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'Sit! sit!' How one Australian dealt with a 4m crocodile called 'Bonecruncher'

Matt Wright – known as ‘the outback wrangler’ – came across the large reptile while clearing logs in a river path in the Northern TerritoryFor most people, the sight of an approaching crocodile, mouth wide open, would provide the fright of a life. And their fear would be rightly placed, as encounters between man and saltwater crocs typically have deathly ends for the former.Not for Matt Wright, the so-called “outback wrangler”. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Wildlife, Northern Territory, Matt Wright, Crocodiles, Bonecruncher


Coronavirus Australia live update: regional Victoria restrictions to ease as state records 42 Covid cases and NSW seven

Victoria reports no deaths; South Australia to open borders to flights from the ACT. Follow all today’s newsFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspots; Qld hotspots listLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 4.27am BST On the government’s gas announcement today (and the fuel security announcement yesterday) Anthony Albanese says:They ran a campaign for years saying that Liddell should stay open. What that did, of course, was provide uncertainty f...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Australia news, Gas, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: regional Victoria restrictions to ease as state records 42 Covid cases

The state reports no deaths; SA may open border to NSW; and WA adds to pressure for federal quarantine. Follow all today’s newsFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspots; Qld hotspots listLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 3.10am BST Victoria’s emergency management commissioner Andrew Crisp was unable to recall key details about meetings deciding the hotel quarantine program.Crisp was asked about notes he made in a meeting with officials, inc...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews says regional Victoria restrictions to ease in Covid press conference

Victoria records 42 new Covid cases and no deaths; SA may open border to NSW; and WA adds to pressure for federal quarantine. Follow all today’s newsFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspots; Qld hotspots listLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 2.25am BST Can metro Melbourne expect to take two steps, not one, in the lead up to 26 October, if all goes well?Daniel Andrews:Case numbers are one part of this. The narrative or the story that sits b...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 42 new Covid cases and no deaths – latest news

SA may open border to NSW, as regional Victoria waits on Dan Andrews and WA adds to pressure for federal quarantine. Follow all today’s newsFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases mapLatest Queensland hotspots 12.27am BST Oh I don’t know, I’m sure there are reasons.Like no one with any sense or idea of where the market is heading, or caring about our planet, thinking it is a good idea?The Hunter Valley has the best thermal coal in the ...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Australia news, Gas, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: restrictions set to ease in Victoria and SA – latest news

SA may open border to NSW, as regional Victoria waits on Dan Andrews and WA adds to pressure for federal quarantine for people stranded overseas. Follow all today’s newsFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspots 11.21pm BST Early reaction- AEMO? More gas generation not needed- CSIRO? Gas generation = expensive electricity- Economists? Gas extraction creates very few jobs- Scientists? Gas incompatible with our Paris goals- Investors? Gas has ...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Paris, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, WA, CSIRO, Gladys Berejiklian


Humpback whales make 'wrong turn' into crocodile-infested river in Australia's Kakadu national park

The sightings in the Northern Territory are surprising, as the whales usually migrate to Antarctica at this time of yearA humpback whale has been spotted for the first time in Kakadu’s East Alligator River, and experts are concerned it may get stuck.It is believed three whales initially entered the river and that one has remained, although it is not clear if the others have actually left or are merely staying underwater. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Antarctica, Whales, Northern Territory, Kakadu, East Alligator River


Humpback whales take wrong turn up crocodile river

At least one humpback whale remains in the Northern Territory river after getting lost, experts say.
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Humpback whales enter crocodile river 'in Australian first'

At least one humpback whale remains in the Northern Territory river after getting lost, experts say.
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Humpback whales enter crocodile river 'in Australian first'

At least one humpback whale remains in the Northern Territory river after getting lost, experts say.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 51 new cases and seven deaths as NSW records seven cases

Greg Hunt says Melbourne curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveThere are 51 new cases of Covid in Victoria and seven deathsFollow our global coronavirus live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.28am BST Q: Firstly - do you think a royal commission into the COVID outbreaks in aged care would be warrants...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds press conference as Victoria reports 51 new cases and NSW records seven

