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Australian News Headlines: 18 February, 2021


Emergency services and health Facebook pages have been caught up in the tech company’s decision to block Australian news *content*.Sydney Morning Herald2 hours ago

video_youtubeABC News (Australia)3 hours ago

As Victoria emerges from a snap five-day lockdown, a “weak positive” test result has been recorded in aged care. The case, which wasn’t added to Wednesday’s …NEWS.com.au5 hours ago

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Australian Open organisers confirm that Melbourne Park will reopen to spectators, with a maximum of 7477 fans per session, from tomorrow, after a five-day …ABC News18 hours ago

Victoria’s hard lockdown may have ended, but thousands of people potentially exposed to the virus as a result of the Holiday Inn outbreak are still self-isolating.The Sydney Morning Herald3 hours ago

The City of Sydney removes an image of St Mary’s Cathedral from its advertising of an LGBT concert after Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop described it as …ABC News1 hour ago

The former Liberal staffer who alleges she was raped in a ministerial office has accused Scott Morrison of victim blaming, as the Prime Minister moved to …The Australian13 hours ago

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By unilaterally revoking the citizenship of the 26-year-old woman detained in Turkey this week, Australia has potentially left her two children in diplomatic limbo.The Conversation AUYesterday

After a day squaring off at each other, Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison are now ‘working through issues’ regarding a former dual national detained in Turkey.SBS NewsYesterday

Former Channel Seven star Andrew O’Keefe has been in hospital since late last month and will seek to have an assault charge dealt with on mental health …Sydney Morning Herald1 hour ago

TV host Andrew O’Keefe, accused of assaulting his girlfriend last month, will apply to have the matter dealt with under mental health legislation, his lawyer tells a …ABC News1 hour ago

Victoria has entered its fifth day of a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown, and an announcement from Premier Daniel Andrews is expected later today on whether the …The Age19 hours ago

Ten kilograms of white powder, believed to be cocaine, has washed up on a north Queensland beach.NEWS.com.au4 hours ago

Police are seeking public assistance after 10 packages of “suspicious” white powder, believed to be cocaine, washes up on an island off the North Queensland …ABC News1 hour ago

Scientists and Indigenous rangers are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help protect endangered sea turtle nesting sites on Queensland’s …ABC News5 hours ago

An artificial intelligence program is being used to quickly scan thousands of aerial beach photographs to identify turtle nests and their predators.Sydney Morning Herald12 hours ago

The hotel quarantine guest whose nebuliser use is being blamed for the Holiday Inn virus outbreak has called for an independent review into the incident.Herald Sun1 hour ago

Victoria’s under-fire hotel quarantine system should be shut down until it is proven safe to function, one of Australia’s leading infectious disease experts has …Daily MailYesterday

The first coronavirus positive patient has been evacuated from a Melbourne quarantine hotel after a sprinkler system caused extensive water damage.NEWS.com.au2 days ago

A returned traveller blamed for spreading coronavirus through the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel by using a nebuliser is pushing for an independent investigation …Sydney Morning Herald21 hours ago

The countdown is on for the first person in Australia to get the COVID-19 jab, with the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine touching down in Australia this week.ABC News7 hours ago

Advocates for older Australians say elderly aged care residents, including those with cognitive decline, need to be properly informed about the vaccine and …ABC News6 hours ago

Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has raised eyebrows after using a marriage analogy to issue a warning about Australia’s climate change policy.NEWS.com.au1 hour ago

More than $77 million in bonuses were handed to the executives and employees of NBN Co over a five-month period in 2020.ABC News7 hours ago

Sydney commuters may soon have to ignore coronavirus social distancing measures during peak hour as the government anticipates a surge in public transport …Sydney Morning Herald8 hours ago

Sydney’s transport network could soon struggle under the weight of commuters.9News7 hours ago

Australian National Audit Office launches inquiry into pandemic border policies, including biosecurity and the adequacy of assistance to those stranded …The Guardian2 days ago

Workers and doctors in nine of Victoria’s coronavirus quarantine hotels have been moving between multiple hotels and offices, in breach of the …Sydney Morning Herald2 days ago

A father has admitted to gunning down his daughter and her husband after their one-year anniversary in a horrific crime in Melbourne. Caroline Schelle.Herald SunYesterday

A Labor government with “total control” is “dangerous for the future of our state,” WA’s Opposition warns. But what is total control? What would it mean for politics …ABC News4 hours ago

MORNING BRIEFING: An Army Black Hawk helicopter makes an emergency landing after a mishap during a training exercise on Sydney Harbour, while key …ABC News6 hours ago

An investigation is underway after an Australian Army Black Hawk helicopter made an emergency landing during a defence training exercise on Sydney …The New Daily5 hours agoLocal coverage

