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Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 18, 2021


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Australia’s swimmers raise hope of Tokyo Olympics gold medal haul – Australia will send 35 swimmers to Tokyo including Cate Campbell and Emily Seebohm; Twenty-one swimmers are off to their first Games; Kaylee McKeown, …

How to fix the broken ‘boys’ club’ that is Australian sport – You may have been perplexed to read former Sport Australia boss Kate Palmer’s recent comments about the high performance sporting “boys’ club” in Australia.

Hesitancy will remain the backbone of Australia’s vaccine program – And that hesitancy around the vaccine will remain the backbone of Australia’s vaccine program for the next few months. The hesitancy has also grown on fertile …

Changes to Australia’s travel restrictions with India could help bring children home. So how do they work? – The change is a result of “current health advice” around India’s COVID-19 pandemic, a spokesperson from the Australian Border Force (ABF) told the ABC. The

We’re changing our minds on Australia Day — and it’s happening rapidly, Australia Talks reveals – 3000 people attended the Invasion Day march in Brisbane on Australia Day 2018, waving Indigenous. Most Australians now support changing the date. (. ABC …

China action favoured by Australians on Huawei, trade – Australians want a strong response to China over growing tensions on security and trade, with 62 per cent recently surveyed saying the nation should “stick to its …\

New visa risks changing the character of Australia forever – The idea that there are some jobs that Australians simply will not do was one we refused to accept. To do so would fundamentally change Australian society into …

Xi Jinping’s effort to break Australia’s will has solidified it – China’s President Xi Jinping asked Australians whether they were prepared to stand up for their sovereignty if he applied some economic pain. We now know …

Major Australian Banks, US Airlines Briefly Hit By Internet Outages – Major Australian Banks, US Airlines Briefly Hit By Internet Outages. The disruption linked to technical issues at Akamai follows an outage at rival Fastly Inc. World …

Major Australian banks, U.S. airlines briefly hit by widespread internet outages – June 17 (Reuters) – Websites of dozens of financial institutions and airlines in Australia and the United States were briefly down on Thursday, in the second …

Australia Suffers Widespread Internet Outage – Australians’ lives were disrupted on Thursday by a widespread internet outage that impacted the country’s mail service and multiple businesses, including banks …

Queensland premier raised concerns in April about giving AstraZeneca to people in their 50s – Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, said the “risk benefit equation” had now changed for the over 50s because of the reported incidence of the rare …

Cash Is King at Australian Wealth Fund Eyeing Central Bank Pivot – Australia’s sovereign wealth fund is keeping billions in cash in a bid to be able to move quickly when markets get jittery over how central banks react to signs of …

Foreign student crisis spurs Australian states to reopen doors – SYDNEY — As Australia’s ongoing border clampdown keeps out the international students on which many of the country’s universities rely for income, state …

Australian banks report mass online outages – ADELAIDE: Australia’s major banks reported online outages affecting their websites and apps on Thursday, saying the cause of the problem was unknown and …

Australia’s swimmers on the pace in bid to knock US off Olympic perch – Australia’s Dolphins certainly have some catching up to do. In Rio, the US topped the swimming medal tally with 16 gold medals, eight silver and nine bronze for a ...

Major Australian Banks, US Airlines Hit by Widespread Internet Outages – By Jonathan Barrett and Kanishka Singh. SYDNEY (Reuters) -Websites of dozens of financial institutions and airlines in Australia and the United States were …

Tokyo Olympics: Medallists only in Swimming Australia’s brutal selection policy – Wilson, as dedicated a member of the Australian swim team as you could find, hit the wall second in the final of the 200m breaststroke at the Olympic trials in …

New Australian insurer pays out on day one – It also found that a staggering 80% of Australians are currently underinsured, costing them AU$1.5 billion in out of pocket expenses a year. As a result, Honey …

Australia names powerful team for Tokyo 2020 – Australia’s top Para swimmers are set to write a new chapter in the nation’s decorated history at the Paralympics after a 32-strong team was confirmed to …

FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon calls for UK-Australia trade deal to be put to vote – The First Minister has raised concerns about the impact of the newly-signed trade deal between the UK and Australia on Scottish farmers, and said the …

Major Australian banks, U.S. airlines hit by widespread internet outages – SYDNEY (Reuters) -Websites of dozens of financial institutions and airlines in Australia and the United States were briefly down on Thursday, in the second …

Australia restricts use of AZ-Oxford vaccine to those over 60 – Upward revision in age comes following reports of rare blood clots. Australia has become the latest country to restrict the use of the AstraZeneca-OxfordUniversity …

Why so many Australians are switching to Alcohol-free wine and beer – More and more Australians are drinking alcohol-free beverages amid the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in the quest for a healthier life. The popularity of …

Ben Simmons, Joe Ingles lead Aussies’ 19-man Olympic pool – Basketball Australia released the list on Thursday with the Philadelphia 76ers guard counted on to lead the charge for the Boomers. Latest Stories. Latest Stories.

