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Mates stranded 10km from Victorian border after camping trip
Daniel Forrest, 19, and three mates set off from Wangaratta in Victoria's north-east last Monday to ring in 2021 in the NSW Snowy Mountains, unaware they would be unable to get home.Daniel Forrest, 19, and three mates set off from Wangaratta in Victoria's north-east last Monday to ring in 2021 in the NSW Snowy Mountains, just 10km from the Victorian border.
POSITIVE RESULTS ARE A NEGATIVE THING
The partner of a Brisbane hotel cleaner infected with the UK variant of COVID-19 has tested positive after going into quarantine on January 7,, with restrictions nonetheless easing across Greater Brisbane last night and reporting three new exposure sites:
- Nextra Sunnybank Hills Newsagent, Tuesday January 5, 8-8:15am
- Bunnings Warehouse in Acacia Ridge, Tuesday January 5, 2-2:40pm
- Sunnybank Cellars on Hellawell Road, Sunnybank Hills, Wednesday January 6, 2:05-2:15pm.
Elsewhere, Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan hason the New South Wales government to pursue elimination after Sydney recorded three new cases, while explains yesterday added 17 new exposure sites across January 2-8 in Arndell Park (notably the Blacktown Workers Sports Club), Ashfield, Brookvale, Campsie, Hurlstone Park, Lakemba, Warriewood, and a return train journey between Hurlstone Park and Bankstown.
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Fans are convinced The Weeknd purposely hired a Selena Gomez lookalike for his new 'Save Your Tears' music video. The Singer, 30, released the music video on January 5, sending fans into a frenzy over a number of Easter eggs in the clip. His most noticeable feature was his major transformation in which he wore over-the-top facial prosthetics that made him look like a dramatic Instagram filter.
The cases come as WA maintainswith Queensland, NSW, and Victoria, while the latter announced a new where greater Brisbane and Sydney remain banned “red zones” while regional NSW was moved to an “orange zone” where travel is allowed with testing and isolation (and, according to , hotel quarantine for some unlucky early travellers).
In other domestic COVID-19 news:
- Victorian chief health officer Brett Sutton said a child who attended a Melbourne early learning centre then later tested positive in Israel may be a false positive, but the close contacts are still isolating and the centre has closed ( )
- While Queensland, NSW, and WA have announced plans to reduce caps on international arrivals, the Northern Territory has agreed to increase its intake from 500 to 850 people per fortnight ( )
- Restaurant and Catering chief executive Wes Lambert has called on premiers to introduce vouchers for the hospitality sector after state borders flattened a normally-lucrative holiday season .
PS: In a story you’d be forgiven for having completely blanked on,that Clive Palmer is still suing McGowan for alleged defamation despite his office issuing a statement on Sunday that the action had been withdrawn.
With NSW and Victoria's coronavirus outbreaks, what are the current border restrictions around Australia?
The latest coronavirus outbreaks in Victoria and New South Wales have prompted border closures and restrictions in other states and territories. If you're wondering where you can travel now, we've got you covered.The busiest state border in Australia has closed again, this time from Victoria's end, and each state's restrictions on arrivals from NSW vary.
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DON THROUGH THE MOTIONS
Following threats by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring an impeachment resolution to the floor this week unless Mike Pence invokes the 25th Amendment against Donald Trump,that Democrats have formally unveiled the document charging the president with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in last week’s riots.
The impeachment article, which marks the party’s first step to bringing a potential impeachment vote, cites Trump’s repeated, made-up claims that he won the election, his speech to the crowd on January 6 ahead of their takeover of Capitol Hill, and his call urging the Georgia Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win.
Desert dirt track bustling with Victorians making 4,000km trek home
Holidaymakers found themselves trapped in Queensland when Victorian Premier Dan Andrews closed the border to NSW, and are instead making a risky overland crossing around it.Holidaymakers found themselves trapped in the Sunshine State when Victorian Premier Dan Andrews closed the border to NSW.
The news comes asreports that Republicans have objected to a resolution calling on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, meaning that the House would have to call a full vote on the measure on Tuesday. If Pence, who is believed to be opposed to the move, does not intervene “within 24 hours” and the president does not resign, the House will move as early as Wednesday to vote on the impeachment resolution.
Elsewhere, the New York State Bar Association announced it is investigating Rudy Giuliani over his role in the “violent uprising”, while, amid aarrests, reports the US army is investigating a psychological operations officer for leading a group of people from North Carolina to the instigating Washington rally.
Finally,reports that koala advocates have slammed the Berejiklian government for backing without qualification just 11 of an upper house inquiry into the animal’s habitat and population’s 42 recommendations, with the government offering “support in principle” to 17 others and simply “noting” the remaining 14.
