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# australia - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Former Australian Test cricketer victim of targeted kidnapping
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Former Australian Test cricketer victim of targeted kidnapping

May 5th 2021, 5:16 PM 4,436 Views 1 Comment

Police said that on 14 April Stuart MacGill was confronted by three men at an intersection and bundled into a vehicle.

# australia - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Australian man who filmed four dead and dying police officers jailed
# Australia
# Australia

Australian man who filmed four dead and dying police officers jailed

Apr 28th 2021, 9:14 AM 58,912 Views 24 Comments

Richard Pusey had been pulled over after driving over the speed limit on a Melbourne road last April.

# australia - Monday 19 April, 2021

Australia and New Zealand mark 'milestone' with opening of quarantine-free travel bubble
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Australia and New Zealand mark 'milestone' with opening of quarantine-free travel bubble

Apr 19th 2021, 7:33 AM 17,988 Views 11 Comments

The idea has been proposed for months.

# australia - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start
# Men At Work
From The42
# Men At Work

Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start

Apr 17th 2021, 2:42 PM 5,191 Views 0 Comments

Contrasting fortunes for the Irish players in the AFL this weekend.

# australia - Friday 16 April, 2021

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
# Android
# Android

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

Apr 16th 2021, 9:06 AM 8,389 Views 4 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

# australia - Friday 9 April, 2021

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
# Australia
# Australia

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Apr 9th 2021, 7:09 AM 23,366 Views 47 Comments

The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.

# australia - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’
# Jab
# Jab

Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’

Apr 8th 2021, 2:20 PM 11,129 Views 9 Comments

Pfizer’s jab will now be the preferred vaccine for those under the age of 50.

# australia - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout

Apr 7th 2021, 7:28 AM 21,520 Views 70 Comments

Scott Morrison blamed “strict export controls” introduced by the European Commission.

# australia - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

New Zealand and Australia to start quarantine-free travel
# Covid Bubble
# Covid Bubble

New Zealand and Australia to start quarantine-free travel

Apr 6th 2021, 9:03 AM 40,317 Views 37 Comments

Ardern urged Australians to take advantage of the bubble, with New Zealand’s ski season on the horizon.

# australia - Monday 29 March, 2021

Two Australian cabinet ministers demoted amid dual rape scandals
# Australia
# Australia

Two Australian cabinet ministers demoted amid dual rape scandals

Mar 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 34,262 Views 7 Comments

Both ministers have been on leave for weeks.

# australia - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods

Mar 24th 2021, 7:09 AM 21,425 Views 1 Comment

Emergency services have made hundreds of rescues since the flood emergency in Australia’s most populous state began last week.

# australia - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Australia's government rocked by 'disgraceful' sex act allegations
# Australia
# Australia

Australia's government rocked by 'disgraceful' sex act allegations

Mar 23rd 2021, 10:54 AM 52,128 Views 35 Comments

Videos of staff from Australia’s conservative government performing sex acts in parliament have been leaked.

# australia - Monday 22 March, 2021

Dozens of towns isolated and thousands evacuated after flooding in Australian state
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Dozens of towns isolated and thousands evacuated after flooding in Australian state

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 14,905 Views 5 Comments

Emergency services in New South Wales fear up to 54,000 people could be displaced with rain forecast to continue until Wednesday.

# australia - Sunday 21 March, 2021

More evacuation orders issued in Australia amid worst flooding in decades
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

More evacuation orders issued in Australia amid worst flooding in decades

Mar 21st 2021, 7:21 AM 47,739 Views 16 Comments

Hundreds of people have been rescued from rising waters, authorities said.

# australia - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Record rain and flooding prompt evacuations in Australia
# Flash Floods
# Flash Floods

Record rain and flooding prompt evacuations in Australia

Mar 20th 2021, 9:27 AM 43,654 Views 18 Comments

Sydney’s main reservoir was filled to overflowing for the first time in 30 years, officials said.

# australia - Friday 19 March, 2021

Farmers battle to save crops after 'plague' of mice invade Australia's rural east
# Rodent Rampage
# Rodent Rampage

Farmers battle to save crops after 'plague' of mice invade Australia's rural east

Mar 19th 2021, 10:18 PM 38,509 Views 30 Comments

Farmers fear this year’s harvest is at risk and have asked the government for emergency permission to lay down pesticides.

