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News: Australia

COVID-19 outbreak at Melbourne detention hotel sees 17 asylum seekers test positive, one admitted to hospital

Saturday  12:25,   23 october 2021

At least 17 asylum seekers detained in a Melbourne facility test positive to COVID-19, with one person being treated in hospital. The growing outbreak has led to safety concerns from refugee advocates, who say poor ventilation in the facility is... >>>

Melbourne mother-of-two legacy remains on after battle with cancer

Saturday  12:25,   23 october 2021

A paramedic mother-of-two has tragically lost her battle with cervical cancer after two 'hard' years - as her close friends reveal they will keep her legacy alive through a charity to help save other women. Kara Dowling, 35, from Melbourne,... >>>

Couple who spent 12 days together after marrying face heart surgery

Saturday  11:25,   23 october 2021

Kazi Hossain, 33,and Tania, 31, spent less than two weeks together after getting married in 2019 before they were separated due to Covid. Last Friday, they were reunited in Tasmania.Kazi Hossain, 33, knew he wanted to marry Tania, 31, the first time >>>

Roger Cook flags announcements on opening up WA before 80 per cent vaccine hurdle reached

Saturday  11:25,   23 october 2021

The WA Health Minister says "announcements" about the government's plan to open up the state will be made before Western Australia reaches the crucial milestone of having 80 per cent of its population aged 16 and over fully vaccinated.Mr Cook... >>>

George Clooney arrives at Sydney Airport with wife Amal and their kids

Saturday  11:25,   23 october 2021

George Clooney arrived in Sydney Airport with his family on Friday night, ahead of filming his new movie with Julia Roberts in Queensland. The 60-year-old was leaving airport's private side exit lead by one of his children, whom he shares with wife... >>>

TGA to consider booster doses as health authorities assure the fully vaccinated that they are protected

Saturday  11:25,   23 october 2021

Australia's medical regulator will look at new data from Pfizer on COVID-19 booster doses on Monday, with health authorities hopeful of a November rollout. Residents and staff in aged care would be first in line for another dose of a COVID-19... >>>

Schools in Greater Sydney could face teacher shortages when full capacity returns as 160 seek help with staffing

Saturday  11:25,   23 october 2021

When the state government changed the date of when schools could reopen across Greater Sydney, it left thousands of teachers unable to get fully vaccinated and allowed to return to classrooms next week, the NSW Teachers Federation president says.The >>>

WA Police forensics officers gathering evidence of possible break-in at Cleo Smith's family home in Carnarvon

Saturday  10:26,   23 october 2021

A week after four-year-old Cleo Smith disappeared, a forensics squad is gathering evidence at the family's Carnarvon home. The ABC understands police are investigating the possibility of a break-in, but there is no suggestion that Cleo's... >>>

Beef prices hit record highs as long-awaited gatherings increase demand

Saturday  10:26,   23 october 2021

Livestock shortages, restaurant reopenings and long-awaited social gatherings are set to push beef prices even higherMeat prices have hit a three-year high and the cost of beef is set to continue rising before Christmas as restaurants reopen and... >>>

SA Labor launches preschool pre-election pitch, promising royal commission into early learning

Saturday  10:26,   23 october 2021

An SA Labor government would bring forward the age at which children could start preschool by one year, but the party could not provide precise cost details, saying that was a matter for a royal commission it intends to establish.However, Labor... >>>

Rally outside Melbourne detention hotel

Saturday  09:26,   23 october 2021

Refugee supporters have rallied outside a hotel in Melbourne, calling for detainees to be removed due to an escalating COVID-19 outbreak.There are 46 refugees and asylum seekers detained inside the city's Park Hotel, which is being used as an... >>>

Boy airlifted to hospital after falling from a rope swing

Saturday  09:26,   23 october 2021

The boy was at staying at a camp site on Stanley Pocket Road, Crossdale, about 90 minutes north of Brisbane on Saturday when the accident happened. He was rushed to hospital at 8.30am with head injuries after falling head-first onto hard ground from >>>

Friend of man missing in outback Queensland tests positive to COVID-19

Saturday  08:26,   23 october 2021

The search for man missing in outback Queensland has taken a bizarre twist, with one of the people he was camping with since testing positive to COVID-19. At least one person who had been camping with missing man Jeremiah Rivers in south-west... >>>

Regional doctor quits state board as shortages reach crisis point

Saturday  08:26,   23 october 2021

A Roxby Downs GP has quit a state board over the shortage of regional doctors, as workload issues continue to boil over.Simon Lockwood claims there has been a lack of action to address the problem and fears a crisis is... >>>

Thunderstorm asthma to hit VIC and heavy rain NSW and QLD

Saturday  08:26,   23 october 2021

The Victorian Department of Health issued a moderate thunderstorm asthma risk for the Northern Country, North East and East Gippsland areas on Saturday. Thunderstorm asthma refers to the phenomenon when high levels of pollen combine with a... >>>