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# australia - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows

Wed 1:51 PM 26,782 Views 16 Comments

The lockdown of Australia’s largest city will last at least until 28 August.

# australia - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video
# Off The Chain
From The42
# Off The Chain

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video

Tue 9:00 AM 12,050 Views 11 Comments

Dean Boxall flipped out after his swimmer Ariarne Titmus clinched gold in the 400m freestyle at the Olympics.

# australia - Monday 26 July, 2021

Adelaide and Melbourne eye end of virus lockdowns
# Australia
# Australia

Adelaide and Melbourne eye end of virus lockdowns

Jul 26th 2021, 7:38 AM 18,846 Views 6 Comments

The two cities are set to see restrictions ease on Wednesday.

# australia - Saturday 24 July, 2021

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases

Jul 24th 2021, 8:57 AM 30,672 Views 47 Comments

There were 163 new infections in the last 24 hours.

# australia - Friday 23 July, 2021

Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'

Jul 23rd 2021, 6:51 AM 44,505 Views 46 Comments

Australia’s largest city reported another record number of new infections.

# australia - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England due to Covid concerns
# Due North
From The42
# Due North

Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England due to Covid concerns

Jul 22nd 2021, 8:45 AM 5,736 Views 9 Comments

The tournament is due to get underway in October.

Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:41 AM 26,781 Views 33 Comments

The vaccination rate is currently languishing around 11%.

# australia - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test

Jul 21st 2021, 11:29 AM 6,894 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Kermond was kicked off the Australian Olympic team on Wednesday

# australia - Monday 19 July, 2021

Australia orders deportation of Katie Hopkins for flouting quarantine rules
# Katie Hopkins
# Katie Hopkins

Australia orders deportation of Katie Hopkins for flouting quarantine rules

Jul 19th 2021, 7:15 AM 83,536 Views 82 Comments

Hopkins was in the country to appear on Big Brother VIP.

Melbourne extends snap lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak
# Australia
# Australia

Melbourne extends snap lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak

Jul 19th 2021, 7:06 AM 24,804 Views 35 Comments

About 12 million people are under lockdown in Melbourne and Sydney.

# australia - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context

Jul 17th 2021, 11:00 AM 25,357 Views 0 Comments

An “error” led to around 160 students receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,.

# australia - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Australia's Melbourne and surrounding Victoria ordered into five-day lockdown
# Covid Outbreak
# Covid Outbreak

Australia's Melbourne and surrounding Victoria ordered into five-day lockdown

Jul 15th 2021, 8:54 AM 19,849 Views 23 Comments

The largely Covid-free country is trying to halt an outbreak of the Delta variant.

# australia - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Fresh appeal to find body of British backpacker murdered in Australian outback
# Peter Falconio
# Peter Falconio

Fresh appeal to find body of British backpacker murdered in Australian outback

Jul 14th 2021, 7:48 AM 36,045 Views 4 Comments

Bradley Murdoch was convicted in 2005 of murdering Peter Falconio.

Sydney lockdown extended by at least two weeks as city struggles to contain Covid outbreak
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney lockdown extended by at least two weeks as city struggles to contain Covid outbreak

Jul 14th 2021, 7:03 AM 22,939 Views 19 Comments

In the past 24 hours, 97 new cases were recorded, more than the 89 reported the previous day.

# australia - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years
# All To Play For
From The42
# All To Play For

France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years

Jul 13th 2021, 1:38 PM 7,353 Views 3 Comments

Les Bleus hadn’t beaten Australia on their own turf since a victory in Sydney all the way back in 1990.

Australian apartment blocks placed in hard lockdown in efforts to curb Covid outbreak
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Australian apartment blocks placed in hard lockdown in efforts to curb Covid outbreak

Jul 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 30,990 Views 16 Comments

Australia’s latest Covid-19 outbreak began in mid-June and has since grown to 767 cases.

# australia - Monday 12 July, 2021

'Late' restrictions, low vaccination uptake and a new variant: what's behind Australia's Covid-19 surge?
# Coronavrius
# Coronavrius

'Late' restrictions, low vaccination uptake and a new variant: what's behind Australia's Covid-19 surge?

Jul 12th 2021, 8:30 PM 35,135 Views 31 Comments

Cases in the country have been at record-breaking levels for five days.

# australia - Thursday 8 July, 2021

300,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses rushed to Sydney as Delta outbreak spirals
# Australia
# Australia

300,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses rushed to Sydney as Delta outbreak spirals

Jul 8th 2021, 8:58 AM 36,127 Views 33 Comments

As a citywide lockdown entered its third week, there were signs of the outbreak spiralling.