# australia - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Australian police commissioner suggests app to prove sexual consent
# MICK MULLER
# MICK MULLER

Australian police commissioner suggests app to prove sexual consent

Mar 18th 2021, 8:05 AM 18,794 Views 36 Comments

A consent app similar to Fuller’s proposal was launched in Denmark last month.

# australia - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news
# Facebook
# Facebook

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news

Mar 16th 2021, 6:56 AM 5,001 Views 4 Comments

The pay deal follows a similar agreement struck with Google last month.

# australia - Monday 15 March, 2021

Australians rally for justice for women as alleged rapes shake government
# Allegations
# Allegations

Australians rally for justice for women as alleged rapes shake government

Mar 15th 2021, 7:02 AM 26,701 Views 1 Comment

The prime minister refused to address the demonstration in Canberra.

# australia - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place

Mar 6th 2021, 12:15 PM 20,456 Views 14 Comments

It is being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where people can socially distance in their seats.

# australia - Thursday 4 March, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official

Mar 4th 2021, 10:14 PM 34,048 Views 59 Comments

The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years
# Cape York
# Cape York

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years

Mar 4th 2021, 8:37 AM 30,929 Views 16 Comments

The Australian box jellyfish is among the world’s most venomous creatures.

# australia - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
# Australia
# Australia

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Feb 25th 2021, 7:05 AM 10,829 Views 11 Comments

Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

# australia - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law
# Compromise
# Compromise

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:09 AM 8,654 Views 8 Comments

The tech giant has resolved its conflict with the Australian government.

# australia - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,791 Views 59 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

# australia - Friday 19 February, 2021

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban
# Facebook
# Facebook

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban

Feb 19th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,684 Views 31 Comments

As of yesterday, Facebook has blanked out the pages of media outlets for Australian users.

# australia - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news
# Unfriended
# Unfriended

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news

Feb 18th 2021, 2:16 PM 16,467 Views 27 Comments

The company announced the new measure last night.

# australia - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

Feb 17th 2021, 8:39 PM 40,242 Views 45 Comments

The move comes as the Australian parliament debates laws that would force Facebook to pay for Australian news

# australia - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

Feb 16th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,285 Views 2 Comments

Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids.

# australia - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia
# Adelaide
# Adelaide

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia

Feb 9th 2021, 7:21 AM 41,779 Views 17 Comments

Thankfully no-one was badly injured.

# australia - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire
# Perth
# Perth

Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:50 AM 22,046 Views 6 Comments

One firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation.

# australia - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown
# Australia
# Australia

Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown

Jan 31st 2021, 12:05 PM 65,667 Views 43 Comments

Roughly two million residents of the city must stay at home as of this evening.

# australia - Friday 22 January, 2021

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
# Social Media
# Social Media

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,485 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

# australia - Friday 15 January, 2021

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

Jan 15th 2021, 9:33 PM 37,089 Views 40 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

# australia - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US
# Birds
# Birds

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

Jan 14th 2021, 8:55 AM 115,933 Views 83 Comments

The pigeon arrived at the garden of Kevin Celli-Bird, who says he has no interest in birds “apart from my last name”.

# australia - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed
# Grand Prix
From The42
# Grand Prix

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed

Jan 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 1,903 Views 1 Comment

The normal curtain-raiser in Melbourne is now scheduled for November.

# australia - Saturday 9 January, 2021

More virulent Covid-19 strain in Brisbane puts Australia on 'high alert'
# Australia
# Australia

More virulent Covid-19 strain in Brisbane puts Australia on 'high alert'

Jan 9th 2021, 8:22 AM 32,724 Views 17 Comments

The stay-at-home order for Brisbane was triggered after the UK strain spread from a returned traveller to a cleaner.

# australia - Monday 28 December, 2020

Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks
# Australia
# Australia

Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks

Dec 28th 2020, 1:36 PM 17,855 Views 9 Comments

The move came as South Korea recorded its first cases of the Covid variant first identified in the UK.

# australia - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Ciara Glennon's killer told he will likely die in prison as sentence handed down in Perth court
# Australia
# Australia

Ciara Glennon's killer told he will likely die in prison as sentence handed down in Perth court

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:52 AM 43,692 Views 12 Comments

Bradley Edwards was sentenced at the Australian Supreme Court today.

# australia - Friday 11 December, 2020

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'
# Man Down Under
# Man Down Under

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'

Dec 11th 2020, 11:22 AM 35,388 Views 46 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull said that Australia faces “very large barriers” to trading with the EU.

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