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Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 23, 2021


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Big spending in SA budget, but can the government survive an election fought on health? – Mr Lucas stressed South Australia was “not going to go down the Labor option” like the Victorian Government did in its most recent state budget. “In Victoria …

Virgin Australia to offer free flights for vaccinated Australians – Virgin Australia will join Qantas in offering free flights as an incentive for Australians to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Under the airline’s VA-X & Win …

Super Rugby negotiations stall as Australia cools on trans-Tasman competition – Rugby Australia appears to be going cold on the idea of a fully-fledged trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition next year unless it is financially compensated.

Mice infestation forces Australian prison to evacuate – Hundreds of mice are infesting the Wellington Correctional Center in New South Wales, Australia, prompting a complete evacuation. Corrective Services NSW.

Alleged Asian drug syndicate kingpin fighting extradition to Australia – While Australia has extradition treaties with both the Netherlands and Canada, Tse’s lawyer argued in court on Tuesday that Dutch extradition policies were more …

Morning Briefing June 23: Australian passenger brings Covid to NZ – Officials reveal a confirmed Covid case from Australia spent the weekend in NZ, Andrew Little orders a review of the mental health system, and a major events …

Next week’s intergenerational report gives a glimpse at 2061, a decade beyond the disputed 2050 climate target – While edging Australia ever closer to endorsing a target for 2050, Prime Minister Scott Morrison used the same line of reasoning. Australia’s goal was to reach net …

Australian coal companies not giving up on southern Alberta mines in wake of Grassy Mountain rejection – Australia-based Riversdale Resources submitted a proposal to regulators in 2016 for the Grassy Mountain project, located about seven kilometres north of the …

Virgin Australia announces Covid-19 vaccination competition with one million Velocity Frequent Flyer Points up for grabs – One vaccinated Australian could fly business class to London seven times for free as part of Virgin Australia’s bold move to encourage more people to get the jab …

Perception of China in Aust plummets: poll – More than 60 per cent of Australians also see Beijing as an increasing security threat, responding negatively to Chinese investment in Australia and Chinese …

Getting Australia’s trade deal over the line with lamb, pavlova and a side of ‘soft diplomacy’ – Thousands of Australians are also stuck overseas and deeply resent seeing their prime minister indulge himself with diverting family field trips while at the same …

UN official rejects Australia’s claim it was told Great Barrier Reef wouldn’t be put forward for ‘in danger’ list – UN official rejects Australia’s claim it was told Great Barrier Reef wouldn’t be put forward for ‘in danger’ list. Exclusive: Unesco’s Fanny Douvere denies any political …

Stinging secret: research reveals how venom from Australian caterpillars could be used in medicines – The venom of a native Australian caterpillar contains compounds that could be used in medicines and pest control, new analysis has found. Caterpillars of the …

Survey reveals Australians are worried about the transition from coal power – 70% of households feel they are getting value for money for their electricity, but many are not confident about the end of coal, Energy Consumers Australia finds.

Political ploys and an ocean jewel: what’s behind the UN’s ‘in danger’ warning for the Great Barrier Reef – The Australian government says it has been blindsided by a recommendation by … Australia’s ocean jewel is the world’s biggest coral reef system – celebrated …

Australians have lost trust in Chinese government but don’t want to be dragged into war, poll finds – Australians have lost trust in Chinese government but don’t want to be dragged into war, poll finds. More people view China as a security threat than an economic …

Australian prison forced to evacuate its inmates after a mice outbreak – Australia has been plagued by rodents who have devoured crops and invaded homes, schools and hospitals, causing millions of dollars of damage. By: Trends …

UN says Great Barrier Reef is ‘in danger’ but Australia disagrees – CANBERRA, Australia – Australia said Tuesday that it would fight plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, …

Australian school asks boys to rate potential mates – A co-ed high school in Australia reportedly asked boys to rate potential partners based on a system that prioritized looks, being a virgin and a “strong Christian” …

Australia fights UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef’s health – CANBERRA, Australia — Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, …

Not so great: UNESCO adds Australia’s reef to endangered sites – Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists …

The UK-Australia trade deal and what it means for small business – Boris Johnson has announced a provisional trade deal – an agreement in principle – with Australia. Here’s what small businesses need to know. COMMENT.

