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News: Australia

Thousands of public servants avoid new vaccine mandates amid policy pause

Friday  08:25,   15 april 2022

At least two Queensland government departments have paused new plans for staff COVID vaccination rules amid a public-service-wide review of internal pandemic measures.The decisions, affecting staff in the Transport and Main Roads, and Communities,... >>>

Terrifying moment bystanders try to warn a train a car is on the track

Friday  08:25,   15 april 2022

A driver has been pulled to safety by a crowd of motorists moments before a Melbourne-bound train smashes through the car, in heart-stopping dash-cam footage shared on social media.Heart-stopping dash-cam footage captured the incident, showing a... >>>

Young motorcyclist dies as police raise concerns over Tasmania's mounting road toll

Friday  08:25,   15 april 2022

A 21-year-old motorcyclist has been killed following an attempted police intercept in Tasmania's north, adding to a mounting death toll on the state's roads.The blue Honda motorbike crashed into a car at a busy intersection near Launceston's >>>

South Australia sees rise in COVID-linked deaths but hospital and case numbers drop

Friday  07:26,   15 april 2022

South Australia has recorded the deaths of seven people, ranging in age from 60 to 80, from COVID-19, but case numbers and hospitalisations have both dropped significantly.SA Health said a man and woman in their 60s, a man and woman in their 70s,... >>>

Why China's support for Russia is threat to Australia's biggest export

Friday  07:26,   15 april 2022

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has issued a warning about heavily relying on China to sell iron ore. Australia's biggest trading partner is a close ally of Russia, which Australia has sanctions on.Western Australia last year supplied 38... >>>

Tiny town gripped by terror as the mayor makes a 'call to arms'

Friday  07:26,   15 april 2022

The councillors of a remote Queensland township in the throes of a youth crime crisis have appealed to members of town to help in the fight to kerb rampant, 'opportunistic' criminals.Both Mayor Lawrence Springborg and Deputy Mayor Rob... >>>

Dom Perrottet says there was 'no science' in bringing back QR codes

Friday  07:26,   15 april 2022

In footage that has resurfaced of the NSW Premier at a CEDA event in February, he said the decision to mandate residents checking into pubs and stores was only to 'instil confidence'.In footage of the NSW Premier at a Committee for Economic... >>>

Union warning on NSW Easter penalty rates

Friday  06:35,   15 april 2022

NSW businesses have been urged to ensure they're paying staff penalty rates over the Easter weekend, with union officials planning compliance checks.All four days of the long weekend are public holidays, with hospitality and retail staff... >>>

Jets to go full-throttle against Victory

Friday  06:35,   15 april 2022

Newcastle defender Jordan Elsey says an in-form and rested Jets will hold nothing back in their A-League Men's match against high-flying Melbourne Victory.The Jets hopes of sneaking into this year's finals received a massive boost with last... >>>

‘Expect to be stopped': Police step up Easter RBT blitz

Friday  06:31,   15 april 2022

Double demerits have been in place since Wednesday, and police plan to increase random breath and drug testing during the weekend. NSW Police Force superintendent Paul Glinn said more than 130,000 random breath tests were conducted over the 2021... >>>

Expert reveals the very novel way YOU can buy a house

Friday  06:31,   15 april 2022

RateCity research director Sally Tindall said single, young first-home buyers needed to consider getting into real estate with a friend or a family member to get around being locked out of the house market.Sydney's median house price of $1.4million... >>>

First case of XE variant detected in NSW

Friday  06:30,   15 april 2022

The case of XE was detected in a recently returned overseas traveller last week. It was confirmed in the weekly COVID-19 surveillance report NSW Health releases.READ MORE: Slight drop in COVID-19 case numbers for NSW © AP The Novel Coronavirus... >>>

Scott Morrison 'feared the worst' when security car crashed on election campaign trail

Friday  06:30,   15 april 2022

The Prime Minister says the crash involving four members of his security detail serves as a reminder for Australians to be safe on roads over the Easter break.Police are investigating the accident which left two Australian Federal Police and two... >>>

Bumper Easter for Gold Coast as tourists choose glitter strip ahead of Sydney and Melbourne

Friday  05:30,   15 april 2022

Whether it's nice weather, sandy beaches or the lure of theme parks, people travelling over Easter are making up for lost time because of the pandemic.TTF chief executive Margy Osmond said a survey of 1,000 people found almost 13 per cent of... >>>

Fired-up Western out to regain ALM pride

Friday  05:30,   15 april 2022

After having their pride dented by Wellington, Western United coach John Aloisi is expecting his players to respond in the ALM clash with Perth.The 4-1 loss to the Phoenix put a severe dent in second-placed Western's hopes of chasing down league... >>>