Australia

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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Woolworths Carols in the Domain to have no audience

Woolworths Carols in the Domain has for the first time since its launch announced there will be no audience. The exciting family event which was due to be held at Sydney’s Domain at the Aware Super Theatre on December 18 and 19 will go ahead without an audience and instead broadcast on Channel 7. The decision comes due to the ...

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Sydney’s Northern Beaches to go into immediate lockdown due to COVID-19 cluster

  The Northern Beaches will be placed into lockdown from 5pm Saturday to help manage the COVID-19 cluster. The state recorded 23 cases on Saturday, 10 of which were announced on Friday. This brings the total outbreak to 39 as health officials scramble to find the source. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said two of the cases are under investigation, but suspects ...

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Australians set to suffer with soaring temperatures this weekend

By: Sahar Mourad Parts of Australia will swelter with extreme temperatures as the mercury soars to 40C this weekend before summer officially begins. Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales are expected to top 40C for at least three days. The heatwave however will hit South Australia first on Friday as the hot air moves from Western Australia. Temperatures will ...

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison wishes Lebanon a happy Independence Day 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wished Australian Lebanese citizens a happy Independence Day. In a heartfelt statement, Mr Morrison reflected on the country’s resilience in the wake of the devastating port explosion back in August. He also noted how Lebanese Australians have contributed with their creativity, generosity and dedication to make Australia a successful multicultural nation. “On this day each ...

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Boy, 7, found unconscious in swimming hole

A young boy has died after he was found unconscious at a popular swimming hole. The seven-year-old boy was found submerged at a popular swimming hole in the Blue Mountains. He was initially with family at Jellybean Pool at Glenbrook when he went missing and they raised the alarm. NSW Police found the boy in the Blue Mountains National Park ...

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South Australia records just one new COVID-19 case as cluster grows

South Australia recorded just one new COVID-19 case overnight. The cluster has now reached 20 with Premier Steven Marshall warning there are thousands of more tests being done. “The good news is that overnight there’s been just one new infection,” Mr Marshall said on ABC radio. “The advice was go hard and go early, and get on top of this ...

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Queensland defeat NSW in the first State of Origin round

Queensland thrashed NSW in the first State of Origin round on Wednesday night. The game was played in front of 25,218 fans at Adelaide Oval and left some spectators upset with the 18 -14 score at full time. It seemed the game was in NSW’s favour as they lead the first half 10-0 but that was short lived when QLD ...

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Teenage boy bitten by shark

A teenage boy has been bitten multiple times by a shark. The 13-year-old was at Town Beach at Port Macquarie on the NSW mid-north coast before 6am on Monday. A shark then attacked the young teenager on his foot, finger and upper arm. Paramedics rushed to the scene and treated the boy before he was taken to Port Macquarie Base ...

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Australia records zero community transmission of COVID-19

Australia has finally recorded zero community transmission cases for the first time in five months. In the space of 24 hours from Friday 8pm to Saturday 8pm, the country recorded zero cases which were locally acquired. The last time the country recorded zero transmission of COVID-19 was on June 9. All cases recorded on Sunday are already in quarantine undertaking ...

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