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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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Heavy rains, high tides, powerful winds SLAM Australia’s east coast

A 1,000 kilometer stretch of the Australia’s vast coast is being hit with torrential rains and high tides. Tides up to 8 metre were recorded eroding the shoreline in some areas, including Byron Bay. More than 2,000 cities including Brisbane and the Gold Coast suffered a power outage after strong winds struck power lines on […]

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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’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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Australian police seek ban on Black Lives Matter rally over coronavirus fears

Australian police are seeking to stop a Black Lives Matter protest from going ahead in Sydney this weekend, saying it poses coronavirus health risks. Thousands are expected to attend the rally in solidarity with US protesters and to express anger about indigenous deaths in Australian custody. But New South Wales (NSW) Police has applied for […]