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Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases
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Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases

4 hours ago 17,631 Views 30 Comments

There were 163 new infections in the last 24 hours.

Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'
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Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'

Fri 6:51 AM 42,984 Views 46 Comments

Australia’s largest city reported another record number of new infections.

Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England due to Covid concerns
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Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England due to Covid concerns

Thu 8:45 AM 5,696 Views 9 Comments

The tournament is due to get underway in October.

Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases
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Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases

Thu 6:41 AM 26,521 Views 33 Comments

The vaccination rate is currently languishing around 11%.

Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test
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Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test

Wed 11:29 AM 6,857 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Kermond was kicked off the Australian Olympic team on Wednesday

Australia orders deportation of Katie Hopkins for flouting quarantine rules
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Australia orders deportation of Katie Hopkins for flouting quarantine rules

Mon 7:15 AM 83,477 Views 82 Comments

Hopkins was in the country to appear on Big Brother VIP.

Melbourne extends snap lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak
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Melbourne extends snap lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak

Mon 7:06 AM 24,721 Views 35 Comments

About 12 million people are under lockdown in Melbourne and Sydney.

Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context
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Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context

Jul 17th 2021, 11:00 AM 24,650 Views 0 Comments

An “error” led to around 160 students receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,.

Australia's Melbourne and surrounding Victoria ordered into five-day lockdown
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Australia's Melbourne and surrounding Victoria ordered into five-day lockdown

Jul 15th 2021, 8:54 AM 19,841 Views 23 Comments

The largely Covid-free country is trying to halt an outbreak of the Delta variant.

Fresh appeal to find body of British backpacker murdered in Australian outback
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Fresh appeal to find body of British backpacker murdered in Australian outback

Jul 14th 2021, 7:48 AM 36,030 Views 4 Comments

Bradley Murdoch was convicted in 2005 of murdering Peter Falconio.

Sydney lockdown extended by at least two weeks as city struggles to contain Covid outbreak
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Sydney lockdown extended by at least two weeks as city struggles to contain Covid outbreak

Jul 14th 2021, 7:03 AM 22,932 Views 19 Comments

In the past 24 hours, 97 new cases were recorded, more than the 89 reported the previous day.

France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years
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France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years

Jul 13th 2021, 1:38 PM 7,352 Views 2 Comments

Les Bleus hadn’t beaten Australia on their own turf since a victory in Sydney all the way back in 1990.

Australian apartment blocks placed in hard lockdown in efforts to curb Covid outbreak
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Australian apartment blocks placed in hard lockdown in efforts to curb Covid outbreak

Jul 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 30,980 Views 16 Comments

Australia’s latest Covid-19 outbreak began in mid-June and has since grown to 767 cases.

'Late' restrictions, low vaccination uptake and a new variant: what's behind Australia's Covid-19 surge?
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'Late' restrictions, low vaccination uptake and a new variant: what's behind Australia's Covid-19 surge?

Jul 12th 2021, 8:30 PM 35,088 Views 31 Comments

Cases in the country have been at record-breaking levels for five days.

300,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses rushed to Sydney as Delta outbreak spirals
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300,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses rushed to Sydney as Delta outbreak spirals

Jul 8th 2021, 8:58 AM 36,122 Views 33 Comments

As a citywide lockdown entered its third week, there were signs of the outbreak spiralling.

Sydney extends lockdown for at least another week as Delta cluster grows
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Sydney extends lockdown for at least another week as Delta cluster grows

Jul 7th 2021, 6:57 AM 22,367 Views 19 Comments

The lockdown is now expected to end on Friday 16 July.

Australia's outback hub goes into lockdown as anger mounts over slow vaccine rollout
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Australia's outback hub goes into lockdown as anger mounts over slow vaccine rollout

Jun 30th 2021, 7:16 AM 27,307 Views 20 Comments

About 5% of Australians are reported to be fully vaccinated.

10 million now in lockdown as fourth Australian city issues stay-at-home orders
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10 million now in lockdown as fourth Australian city issues stay-at-home orders

Jun 29th 2021, 6:57 AM 40,263 Views 15 Comments

Australia is now battling flare-ups of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Northern Irish and Scottish ministers write to UK government over Australia deal concerns
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Northern Irish and Scottish ministers write to UK government over Australia deal concerns

Jun 27th 2021, 1:30 PM 20,128 Views 36 Comments

The two administrations say the deal risks having a disproportionate impact on domestic farmers.

Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak
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Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak

Jun 27th 2021, 7:13 AM 53,742 Views 59 Comments

The flare-up has been a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.

Sydney broadens Covid-19 lockdown as Delta variant cases sweep city
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Sydney broadens Covid-19 lockdown as Delta variant cases sweep city

Jun 26th 2021, 11:25 AM 39,187 Views 60 Comments

The flare-up was a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.

Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas in bid to contain Delta variant outbreak
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Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas in bid to contain Delta variant outbreak

Jun 25th 2021, 6:37 AM 21,688 Views 45 Comments

Premier of New South Wales state, which includes Sydney, called it the “scariest period” since the pandemic broke out.

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'
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Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:31 PM 12,099 Views 9 Comments

UNESCO released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline.

Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage
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Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage

Jun 17th 2021, 10:18 AM 24,658 Views 9 Comments

The outage was confined to systems using the Akamai content delivery system.

Australian Prime Minister presses G7 on trade reform to rein in China
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Australian Prime Minister presses G7 on trade reform to rein in China

Jun 9th 2021, 8:12 AM 10,996 Views 20 Comments

Morrison made his comments ahead of a meeting later today in Britain among the world’s richest countries.

Criminals in Australia and New Zealand tricked into using FBI-run messaging app
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Criminals in Australia and New Zealand tricked into using FBI-run messaging app

Jun 8th 2021, 9:03 AM 29,382 Views 10 Comments

Authorities said the app was installed on stripped-back mobile phones and its popularity grew after it was vouched for by underworld figures.

Australian media fined for breaching Cardinal George Pell trial gag order
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Australian media fined for breaching Cardinal George Pell trial gag order

Jun 4th 2021, 6:56 AM 10,685 Views 1 Comment

The news outlets were found guilty of 21 counts of contempt of court for ignoring the gag order.

Plague of mice threatens huge tracts of land in Australia
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Plague of mice threatens huge tracts of land in Australia

May 28th 2021, 1:56 PM 29,466 Views 24 Comments

The New South Wales state government described the problem as ‘unprecedented’.

The city of Melbourne has been placed in lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases
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The city of Melbourne has been placed in lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases

May 27th 2021, 7:08 AM 29,154 Views 26 Comments

A slow roll out of vaccines and hotel quarantine failings have been blamed for the spike in cases.

The Kiwi teams are now 10/10 against the Aussies in Super Rugby
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The Kiwi teams are now 10/10 against the Aussies in Super Rugby

May 22nd 2021, 2:07 PM 5,708 Views 8 Comments

Richie Mo’unga starred again as the Crusaders hammered the Reds.

Former Australian Test cricketer victim of targeted kidnapping
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Former Australian Test cricketer victim of targeted kidnapping

May 5th 2021, 5:16 PM 4,462 Views 1 Comment

Police said that on 14 April Stuart MacGill was confronted by three men at an intersection and bundled into a vehicle.

Australian man who filmed four dead and dying police officers jailed
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Australian man who filmed four dead and dying police officers jailed

Apr 28th 2021, 9:14 AM 59,073 Views 24 Comments

Richard Pusey had been pulled over after driving over the speed limit on a Melbourne road last April.

Australia and New Zealand mark 'milestone' with opening of quarantine-free travel bubble
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Australia and New Zealand mark 'milestone' with opening of quarantine-free travel bubble

Apr 19th 2021, 7:33 AM 18,006 Views 11 Comments

The idea has been proposed for months.

Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start
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Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start

Apr 17th 2021, 2:42 PM 5,227 Views 0 Comments

Contrasting fortunes for the Irish players in the AFL this weekend.

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
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Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

Apr 16th 2021, 9:06 AM 8,409 Views 4 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

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

Apr 9th 2021, 7:09 AM 23,424 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’

Apr 8th 2021, 2:20 PM 11,140 Views 9 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 21,556 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 40,329 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 34,271 Views 7 Comments

Both ministers have been on leave for weeks.

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