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91-year-old New South Wales man survives paragliding crash

A 91-year-old man survived a paragliding crash, walking away with only minor injuries after plunging into the ocean near Sydney’s northern beaches. The elderly Australian paraglider was helped out of the water by locals after he went down near Warriewood around 6.00 pm on Sunday, police said. Emergency services were called to a cliff face […]

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Drone alerts surfer about a great white shark swimming dangerously close to him

A drone footage shared by the Surf Life Saving New South Wales, who monitor the beaches around the Ballina area showed how a great white shark was swimming close to a surfer in Australia and quickly swam away when a warning alarm was sounded. The video captured professional surfer Matt Wilkinson being saved from a […]

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Australia approves controversial coal seam gas field project

Australian authorities have approved the development of a major coal seam gas field in a controversial environmental decision. The Narrabri gas project from energy firm Santos could be one of the biggest in New South Wales (NSW), and provide up to 50% of the state’s gas demand. But critics say drilling wells threatens wildlife and […]

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Australia: NSW adopts all 76 recommendations of bushfire inquiry report

An investigation into the recent bushfire disaster in Australia has found the country should expect “worse” in the years to come. The inquiry looks into proposals at better preparing for future fire seasons. Blazes in New South Wales began last August and burned for months, killing 33 people and destroying vast areas. The NSW state […]

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Australia buys 10 new ferries with a viewing deck that don’t fit under some bridges

Australian officials have admitted that the cities 10 new ferries don’t fit under some of its bridges, with passengers sitting on its viewing deck having either to vacate the area or duck and cover. The vessels, which have been built in Singapore and Indonesia and are set to serve Sydney Harbour from later this year, […]

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New South Wales: Husband repeatedly punches shark to save wife from an attack

A husband from his surfboard leapt on to a shark that was attacking his wife, repeatedly punched it  until it let go to saving his wife. Chantelle Doyle, 35, was surfing off Shelly Beach at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, when the attack took place. Her husband, Mark Rapley, punched the shark until it released […]

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Queensland closes border to New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory amid rising COVID-19 infections

The state of Queensland in Australia has extended the closure of its border to New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to contain the spread of coronavirus. The order takes effect from Saturday. Queensland had earlier already shut borders with Victoria after the outbreak in Melbourne. Victoria reported 725 new infections on […]

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Australia’s bushfires killed or displaced 3 billion animals

At least 3 billion animals were killed or displaced during Australia’s devastating bushfires of the past year. Mammals, reptiles, birds and frogs died in the flames or from loss of habitat. The findings meant it was one of “worst wildlife disasters in modern history”, said the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which commissioned the […]

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Chinese students studying in Australia targeted in a virtual kidnapping scam

Chinese students in Sydney are being targeted in a kidnapping scam forcing them to pay massive ransoms to fraudsters, Australian police say. In many cases, blackmailed students were forced to stage their own kidnapping and send video proof to relatives in China to obtain funds. Eight “virtual kidnappings” have been reported this year, including one […]

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Beachfront houses collapse after powerful waves pound New South Wales coastline

At least two houses in the Australian state of New South Wales partially collapsed after powerful waves pounded the beachfront homes. The collapse occurred overnight. Structural engineers were assessing the site on Saturday morning. Residents of up to 30 houses on the Ocean View Drive were asked to evacuate as a precaution. Sixty-six additional homes […]

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Australia: NSW pub cluster raises second wave alarms

Australia’s most populous state reported 14 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday with a growing cluster at a pub used by freight drivers travelling the country adding to fears of a second wave of the virus. The fresh surge in New South Wales comes after neighbouring Victoria forced about five million people back into lockdown […]

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15-year-old surfing in Australia’s New South Wales killed after being bitten by white shark

A teenage boy was killed in a shark attack off the northern coast of New South Wales in eastern Australia The 15-year-old was surfing when he suffered severe leg injuries at Wooli Beach about 630km north of Sydney. Nearby surfers came to help to try and pull the shark away. First aid was given on the […]