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Australian state issues health alert after fatal virus detected among group of bats

A health alert has been issued after a fatal virus was detected among a group of bats in western Sydney. The Western Sydney Local Health District warned locals against handling or going near bats over fears humans could catch Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV). ABLV is usually transmitted via a bite or scratch from an infected […]

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‘It is catastrophic’: Australia hit hardest by the worst floods in decades

Australia hit hardest by the worst floods in decades have finally experienced blue skies, but flood evacuation warnings are still being issued. Parts of New South Wales have seen almost 1m of rain, flooding hundreds of homes and severing roads. Despite the rains subsiding, water levels have not yet peaked in some areas, the Bureau […]

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Australia: One-in-100-year floods wreck havoc, thousands evacuate

Residents in Sydney were ordered to flee their houses in the middle of the night on Sunday, as heavy rains continued to batter Australia’s east coast, triggering flash floods and widespread destruction throughout the region. Authorities issued flooding risk and evacuation warnings in about 12 areas in the state of New South Wales (NSW), of […]

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Australia Flash Floods: Heavy rain hits parts of New South Wales

Officials in Australia warned of “life threatening” flash floods as torrential rains batter parts of the country’s east coast. Dozens of people have been rescued from floodwaters, and residents in many low-lying communities of New South Wales have been ordered to leave their homes. Police say hundreds of people have flocked to evacuation centres in […]

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Australia: NSW police commissioner faces backlash after proposing ‘sexual consent app’

A suggestion by the New South Wales (NSW) police commissioner to use an app to register sexual consent has sparked backlash among Australians. On Thursday, Mick Fuller championed the idea of an app where people could digitally record their mutual agreement to have sex. He said the technology could be used to establish “positive consent”. […]

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Drone crashes into high-rise tower in Sydney injuring occupant

A drone used on a commercial photography job crashed into a high-rise in Sydney, injuring an occupant. The drone pilot reportedly lost control of the drone after sending it up approximately 10 meters. The DJI drone, Inspire 2 was at work on January 15 at around lunchtime taking photos in the Darling Harbor area of […]

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Australia eases restrictions for Sydney residents as COVID outbreak comes under control

South Australia and Queensland reopened their borders to the neighbouring state of New South Wales (NSW) after it managed to control a Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney. The states will remove the restrictions on Sunday and Monday respectively. It comes after NSW reported 11 days without a locally acquired infection. About 180 cases were tied to […]

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Australia changes its national anthem to reflect country’s long indigenous history

Australia will sing a different national anthem beginning this year after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a change to the words on Thursday. The anthem will no longer refer to Australia as “young and free” – in an attempt to reflect the country’s long indigenous history. The announcement was a surprise but welcomed across the […]

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Australia confirms at least two cases of new fast-spreading mutated Covid-19 United Kingdom strain

Australia on Monday said it has detected cases of the new fast-spreading coronavirus strain identified in the United Kingdom. Two travellers from the United Kingdom to Australia’s New South Wales state were found carrying the mutated variant of the virus that Britain has said could be up to 70% more infectious. Both are in hotel […]

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Over 5.3 million Sydney residents BANNED entry into neighbouring Australian states and territories

Australian states and territories enforce a ban on the entry of Sydney residents after a new coronavirus cluster was found in the nation’s largest city. The city has recorded 83 cases so far in this outbreak, all linked to Sydney’s Northern Beaches region. Australian officials are scrambling to trace the source of the infection. Tests […]

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Over 3 million Sydney residents URGED to stay at home amid new Covid-19 cluster

Over 3 million residents of Sydney have been ordered to stay home after a new outbreak of coronavirus ended a two-week run of no local cases. Australian officials are scrambling to trace the source of the infection, which has been found in 28 cases across the city’s Northern Beaches region. Tests have shown that the […]

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Australian man arrested for match-fixing international table tennis tournaments

A man has in Australia has been charged into an alleged transnational gambling syndicate placing corrupt bets on international table tennis tournaments. Detectives from the New South Wales State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad searched at least nine different locations and arrested a 40 year-old-man on Wednesday. During the searches, detectives seized USD $9,087 in […]