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News: Australia

Dreamworld operator Ardent Leisure returns to court for sentencing over Thunder River Rapids Ride deaths

Monday  04:42,   28 september 2020

The grandmother of one of the children who survived the fatal Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids Ride in 2016, tells the court how her granddaughter was hysterical after the accident when she couldn't find her mother.Ebony Turner was 12 when she... >>>

Migration must play a role in Australia's post-COVID economic recovery

Monday  04:42,   28 september 2020

It is crucial that skills shortages do not emerge as a barrier to business recovery and growth from this crisis. The COVID-19 recession has sharpened the focus on the role of training to help prevent labour market scarring for a generation of young... >>>

Ardern open to Aus-NZ hotspot travel plans

Monday  04:42,   28 september 2020

Travel without quarantine between New Zealand and some Australian states could yet take place this year according to NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.COVID-19 brought to trans-Tasman travel to a near standstill earlier this year, with both countries >>>

Victoria records five infections - lowest number since June

Monday  04:42,   28 september 2020

Victoria has recorded its lowest number of COVID-19 cases since June 12 just five new infections in the last 24 hours. Three more deaths were also documented on Monday, bringing the state's death toll to 787.The last day the total number of... >>>

Indigenous sacred site Lake Torrens faces exploratory drilling for resources

Monday  03:46,   28 september 2020

It is one of the largest salt lakes in Australia and a sacred site to Aboriginal groups, but there are plans to undertake exploratory drilling for resources.Lake Torrens, 450 kilometres north of Adelaide, is a national park and a sacred site to the... >>>

Farmers urge consumers to stop panic-buying groceries as it is hurting vegetable prices

Monday  03:46,   28 september 2020

Farmers say panic buying has forced vegetable prices down with some having to mulch crops into the ground.Steve Kluck grows cabbage, cauliflower and speciality varieties of lettuce near Helidon and said the erratic buying was making it hard for... >>>

Australia COVID-19 hot spot says cases fall to single digits

Monday  03:41,   28 september 2020

Australia COVID-19 hot spot says cases fall to single digitsVictoria, Australia's second-most populous state, placed nearly 5 million residents of its capital Melbourne into a hard lockdown in early August but lifted a night curfew on Sunday thanks... >>>

New South Wales Health pushes testing as school holidays begin

Monday  03:41,   28 september 2020

New South Wales Health has revealed concerns over the state's testing rate, urging people to continue getting tested for the mildest symptoms as school holidays kick off across the state. © Provided by Sky News Australia The last two 24-hour... >>>

Victoria records lowest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since mid June

Monday  03:41,   28 september 2020

Victoria has recorded its lowest daily increase in cases since mid June with only five new cases and three fatalities in the last 24-hour period. Melbourne’s 14-day rolling average is down to 20.3 cases.The fall in cases coincides with a scheduled... >>>

Emergency foster care is something any family should consider doing, advocates say

Monday  02:40,   28 september 2020

When Angie Tsuro's phone rings in the middle of the night, it means somewhere in Perth, there is a child in need of emergency care. And she and her husband Gilbert get ready to go out into the night and find them.It means only two categories of... >>>

Victoria records five new coronavirus cases and three deaths

Monday  02:40,   28 september 2020

Victoria records five new coronavirus cases and three deaths overnight, as Melbourne's 14-day rolling case average drops to 20.3. Regional Victoria's 14-day average is 0.6.It comes as Melbourne moves to the second step of Victoria's roadmap out... >>>

Federal Government warned about rising risk of homelessness from COVID-19

Monday  01:41,   28 september 2020

Charities have been inundated with requests for help from people who can no longer pay their rent because they have lost their job due to COVID-19 restrictions. They want — and need — the Government to step up.Charities have been inundated with... >>>

Australia shares set to rise as Victoria eases restrictions, New Zealand down

Monday  01:40,   28 september 2020

Australia shares set to rise as Victoria eases restrictions, New Zealand downVictoria, the country's second most populous state, will accelerate the easing of social distancing restrictions as infections slowed to fewer than 20 a... >>>

'We need planes in the air': Push for internal borders to come down

Monday  01:40,   28 september 2020

But the major roadblock to getting the economy back on track was the reopening of internal borders, says the deputy prime minister.Scott Morrison has criticised Victoria's premier for taking too long to open the state up and wants to see domestic... >>>

Melburnians can't leave their homes except for 'essential' reasons

Monday  01:40,   28 september 2020

Melburnians still aren't allowed to leave their homes for non essential reasons for another three weeks despite the 9pm curfew being lifted on Monday. Scott Morrison called for Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to review his roadmap that requires >>>