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Australia Covid-19: Football fans blamed for surge in infections in Victoria state

Football fans in Australia have been blamed for an increase in the Victoria state’s daily reported Covid-19 cases, local officials said. Victoria reported 1,438 new infections Thursday, up from 948 the previous day more than 50% – a surge the state’s pandemic response head said was the result of “significant numbers of social gatherings” that […]

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Australia: 5.9 magnitude Earthquake strikes Melbourne, buildings damaged

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook southeast Australia, damaging buildings in the city of Melbourne. The earthquake happened about 09:15am local time on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital. The earthquake was also felt in neighbouring South Australia and New South Wales (NSW). It was followed by two aftershocks of 4.0 and 3.1 magnitude. […]

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Australia: Construction sites shut in Melbourne after violent protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccine

Australia’s Victoria state has shut construction sites across Melbourne following a violent protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccines. The protest was against a requirement for staff to prove they had received a vaccine dose to access their workplace. Officials said some sites would be shut for up to two weeks after construction workers and other protesters […]

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Australia’s bandicoot brought back from brink of extinction, officials say

The small furry rabbit-sized marsupial native to Australia, the Eastern Barred Bandicoot that once roamed grassy plains have been brought back from the brink of extinction, officials say. Numbers of the marsupial plummeted because of non-native foxes, habitat destruction and feral cats. Now, after 30 years of conservation efforts, the number has jumped from just […]

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Australia: Meth addict man dresses as cop and raids another meth user’s home

An Australian man, Daniel Thomas, 36 was sentenced to 11 and half years in prison for his role in a fake drug bust. Daniel and his friend dressed as officers and walked into an unlocked home in Melbourne, demanding drugs. Thomas along with his accomplice stormed in the house and started shouting, “This is a […]

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Airbnb unlists property after host reject accommodating vaccinated couple

A Victorian Airbnb host has refused to provide accommodation for a vaccinated couple, citing false claims the COVID-19 jab would pass on the virus. Airbnb has suspended a Victorian superhost, who refused to provide accommodation to a couple because they had received their first COVID-19 jab. Steve Carey and his partner had tried to book […]

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Australia’s Victoria state to go into five-day snap lockdown amid virus surge

The Australian state of Victoria entered into a snap lockdown from late Thursday, after it recorded two more local cases of the virus. The latest outbreak brings the total number of virus cases there to 18. This is the fifth lockdown Victoria has experienced since the pandemic began last year. New restrictions will last until Tuesday. […]

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Australian man who filmed himself mocking dying police officers handed 10-month jail term

An Australian man was handed a 10-month jail sentence for filming and mocking police officers as they lay dying at a crash scene. Last month Richard Pusey pleaded guilty to the rare charge of outraging public decency, as well as drug and other offences. The 42-year-old has already been in custody for nearly 300 days, […]

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Australia’s Victoria imposes 5-day snap lockdown to supress UK strain

Victoria, the south eastern state in Australia entered a lockdown for the third time in a bid to suppress an outbreak of the UK strain of coronavirus. At least 13 confirmed cases were traced back to a quarantine worker at a Melbourne Hotel. The lockdown began on Friday and will end four days later on […]

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Concerns over Australian Open tennis tournament ease as Victoria records no new COVID-19 cases

The Australian state of Victoria reported no new coronavirus cases on Saturday for the second straight day, easing concerns over the Australian Open tennis tournament due to start in Melbourne on Monday. More than 500 staff and players at the event, the year’s first Grand Slam, tested negative for the novel coronavirus on Friday in […]

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Australian Open COVID Scare: 600 players, officials and support staff forced into isolation

About 500 to 600 Australian Open players, officials and support staff have been forced in isolation after a worker at one of the event’s quarantine hotels tested positive for coronavirus. Thursday’s play at the six warm-up events at Melbourne Park has been cancelled as a result. But Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said: “At this stage […]

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Woman falls to death while attempting to take picture at popular INSTAGRAM location

A woman suffered a fatal fall while trying to take a picture at the edge of a popular 262-foot cliff in the Australian state of Victoria. 38-year-old, Rosy Loomba, was with her husband and child when the accident occurred at Grampians National Park. They were at Boroka Lookout, an overhang by the side of the […]