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News: Australia

Pandemic pollution: building boom creates millions of tonnes of rubbish

Thursday  12:39,   27 january 2022

Government stimulus programs resulted in a construction boom. And a huge mess.The biggest contributor to Australia’s waste crisis isn’t households or fashion — it’s construction. Early in the pandemic, to boost the economy, federal and state... >>>

Coroner to investigate death of Queensland man waiting for ambulance

Thursday  12:39,   27 january 2022

A formal investigation has been launched into the death of Queensland man Derek Dewitt, who died while waiting for an ambulance in his Brisbane home. The coroner will investigate the circumstances of Mr Dewitt's death, who would have celebrated his... >>>

Raiders' NRL duo remain unvaccinated

Thursday  11:11,   27 january 2022

Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner says two players are still refusing vaccinations, risking missing matches throughout the new NRL season.And the Raiders boss admitted it was a "good question" when asked if he felt comfortable sending... >>>

The Loop: Aussies dominate at the Australian Open, property prices rise (again), Solar Orbiter flies through a comet tail and the world's oldest living aquarium fish is a fussy eater

Thursday  10:04,   27 january 2022

Your quick wrap-up of the news you need to know about.It's Thursday, January 27, and you're reading The Loop, a quick wrap-up of today's... >>>

England's Ashes flops 'deserve medals not criticism' with claims officials put money ahead of players' mental health

Thursday  10:04,   27 january 2022

England’s Ashes flops “deserve medals not criticism” for enduring the five-Test series in Australia during a pandemic, says England assistant coach Paul Collingwood. Collingwood, the acting head coach of the England T20 squad that is touring in the... >>>

WA extends face mask edict as cases grow

Thursday  10:04,   27 january 2022

West Australians remain in the dark about when the state's borders will reopen as the government extends a face mask mandate to regional areas.WA has recorded 85 new local COVID-19 cases over the past five days as clusters emerge throughout... >>>

Barry Gibb honoured in Order of Australia

Thursday  10:04,   27 january 2022

The last surviving Bee Gees member has been named an honorary Companion of the Order of Australia for his musical achievements and philanthropy.Barry Gibb, 75, was named an honorary Companion of the Order of Australia on... >>>

Is war between Russia and Ukraine imminent?

Thursday  09:26,   27 january 2022

Today on Please Explain, political and international editor Peter Hartcher joins Nathanael Cooper to discuss the looming crisis. Our supporters power our newsrooms and are critical for the sustainability of news coverage. Becoming a subscriber also... >>>

NT virus cases jump with late test results

Thursday  09:26,   27 january 2022

The Northern Territory has reported a jump in COVID-19 infections with Wednesday's case numbers also revised up.The Territory reported 626 infections on Thursday along with an increase in the number of people in... >>>

Vic cases and hospitalisations stabilise

Thursday  07:17,   27 january 2022

Victoria's premier says COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalisations are stabilising, as the state expands its child vaccine program ahead of school returning.The state recorded 15 deaths and 13,755 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, including... >>>

NRL refers abuse of Addo-Carr to police

Thursday  07:17,   27 january 2022

The NRL has commended Josh Addo-Carr for highlighting racial abuse he received on social media and has referred the matter to police.The Canterbury recruit posted screenshots to his Instagram story on Wednesday showing multiple vile comments and... >>>

Five lion cubs born at SA zoo

Thursday  07:17,   27 january 2022

South Australia's Monarto Safari Park has announced the birth of five African lion cubs.Eight-year-old lioness Husani gave birth on Monday with the cubs and their mum doing... >>>

‘What a time to start': Almost 800 medical interns join the frontline

Thursday  05:41,   27 january 2022

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath has welcomed hundreds of medical interns, who will begin working in hospitals this week.Queensland Yvette D'Ath said 795 medical interns would begin their rounds this week, including 56 that were heading to the rural >>>

WA's hard border to soften as cases grow

Thursday  05:41,   27 january 2022

West Australians remain in the dark about when the state's borders will reopen but entry exemptions will be broadened significantly in coming weeks.WA has recorded 75 new local cases over the past four days as Omicron clusters emerge throughout... >>>

Camille deer in couple with Theo Fleury: Why did she want to formalize his relationship?

Thursday  05:09,   27 january 2022

© KCS Press Camille deer in couple with Theo Fleury: Why did she want to formalize his relationship? Notice to lovers of Camille deer! It's been several months since it goes the perfect love with Theo Fleury. Moreover, she revealed why she had... >>>