News: Australia

Big Little Lies: Ex beauty queen turned Chinese lobbyist greatly exaggerated her achievements at accountancy firm PwC in campaign video

Saturday  09:00,   06 june 2020

Jean Dong, 33, the director of Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative consulted Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews before he signed the October 2019 deal.Jean Dong, 33, advised Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on his Belt and Road deal with... >>>

Pre-packed food, no buffets and the end of self-service drinks: Inside the post-pandemic Qantas lounge as airline makes widespread changes to combat coronavirus

Saturday  09:00,   06 june 2020

Travellers will soon be able to return to the Qantas Lounge but it won't be anything like they've experienced before.The Australian airline will begin reopening its lounges in Canberra, Sydney, and Melbourne airports in... >>>

Virgin passenger tests positive for COVID-19

Saturday  08:26,   06 june 2020

A public health alert has been issued in Queensland after a man, believed to be a fruit picker, travelled on two domestic Virgin flights before testing positive for COVID-19. Queensland's Deputy Premier and Health Minister Steven Miles today... >>>

Aboriginal man dies in police custody after collapsing at a prison in Western Australia - as thousands gather for Black Lives Matter protests across the country

Saturday  08:26,   06 june 2020

The Acacia Prison inmate was found on Friday but he could not be revived and was pronounced dead at hospital, the state's Department of Justice said in a statement on Saturday. © Provided by Daily Mail The Acacia Prison inmate was found on... >>>

Counter-protester at Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney arrested

Saturday  08:26,   06 june 2020

A male protester has his "all lives matter" placard ripped from his hands before police handcuff and drag him away in the middle of a Sydney protest. Protesters gathered at Sydney Town Hall this afternoon in defiance of NSW Police and a Supreme... >>>

Waiting for an organ in times of Corona

Saturday  07:10,   06 june 2020

Sina Jürgensen's life was not easy before the pandemic: The 36-year-old is waiting for a donor kidney, she has had dialysis several times a week for seven years. © Photo: Soeren Stache / dpa According to the DSO, around 9,000 people in Germany are... >>>

Husband of Serbian pop star rubbishes claims of an international custody battle after taking their two sons with him to the Gold Coast - making it impossible for their mother to see them

Saturday  06:01,   06 june 2020

Dusan Jovancevic moved with his seven and nine-year-old boys to his hometown on the Gold Coast, Queensland, as coronavirus restrictions were slowly introduced earlier this year. Serbian gossip columns fanned rumours Mr Jovancevic had acted without... >>>

Sydney Black Lives Matter rally organisers launch appeal to overturn ban

Saturday  05:50,   06 june 2020

Greens MP David Shoebridge confirms organisers had lodged an appeal at the NSW Court of Appeal, just hours before the protest was due to start. Mr Shoebridge said rally organisers had drafted summons and had contacted the court seeking an urgent... >>>

NT Police investigating Alice Springs dog attack

Saturday  05:15,   06 june 2020

Two women with facial injuries are among four people injured by a dog that got loose during an altercation between neighbours in Alice Springs.The attack occurred after midnight on Kraegen St in The Gap in the Central Australian... >>>

'Don't travel to Australia': China warns citizens of 'increased' racism since coronavirus outbreak

Saturday  05:00,   06 june 2020

The alert comes from the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism which noted a "significant increase" in racist attacks on "Chinese and Asian people".The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued the alert, reporting a "significant increase" in >>>

‘Do not travel to Australia’: China warns of racism

Saturday  04:31,   06 june 2020

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism is warning its citizens to avoid travelling to Australia over a “significant increase” in racial discrimination against Chinese people. “Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial discrimination... >>>

Royal Hobart Show cancelled but hopes for smaller event on public holiday

Saturday  04:16,   06 june 2020

A much-reduced version of the Royal Hobart Show will be staged this year after the main event was cancelled because of coronavirus, putting a strain on an already-struggling agricultural show sector.The show's 5,000 to 6,000 exhibitors were notified >>>

Morcombes and DV prevention advocate among eight new Queensland Greats

Saturday  03:55,   06 june 2020

Find out who has been honoured as part of the annual Queensland Day celebrations , Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said."Every one of our Queensland Greats has worked to make other people's lives better, some after overcoming incredible adversity... >>>

What will zero active coronavirus cases mean for Tasmania?

Saturday  03:55,   06 june 2020

Being an island did not stop Tasmania being struck by the coronavirus emergency that affected the rest of Australia — now, with the worst seemingly in the past, Ellen Coulter explains what it will mean when there are zero actives cases in the... >>>

Söder sparked debate over longer VAT cut

Saturday  02:55,   06 june 2020

Berlin. The coalition's agreement on its stimulus package costing EUR 130 billion faded away a little later, at least as far as the temporary reduction in VAT is concerned. CSU boss Markus Söder was the first to spark a debate about whether the... >>>