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Toutai Kefu: Former Australian Rugby World Cup winner and family attacked in Brisbane home

Former Australian rugby player and Rugby World Cup winner Toutai Kefu and his family have been injured after being attacked in their home in Brisbane, Australia. Brisbane’s Regional Crime and Intelligence Coordinator Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming confirmed in a press conference that Kefu and his family had been taken to hospital with serious injuries after […]

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Brisbane, Australia: Five-month-old girl dies after magpie swooping attack

An Australian family is mourning the loss of a five-month-old girl who died after her mother tried to protect her from a swooping magpie. Baby Mia was in her mother’s arms when a magpie swooped at them in Brisbane’s Glindemann Park on Sunday, causing her mother to trip and fall. Mia was rushed to hospital […]

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Anti-lockdown protests grip multiple Australian cities, dozens arrested

Protests have been taking place in multiple cities of Australia against restrictions imposed to tackle rising coronavirus infections. Thousands gathered in Sydney, in Melbourne and Brisbane. People chanted “freedom” as they marched through the centre of Sydney. Officers said they had made 57 arrests. Australian governments have re-imposed lockdowns across the country amid a surge […]

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Australia: Man flees quarantine center using rope made from bedsheets

A 39-year-old man allegedly used a rope made from bed sheets from a fourth floor hotel room to flee Australian quarantine, police said. The man arrived in Western Australia from Brisbane on Monday afternoon, but didn’t meet the exemption requirements needed to enter the state, which currently has strict border rules in place, according to […]

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Brisbane to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board approved the bid. It will be the third time the country has hosted the Olympics after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. “It’s a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but for the […]

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Australia’s Brisbane set to host 2032 Olympics

Brisbane, Australia is set to host the 2032 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) endorsed its unopposed bid for the future Games. “This unanimous decision by the Executive Board is a credit to the years of work carried out by Brisbane 2032, the Australian Olympic Committee, and their partners, to test every aspect of […]

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Olympian Nathan Baggaley and his brother found guilty of smuggling cocaine worth $152 million

Australian Olympic kayaker Nathan Baggaley and his brother Dru have been found guilty of trying to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $150 million into the country in 2018. Nathan Baggaley, who won two silver medals at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, and his brother had pleaded not guilty. But […]

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Brisbane exits 3-day snap lockdown ahead of Easter weekend

Brisbane exited its snap three-day lockdown on Thursday after only one local Covid-19 case was reported in the previous day. The outbreak in Queensland’s capital has grown to 16 infections in total. State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the low number of new infections meant the lockdown could be lifted in time for the Easter holiday […]

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Covid-19 Australia: 2 million residents in Brisbane go into 3-day lockdown

Australia announced a snap 3-day COVID-19 lockdown in the northern city of Brisbane from Monday afternoon, as they attempt to stamp out an outbreak of the UK variant of the virus. About two million people in the city, the country‚Äôs third-largest and the capital of Queensland state, will be required to stay home from 5pm […]

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IOC announces Brisbane as the “preferred host” for the 2032 Summer Olympics

The Australian city of Brisbane is the “preferred host” for the 2032 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday, in a move which officials said was designed to bring “stability” to the Games after the delay of the Tokyo 2020 edition. IOC President Thomas Bach announced at a news conference Wednesday that the […]

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Hundreds take part in anti-vaccination protests in Australia, several arrested

Several people were arrested in Australia for taking part in anti-vaccination protesters ahead of the launch of the country’s coronavirus inoculation programme. Protests were held in cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with participants chanting slogans like: “My body, my choice.” The rallies were largely peaceful, but police made several arrests in Melbourne, local media […]

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Australia Coronavirus: 2 million residents of Brisbane go into 3-day lockdown

Over 2 million residents of the Australian city of Brisbane began a 3-three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus. Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread. Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined […]