Australia

Snake catcher captures one of the most venomous reptiles in Australia TWO days in a row

A man has managed to capture one of the most venomous snake species in Australia two days in a row. The residents of a two-storey home in Oakey, a town in Toowoomba, Queensland, were left terrified after coming across a massive blue-bellied black snake. They called Gunter, a local snake catcher, to help remove the invading reptile from one of ...

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Two former Socceroos recognised with Honours in the Australia Day Honours List

By: Bilal Nassour Two former Socceroos were today recognised with Honours in the Australia Day Honours List, with Tim Cahill appointed an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia and Craig Foster appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. In its citation the Council for the Order of Australia acclaimed ...

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Woman, three children found dead at Tullamarine home

By: Simone Fox Koob, Melissa Cunningham and Rachael Dexter A mother and her three children have been found dead at a property in Melbourne’s north-west. Katie Perinovic, 42, and her three children were found dead in their Tullamarine home on Thursday afternoon, with police unable to confirm the circumstances surrounding their deaths. Ms Perinovic was described by neighbours as a “lovely” woman and ...

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Coon Cheese announces rebrand after 85 years

By: Oliviana Lathouris The Australian food brand Coon Cheese will be renamed CHEER following mounting pressure to change the name due to racist connotations. After more than eight decades on supermarket shelves, Coon Cheese will relaunch as ‘CHEER’ in July 2021. The change comes after years of pressure on the dairy company to change its historical name connected with an ...

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Queensland issues COVID update after first night in lockdown

By: Summer Wooley Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 overnight as the state continues the battle to contain the more transmissible UK variant of the virus. “Very good news overnight. We have had zero new cases. So congratulations, everyone,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters on Saturday. “Of course, we are monitoring the situation very closely over the next ...

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Greater Brisbane locked down: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk makes shock COVID announcement

By: Elizabeth Daoud Greater Brisbane will go into a hard three-day lockdown after one local case of COVID was recorded on Thursday. The area, which includes Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands, will go into lockdown from 6pm Friday to 6pm Monday. Residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for one of four essential reasons – essential work, health or compassionate care, exercise ...

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Australia changes national anthem to reflect indigenous past

Australians will sing a different version of their national anthem from 1 January after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a change to the words on Thursday. The anthem will no longer refer to Australia as “young and free” in an attempt to reflect the country’s long indigenous history. The announcement was a surprise but welcomed across the government. Mr Morrison ...

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NSW records 18 new COVID-19 cases as restrictions are tightened

The state of NSW has recorded a further 18 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced nine of the new cases are linked to the existing cluster in Avalon in the Northern Beaches. She announced six other cases are an extended family which is now known as the Croydon cluster. “All six are members of the same family, extended family ...

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ABSC INC. HOSTS ANNUAL GALA DINNER TO LAUNCH EKONOMOS, ISSUE 2, 2020

  By: Dr Frank Alafaci   The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. hosted an exclusive Annual Gala Dinner to launch the second issue of EKONOMOS, the official business affairs magazine published by the association at The Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Homebush NSW on Thursday 3 December 2020.   More than ninety VIPs, diplomatic officials and guests convened in the Lake ...

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World leaders deserve to know about Australia’s abysmal climate change policy, so I wrote to them

  By: Bob Carr Australia ends the year as one of the only developed countries not committed to net zero emissions by 2050. To this, prime minister Scott Morrison is adding another distinction. Australia is about to become the only developed country with a parliamentary committee charged with persuading corporates not to move beyond carbon. The work will be steady, not ...

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