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Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
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Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Fri 7:09 AM 23,245 Views 47 Comments

The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.

Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’
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Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’

Thu 2:20 PM 11,108 Views 8 Comments

Pfizer’s jab will now be the preferred vaccine for those under the age of 50.

Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout
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Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout

Apr 7th 2021, 7:28 AM 21,499 Views 70 Comments

Scott Morrison blamed “strict export controls” introduced by the European Commission.

New Zealand and Australia to start quarantine-free travel
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New Zealand and Australia to start quarantine-free travel

Apr 6th 2021, 9:03 AM 40,282 Views 37 Comments

Ardern urged Australians to take advantage of the bubble, with New Zealand’s ski season on the horizon.

Two Australian cabinet ministers demoted amid dual rape scandals
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Two Australian cabinet ministers demoted amid dual rape scandals

Mar 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 34,251 Views 7 Comments

Both ministers have been on leave for weeks.

Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods
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Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods

Mar 24th 2021, 7:09 AM 21,409 Views 1 Comment

Emergency services have made hundreds of rescues since the flood emergency in Australia’s most populous state began last week.

Australia's government rocked by 'disgraceful' sex act allegations
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Australia's government rocked by 'disgraceful' sex act allegations

Mar 23rd 2021, 10:54 AM 52,089 Views 35 Comments

Videos of staff from Australia’s conservative government performing sex acts in parliament have been leaked.

Dozens of towns isolated and thousands evacuated after flooding in Australian state
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Dozens of towns isolated and thousands evacuated after flooding in Australian state

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 14,903 Views 5 Comments

Emergency services in New South Wales fear up to 54,000 people could be displaced with rain forecast to continue until Wednesday.

More evacuation orders issued in Australia amid worst flooding in decades
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More evacuation orders issued in Australia amid worst flooding in decades

Mar 21st 2021, 7:21 AM 47,723 Views 16 Comments

Hundreds of people have been rescued from rising waters, authorities said.

Record rain and flooding prompt evacuations in Australia
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Record rain and flooding prompt evacuations in Australia

Mar 20th 2021, 9:27 AM 43,642 Views 18 Comments

Sydney’s main reservoir was filled to overflowing for the first time in 30 years, officials said.

Farmers battle to save crops after 'plague' of mice invade Australia's rural east
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Farmers battle to save crops after 'plague' of mice invade Australia's rural east

Mar 19th 2021, 10:18 PM 38,468 Views 30 Comments

Farmers fear this year’s harvest is at risk and have asked the government for emergency permission to lay down pesticides.

Australian police commissioner suggests app to prove sexual consent
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Australian police commissioner suggests app to prove sexual consent

Mar 18th 2021, 8:05 AM 18,787 Views 36 Comments

A consent app similar to Fuller’s proposal was launched in Denmark last month.

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news
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News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news

Mar 16th 2021, 6:56 AM 4,992 Views 4 Comments

The pay deal follows a similar agreement struck with Google last month.

Australians rally for justice for women as alleged rapes shake government
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Australians rally for justice for women as alleged rapes shake government

Mar 15th 2021, 7:02 AM 26,696 Views 1 Comment

The prime minister refused to address the demonstration in Canberra.

Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place
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Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place

Mar 6th 2021, 12:15 PM 20,454 Views 14 Comments

It is being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where people can socially distance in their seats.

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
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AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official

Mar 4th 2021, 10:14 PM 34,045 Views 57 Comments

The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years
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Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years

Mar 4th 2021, 8:37 AM 30,924 Views 16 Comments

The Australian box jellyfish is among the world’s most venomous creatures.

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
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Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Feb 25th 2021, 7:05 AM 10,828 Views 11 Comments

Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law
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Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:09 AM 8,653 Views 8 Comments

The tech giant has resolved its conflict with the Australian government.

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
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'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,786 Views 59 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban
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Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban

Feb 19th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,681 Views 31 Comments

As of yesterday, Facebook has blanked out the pages of media outlets for Australian users.

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news
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Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news

Feb 18th 2021, 2:16 PM 16,462 Views 27 Comments

The company announced the new measure last night.

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news
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Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

Feb 17th 2021, 8:39 PM 40,235 Views 45 Comments

The move comes as the Australian parliament debates laws that would force Facebook to pay for Australian news

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia
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Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

Feb 16th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,283 Views 2 Comments

Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids.

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia
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Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia

Feb 9th 2021, 7:21 AM 41,763 Views 17 Comments

Thankfully no-one was badly injured.

Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire
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Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:50 AM 22,042 Views 6 Comments

One firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation.

Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown
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Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown

Jan 31st 2021, 12:05 PM 65,643 Views 43 Comments

Roughly two million residents of the city must stay at home as of this evening.

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
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Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,473 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
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Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

Jan 15th 2021, 9:33 PM 37,083 Views 40 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US
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Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

Jan 14th 2021, 8:55 AM 115,904 Views 83 Comments

The pigeon arrived at the garden of Kevin Celli-Bird, who says he has no interest in birds “apart from my last name”.

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed
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F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed

Jan 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 1,899 Views 1 Comment

The normal curtain-raiser in Melbourne is now scheduled for November.

More virulent Covid-19 strain in Brisbane puts Australia on 'high alert'
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More virulent Covid-19 strain in Brisbane puts Australia on 'high alert'

Jan 9th 2021, 8:22 AM 32,720 Views 17 Comments

The stay-at-home order for Brisbane was triggered after the UK strain spread from a returned traveller to a cleaner.

Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks
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Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks

Dec 28th 2020, 1:36 PM 17,854 Views 9 Comments

The move came as South Korea recorded its first cases of the Covid variant first identified in the UK.

Ciara Glennon's killer told he will likely die in prison as sentence handed down in Perth court
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Ciara Glennon's killer told he will likely die in prison as sentence handed down in Perth court

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:52 AM 43,679 Views 12 Comments

Bradley Edwards was sentenced at the Australian Supreme Court today.

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'
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Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'

Dec 11th 2020, 11:22 AM 35,383 Views 46 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull said that Australia faces “very large barriers” to trading with the EU.

Australian surfer survives attack from great white shark
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Australian surfer survives attack from great white shark

Dec 7th 2020, 9:47 AM 25,791 Views 20 Comments

The 29-year-old said he had been enjoying a “normal days surfing”.

Covid-19: Australian researchers begin training sniffer dogs to detect virus in infected patients
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Covid-19: Australian researchers begin training sniffer dogs to detect virus in infected patients

Dec 6th 2020, 3:26 PM 12,615 Views 13 Comments

14 dogs are being trained as part of a feasibility study.

Hodge misses late penalty as draw between Argentina and Australia sees All Blacks win Tri Nations
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Hodge misses late penalty as draw between Argentina and Australia sees All Blacks win Tri Nations

Dec 5th 2020, 11:10 AM 9,360 Views 7 Comments

The Wallabies needed to earn a bonus point and win by 101 points to overhaul New Zealand in the final game.

Australian firefighters struggling to control massive bush fire on heritage-listed island
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Australian firefighters struggling to control massive bush fire on heritage-listed island

Nov 30th 2020, 7:36 AM 17,448 Views 8 Comments

The fire on the world’s largest sand island, off Australia’s east coast, has been raging for more than six weeks.

Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures
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Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures

Nov 29th 2020, 11:31 AM 50,069 Views 31 Comments

The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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