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News: Australia

"Why do theater?" : at 95, Peter Brook asks the question at the TNP of Villeurbanne

Friday  22:02,   25 september 2020

The British director opens the season of the National Popular Theater (TNP) with a carte blanche in two parts: a workshop around "The Tempest" by Shakespeare and his latest creation "Why" which answers the question of the interest of dramatic art.... >>>

Adopted son tracked his mother only to find out she had been MURDERED

Friday  20:42,   25 september 2020

Perth teacher Matthieu Heimel, 41, was originally born in the Phillipines and his two sons prompted him to begin looking for his birth parents in 2018. Mr Heimel connected with his biological father through a DNA search and began to contact family... >>>

Agriculture Ministers say the fight against swine fever together

Friday  19:35,   25 september 2020

© Sina Schuldt / dpa Since the African swine fever (ASP) penetrated Germany, farmers have had to pay close attention to hygiene in the barn. In the fight against African swine fever (ASF), the federal and state governments have assured each other... >>>

Brisbane Broncos officially NRL wooden spooners for first time, but just how bad were they?

Friday  16:46,   25 september 2020

Hopefully for the last time in 2020, we delve into the abyss and take a look at this historically bad season for the Brisbane Broncos.Look, I don't want to write about these guys again while there are bizarre new rules being trialled and Australia's >>>

NSW restrictions eased from this weekend

Friday  16:45,   25 september 2020

New South Wales will ease some coronavirus restrictions from this weekend which will see rules relaxed around extra-curricular activities for school students. School choirs will be allowed up to five singers at once, with musical ensembles allowed... >>>

Global school strike for climate change movement resumes, with protests taking place across Australia

Friday  16:45,   25 september 2020

The worldwide movement made famous by Greta Thunberg resumes after COVID-19 forced its suspension.After the momentum of the strikes was derailed by COVID-19 in April, the resumption of global protests look to be planned around local restrictions.... >>>

How Melbourne’s Chapel Street is fighting gloom, with 15 new businesses set to open

Friday  16:26,   25 september 2020

Amid a stifling and ongoing stage-four lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne, 15 new businesses are set to reopen and put life back into the Chapel Street precinct.It’s a drastic change for an area that has been quiet for weeks, but Chrissie Maus,... >>>

Commonwealth Bank of Australia expects steady policy rates in October

Friday  15:46,   25 september 2020

Commonwealth Bank of Australia expects steady policy rates in October"So the meeting is clearly ‘live’," wrote Gareth Aird, CBA's head of Australian economics, adding the RBA will leave policy rates unchanged next... >>>

Queensland Premier says state has been 'singled out' as ADF set to withdraw from border

Friday  15:46,   25 september 2020

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland has been "singled out" with the ADF not extending its support on the state's borders beyond September 30, despite remaining at the NSW, NT and SA borders until the middle of October. The ABC has been >>>

Canberra labourer with 'an attitude of entitlement' jailed for rape of burlesque dancer

Friday  15:46,   25 september 2020

A Canberra labourer who pleaded guilty to the rape and indecent assault of a burlesque dancer is jailed, as a Supreme Court judge accuses the man of minimising his crimes and operating with "an attitude of entitlement".Jake Elias Versteeg, 30,... >>>

Vincent Namatjira wins Archibald prize

Friday  15:36,   25 september 2020

The winner of this year's prestigious Archibald Prize is Vincent Namatjira for his portrait of Australian Rules player Adam Goodes. The great-grandson of the renowned Albert Namatjira was announced winner of the $100,000 prize, now in its 99th... >>>

Raiders recruit awarded $100,000 in costs

Friday  15:36,   25 september 2020

Today a Magistrate was scathing of police, saying Scott would have been safer if he had wandered into the path of a car that morning.Police were forced to drop charges of resist arrest and assault after a magistrate ruled the decision to handcuff... >>>

Sydney temperatures to plummet tonight as 'deceptive' cold front moves through NSW

Friday  15:36,   25 september 2020

A fast-moving storm hits Sydney and the Illawarra region, with winds hitting more than 100 kilometres per hour and power out to at least 17,000 homes.The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the winds brought down trees and power lines, affecting train... >>>

Brisbane posties, police, pedestrians all magpie targets in hot spots

Friday  15:36,   25 september 2020

Brisbane City Council has received more than 900 complaints of swooping birds.More than 900 complaints of swooping magpies, butcherbirds, plovers, crows and magpie larks have been received by Brisbane City Council this... >>>

JobSeeker boost is set to be extended: Treasurer drops massive hint

Friday  15:36,   25 september 2020

In April the government doubled the payment to $1,100 as thousands lost their jobs due to coronavirus restrictions. The $550 boost has now decreased to $250 and is due to run out.In April the government doubled the fortnightly payment to $1,100 as... >>>