Australia

Australia’s coronavirus hotspots revealed: map shows affluent Sydney suburbs hard hit

A map of Australia’s Covid-19 cases shows Waverley in Sydney’s east is most affected, with high numbers in wealthy Melbourne suburbs New data has revealed the coronavirus hotspots on Australia’s east coast, showing a number of locations where community transmission of Covid-19 is increasing. Figures released this week by the Victorian and NSW health departments map confirmed Covid-19 cases by ...

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‘I’ve never seen it like this’: why vegetables are so expensive in Australia at the moment

Wholesale prices of some vegetables have risen dramatically but the coronavirus isn’t to blame for everything $11.50 for a kilogram of broccoli. $8 a bunch for fresh celery. The price of some vegetables in Australia has gone up considerably recently. These price increases have led many people to take to social media, accusing major supermarkets and independent retailers of profiteering ...

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Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across Australia All overseas arrivals will be quarantined in hotels for 14 days Scott Morrison announced that from 11.59pm on Saturday, states and territories will quarantine all arrivals in hotels and other accommodation for mandatory 14-day isolation before they return to their homes. Australians coming back from overseas will be asked to ...

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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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Not out but not enough: Warner suffers career first as Aussies botch simple chase

South Africa vs Australia, second T20I at Port Elizabeth — Watch Australia tour of South Africa LIVE on Fox Cricket! South Africa have come back from the brink to level the T20 series against Australia, snatching a 12-run win in a breathless finish in Port Elizabeth. Chasing 159 to win at St George’s Park, Australia were cruising at 2-124 but ...

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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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Bushfires and the coronavirus will hit Australia’s economy – but they won’t knock it out

The impact of the coronavirus combined with the ongoing bushfire across the eastern and southern states has clearly thrown the start of the year into economic turmoil. But does it mean a recession is coming, and if it means no budget surplus, does that really matter? One of the problems of being a relatively small economy compared with the US, ...

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There’s No Place Like Kangaroo Island. Can It Survive Australia’s Fires?

KANGAROO ISLAND, Australia — Kangaroo Island is Australia in miniature. It is a wildlife haven, with its own varieties of kangaroos, echidnas (a spiny anteater) and cockatoos, as well as a koala population seen as insurance should disaster strike the species on the mainland. It is a tourism magnet, with luxury cliff-top lodges and beaches studded with sea lions. It ...

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