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News: Australia

Victoria records 11 new coronavirus cases and two further COVID-19 deaths

Monday  03:05,   21 september 2020

The state's 14-day rolling averages continue to fall, as Victoria records its lowest daily infections tally in more than three months and its 11th consecutive day with an increase below 50.It is the 11th consecutive day the state has recorded a... >>>

Australia's Victoria reports steady downward trend in COVID-19 cases

Monday  03:05,   21 september 2020

Australia's Victoria reports steady downward trend in COVID-19 casesThe two-week average rise in cases in Melbourne, the state capital, dropped below 35 on Monday, on track to meet a target of below 50 cases by Sept. 28 when the authorities have >>>

'Everyone's struggling': Lockdown drives spike in mental health treatment for children

Monday  02:00,   21 september 2020

Families and schools say they are increasingly dealing with children's mental health issues, and some parents are pushing to get all students back to classrooms to repair the damage of Melbourne's hard lockdown.Families and schools say they... >>>

Thunderstorms and flood warnings for Australia's east coast

Monday  02:00,   21 september 2020

Much of Australia's east coast is expected to be hit with strong thunderstorms today.Melbourne may see storms during the early morning with a passing trough. Severe thunderstorms are a chance in Queensland (mainly southwest), NSW (stretching... >>>

The FinCEN files: Dirty little secrets of the world's banks revealed in mass US government leak

Monday  00:01,   21 september 2020

A leak of US government reports offers a rare insight into the secretive world of international finance. It shows how drug smugglers and scammers move dirty money via international banks — including through Australia's financial systems.What the >>>

Many Australians are working from home — here's why they might be doing it in darkness this summer

Monday  00:00,   21 september 2020

Air conditioners could send Australia's power grid into meltdown this summer, as roughly one third of the workforce do their jobs from home, experts warn.According to research company Roy Morgan, more than 4.3 million Australians are working... >>>

Tasmanian mum of two sets of twins joins call for cheaper abdominoplasty

Monday  00:00,   21 september 2020

Two sets of twins gave Kerri-Louise Hooper four beautiful children, but struggling to lead a normal life with a condition known as abdominal separation. The treatment for the condition was removed from the Medicare Benefits Schedule in 2016 because... >>>

International students going through 'hell' trying to survive Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown

Monday  00:00,   21 september 2020

In March, Raiyan Chowdhury was studying to be a chef, had a job in a pub and was settled in his Melbourne home. When the pandemic closed down Victoria, he was one of many international students left struggling to survive.He was settled in Chadstone... >>>

REVEALED: The countries dominating Australia's migrant intake

Sunday  21:06,   20 september 2020

The Australian Government processed 140,366 permanent arrivals last year, with Indians topping the list at 26,000 citizens, followed by 18,587 from China. More than 10,600 UK citizens, 8,960 from the Philippines and 5,398 Vietnamese  people were... >>>

Candice Warner says she's just as strong as husband David

Sunday  20:01,   20 september 2020

Channel Seven's new military-style reality show SAS Australia will see stars attempt to pass the selection process to join the Australian Army's elite Special Air Service.And in a trailer released on Sunday, former Ironwoman Candice Warner... >>>

Australia heads for lowest virus count in three months

Sunday  20:01,   20 september 2020

Australia heads for lowest virus count in three monthsSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia looked set to record its lowest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in three months on Sunday as a hard lockdown in the city of Melbourne brought the country's... >>>

NSW residents can now apply for $1,500 coronavirus disaster payment

Sunday  20:01,   20 september 2020

The lump sum payment is available to eligible NSW workers unable to earn an income because they've been ordered by health authorities to self-isolate for two weeks.New South Wales is the latest state to have the $1,500 pandemic leave disaster... >>>

Rachel Antonio's parents' plea for answers 22 years after she vanished

Sunday  16:07,   20 september 2020

Rachel Antonio, 16, vanished without a trace after being dropped off at a cinema by her mother in Bowen, northern Queensland, on Anzac Day 1998. Surf lifesaver Robert Hytch, then 25, was charged with her murder a year later and found guilty by a... >>>

Man arrested over 'carjacking, crash and home invasion during crime spree'

Sunday  15:10,   20 september 2020

The man is accused of stealing one family's car, ramming another vehicle and breaking into a home in the middle of the night.Michael Easton told 9News he had been driving home from a wedding with his partner, Naomi, and their four-month-old... >>>

Jett Kenny shares a heartbreaking tribute to his late sister Jaimi

Sunday  14:11,   20 september 2020

Jett Kenny has shared a heartbreaking tribute to his sister Jaimi Kenny, who died on Monday at the age of 33 after secretly battling an eating disorder.The male  model, 26, shared a photo alongside his sister to Instagram and said he'll 'cherish the >>>