News: Australia

Australia's U-19 WC hopes hit after loss

Monday  23:50,   17 january 2022

Australia need results to go their way on the final day of matches in their group to reach the U19 Cricket World Cup quarter-finals after losing to Sri Lanka.After struggling for momentum throughout their batting innings, Australia were bowled out... >>>

Aussie robots to build world's solar farms

Monday  19:25,   17 january 2022

Australian automation and robotics can build the world's solar farms, according to engineers at the forefront of the next breakthrough for solar technology.The company says its flagship product, the prefabricated and portable "Maverick", can... >>>

Anger at COVID support cuts as peak nears

Monday  19:25,   17 january 2022

The Australian Council of Social Service has expressed dismay at the federal government's decision to taper support payments as COVID cases continue to rage.Changes to the pandemic leave disaster payment are due to come into effect on Tuesday, a >>>

Novak Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia, as French Open doubts loom

Monday  18:37,   17 january 2022

Novak Djokovic arrives home in Serbia to be greeted by fans, hoards of international media, and warnings from France about his participation in the French Open. Once he was inside the terminal at Belgrade airport locals asked for his picture and... >>>

Leverkusen Chemistry Group: Covestro buys green hydrogen in Australia

Monday  15:47,   17 january 2022

in his works in Asia, North America and Europe wants to use the Leverkusen chemical company Covestro in the future environmentally friendly produced hydrogen from Australia. Planned is a long-term delivery agreement with the Australian manufacturer >>>

Tonga's Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano's impact felt around the world, from the US to Scotland

Monday  14:56,   17 january 2022

While authorities are still working to fully assess the damage from the eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano, it seems many places that felt its effects have been spared widespread damage.When the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano... >>>

Lack of air conditioning in Roebourne prison cells could breach human rights, says Aboriginal legal service

Monday  07:59,   17 january 2022

The Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia says the lack of air conditioning at Roebourne prison could breach international human rights conventions and it is considering a formal complaint. Prisoners at Roebourne Regional Prison have been... >>>

Qld youth jail plan ditched after backlash

Monday  07:58,   17 january 2022

The Queensland government has decided against a plan to turn a Sunshine Coast police watch house into a remand facility for youth offenders.Youth Justice Minister Leanne Linard said the plan for a 28 to 30-bed facility in Caloundra on the Sunshine... >>>

Woolworths suspends meat supply from Teys Australia Naracoorte abattoir over COVID-19 protocol concerns

Monday  05:12,   17 january 2022

Woolworths suspends the sale of meat processed through an SA abattoir where asymptomatic COVID-positive employees were instructed to keep working.The Teys meatworks at Naracoorte in the state's South East has been the site of a major outbreak where... >>>

Queensland reports seven COVID deaths, none had vaccine booster jab

Monday  04:41,   17 january 2022

A total 47 were now in intensive care — 15 on ventilators. The number of known infections has jumped by 15,122 as the state revised down its active case numbers.Health Minister Yvette D'Ath offered her condolences to the families and friends of the... >>>

Supercars promotes from within for new CEO

Monday  04:29,   17 january 2022

Long-serving Supercars chief operating officer Shane Howard has been promoted to the role of CEO, replacing the departing Sean Seamer.Howard has been appointed as the replacement for New Zealander Sean Seamer, who announced in December he was... >>>

Gas-fired robbery cheats Aussies: report

Monday  03:51,   17 january 2022

The tax windfall from LNG that should go to Australians is being given away in a 'gas-fired robbery' at a time the community most needs revenue, experts say."What if you gave your house to a real estate agent and trusted them to sell it and... >>>

Tasmania reports 1037 new COVID-19 cases

Monday  02:52,   17 january 2022

Tasmania has recorded 1037 new COVID-19 cases, with the state's overall number of active cases falling for the fifth consecutive day.Twenty-one people are in hospital, with seven of those being treated for virus symptoms. Both figures have... >>>

Aust billionaires double wealth amid COVID

Monday  02:42,   17 january 2022

Australia's 47 billionaires have doubled their wealth to $255 billion during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to analysis by Oxfam.Anti-poverty charity Oxfam has run the numbers and found Australia's 47 billionaires... >>>

NT Police investigating after woman found dead at bush camp in Darwin suburb of Karama

Monday  02:42,   17 january 2022

Northern Territory Police say they have not ruled out foul play as they investigate the death of a woman in her 40s at a bush camp in a Darwin suburb overnight.Northern Territory Police said a police vehicle was flagged down on Vanderlin Drive just... >>>