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Race to save 200 whales in Australian harbour after 90 die when they got stuck

Two large pods of long-finned pilot whales became stuck on sandbars in Macquarie Harbour.

# australia - Yesterday’s News

Irish men acquitted of murdering homeless pensioner in Sydney

They both had pleaded not guilty to the murder and said they had responded to an attack by the man.

# australia - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

From The42 New Zealand confirm two Bledisloe Cup tests with Australia next month Game On

New Zealand confirm two Bledisloe Cup tests with Australia next month

The NZ government have relaxed Covid restrictions to allow the Wallabies arrive for games on 11 and 18 October.

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months

50 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August.

# australia - Friday 11 September, 2020

Mining company boss to quit over destruction of ancient Aboriginal site

The destruction of the site, to expand an iron ore mine, has prompted waves of anger.

# australia - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

# australia - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October

Health officials recorded 63 new cases in Victoria today.

# australia - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

The company said Australian legislation would force it to pay arbitrary and theoretically unlimited sums for content.

# australia - Monday 31 August, 2020

Australian police seek four Irish nationals after man's ear partially severed in stabbing

A man and woman have already been charged in connection with this incident.

Australia virus cases drop after lengthy Melbourne lockdown

Melbourne residents are currently enduring a raft of restrictions including an overnight curfew.

# australia - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Australia's prime minister says any Covid-19 vaccine should be 'as mandatory as you can possibly make it'

Scott Morrison made the comments after Australia reached a deal to manufacture a “promising” vaccine in development.

# australia - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

From The42 Super Rugby goes from world's best to unholy mess Stalemate

Super Rugby goes from world's best to unholy mess

Governing body SANZAAR insists it still has a part to play, even though Australia and New Zealand have left it out in the cold on discussions about Super Rugby’s future.

# australia - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Australian surfer hailed a 'hero' after punching shark to save wife

The man repeatedly punched a shark until it released his wife’s leg.

# australia - Thursday 13 August, 2020

From The42 Australia set for 2027 Rugby World Cup bid boost thanks to dual-awarding system RWC

Australia set for 2027 Rugby World Cup bid boost thanks to dual-awarding system

The United States are in the running to host the 2031 event and Australia hope that will help them secure the prior tournament.

# australia - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Australia's worst-hit state beginning to flatten the curve after tougher restrictions implemented

Non-essential businesses are shut and an overnight curfew is in effect in Melbourne as part of the restrictions in Victoria.

# australia - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

From The42 World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’ Warning

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

# australia - Sunday 2 August, 2020

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak Covid-19 This post contains videos

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews blamed the continuing rise in cases on people flouting stay-at-home orders.

# australia - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far

Thirteen deaths and 723 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Victoria State alone.

# australia - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

From The42 Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup Campaign

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.

# australia - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Australia hits record daily increase with 501 new Covid-19 cases

Most of the cases were reported in Victoria state.

# australia - Monday 13 July, 2020

Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Three pubs were closed after being linked to outbreaks or failing to comply with social distancing requirements.

# australia - Friday 10 July, 2020

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country

Australia closed its international borders to all but returning citizens and permanent residents in late March, but a quota on numbers is in place.

# australia - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

World snowboarding champion Alex Pullin dies while spearfishing in Australia

“His enthusiasm was infectious and his impact on Olympic sport can’t be overstated.”

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown

Australia yesterday confirmed a further 134 infections in the past 24 hours.

# australia - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Australia will also effectively seal off the wider state of Victoria from the rest of the country.

# australia - Monday 6 July, 2020

Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike

Victoria – home to more than 6.6 million people – announced a record 127 new cases today.

# australia - Saturday 4 July, 2020

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

# australia - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown

Non-essential shops will be closed from today as Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks to shift focus to the recovery from the pandemic.

# australia - Friday 26 June, 2020

'Stop it, it's ridiculous': Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop virus panic buying

Prime Minister Scott Morrison scolded those who were panic buying.

# australia - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak

Victoria state has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, recording almost 150 new infections over the past week.

# australia - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

From The42 Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract Racing Chance

Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract

Beale is headed for Racing 92 earlier than planned.

# australia - Monday 22 June, 2020

From The42 Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test Red Handed

Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test

The AFL has banned contact training for large groups while Tyrone’s McKenna is coming under huge scrutiny.

From The42 Ex-Wallabies boss Cheika plays down link with English club Gloucester On The Market

Ex-Wallabies boss Cheika plays down link with English club Gloucester

The former Leinster head coach is currently a consultant for rugby league’s Sydney Roosters.

# australia - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Australian state of Victoria rolls back on easing restrictions as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again

Victoria’s premier said he was ‘frustrated’ and ‘disappointed’ at the increase, although relatively small, in recent days.

# australia - Friday 19 June, 2020

Australia under 'malicious' cyber attacks from state actor

Suspicions immediately fell on Beijing, which has recently slapped trade sanctions on Australian products.

# australia - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

From The42 Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board Down Under

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board

Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.

# australia - Monday 15 June, 2020

From The42 Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure Home

Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure

The 27-year-old spent two seasons with the western province.

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Australia is set to unveil plans to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue they earn from news featured in their services.

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