccinated international arrivals from 1 November as Australia moves to reopen.The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, confirmed the move on Friday after Scott Morrison flagg...
Tags: Business, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Air transport, Airline Industry, New South Wales, Sydney, Qantas, Victoria, Scott Morrison


Melbourne celebrates as city ends 262 days of lockdown - video

Melburnians cheered in celebration as the clocks struck midnight and their collective 262 days of lockdown ended. As the state of Victoria hit its target of 70% double dose vaccination for those above 16, those who have been double jabbed were given new freedoms including a return to hairdressers, retail and hospitality. Despite a rise in Covid cases in recent weeks, the government has stuck with its roadmap to reopening for the state► Subscribe to Guardian Australia on YouTubeMelbourne’s lockdo...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Guardian Australia, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia news live update: Victoria records 16 Covid deaths, 2,189 cases as Melbourne lockdown ends; NSW reports 345 cases, five deaths

Victoria announces 2,189 new Covid cases and 16 deaths just hours after Melbourne exits lockdown; NSW records 345 cases and five deaths; 13 cases in ACT; Qantas to return to 100% of staff levels in January; Scott Morrison says an announcement on a travel agreement with Singapore is imminent; Jacinda Ardern press conference interrupted by earthquake in New Zealand. Follow all the day’s news liveMelbourne’s 20 months in and out of lockdown – in picturesMelbourne’s lockdown ends today. What are you...
Tags: Health, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Qantas, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Morrison, NSW, Li


Smuggling Australian rock lobsters into China a national security threat, Hong Kong customs chief says

Louise Ho says activity undermines China’s trade restrictions against Australia and she will ‘pursue it diligently’Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingRampant smuggling of Australian rock lobsters into mainland China is a national security threat, Hong Kong’s new customs chief said Thursday as she vowed to crack down on the trade.Lobsters are one of a number of products from Australia that China has restricted imports of as relations between the countries plunged. Continue readi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Australia, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Marine Life, Australian foreign policy, Louise Ho


Australia to allow travel from Singapore as Qantas brings forward international flights

Airline says Bali service could restart before Christmas and announces a new route to New DelhiFollow our live blog for the latest updatesVaccine rollout tracker; cases and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingScott Morrison has flagged that Australia will imminently ease travel restrictions with Singapore as Qantas announced it would bring forward the resumption of international flights.On Friday Qantas announced that 11,000 Australia-based staff will be back at wor...
Tags: Business, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Air transport, Airline Industry, New South Wales, Sydney, Qantas, Scott Morrison, New Delhi


Australia news live update: Victoria records 2,189 Covid cases, 16 deaths as Melbourne lockdown ends; some Qantas international flights to return early

Qantas to return to 100% of staff levels in January; Scott Morrison says an announcement on a travel agreement with Singapore is imminent; cheers at midnight as restrictions ease on one of the world’s most locked down cities. Follow all the day’s news liveMelbourne’s 20 months in and out of lockdown – in picturesMelbourne’s lockdown ends today. What are your new freedoms?Vic: restrictions; vaccination rates by postcodeVaccine rollout tracker; cases and data trackerGet our free news app; get our ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Qantas, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Li, Singapore Australia, Coronavirus


Australia: The ATO is cracking down on undeclared foreign income being disguised as gifts or loans - Cooper Grace Ward

Taxpayers who have entered into these arrangements involving foreign income should expect an ATO review or audit.
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