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News: Australia

Qld bomb hoax man 'warned of snake venom'

Monday  11:50,   26 october 2020

A man created mass panic at a Brisbane airport when he chased his estranged wife with a knife before pulling a fake bomb from a suitcase, a court has heard.A knife-wielding man wore spiked armbands he claimed were tipped with snake venom when he... >>>

PM heaps praise on Victorians after COVID-19 lock lifted off state

Monday  11:50,   26 october 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has congratulated Victorians after Premier Daniel Andrews announced further easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. "A big shout out to everybody in Melbourne and across Victoria this afternoon… with the easing of... >>>

Victoria Police and Andrews Government are ‘going to war against their own people’

Monday  11:50,   26 october 2020

Former Victorian Australia Day Ambassador Alma Besserdin has told Sky News she resigned from her post because the state of Victoria at the moment made her feel she was back in war-torn Bosnia. Ms Besserdin is the founder and director of Wimmigrants, >>>

Child cancer patient parents' plea to state premier

Monday  11:50,   26 october 2020

A total of 33 parents of young hospital patients have written to the South Australian Premier and Health Minister to say they are worried about the state of services at Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital.Two beds were shut there... >>>

Victoria's coronavirus restrictions set Melbourne's pubs, restaurants and shops on a 30-hour race to reopen

Monday  11:00,   26 october 2020

Peter Appleby's 125-year-old Melbourne pub has been around long enough to survive fires and floods, but he says its reopening after a seven-month COVID shutdown might just be its greatest achievement."I've taken four phone calls [for bookings]... >>>

CommSec economist warns WA's coronavirus border closure will take toll on Northern Territory

Monday  11:00,   26 october 2020

One of the nation's top economists says the longer Western Australia leaves its borders locked up, the more economic damage it will inflict on its neighbours. The warning came as the newly released CommSec State of the States report showed the... >>>

Shops and beauty salons reopening in Melbourne - what can you do?

Monday  10:56,   26 october 2020

All retail stores, shopping centres, food courts and beauty and personal services will be allowed to reopen in metropolitan Melbourne this week.Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement today, confirming Melbourne will be coming out of... >>>

'Australians are weathering the COVID-19 storm': PM

Monday  10:55,   26 october 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has praised Australia’s coronavirus response during Question Time, saying the nation has done “better than most, in fact almost better than all” in handling the crisis. Asked how Australia’s response compared... >>>

‘Game’s up’ for Andrews and this time he can’t ‘spin or bully it away’: Peta Credlin

Monday  10:55,   26 october 2020

Sky News host Peta Credlin says Victorians deserve the truth about what went wrong and why after 800 people have died and “months under virtual house arrest”. Premier Daniel Andrews has finally green-lit the opening of retail, restaurants, hotels... >>>

Vic man charged over alleged 1996 rape

Monday  10:55,   26 october 2020

Victorian man Samuel Beattie has faced court, charged over the rape of a woman in her home in St Albans in Melbourne's west in 1996.A Victorian man accused of raping a woman in 1996 has faced... >>>

Australia will have to carry the economic cost of Victoria 'for years to come'

Monday  10:51,   26 october 2020

The Australian’s Dennis Shanahan says the economic cost from Victoria during the state’s lockdown has been huge and the rest of Australia “will have to carry that for years to come”. © Provided by Sky News Australia Treasury data says the total... >>>

Labor releases costings ahead of Queensland election day, revealing budget would remain in deficit for years

Monday  10:51,   26 october 2020

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick releases Labor's official costings ahead of Saturday's state election and confirmed the budget could be in deficit for up to five years. Mr Dick said Labor's election promises would be funded through a $4... >>>

Wallabies confident ahead of Bledisloe Cup clash

Monday  09:50,   26 october 2020

Wallabies confident ahead of Bledisloe Cup clashThe Wallabies need to win the clash at Sydney's Olympic Stadium, which is also the first game in this year's truncated Rugby Championship, to send the series for the symbol of trans-Tasman supremacy to >>>

Australia Post licensees to pay $5 each to help pay for Christine Holgate-approved luxury watches

Monday  09:50,   26 october 2020

Hundreds of Australia Post licensees rally behind CEO Christine Holgate, with one saying that thanks to her, "I don't wake up every morning worrying how I'm going to cover the costs of the business".Ms Holgate is the focus of a federal... >>>

All Blacks keen to avoid another 'punch on the nose'

Monday  09:50,   26 october 2020

All Blacks keen to avoid another 'punch on the nose'The All Blacks have held the symbol of trans-Tasman supremacy since 2003 and have a 1-0 lead in the four-match series following a 16-16 draw in Wellington and a 27-7 win at Eden... >>>