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Australia Removes Sexual Harassment Exemption For Lawmakers

Australia’s Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison has announced that Politicians and Judges will no longer be exempted from rules against sexual harassment at work. This came as the Prime Minister tried to quell public anger over his Government’s handling of a series of sexual abuse scandals. Speaking to reporters in the Australian capital, Mr Morrison […]

Australian, New Zealand To Start Quarantine-Free Travel

Australian and New Zealand residents are now able to travel between the two nations without having to quarantine from April 18, 2021. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the move on Tuesday, April , 2021. Since October 2020, New Zealand travellers have been allowed to enter most Australian States without quarantine, though this had […]

Nadal Pulls Out Of ATP Cup Tie With Stiff Back

World number two Rafael Nadal has pulled out of Spain’s opening ATP Cup tie against Australia, complaining of a stiff lower back. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was due to take the court against Australia’s top-ranked player Alex De Minaur, on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, but opted to rest instead, as he prepares for the […]

Police Arrest 17 Anti-Lockdown Protesters In Melbourne

Over a dozen of anti-lockdown protesters were arrested Saturday, September 5, 2020, in Melbourne, as those deliberately flouting stay-at-home orders clashed with Australian police. Ignoring official warnings and public health orders, several hundred people gathered at an illegal protest — promoted by several virus-related conspiracy theory groups online — calling for an end to lockdown […]

Australia Extends Visas For Hong Kongers

Australia on Thursday, July 9, 2020, extended the visas of around 10,000 Hong Kongers living in the country by five years following China’s security crackdown on the territory. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a pathway to Australian permanent residency would also be offered to Hong Kong citizens currently in the country on student or temporary […]

Australian World-Champion Snowboarder, Alex Pullin Dies

Two-time world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin has died while spearfishing in his native Australia, local officials have confirmed. Pullin, 32, was found unresponsive off a beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Wednesday. He was treated by paramedics at the scene but could not be revived, authorities said. Nicknamed “Chumpy”, Pullin was Australia’s flagbearer at the […]

COVID-19: Australian State Reimposes Lockdown Restrictions

The government of the state of Victoria in Australia has scrapped plans to ease Covid-19 restrictions after a spike in cases was reported. Victoria’s tally of coronavirus cases jumped by 25 to 1,817 on Saturday, June 20, 2020, the biggest increase in more than a month. State Premier Daniel Andrews said the spike in cases […]

Tom Hanks, Wife Rita Wilson Test Positive For Coronavirus

Hollywood megastar and Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks and his singer-songwriter wife tested positive for the new coronavirus in Australia Thursday, March 12, 2020, forcing them into hospital isolation and leaving authorities to trace hundreds of contacts at their concerts and film sets. Hanks and Wilson, both 63, sought medical advice after experiencing the symptoms of […]

Coronavirus: 78-Year Old Is Australia’s First Fatality

A 78-year-old man evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan died at a Perth hospital Sunday, becoming Australia’s first fatality from the disease, officials said. His 79-year-old wife was also infected with the disease during the cruise and remains in a Perth hospital, a spokeswoman for the Western Australian state health department […]

Two Dead As Sydney-Melbourne Train Derails

Two people have been killed after a Sydney to Melbourne express train derailed near the Victorian town of Wallan, Australian media reports. The emergency services said several other passengers who were injured are undergoing treatment. One person was airlifted to a hospital in Melbourne. Images showed a number of twisted carriages had left the track, […]