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News: Australia

NSW records four new cases of coronavirus, one not linked to known infection

Friday  05:36,   25 september 2020

Three of today's new infections in NSW are in hotel quarantine and the other is a man from Sydney's south-west who still has not been linked to any known cases.Three are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and the other infection, a man... >>>

Surfers Paradise stabbings reflect border drain on police resources, but Minister says 'we'll make it work'

Friday  05:36,   25 september 2020

A local councillor and the Opposition say border restrictions have pulled police resources from their usual duties as two separate stabbings in Surfers Paradise further stain its reputation.But with the Defence Force withdrawing its presence from... >>>

NSW Police ordered to pay $100,000 in costs to NRL star Curtis Scott after 'terrifying' Sydney arrest

Friday  05:36,   25 september 2020

A magistrate describes the arrest of Canberra Raiders star Curtis Scott as "like watching gratuitous violence off the dark web" as she orders NSW Police to pay a $100,000 legal bill over the January incident.Scott, who plays for Canberra Raiders,... >>>

Car rams into woman while smashing through Melbourne coffee shop

Friday  05:31,   25 september 2020

A car has rammed into a woman while smashing through a coffee shop in Melbourne's north-east this morning.A woman was waiting outside Espresso 3094 café on Were Street in Montmorency with her dogs when a car drove through the shopfront just... >>>

Mikakos denies involvement in hotel quarantine security decision

Friday  05:31,   25 september 2020

Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has joined the chorus of officials who claim they do not know whose decision it was to use private security guards to secure Melbourne’s hotel quarantine program. When she fronted the inquiry on Thursday, Ms... >>>

Pandemic delivers record-breaking hit to Australia's GDP

Friday  05:31,   25 september 2020

Australia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by a record-breaking seven per cent in the June quarter, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has revealed.Treasurer Josh Frydenberg today presented the government's final budget outcome for the... >>>

Cancelled flights home from Italy continue to keep this Alice Springs family of five apart

Friday  04:27,   25 september 2020

When Territorian Sam Muir left his wife and three children in Italy in January, none of them thought it was going to be at least nine months before they might be together again.He left them in Italy nearly 10 months ago to return to Australia and... >>>

Queensland deputy premier labelled a 'stumbling, bumbling lightweight'

Friday  04:27,   25 september 2020

The war of words takes a fresh turn after Steven Miles accused the treasurer of lying about border support.Yesterday Steven Miles claimed the treasurer had lied about Queensland failing to request an extension of ADF support at the... >>>

ADF to leave state borders and help with quarantine, Mathias Cormann says

Friday  03:33,   25 september 2020

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says managing closed borders will now be the states' responsibilities, with ADF resources redirected to help with quarantine arrangements. It comes after Queensland's Deputy Premier Steven Miles labelled the... >>>

Compulsory COVID-19 quarantine measures slammed as shipping industry fears exodus of skilled workers

Friday  03:33,   25 september 2020

Unable to return home to their families amid tougher border restrictions, more Australian seafarers could be driven out of the struggling domestic shipping industry, industry says.The latest maritime protocol from Queensland Health emphasises that... >>>

Dutton says states stopping more Aussies from returning overseas

Friday  03:32,   25 september 2020

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said thousands of Australians stuck overseas because of border restrictions should not feel abandoned by the Federal Government. Mr Dutton told Today state government caps on the number of planes coming in were... >>>

Victoria records 14 new COVID-19 cases as easing of restrictions nears

Friday  03:32,   25 september 2020

Victoria has recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours, as the state moves closer to the easing of restrictions. The number of cases originating from an unknown source are down from Thursday, the Department of Health and... >>>

Bikes in short supply after pandemic inspires millions to take up riding

Friday  02:31,   25 september 2020

If you were hoping to find a bike under the Christmas tree this year you had better send off your wish list early, as a nationwide shortage is putting the brakes on purchases. Brisbane bike shop owner Jason Jaffrey said a huge demand for bikes... >>>

Cattle could be the latest threat to Australia's struggling koala population

Friday  02:31,   25 september 2020

Farmers are reporting koalas being chased by cattle, being trampled to death in the field, and even being tossed into the air. Researchers hope to back the anecdotal evidence that cattle may be koala killers.University of Queensland doctoral... >>>

Queensland border reopens to ACT travellers

Friday  02:31,   25 september 2020

Queensland has officially opened its borders to the ACT but territory residents will only be allowed to enter the state on the proviso they fly. The condition was enforced to prevent ACT residents driving up north to the Sunshine State through NSW – >>>