Australia

No need for face masks says Australia’s chief medical officer, as Victoria braces for pandemic

The nation’s chief medical officer told Australians there is no need for face masks and to go about their normal business only hours before Victoria’s chief medical officer Doctor Brett Sutton said a coronavirus pandemic may be unavoidable. Dr Sutton took to Twitter on Sunday and in a six-part message said a surge in cases was “inevitable.” “It’s clear that ...

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Australia’s new boom towns: the suburbs squeezing in tens of thousands more residents

Suburbs across our major cities are skyrocketing in population, some by as much as 1300 per cent. It’s creating problems that need radical solutions. Bullsbrook is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of place. The community of 6000, which lies 45km northeast of Perth, consists of a small parade of shops by the grand-sounding but not very huge Great Northern Highway and a ...

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Australia coronavirus: Hundreds evacuated to Christmas IslandAustralia has begun evacuating

Australia has begun evacuating its citizens trapped by the coronavirus outbreak in China to an immigration detention centre on a remote island. Evacuees from Wuhan are en route to Australia’s Christmas Island, where they will be quarantined for two weeks. Canberra said 243 citizens and permanent residents, including 89 children, were on board. A second flight is also scheduled for ...

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Miley Cyrus To Headline A Bushfire Relief Concert In Australia With Lil Nas X, The Veronicas And MORE!

Following on from the incredible success of Fire Fight Australia concert in Sydney, it’s just been announce that another massive bushfire relief tour is heading Down Under next month. Miley Cyrus has just been announced to headline a show called Wold Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert in Melbourne at Australia’s Lakeside Stadium on March 13.The one-night-only event sponsored by AgBioEn ...

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‘Australia’s largest unsanctioned art show’: guerrilla bushfire campaign hijacks bus shelters

Dozens of political posters replace outdoor advertising in a protest against the government’s handling of Australia’s bushfire crisis It’s amazing what you can get away with in a hi-vis vest. On Thursday 30 January, pedestrians in some suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would have walked straight past activist artists (vandals, some critics might call them) removing advertising from bus shelters ...

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Rain set to continue in parts of NSW

Rain is expected to continue lashing parts of drought-stricken NSW. The state’s northeast and Northern Rivers regions are tipped to receive further showers on Sunday, as a system that has caused bucketing rain and flash flooding in Queensland moves south. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Abrar Shabren said on Saturday afternoon the effect would be felt for at least another day ...

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