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Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 8, 2021


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Socceroos player ratings vs Chinese Taipei – Fringe players Impress As Australia Thrash Chinese Taipei.

Cautious Sutton leaves ‘little room to move’ on restrictions – Welcome to live updates on Australia’s battle with the coronavirus pandemic. A strong desire from senior ministers for an end to many Covid-19 restrictions in …

Australia helps as Europol targets crims – Australia helps as Europol targets crims … Europol says it will hold a news conference on “a major law enforcement action” against criminals. German officials say …

Australia’s bushfires showcased in new global report on the intensifying threat of climate change – Former Australian defence chief Chris Barrie, who is part of the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group, said addressing the link between climate and security …

Australia’s 5 Most Iconic National Parks – Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia. Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia (Photo Credit: David Ireland / Tourism Australia).

Australia approves rewards for Covid jabs – Australian businesses have been given the green light to offer rewards to people who have been vaccinated for Covid-19. The Therapeutic Goods …

Socceroos live: Australia faces Chinese Taipei in World Cup qualifier, live score and stats – Socceroos ScoreCentre: Australia faces Chinese Taipei in World Cup qualifier live score and stats. Posted 27 m minutes ago …

New shingles vaccine now available in Australia – GSK Australia today announced that a new vaccine to help protect against shingles in adults aged 50 years and older is now available on the private market in …

Entry Into Australia Is Only for the Rich – Australia stood absolutely alone among democratic nations with its ban on citizens returning from India. It is notable, too, that at the time of Australia’s ban, India …

Queensland dinosaur recognised by scientists as largest in Australia – It’s official – a new species of giant sauropod dinosaur discovered in Eromanga in southwest Queensland has been named Australia’s largest dinosaur by …

Coronavirus South Australia to start vaccine rollout for people aged 40 to 49 – South Australia to start vaccine rollout for people aged 40 to 49. Premier Steven Marshall is hoping to fast-track South Australia’s vaccine rollout for people aged …

New deal sets scene for Australia, China to squabble over who gets to tax big miners – New deal sets scene for Australia, China to squabble over who gets to tax big miners. Peter Hartcher. Political and international editor.

Australia takes China to task for secret trials, but one could be happening here right now – He became the first Australian in our nation’s peacetime history to be charged, sentenced and imprisoned in complete secrecy. We only know about Witness J’s …

Australia’s Victoria logs biggest rise in COVID-19 cases in a week – Australia’s Victoria state on Monday reported its biggest rise in new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in nearly a week as authorities scramble to track the source …

Australian police free entangled young whale off east coast – Australian marine police cut free a juvenile humpback whale entrapped in fishing ropes and buoys off the coast of Sydney late on Sunday. Police dispatched a …

COVID vaccine Australia : Researchers step on the gas“ – Australian medical and health research is fantastic, with a critical mass of researchers and clinicians putting Australia at the forefront of the development of …

COVID vaccine Australia : Workplace healthcare essential for businesses – When COVID-19 struck, every Australian business in effect became a health business. … Australia has done a good job to keep COVID-19 at bay and contained.

COVID vaccine Australia : Pandemic battle will forge future cures“ – The facility can be accessed by researchers and industry across Australia to … Back in Queensland, a joint US-Australian team from Menzies Health Institute …

COVID vaccine Australia : Hospitals yet to undergo test of endurance – The new Australian Medical Association president, Dr Omar Khorshid, who makes his first major speech on Wednesday launching an AMA vision for Australia’s …

Electric vehicle taxes not needed to offset falling fuel excise revenue: report – Electric vehicle sales still make up less than 1 per cent of Australia’s national market. Instead of state-based taxes, it urges the federal government to accelerate the …

Biloela family asylum-seeker girl evacuated from Christmas Island with suspected septicaemia – The Australian-born youngest daughter of a Tamil asylum seeker family in immigration … of a minor from Christmas Island to a hospital in Western Australia”.

Afghan translators for Australian diggers now targets of Taliban threats – Afghan translators employed by Australian troops have been placed on a Taliban kill list for working alongside “infidel enemies” over the past 20 years.

Lauded Australian veteran: Jealousy fueled Afghan defamation – Australia’s most decorated living war veteran on Monday began a defamation trial against three Australian newspapers that he alleges depicted …

Why Tories are wrong to paint Australian trade worries as just SNP grievance – National Extra. Tory Trade Secretary Liz Truss backs a tariff-free deal with Australia, but many industry voices warn this could be crippling for British …

Australia’s NAB cited for ‘serious and ongoing non-compliance’ with AML laws – Although Australia’s financial regulator identified “serious concerns” at National Australia Bank (NAB) regarding compliance with the country’s anti-money …

Redesigned Apple Maps Expanding to Spain and Portugal Today, Italy and Australia Later This Year – Redesigned Apple Maps Expanding to Spain and Portugal Today, Italy and Australia Later This Year.

Australian airline Qantas ‘disturbed’ by reports of gangs infiltration, drug trafficking – Australian airline Qantas ‘disturbed’ by reports of gangs infiltration, drug trafficking. As many as 150 Qantas staff may be linked to criminal activity.

Australian marine police cut free juvenile humpback whale near Bondi Beach – Australian marine police cut free a juvenile humpback whale entrapped in fishing ropes and buoys off the coast of Sydney late on Sunday. Police dispatched a …

VC winner pursues defamation lawsuit – Australia’s most decorated soldier Ben Roberts-Smith is expected to take the witness stand on Tuesday in his defamation lawsuit over media reports he carried …

Vic lockdown risks undermining confidence – Australians and businesses have had a lot to absorb about the nation’s … The monthly National Australia Bank’s monthly business survey for May is also due on …

‘It took every cell in my body to the edge’: on Black tenderness in Australian art – I spoke to more Australian artists who represent this movement for me, and asked them … I think it’s important that more Black men in Australia – especially in …

Almost all Australian LGBTQ+ high school students hear homophobic language at school, study finds – Almost all Australian LGBTQ+ high school students hear homophobic language at school, study finds. A third say they are targeted with slurs daily and some report …

Up to 30% of aged care residents in some homes not taking up the Covid vaccination, new data shows – Guardian Australia has contacted the federal Department of Health for comment. … More than three-quarters of Australians support a mandatory Covid-19 …

‘Blacklist’ claim: Australian Research Council admits scanning applicants for ‘sensitivities’, China links – ‘Blacklist’ claim: Australian Research Council admits scanning applicants for ‘sensitivities’, China links. Research grant applicants ‘entitled to know’ if there is a …

Trusted insiders: Who’s next on Aussie cops’ hit list – Lawyers, accountants, and some government officials have also been identified as enablers of Australia’s multi-billion-dollar drug trafficking industry. The trusted …

Operation Ironside uses AFP and FBI secret AN0M app to smash criminal underworld – World Exclusive: Australia’s underworld has been smashed by a genius police sting which tricked Mafia, bikie and global gang heavyweights into delivering their …

Operation Ironside: Full list of celebrities, bikies arrested – In Victoria, police say they have landed a devastating blow on Australia’s largest outlaw motorcycle gang, arresting 20 Comanchero members and several …

The European model is best for both New Zealand and Australia – It would also allow Australia to keep Super Rugby AU while getting continual exposure to the New Zealand teams throughout. See below for what the Super …

National Australia Bank Facing Probe – “NAB has an important role in monitoring and reporting suspicious activity and keeping Australia’s financial system, our bank and our customers safe,” the bank’s …

Celtic sources deny Kevin Muscat link after Australian reports – As we discussed earlier, a radio station in Australia reported this morning that Muscat was in line to become Ange Postecoglou’s assistant coach at the Bhoys.

Bubble-Net Feeding Humpback Whales Spotted In Australia For The First Time – We’re not the only ones who have utilized nets as a means of feeding, mind, and recent footage caught off the shores of Australia shows a group of humpback …

Meet Australia’s largest dinosaur — Australotitan, the southern titan – It now represents the largest species of dinosaur ever found in Australia. … “Australotitan adds to the growing list of uniquely Australian dinosaur species …

Australian Drone Regulations NEAT Policy – Drones Looking Up, Down Under! By: Dawn M.K. Zoldi. Hot off the presses, on May 6, 2021, Australia’s’ Department …

Australia budget includes tax changes affecting foreign investors – By Paul McNab, Partner, DLA Piper Sydney. The Australian Treasurer, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg delivered Australia’s 2021–22 Federal Budget on 11 May. It was …

House price growth to slow by the end of 2021: Economists – The rapid pace of Australian house price growth is set to slow by the end of the year, economists predict, as affordability pressures bite and more homes are …

Australia’s outlook raised to stable on swift recovery: S&P – S&P Global Ratings yesterday upgraded its outlook on Australia’s “AAA” sovereign rating to “stable” from “negative,” citing the nation’s “swift economic recovery” …

Why isn’t Road Rules streaming on Paramount+? Will Australia’s My Kitchen Rules return? – Will Australia’s My Kitchen Rules return? Why does it have so many episodes? … I have not seen any of the Australian version of My Kitchen Rules—though I also …

Jamshedpur actor Saroni Roy rules Australian Fashion Week – Jamshedpur, June 7: City-born Australian actor Saroni Roy joined the AFTERPAY Australian Fashion Week 2021 (AAFW 2021) Resort 22 Collections held at …

Australia-born Aoife Colvill called up to Ireland squad – Australia-born Glasgow City striker Aoife Colvill has been called up the Republic of Ireland squad for the double-header against Iceland. Vera Pauw’s panel …

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