Greg Hunt says Melbourne curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveThere are 51 new cases of Covid in Victoria and seven deathsFollow our global coronavirus live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.27am BST The funeral was to be held at 2pm.Qld’s Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young, will give a Canberra ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, Canberra, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews


Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds press conference as Victoria reports 51 new cases and NSW cluster grows

Greg Hunt says Melbourne curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveThere are 51 new cases of Covid in Victoria and seven deathsFollow our global coronavirus live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.30am BST There are 30 workplace investigations on-going at the moment - but no prosecutions as yet (the inves...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Coronavirus Australia latest update: Victoria reports 51 new cases and seven deaths as NSW hospital cluster grows

Greg Hunt says Melbourne curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.29am BST Clear as mudHe says it wasn’t a decision he was involved with. 12.22am BST It is no secret that women’s employment has been hit harder by the pandemic - wo...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, OECD, Melbourne, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews


Coronavirus Australia latest update: Greg Hunt calls for end to Melbourne curfew as NSW hospital cluster grows

Federal health minister says curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 10.28pm BST Here is how the Greg Hunt comments played out in that Sky interview:Q: Now you mentioned the situation in Victoria, your home state. The most draconian measure that Premier Daniel Andrews has pu...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia map: tracking new cases, Covid-19 stats and live data by state

Guardian Australia brings together all the latest on active and daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as maps, stats, live data and state by state graphs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT to get a broad picture of the Australian outbreak and track the impact of government responseNSW cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDue to the difference in reporting times between states, territories and the federal government, ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus outbreak, NSW Victoria Queensland SA WA Tasmania ACT


Government faces test on Australian sovereignty over Port of Darwin, Liberal senator warns

Question of whether to wind back sale of Darwin’s port to Chinese company will be raised during foreign veto legislation inquiryTaking back control of the Port of Darwin from a Chinese company looms as a test of whether the Morrison government is serious about upholding Australian sovereignty, a Liberal senator has warned.Guardian Australia has learnt that senators from across the political spectrum plan to raise the issue as part of a forthcoming inquiry into the government’s bill to veto certa...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Liberal, Northern Territory, Darwin, Morrison, Port of Darwin Liberal


Coronavirus Australia latest update: health officials front Victoria's hotel inquiry as NSW and Qld try to stem clusters

More than 100 health workers at two Sydney hospitals and 200 staff at Ipswich hospital are in isolation. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.23pm BST Then we get this exchange. Lisa Millar: Last night on Q & at the Deputy Prime Minister linked the Victorian lockdowns with the second wave. It doesn’t help, that a senior member, is perpetuating that myth. 11.18pm BST Greg Hunt i...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Ipswich, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria Covid cases drop below 50 for first time since June as NSW records four – as it happened

Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks in ‘roadmap’ as Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. This blog has endedAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.49am BST Thanks for following our live coverage of the coronavirus coverage in Australia. You can continue to follow our rolling global coverage here.A quick recap on what happened today: 11.04am BST Asked if he would ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria Covid cases drop below 50 for first time since June as NSW records four

Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks in ‘roadmap’ as Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.24am BST Queensland’s deputy premier, Steven Miles, has announced two new Covid-19 cases. He said the first is a woman in her 20s, a household contact of a known case. The second is a woman in her 30s and is a further healthcare wo...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison


Coronavirus Australia live update: Scott Morrison holds press conference as Victoria records 41 Covid cases

State records nine deaths as Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks and Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.24am BST The prime minister, Scott Morrison, health minister, Greg Hunt, and health department secretary (and former chief medical officer) Brendan Murphy are speaking about the $1.7bn vaccine deal for two promisin...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Greg Hunt


Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds press conference as Victoria records 41 Covid cases

State records nine deaths as Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks and Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.31am BST Brett Sutton has said the date for easing restrictions on 28 September will need to be “locked in”.However he left the door open for further restrictions to be eased earlier than expected, including the 26...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria cases drop below 50 for the first time since June

