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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# New South Wales

Last month
January 2023
# RIP
Irish man dies attempting to save daughter from drowning at Australian beach
The man swam out to rescue his 11-year-old daughter who eventually reached the shore safely.
# factcheck
Debunked: Misleading graph used to argue that non-vaccinated people achieved ‘Zero Covid’
Unvaccinated people appear not to be affected by the disease — until you count deaths
Last year
2022
# australian floods
Australian residents evacuate as floods threaten Sydney suburbs
Images from around Sydney showed submerged roads, cars struggling through floodwaters and debris flowing rapidly down rivers.
# Australia
Hunt on for great white shark that killed Sydney swimmer
The attack has rocked beach communities in Sydney’s east, where being in the water is a part of everyday life.
# Little Bay
Swimmer dies in Sydney's first fatal shark attack in 60 years
It is the Australian city’s first fatal shark attack since 1963.
All time
# omicron
France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections
In England, politicians said there would be no further restrictions before 2022 but people are urged to be “cautious”.
# Australia
Restrictions tighten in parts of Australia as Covid cases continue to rise
26% of Australians aged 16 and older had been fully vaccinated by Saturday.
# Australia
Record daily infection toll reported in Australia’s most populous state
The previous record tally in New South Wales, home to Sydney, was 390, reported on Friday.
# New South Wales
Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows
The lockdown of Australia’s largest city will last at least until 28 August.
# New South Wales
Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods
Emergency services have made hundreds of rescues since the flood emergency in Australia’s most populous state began last week.
# New South Wales
Dozens of towns isolated and thousands evacuated after flooding in Australian state
Emergency services in New South Wales fear up to 54,000 people could be displaced with rain forecast to continue until Wednesday.
# New South Wales
More evacuation orders issued in Australia amid worst flooding in decades
Hundreds of people have been rescued from rising waters, authorities said.
# rodent rampage
Farmers battle to save crops after 'plague' of mice invade Australia's rural east
Farmers fear this year’s harvest is at risk and have asked the government for emergency permission to lay down pesticides.
# The Lancet
Very low risk of students and teachers transmitting Covid-19 at school, Australian study suggests
When epidemic control measures are in place, the risk of transmission between children is minimal, Sydney researchers found.
# clusters
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.
# australian wildfire crisis
Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win
The Queensland man, who wishes to remain anonymous, used his wife’s “special numbers” on the ticket.
# Bushfires
Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes
Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.
# Australia fires
New South Wales declares state of emergency as Australia fire threat escalates
High temperatures and strong winds are expected to return this weekend, making conditions worse.
# New South Wales
Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises
Blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.
# Australia's burning
Firefighters in Australia share footage of truck being overrun by bushfires
The death toll from more than three months of wildfires in multiple states now stands at 12.
# Bushfires
Lewis the koala dies from burn injuries after being rescued from Australian bushfire last week
Last week, a video went viral of a woman who walked into a bushfire to save the koala.
# Bushfires
Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four
A man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland near the New South Wales town of Kempsey.
# blazes
Australians warned to seek shelter from bushfires as it's 'too late to leave' their homes
Eleven bushfires along the country’s east coast have been declared as emergencies.
# Australia
State of emergency declared in Sydney over threat of 'catastrophic' bushfires
It is the first time the city has been placed at the top level of fire warning.
# Wildfire
Hundreds of koalas feared dead in out-of-control bushfire on Australia's east coast
The bushfire believed to have been sparked by a lightning strike on Saturday north of Sydney.
# New South Wales
Abortion decriminalised across Australia after New South Wales overturns 119-year-old law
The passage of the bill was cheered by pro-choice advocates.
# New South Wales
Irish father-of-one dies in truck crash in Australia
Seamus Walsh had been living in Australia for several years with his young family.
# New South Wales
Two Irish men charged with attempted murder in Australia following shooting of man (53)
Mark Dixon (30) and Jack Harvey (26) were arrested on Wednesday
# New South Wales
Two Irish men arrested in Australia in connection with shooting of 53-year-old man
Police said the pair were currently assisting police with their enquiries.
# Australia
Two Irishmen charged with murder after man dies following attack in Sydney
A 66-year-old man died yesterday following injuries sustained in an attack in late December.
# Surfing
'Pushing for equality in all walks of life, starting on the waves' - World Surf League agrees to gender pay parity
The move comes after criticism earlier this year of a disparity between male and female surfers.
# Australia
Man admits he killed woman and toddler, before dumping child's body in suitcase
Police had been unable to identify Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson’s body until 2015, when her two-year-old daughter’s remains were found.
# Wanted
People 'urged not to approach' Irishman wanted by police in Australia
Daniel Twohig is wanted in relation to an outstanding conviction warrant for numerous offences.
# Jessica Falkholt
Home and Away actress in critical condition after St Stephen's Day crash that killed her parents
Jessica Falkholt and her younger sister are both in a critical condition.
# found
Irish tourist missing in Australia found safe and well
Craig Lambe (25) had been missing from Kingsford in New South Wales since 12.30pm yesterday.
# Missing
Australian police issue appeal for missing Irish tourist Craig Lambe
Craig Lambe (25) was last seen leaving a home in Kingsford in New South Wales yesterday.
# Close Call
British doctor escapes Australian shark attack by 'punching it in the face'
25-year-old Charlie Fry was surfing in New South Wales when the attack happened.
# Wallaby damned
Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia
The child got about 14 hours into a 4,000km journey.
# cyclone debbie
Bodies of mother and young children pulled from river as Australia is devastated by floods
At least five people are now confirmed dead.
# Australia
Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney
The man was critically injured by a stab wound to his neck.