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News: Australia

Double fatal crash driver jailed one year

Thursday  04:37,   25 february 2021

Graham William Squires who was responsible for two deaths in a fiery Wollongong highway crash has been jailed for at least 12 months. © Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS Graham Squires has been jailed for causing two deaths in a fiery Wollongong highway... >>>

COVID-19 vaccination rollout in remote Indigenous communities may fail unless more consultation is sought, experts say

Thursday  04:37,   25 february 2021

There is resistance to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in some remote Indigenous communities, according to community leaders who say more consultation and improved vaccination messaging is needed.Gurindji man Charlie King told ABC Radio Darwin he... >>>

Man with swastika on forehead arrested after alleged flamethrower attack on mum and teen

Thursday  03:33,   25 february 2021

A 36-year-old man who had a swastika painted on his forehead when he allegedly attacked a mother and her teenage daughter is arrested and charged.WA Police say the man approached the 40-year-old woman and her 15-year-old child near Corfield Shopping >>>

Qantas suffers $1 billion loss in pandemic

Thursday  02:46,   25 february 2021

Qantas has been hit was a billion dollar loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on domestic and international flights.The airline endured an underlying loss before tax of $1.03 billion and a $6.9 billion drop in revenue, noting the... >>>

Massive boost for Brisbane bid to host Olympic Games

Thursday  02:41,   25 february 2021

Brisbane has been named the preferred city to host the 2032 Olympic Games.The 2032 Olympic Games are now Brisbane's to lose after IOC officials named the city preferred candidate to host the global sporting... >>>

Competition tsar watches flight dog fights

Thursday  02:41,   25 february 2021

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims is closely watching a fight between Qantas and Rex.Rex has accused Qantas of behaving in a predatory manner by muscling in on its regional... >>>

Queensland premier 'very upset' about vaccine bungle

Thursday  02:41,   25 february 2021

A 88-year-old man and a 94-year-old woman were given five times the recommended dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Holy Spirit Nursing Home.A 88-year-old man and a 94-year-old woman were given five times the recommended dose of the Pfizer vaccine at... >>>

Man charged after Melbourne drive-by shooting

Thursday  02:26,   25 february 2021

A man has been charged following a drive-by shooting at a carpark in Melbourne's south-east.Police allege the victim, a man aged in his 20s, was shot in the lower body from a moving car in a carpark near Coles Patterson Lakes on Thompson Road... >>>

Storms, flooding on NSW north coast

Thursday  01:57,   25 february 2021

Overnight thunderstorms on the NSW north coast are causing flooding with the SES warning drivers to stay off flooded roads.The Bureau of Meteorology said moderate to heavy rainfall associated with thunderstorms has been recorded across the Orara... >>>

Families stranded as more than 300mm of rain lashes Corindi on the NSW Mid North Coast

Thursday  01:42,   25 february 2021

Flood rescues are underway after more than 300mm of rain falls, with a single street in the small village of Corindi Beach on the NSW Mid North Coast making eight calls for help.The State Emergency Service was inundated with calls about 2:00am,... >>>

Sydney crime gang figure arrested

Thursday  01:42,   25 february 2021

A Sydney crime gang member has been charged with two counts of contravening a serious crime prevention order. © PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO Strike Force Raptor was established to disrupt serious organised criminal activity in 2009. Strike Force Raptor... >>>

The hype, high hopes and sobering reality of the future of car travel

Thursday  00:11,   25 february 2021

Are everyday driverless, electric cars just around the corner? Is a car sharing revolution underway? Why some of the hype around the future of car travel hasn't become reality just yet, and the challenges we need to overcome.We're shifting to... >>>

Victorian contact tracing still plagued by 'infuriating' data errors, contractors say

Thursday  00:11,   25 february 2021

Marciano Alvarez's cake shop in Melbourne was listed as a COVID-19 exposure site earlier this month, but he's adamant an infected person could not have visited at the specified time because the store wasn't open.One nurse, who has been... >>>

Sydney news: State government 'cash grab' as NSW speed camera fines skyrocket

Thursday  00:11,   25 february 2021

MORNING BRIEFING: Revenue figures skyrocket after the NSW Government scraps signage that warned motorists when they were approaching a speed camera.State government revenue from speed cameras has skyrocketed, after signage that warned motorists when >>>

Sydney news: State government 'cash grab' as NSW speed camera fines up $3m on last January's figures

Wednesday  23:58,   24 february 2021

MORNING BRIEFING: Revenue figures are up as high as nine times compared to last year after the NSW Government scrapped signage that showed a motorist was approaching a speed camera.State government revenue from speed cameras has leapt to nine times... >>>