# australia - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Sydney extends lockdown for at least another week as Delta cluster grows
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney extends lockdown for at least another week as Delta cluster grows

Jul 7th 2021, 6:57 AM 22,383 Views 20 Comments

The lockdown is now expected to end on Friday 16 July.

# australia - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Australia's outback hub goes into lockdown as anger mounts over slow vaccine rollout
# Australia
# Australia

Australia's outback hub goes into lockdown as anger mounts over slow vaccine rollout

Jun 30th 2021, 7:16 AM 27,314 Views 20 Comments

About 5% of Australians are reported to be fully vaccinated.

# australia - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

10 million now in lockdown as fourth Australian city issues stay-at-home orders
# Australia
# Australia

10 million now in lockdown as fourth Australian city issues stay-at-home orders

Jun 29th 2021, 6:57 AM 40,297 Views 15 Comments

Australia is now battling flare-ups of the highly contagious Delta variant.

# australia - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Northern Irish and Scottish ministers write to UK government over Australia deal concerns
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

Northern Irish and Scottish ministers write to UK government over Australia deal concerns

Jun 27th 2021, 1:30 PM 20,132 Views 36 Comments

The two administrations say the deal risks having a disproportionate impact on domestic farmers.

Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak

Jun 27th 2021, 7:13 AM 53,768 Views 59 Comments

The flare-up has been a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.

# australia - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Sydney broadens Covid-19 lockdown as Delta variant cases sweep city
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney broadens Covid-19 lockdown as Delta variant cases sweep city

Jun 26th 2021, 11:25 AM 39,189 Views 60 Comments

The flare-up was a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.

# australia - Friday 25 June, 2021

Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas in bid to contain Delta variant outbreak
# Australia
# Australia

Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas in bid to contain Delta variant outbreak

Jun 25th 2021, 6:37 AM 21,692 Views 45 Comments

Premier of New South Wales state, which includes Sydney, called it the “scariest period” since the pandemic broke out.

# australia - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'
# Unesco
# Unesco

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:31 PM 12,102 Views 9 Comments

UNESCO released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline.

# australia - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage
# Global Web Outage
# Global Web Outage

Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage

Jun 17th 2021, 10:18 AM 24,662 Views 9 Comments

The outage was confined to systems using the Akamai content delivery system.

# australia - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Australian Prime Minister presses G7 on trade reform to rein in China
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

Australian Prime Minister presses G7 on trade reform to rein in China

Jun 9th 2021, 8:12 AM 11,000 Views 20 Comments

Morrison made his comments ahead of a meeting later today in Britain among the world’s richest countries.

# australia - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Criminals in Australia and New Zealand tricked into using FBI-run messaging app
# Antipodean Crime
# Antipodean Crime

Criminals in Australia and New Zealand tricked into using FBI-run messaging app

Jun 8th 2021, 9:03 AM 29,392 Views 10 Comments

Authorities said the app was installed on stripped-back mobile phones and its popularity grew after it was vouched for by underworld figures.

# australia - Friday 4 June, 2021

Australian media fined for breaching Cardinal George Pell trial gag order
# Contempt Of Court
# Contempt Of Court

Australian media fined for breaching Cardinal George Pell trial gag order

Jun 4th 2021, 6:56 AM 10,691 Views 1 Comment

The news outlets were found guilty of 21 counts of contempt of court for ignoring the gag order.

# australia - Friday 28 May, 2021

Plague of mice threatens huge tracts of land in Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Plague of mice threatens huge tracts of land in Australia

May 28th 2021, 1:56 PM 29,472 Views 24 Comments

The New South Wales state government described the problem as ‘unprecedented’.

# australia - Thursday 27 May, 2021

The city of Melbourne has been placed in lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases
# Australia
# Australia

The city of Melbourne has been placed in lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases

May 27th 2021, 7:08 AM 29,161 Views 26 Comments

A slow roll out of vaccines and hotel quarantine failings have been blamed for the spike in cases.

# australia - Saturday 22 May, 2021

The Kiwi teams are now 10/10 against the Aussies in Super Rugby
# Highlights
From The42
# Highlights

The Kiwi teams are now 10/10 against the Aussies in Super Rugby

May 22nd 2021, 2:07 PM 5,713 Views 8 Comments

Richie Mo’unga starred again as the Crusaders hammered the Reds.

# 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 4,466 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 59,084 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 18,009 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 5,232 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 8,413 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 23,428 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 11,143 Views 9 Comments

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

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