State records 41 new Covid cases and nine deaths as Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks and Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.21am BST Relief for businesses hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic will be extended until the end of the year. In a joint statement on Monday morning, treasurer Josh Frydenberg and industrial ...
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Coronavirus Australia latest update: Victoria risks lockdown fatigue as state pursues aggressive suppression strategy

Victoria’s chief health officer Brett Sutton says alternative to lockdown is ‘too awful to contemplate’ after Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown was extended by two weeks. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.31pm BST A woman whose parents both died after being infected with Covid-19 has called for a coronial inquest into their deaths.My colleague Melissa Davey has this report, where she...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison


Boarding school policy 'comprehensively failing' remote Indigenous students, study finds

ANU researchers say 59% of 100 young people from one community dropped out in first year of off-country boardingA policy that sees Indigenous students from remote communities board “off-country” in an attempt to advance their educational opportunities is a revolving door that is “comprehensively failing” Aboriginal children and their families, according to a new study.Australian National University (ANU) researchers tracked the education histories of 100 young people aged between 12 and 21 years...
Tags: Australia news, Indigenous Australians, Australian education, Northern Territory, Australian National University ANU, ANU


Coronavirus Australia map: tracking new cases, Covid-19 stats and live data by state

Guardian Australia brings together all the latest on active and daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as maps, stats, live data and state by state graphs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT to get a broad picture of the Australian outbreak and track the impact of government responseNSW cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDue to the difference in reporting times between states, territories and the federal government, ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus outbreak, NSW Victoria Queensland SA WA Tasmania ACT


NT police officer Zachary Rolfe shot Kumanjayi Walker twice at 'very close' range, court told

Body-worn video footage of the shooting, which took place during an attempted arrest in 2019, was played to court A Northern Territory police officer has told a court he saw Constable Zachary Rolfe shoot Kumanjayi Walker twice at “very close” range during an attempted arrest of the young man at his Yuendumu home in November 2019.Body-worn video footage of the shooting, described by the prosecutor, Phil Strickland, as of an “extreme nature”, was played to the court several times during Tuesday’s ...
Tags: Australia news, Australian police and policing, Indigenous Australians, Crime - Australia, Northern Territory, Black Lives Matter Movement, Walker, Alice Springs, Rolfe, Deaths in custody, Indigenous incarceration, Yuendumu, Kumanjayi Walker, Zachary Rolfe, Phil Strickland


Police sent to arrest Kumanjayi Walker before his death told he posed a danger, court hears

Response team officers were given details of an earlier incident when the 19-year-old came at police with an axeAn immediate response team tasked to arrest Kumanjayi Walker before his death had been briefed that he posed a significant danger to police and had a capacity for extreme violence, a Northern Territory court has been told.Walker, 19, was shot at his home in Yuendumu in November 2019. The response team was given details of an incident three days earlier when Walker came at other officer...
Tags: Australia news, Australian police and policing, Indigenous Australians, Crime - Australia, Northern Territory, Black Lives Matter Movement, Walker, Deaths in custody, Indigenous incarceration, Alice Spring, Yuendumu, Kumanjayi Walker


Labor wants to use Coalition's proposed foreign veto powers to unwind Darwin port sale

The opposition is working up an amendment as concerns grow about the power to cancel university agreementsLabor is expected to propose an amendment to the Morrison government’s controversial foreign veto power legislation that would force the unwinding of the sale of Darwin port to a Chinese company.The government’s proposal, unveiled last week amid rising tensions between Canberra and Beijing, cleared the Coalition’s party room meeting on Tuesday and is expected to be introduced to the House of...
Tags: China, Australia news, Beijing, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Northern Territory, Darwin, Penny Wong, Australian Universities, Morrison, Marise Payne, Australian foreign policy


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 113 new Covid cases and 12 deaths as NSW reports 13 cases

Queensland cancels schoolies events after three new coronavirus cases. Follow live 2.18am BST We’re expecting Daniel Andrews to step up any minute now. 2.16am BST Chant said there was also a new case diagnosed in a person who had “spent some time in the Victorian border communities”.Those residents are now in isolation. The Murrumbidgee local health district contacted these people and our remaining to monitor them. Another key learning we have had from looking at the data over the last w...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk