News: Australia

Mental health experts say it would be 'advisable' to keep JobKeeper and JobSeeker long term

Thursday  00:26,   01 october 2020

A positive case of COVID-19 on Luke Holliday's worksite cost the 22-year-old his job earlier this year, leaving him feeling isolated but a double safety net saved him from further depression.Like many Australians, the New South Wales tradie... >>>

Queensland border opens to Northern New South Wales but long traffic delays expected after ADF withdrawal

Thursday  00:26,   01 october 2020

After the withdrawal of Army personnel, police reinforcements are called in to cope with long delays expected at the border this morning, as hundreds of NSW families head north.From 1:00am, the tough border restrictions to 41 postcodes were... >>>

Ontario projects surge of COVID-19 cases akin to hard hit Australia state

Thursday  00:26,   01 october 2020

Ontario projects surge of COVID-19 cases akin to hard hit Australia stateTORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario could reach 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the first half of October, new projections released on Wednesday showed, putting Canada's most... >>>

Coronavirus infections in healthcare workers soared past 100 at two hospitals during second wave of the pandemic

Thursday  00:26,   01 october 2020

New data released by Victoria's Health Department shows two Melbourne hospitals had more than 100 healthcare workers infected with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. There have been 1,020 confirmed cases in healthcare workers in... >>>

Government to announce $61m environment and heritage package in Federal Budget

Wednesday  23:26,   30 september 2020

There will be upgrades to facilities along Tasmania's Overland Track, in Queensland's Wet Tropics and in Gondwana rainforest national parks in New South Wales as part of a $61.7 million environment and heritage package to be announced in the >>>

Hundreds of millions in China to go travelling this week despite COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday  23:26,   30 september 2020

Overseas travel may be out of the question, but around 600 million people are expected to go touring inside China this week — despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Mr Ye said the relaxing lifestyle in Cairns, the amazing coastal scenery on the Gold... >>>

Cafés-restaurants in Marseille closed: “Believe me, we are far from disarming”

Wednesday  23:05,   30 september 2020

© Olivier MONGE The Longchamp Palace, in Marseille. The administrative court rejected the summary proceedings initiated by the catering professionals, requesting the suspension of the prefectural decree which orders the closure of their... >>>

New South Wales enjoys a FIFTH day of no community transmissions

Wednesday  22:26,   30 september 2020

The state recorded four new cases on Wednesday, who were all returned travellers in hotel quarantine. More than 13,575 people were tested in the latest 24-hour reporting period, more than double the 6,381 tests conducted on Monday, after fears... >>>

Australian-Samoan man fights extradition over alleged plot to assassinate Samoan Prime Minister

Wednesday  22:26,   30 september 2020

Samoan-Australian Talalelei Pauga is wanted by Samoan authorities over an alleged plot to assassinate the country's Prime Minister, but Amnesty International fears he might not get a fair trial if sent overseas.Samoan-Australian Talalelei Pauga... >>>

Westfield hack that gets extra FREE hour of parking at centres

Wednesday  21:32,   30 september 2020

The Australian shopping-centre giant has released a brand new app called Westfield Plus where members get perks, saving them $15 on parking at selected centres.The shopping-centre giant has released an app, Westfield Plus, which gives members a... >>>

Majority of Victorians want coronavirus restrictions ditched

Wednesday  21:32,   30 september 2020

Most Melburnians say it's time to get rid of restrictions and let them travel more than 5km from their home, visit immediate family and have hospitality venues with indoor dining. Pictured: Residents exercising in Melbourne © Provided by Daily... >>>

Australia in for warm weekend as temperatures soar 10C above average

Wednesday  19:27,   30 september 2020

Days of wet weather are due to come to an end as a front-end trough is bringing warm air through Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Pictured: Coogee Beach 3/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail East Coast residents will enjoy sunny weather... >>>

Farmers offer out-of-work Australians big money to pick fruit

Wednesday  19:27,   30 september 2020

Australian growers are facing the prospect of leaving fruit to rot on trees from a lack of backpacker workers migrating along the harvest trail due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.Growers are facing the prospect of leaving their produce to rot on... >>>

DFAT email fail reveals email details of at least 1,000 Australians stuck overseas during coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday  18:39,   30 september 2020

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade scrambles to recall an email including the addresses of at least 1,000 Australians stranded overseas during the pandemic, admits the fault and asks recipients to delete it.The department has scrambled to... >>>

Government wants to boost Australian manufacturing after learning lessons of COVID-19

Wednesday  17:41,   30 september 2020

The Federal Government will pump close to $1.5 billion into Australia's manufacturing sector, outlining plans to shore up local production and close holes in supply chains laid bare by COVID-19.Under the manufacturing strategy unveiled on... >>>