‘No hard evidence’ Welsh farmers will be protected by Australian trade deal says MP – ‘No hard evidence’ Welsh farmers will be protected by Australian trade deal says … Government’s own climate ambitions when it comes to the UK-Australia trade …

Staff picks: policy changes to revolutionise Australia’s mining sector – Our writers picked out the key areas that Australian mining policy could do with an overhaul. JP Casey: Australia must diversify its trading partners. Mining remains …

Hydrogen Fuels Australia plans modular project in Victoria – June 17 (Renewables Now) – Hydrogen Fuels Australia (H2FA) today announced plans to launch a modular hydrogen production facility and a refuelling station …

The Suicide Squad Has Quashed That R18+ Rating In Australia – This rating was designed to restrict the film’s audience after the Australian Classification Review Board determined it contained high impact violence unsuitable …

Australians under the age of 60 will no longer be vaccinated with AstraZeneca – Australians under the age of 60 are not eligible for the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine because people between the ages of 50 and 59 are at a rare risk of …

Australian companies, central bank hit by widespread internet outages – SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s central bank, the postal service and several commercial lenders as well as other companies grappled with internet outages on …

FastBitcoins Expanding Bitcoin Buying Services To Australia – Bitcoin investment platform FastBitcoins has announced an expansion to Australia to meet growing demand for BTC investment there. FastBitcoins, a platform ...

Australia further restricts AstraZeneca vaccine over clotting concerns – Australian authorities had already restricted the AstraZeneca shot to those over 50 in April, after several cases of severe blood clots were possibly linked to it.

Australian town covered in massive spider webs, freaky video goes viral – Watch – New Delhi: In a horrific scene witnessed in Australia, a part of town from Victoria has been found covered in thick cobwebs. The region had received heavy rains …

Olympics-Campbell set for fourth Olympics as Australia name swimming team – Olympics-Campbell set for fourth Olympics as Australia name swimming team. By Syndicated Content Jun 17, 2021 | 9:54 AM. By Richard Evans.

Matthew Wilson Named On The 35-Strong Australian Team For Tokyo – Wilson was nominated to the Team under Swimming Australia’s selection … to have such fantastic ambassadors on the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo.”.

Australia limits AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people over 60 years old – Australia has administered 3.3 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and it has been linked to 60 cases of blood clots, the government has said. So far, two …

Scott Morrison lands in Australia after trip to UK for G7 summit – Prime Minister Scott Morrison has returned to Australian shores following a landmark trip to the UK to represent Australia as a guest of the 2021 G7 summit.

More Sydney exposure sites announced after Bondi virus cluster grows – Share or comment on this article: Covid-19 Australia: More Sydney exposure sites after Bondi virus cluster grows.

Iron ore price: Simandou mega project that could cripple Australia – China’s latest threats to cut off Australian iron ore has raised major concerns about the ripple effect on our domestic …

Crypto Adoption in Australia Grows Along With Concern Over Volatility – As many as 43% of Australians saw volatility as a deterrent to investing, a 14% increase since January, The Australian said. Nearly a third of respondents (32%) …

Dominant home run, crucial win in Australia: How India reached the World Test Championship final – Dominant home run, crucial win in Australia: How India reached the World Test Championship final. Virat Kohli’s men won every series barring one against New …

India Covid pandemic: Girl, 5, reunited with mother in Australia – Johannah was visiting her grandparents in India when the pandemic struck and Australia’s borders were closed.

Tim Farron urges George Eustice to hold vote on Australia deal – AN MP has said the Government’s new trade deal with Australia gives ‘Australian farmers an unfair advantage over British farmers’. In the House of Commons …

2021 Nissan Note Aura revealed in Japan, no plans for Australia – Nissan’s city car gets larger and brawnier to rival larger small hatchbacks, but there are no plans for an Australian launch. 0 shares. The 2021 Nissan Note Aura …

Australia takes 35-strong swim team to Tokyo – Australia will take a 35-strong swim team to Tokyo for next month’s Olympics following six-day trials that witnessed a world record, four new Commonwealth …

Nicola Sturgeon demands Scottish Parliament vote on Australia trade deal – In an interview on Australia television McCormack said: “The big winners are Australian producers, Australian farmers, indeed Australians full stop. “This could …

Australia says AstraZeneca vaccine only for people 60 and older – Australia has limited use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to those 60 and over, recommending that younger adults receive the Pfizer-BioNTech jab …

Exclusive: 88% Oppose Plant-Based Meat Labels Ban – EXCLUSIVE: Nearly 90% Of Public Oppose Australia’s Potential Ban On Plant-Based Meat Labels, New Poll Finds. The data comes from a poll of more than 6,000 …

Thousands Of ‘Ballooning’ Spiders Cloak Australian Town In Webs – A region in Australia’s southeast has been cloaked in sheets of web after floodwaters forced thousands of spiders to find higher ground. Residents in Victoria’s …

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