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# australia - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months

Sep 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 13,720 Views 7 Comments

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
# Rio Tinto
# Rio Tinto

Mining company boss to quit over destruction of ancient Aboriginal site

Sep 11th 2020, 7:04 AM 28,909 Views 18 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

Sep 8th 2020, 7:31 AM 21,087 Views 11 Comments

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

# australia - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October
# Victoria
# Victoria

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October

Sep 6th 2020, 10:52 AM 62,062 Views 75 Comments

Health officials recorded 63 new cases in Victoria today.

# australia - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 18,752 Views 17 Comments

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
# Sydney
# Sydney

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

Aug 31st 2020, 2:45 PM 63,997 Views 0 Comments

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

Australia virus cases drop after lengthy Melbourne lockdown
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Australia virus cases drop after lengthy Melbourne lockdown

Aug 31st 2020, 6:43 AM 18,369 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Aug 19th 2020, 7:46 AM 24,941 Views 92 Comments

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

# australia - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

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

Super Rugby goes from world's best to unholy mess

Aug 18th 2020, 12:14 PM 12,730 Views 4 Comments

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
# Port Macquarie
# Port Macquarie

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

Aug 16th 2020, 3:26 PM 40,029 Views 23 Comments

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

# australia - Thursday 13 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 13th 2020, 5:49 PM 11,781 Views 6 Comments

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
# Victoria
# Victoria

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

Aug 12th 2020, 7:05 AM 21,631 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 5th 2020, 1:49 PM 7,640 Views 14 Comments

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
# Covid-19

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

Aug 2nd 2020, 12:58 PM 50,858 Views 30 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far

Jul 30th 2020, 3:33 PM 42,688 Views 5 Comments

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

# australia - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 28th 2020, 3:46 PM 6,130 Views 11 Comments

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
# New Cases
# New Cases

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

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:18 AM 28,159 Views 30 Comments

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
# Pubs
# Pubs

Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Jul 13th 2020, 9:06 AM 45,038 Views 21 Comments

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
# Melbourne
# Melbourne

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

Jul 10th 2020, 6:56 AM 27,297 Views 25 Comments

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
# Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin
# Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin

World snowboarding champion Alex Pullin dies while spearfishing in Australia

Jul 8th 2020, 8:53 AM 44,296 Views 5 Comments

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

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown

Jul 8th 2020, 7:29 AM 41,872 Views 20 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Jul 7th 2020, 7:22 AM 44,726 Views 41 Comments

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
# Clusters
# Clusters

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

Jul 6th 2020, 7:45 AM 25,035 Views 9 Comments

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
# Africa
# Africa

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

Jul 4th 2020, 1:13 PM 25,729 Views 6 Comments

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
# England
# England

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown

Jun 30th 2020, 8:36 AM 19,975 Views 8 Comments

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
# Charmin' Behaviour
# Charmin' Behaviour

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

Jun 26th 2020, 1:21 PM 32,442 Views 35 Comments

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
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

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

Jun 25th 2020, 8:28 AM 38,059 Views 11 Comments

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

Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak

Jun 25th 2020, 7:02 AM 37,495 Views 7 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:31 AM 23,175 Views 15 Comments

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

Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract
# Racing Chance
From The42
# Racing Chance

Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:59 AM 6,515 Views 1 Comment

Beale is headed for Racing 92 earlier than planned.

# australia - Monday 22 June, 2020

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

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

Updated Jun 22nd 2020, 2:30 PM 60,784 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 22nd 2020, 9:08 AM 4,680 Views 3 Comments

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
# BALANCING ACT
# BALANCING ACT

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

Jun 20th 2020, 10:31 AM 34,058 Views 25 Comments

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
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Australia under 'malicious' cyber attacks from state actor

Jun 19th 2020, 6:58 AM 27,456 Views 23 Comments

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

# australia - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 16th 2020, 11:02 AM 4,493 Views 7 Comments

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

# australia - Monday 15 June, 2020

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

Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure

Jun 15th 2020, 2:44 PM 7,614 Views 11 Comments

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

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Jun 15th 2020, 7:23 AM 9,987 Views 16 Comments

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

# australia - Sunday 14 June, 2020

A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis
# Johnny Allen
From The42
# Johnny Allen

A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis

Jun 14th 2020, 11:05 AM 17,197 Views 4 Comments

Jockey Johnny Allen on his journey from Cork to winning high-profile races in Australia.

# australia - Friday 12 June, 2020

Crowds of up to 10,000 set to be allowed into Australian sports stadiums next month
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Crowds of up to 10,000 set to be allowed into Australian sports stadiums next month

Jun 12th 2020, 8:11 AM 8,188 Views 11 Comments

The news comes as New Zealand prepares to welcome back fans at its Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament.

# australia - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Australia's Super Rugby competition confirmed for 3 July kick-off
# Coronavirus
From The42
# Coronavirus

Australia's Super Rugby competition confirmed for 3 July kick-off

Jun 10th 2020, 8:29 AM 2,374 Views 0 Comments

Innovation and ‘a new brand of rugby’ has been promised by Rugby Australia CEO Rob Clarke.