News: Australia

Indigenous leaders warn of deaths, loss of culture if COVID-19 spreads in remote Aboriginal communities

Monday  00:31,   18 october 2021

Indigenous leaders in remote communities want governments around the country to stick with COVID-19 movement restrictions until most First Nations people are vaccinated, to prevent the virus spreading "like a bushfire" to their regions when borders... >>>

Federal government rolls out international Covid vaccination passport

Monday  00:30,   18 october 2021

The countdown to the return of international travel has taken off with the rollout of Covid-19 international vaccine passports. Australians desperate to head overseas will be able to apply for an international proof of vaccination from Tuesday as... >>>

Paulene struggles to pay the bills each week and new research finds she's not alone

Monday  00:27,   18 october 2021

Tabitha is just 10 years old, but she wishes she could work to help her mother cover the bills each week for their food and rent. They're not alone. Nearly 600,000 Queenslanders are living in poverty, according to new research."Some weeks you're >>>

Meet The Bachelorette 2021 cast!

Sunday  23:35,   17 october 2021

We may not know much about them yet, but all of the contestants that were revealed looked ready to sweep Brooke off her feet! Keep reading to meet all the contestants from The Bachelorette... >>>

Chris Brown's exciting new TV venture

Sunday  23:34,   17 october 2021

Dr Chris Brown has spent much the past year exploring the world closer to home. With travel restricted, he's taken to the streets and beaches near his Sydney home for his allowed exercise, finding places he never knew existed. Like most of us,... >>>

Long-term renters pushed out of the housing market by record rent and house prices

Sunday  23:34,   17 october 2021

It's hasn't been this expensive to rent in Australia since 2008. As house prices climbed twice as fast as rent during the pandemic, the dream of owning a home is now beyond reach for many long-term renters.The 35-year-old teacher lives in... >>>

Thousands of Queenslanders hold the key to opening the state's borders by Christmas

Sunday  23:34,   17 october 2021

Queensland's tourism industry is "hanging on by its fingernails" and wants state borders opened by December 1. That will require some forward planning — and not just for Queensland Health.The state is lagging near the bottom of Australia's state >>>

Lockdown restrictions eased further in NSW

Sunday  23:34,   17 october 2021

Fully vaccinated people in NSW are enjoying more freedoms as the second stage of the roadmap out of lockdown kicks in and schools welcome back some students.More than 80 per cent of people over 16 are now fully vaccinated in NSW, triggering a... >>>

NSW no longer a Commonwealth hotspot

Sunday  21:06,   17 october 2021

NSW is no longer a Commonwealth hotspot after reaching the 80 per cent double-dose vaccination target, with support measures ending in two weeks' time.Under the national plan agreed by all premiers and chief ministers, the hotspot declaration... >>>

Tas still in clear following virus breach

Sunday  21:06,   17 october 2021

Further testing of primary contacts linked to a quarantine escapee in Tasmania has so far recorded no new COVID-19 cases.The island state's south was plunged into a 72-hour stint of stay-at-home restrictions on Friday evening after an infected NSW... >>>

Rush for hair, restaurant bookings in Vic

Sunday  21:06,   17 october 2021

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed lockdown will end five days early as the state races towards its double-dosed vaccination targets.Haircuts as well as a parma and pot will be back on the menu as of Friday after the state government... >>>

Berejiklian corruption hearings begin

Sunday  21:06,   17 october 2021

The state's corruption watchdog will begin public hearings into former premier Gladys Berejiklian's conduct given her secret relationship with Daryl Maguire.Ms Berejiklian announced her resignation after the state's corruption watchdog... >>>

traffic lights: Robert Dabeck promotes coalition talks with SPD and FDP

Sunday  18:14,   17 october 2021

at the Councilor's Council of his party has recruited Robert Dabeck for traffic light coalition talks. In government responsibility, the Greens could give answers to political questions at the "height of time". © Michael Kappeler / Picture Alliance >>>

The ripening exam: party youth of CDU and CSU is losing unusually used

Sunday  18:14,   17 october 2021

of this always frenetic cheers, this party mood on the federal congresses of the young Union in recent years is woken up at the "Germany's Day" in Münster of unfamiliar seriousness. In a way, it is a maturity process that the political offspring of >>>

Boy kayaker's body recovered from WA river

Sunday  16:06,   17 october 2021

Police divers have recovered the body of an eight-year-old boy kayaker who went missing on a river in Western Australia's south.The boy had been camping with family at Fernhook Falls near Walpole, about 400km southeast of Perth when he went he... >>>