South Australia will open its border to regional NSW from midnight
From midnight on Wednesday South Australia will open its border to regional New South Wales following on from a similar easing of border closures in Victoria. Rules will not change for Greater Sydney and Greater Brisbane areas despite almost non-existent locally acquired cases reported in each city in recent days. Premier Daniel Andrews previously declared on Monday Victoria's borders will reopen to regional NSW, while announcing a new traffic light system aimed to keep Victoria safe when travellers cross the border.
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Months after the state governmentover habitat land use laws it , NSW Greens MP and chair of the committee Cate Faehrmann has said many key recommendations to prevent a 2050 state extinction crisis appear to have been rejected outright, for example urgently investigating the “utilisation of core koala habitat on private land and in state forests to replenish koala habitat lost in the bushfires”.
THEY REALLY SAID THAT?
[Journalist]: Not only is George Christensen spouting conspiracy theories, he’s falling in line with Donald Trump on election fraud claims in the US, gone against medical advice by pushing hydroxychloroquine during as a pandemic … Why shouldn’t he be counselled for pushing false claims and what are essentially non-medical advice to thousands of followers?
Well George Christensen’s also supported the Mackay Ring Road. George Christensen has also supported water infrastructure projects in north Queensland [goes on like this for a while] … And uh I know that George Christensen’s heart is in the right place, again I say I am not in favour of censorship!
In the latest reminder that Australia is probably all good to handle the exact causes of last week’s siege on Capitol Hill, our acting prime minister starts his first day on the job by equating those events to Black Lives Matterand answering a question on a colleague’s conspiracy theories with a list of his .
Where can I travel to? Here are the current coronavirus border restrictions around Australia
Western Australia will reclassify Victoria as "low-risk", while Victoria is declaring Greater Brisbane an "orange zone". Here are the current coronavirus border restrictions in place across Australia.People in Greater Brisbane will be allowed to travel to Victoria without needing to apply for an exemption, while WA's hard border with Victoria will fall on Monday when a controlled border will come into effect.
“What is the point of impeaching Donald Trump?
“With only days left in Trump’s term, there is barely any time remaining for the Senate to conduct a trial and vote on impeachment before the inauguration of president-elect Biden on January 20. The Senate is in recess until January 19. An early recall of the chamber to consider impeachment would require the unanimous consent of all senators, which is all but inconceivable.”
“Many Trump supporters have turned to the encrypted app Telegram as an ongoing contact point, as major tech companies act to limit the spread of the kind of violent rhetoric that led to the storming of the US Capitol and the deaths of five people.
“The indefinite removal of Donald Trump from Twitter and Facebook initially resulted in the migration of Trump supporters to Parler, an alternative platform that is less stringently moderated.”
“The alleged racial abuse aimed Indian players at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday is just the latest incident in Australia’s various sporting codes. There is an investigation ongoing into the precise nature of the incident, but Australia’s history gives us no reason to doubt the Indian players’ claims.
“To pick a handful of incidents: bananas were thrown at West Indian-born Englishman Gladstone Small (which would be echoed nearly 30 years later in the treatment of AFL player Eddie Betts); the ‘go home curry munchers’ banners; the hectoring of Adam Goodes for having the temerity to point out racial slurs.”
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Mass amnesty with no increase in border security and the promise of less enforcement will have one side effect: unifying and galvanizing Republicans. In the wake of Trump's disastrous exit from office, marred by the U.S. Capitol riot and a divisive debate about impeachment, the GOP is reeling. But anger over Biden's immigration overreach could have the effect of giving back the party the position it had before Trump's ill-advised effort to allege that he had won a "landslide" election, stolen from him by fraud.
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— Jenna Price (The Sydney Morning Herald): “[Craig Kelly’s] page is mostly filled with manic fringe craziness. Just last week he said on Facebook that Marxists engaged in a highly coordinated ‘false flag’ operation on the Capitol and relied on a later retracted story in notorious Trumpist rag The Washington Times. He has touted ivermectin as more effective than all the COVID vaccines and for months and months boosted hydroxychloroquine.”
($) — Judith Sloan (The Australian): “Now that Britain is no longer part of the European Union, EU citizens will not have the automatic right to move to the UK to work and/or settle. In its place, the UK government is instituting an immigration policy framework that has several features in common with our own. Prior to the last election, Boris Johnson pledged to ‘take steps to ensure that the Australian-style immigration system is in place … by lowering the number of unskilled immigrants who have been able to come here with no jobs lined up, the system will remove a major force that puts downward pressure on wages’.”
— Mike Giglio (The Intercept): “I spent the last year talking with people from militant groups on the American right and always driving toward the same question: And then what? You’re armed and trained and linked up with your outfit. And then what? You’re ready to stand up to the leftist mob or defend Donald Trump from the inevitable attempt to steal the election. And then what? You’ll fight if you have to. OK, and then what?”
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Where can I travel to? Here are the current coronavirus border restrictions around Australia .
With coronavirus clusters in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales seemingly under control, different states and territories have begun easing their coronavirus border restrictions. Here are the various restrictions as they stand.Here are the various restrictions as they stand: