•   
  •   

News: Australia

'Detached' reef bigger than Empire State building discovered in 500 metres of water off Queensland

Tuesday  10:00,   27 october 2020

A coral reef more than 400 metres tall, sitting 40 metres below the surface has been discovered just off the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in north Queensland.The 'detached' reef is — the first to be discovered in more than 120 years — is around... >>>

German retiree Kuno Penner trekking across Australia on mission to 'see the world'

Tuesday  10:00,   27 october 2020

German retiree Kuno Penner, 70, says he's walked 27,000 kms through 25 countries in three years, and while COVID has slowed him down he intends to keep going.The German retiree was recently spotted powering down a dusty highway in far western... >>>

NSW Fair Trading introduces strict new rules, exclusion register for Airbnb and short-term rental accommodation

Tuesday  09:55,   27 october 2020

Careless hosts and rowdy guests could be banned from short-term holiday renting for five years or receive on-the-spot fines of $550 under strict new laws in New South Wales.The industry code will come into force on December 18 and includes standards >>>

Rian Farrell pleads not guilty over stabbing death of 'best mate' Liam Cahill in Melbourne apartment

Tuesday  09:55,   27 october 2020

A man accused of murdering his best mate with a kitchen knife during a brawl at a Melbourne high-rise apartment says he was acting in self-defence and did not mean to kill him.Rian Farrell, 23, today pleaded not guilty over the death of Liam Cahill, >>>

Aged care nurse files action against Annastacia Palaszczuk

Tuesday  09:55,   27 october 2020

The North Rockhampton Nursing Care employee continued working while awaiting her COVID-19 results in May, prompting a lockdown of the facility when the test proved positive. The woman claims the Premier, Health Minister Steven Miles, Chief Health... >>>

Queensland court releases three people who pleaded guilty to Toowoomba mother's manslaughter

Tuesday  09:55,   27 october 2020

Three people who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a Wilsonton woman "horrifically and fatally stabbed in the chest" in 2018 are ordered to be released after facing the Supreme Court in Toowoomba, while another three are eligible for immediate... >>>

Annastacia Palaszczuk REFUSES to announce Queensland border reopening

Tuesday  09:51,   27 october 2020

The 51-year-old has stayed strong on her plan to unveil when the Queensland-NSW border will reopen on Friday - the day before the state election. The Labor leader says she's waiting on advice from Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young about the border >>>

Coastal homes crumbling as wild weather erodes beach below

Tuesday  09:51,   27 october 2020

Houses in Wamberal on the NSW Central Coast have been badly damaged by storms for the second time this year.The homes in Wamberal, on the central coast, were battered by winter storms earlier this year and residents were evacuated at the... >>>

Threatening emails sent to more than 20 Sydney high schools, HSC exams thrown into turmoil

Tuesday  09:51,   27 october 2020

Students, teachers and staff from the schools are evacuated, and police conducted searches of the schools grounds, but say "no items of interest were found".Students, teachers and staff from the schools were evacuated, and police conducted searches... >>>

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Tuesday  08:45,   27 october 2020

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now : © Reuters/SHANNON STAPLETON Women with protective face masks walk on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor Melbourne on eve of lockdown liberation Australia's epicentre of COVID-19... >>>

Good News, Melbourne Folks! We Now Know When Gyms Will Reopen and It's Really Soon

Tuesday  08:41,   27 october 2020

It's official! Victorians will finally be able to break a sweat in gyms again from Nov. 9. Gyms and fitness studios will the be allowed a maximum of 20 people, provided there are no more than 10 people per space and no more than one person per 8 >>>

'Nine months, I still can't take my kids to see their dad'

Tuesday  08:41,   27 october 2020

A NSW mother says it is breaking her children's hearts that they haven't seen their father in almost a year.Leni Cormack believes being cut off from seeing their children during in-person prison visits is having a negative effect on her... >>>

The things you may not know about as Melbourne's lockdown ends

Tuesday  08:41,   27 october 2020

Melbourne's gruelling four-month lockdown will finally come to an end at 11.59pm tonight as restrictions ease across the city. The retail and hospitality industries are set to reopen, with visitors also to be permitted at households under strict >>>

Australia, New Zealand dollars prove resistant to coronavirus woes

Tuesday  07:46,   27 october 2020

Australia, New Zealand dollars prove resistant to coronavirus woesSYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian and New Zealand dollars held firm on Tuesday as both countries' relative success in combating COVID-19 supported local sentiment in the face of a... >>>

Australian hard rock lithium producer Altura enters administration

Tuesday  07:46,   27 october 2020

Australian hard rock lithium producer Altura enters administrationKordaMentha was appointed as administrator on Oct. 26 by Altura's security agent, BNY Trust Company of Australia... >>>