The WA Department of Communities says it will provide alternative accommodation to a group of vulnerable homeless people at the centre of a stoush between …ABC News22 hours ago

A closer look into the pasts of two men running the hotel revealed the pair had both served jail sentences for fraud, sparking concerns over the legitimacy of their …Sydney Morning Herald15 hours agoLocal coverage

A child sexual abuse survivor fights to get former Brisbane Grammar School principal Maxwell Howell stripped of his Order of Australia after he ignored …ABC News6 hours ago

After days of speculation over unsubstantiated rumours, Northern Territory MLA Mark Turner accuses the Opposition leader of peddling untrue and damaging …ABC News5 hours ago

Wellington: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday that Australia had abdicated its responsibilities by “unilaterally” cancelling the …Sydney Morning Herald2 days ago

NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay says she did not know she was writing a letter for a convicted sex offender.Sydney Morning Herald2 days ago

NSW ministers took aim at the state’s Opposition Leader in parliament after it was revealed she wrote a “letter of support” for a visa applicant who was convicted …NEWS.com.au2 days ago

A plan to use Avalon Airport to quarantine international arrivals should be considered by the federal government, deputy Labor leader Richard Marles said.NEWS.com.au2 days ago

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton says it would be “fantastic” if Victoria had a stand-alone hotel quarantine facility like Howard Springs, as Avalon Airport is …ABC News2 days ago

A court has released a heartbreaking statement by the mother of Adelene Leong, who died after being thrown from an Adelaide Show ride. Mitch Mott.The Advertiser19 hours ago

WARNING – DISTRESSING DETAILS: The eight-year-old girl was flung from the ride at the Royal Adelaide Show at speeds in excess of 100km/h, a court has …Yahoo News Australia17 hours ago

Scientists are warning the discovery of a tiny, blind, predatory shrimp throughout a key aquifer underlying the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin could have …ABC NewsYesterday

The discovery of a blind predatory freshwater shrimp across the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin could become an obstacle to plans to establish a major …ABC NewsYesterday

Queensland police charge a third man with alleged bikie links with murder over the 2019 deaths of Shane Ross and Cameron Martin at Tallebudgera on the …ABC News19 hours ago

A man has been arrested in the ongoing investigation into the alleged murders of bikie Shane Ross and his b…9News17 hours agoplay_arrow

Tomislav Perinovic returned from grocery shopping to find three-year-old Matthew with stab wounds in the kitchen of their Tullamarine home last month.Daily Mail6 hours ago

A loving father returned home from the shops to find his three-year-old son in the kitchen, his small body marked with stab wounds, a court has heard. Tomislav …NEWS.com.au22 hours ago

The controversial Family Court merger with the Federal Circuit Court is set to go ahead after the government won over key independent senator Rex Patrick.Sydney Morning Herald2 days ago

A controversial merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court will soon go ahead after the government won over a key crossbench senator. Rex Patrick …The Canberra Times2 days ago

Two Melbourne men have been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing allegedly left a man fighting for life.NEWS.com.au5 hours ago

Two men have been charged with attempted murder after a alleged daylight stabbing in Melbourne’s north.9News4 hours ago

Lawyers for an asylum seeker family who lived in Biloela in central Queensland and are now in detention on Christmas Island apply for the them to be allowed …ABC NewsYesterday

From small beginnings seven years ago a Brisbane-based solar installation company has earned the title of one of Australias fastest growing companies and …The Australian21 hours ago

Six-months after Operation Safe Prospect began, inspectors returned to the sites and issued 21 prohibition notices.The Canberra Times22 hours ago

South Australia’s child protection minister is again under fire after an independent investigation revealed five pregnancies among girls in state care.NEWS.com.au20 hours ago

video_youtubeABC News (Australia)22 hours ago

A bid to overturn a court decision that slashed the sentence for a quarantine dodger who snuck into Western Australia in a vehicle has been rejected.NEWS.com.au22 hours ago

EPA warns Forestry Corporation of NSW it could face regulatory action after accusing it of walking away from negotiations.The Guardian18 hours ago

The state’s environmental watchdog will step up monitoring of compliance of the state-owned logging corporation after talks over how to minimise damage in …Sydney Morning Herald21 hours ago

A stubborn Melbourne resident has become an online hit after he refused to let the lockdown stop him from barbecuing. The unknown man was filmed by a …NEWS.com.au2 days ago

One hangry Melbourne local wasn’t about to let lockdown stop him cooking sausos.LADbible2 days ago

A funeral director has choked back tears while apologising for a mistaken body mix-up at an open-coffin *service* in Sydney’s west. Mitchell Van Homrigh.Daily TelegraphYesterday

Two Sydney families are devastated after a funeral home mixed up their loved ones’ coffins.Yahoo News Australia21 hours ago

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