Alleged Asian drug kingpin fighting extradition to Australia – Alleged drug kingpin Tse Chi Lop. He has denied wrongdoing and is contesting extradition with his lawyer, arguing that Australian authorities essentially …

Storied Curator Diego Cortez Dies, Banksy Tries to Protect Work in Australia, and More: Morning Links for June 22, 2021 – Storied Curator Diego Cortez Dies, Banksy Tries to Protect Work in Australia, and More: … Some Australian legal experts question whether the plan will work.

Australia rejects UN warning to list Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” – has suffered such extensive damage that it should be listed as “in danger.” The warning prompted an immediate rejection from the Australian government.

Howden appoints new CEO for Australia | Insurance Business – International insurance broker Howden has appointed Matt Bacon as its new chief executive officer for Howden Australia, one of the newest entrants to the …

Sydney could face lockdown after coronavirus cases surge – The following day, Australia’s international borders were closed and every state and territory soon brought in lockdown rules amid a spiralling number of cases …

Australia to fight plans to downgrade Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status – Australia is vowing to fight a recommendation from a UNESCO committee that would downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status because of …

Australia has two men for Olympics golf | 7NEWS.com.au – Australia has two qualifiers, Cameron Smith, who is ranked 12th, and Marc Leishman, who is 19th. The men’s qualification system for Tokyo commenced on July …

UN Says Great Barrier Reef is ‘In Danger,’ Causing Australian Government Meltdown … – Fish swimming through the coral on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. They’re trying to hide because they know they’re in danger. Photo: William West (Getty Images).

Mice plague prompts evacuation of prison in Australia – A plague of mice that has ravaged vast swathes of eastern Australia has forced the evacuation of a prison while authorities repair gnawed electrical wiring and …

UNESCO Recommends Great Barrier Reef Be Enlisted ‘In Danger’; Australia To Challenge Plan – Consequently, the report has suggested that a revised version of the Reef 2050 Plan (Australia’s key reef policy) should include the inference from a major …

Australians walking into ‘plume of infectious particles’, warns epidemiologist over Delta strain – Australians have been warned against the highly infectious Delta strain with one epidemiologist describing positive cases are “walking into a cloud of infectious …

Australian AI plan promises new money and standards overhaul – The Australian government will establish a new national AI centre, overhaul its public sector data standards and boost its direct investment in AI to almost half a …

The Week That Was: US, Australia Olympic Trials Conclude – #2: Swimming Australia Names Olympic Team. DEL_9422. Australia Team: Photo Courtesy: Swimming Australia. By Liz Byrnes. Australian Olympic Team Chef de …

Second Supply-class AOR vessel for RAN arrives in Australia – The second and final Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ship on order for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has arrived in Australia after having left …

Indian students of Australian universities in dire straits – When 19-year old Pranavi Jamwal got admission last year into one of the world’s top ten political science programmes at Australia’s top university which has …

Aussie rushed home to see dying mum banned from seeing her because he is in hotel quarantine – James Turbitt – who has twice tested negative for Covid and is fully vaccinated- raced back to Australia from Belgium to be by his mother’s bedside, but was forced …

Mice plague forces evacuation of Australian prison – Millions of mice have wreaked havoc in the grain-growing region of Australia’s most populated state for months. They have devoured crops and invaded homes, …

Ballooning spiders leave Australian region covered in webs – A sea of silk engulfed an area in Australia’s southeast caused by sheet web spiders that normally live on the ground looking for shelter according to ecologist …

Australia hits out at threatened UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef – The Great Barrier Reef was worth an estimated $4 billion a year in tourism revenue for the Australian economy before the coronavirus pandemic. Australia said …

Huge spider webs engulfs Australian towns after floods – Another town in south-east Australia has found itself completely covered in spider webs after after several days of heavy rain and floods hit the area. Victoria’s …

Australia fights UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef health – The committee said in a draft report on Monday that “there is no possible doubt” that the network of colorful corals off Australia’s northeast coast was “facing …

Mouse Plague Forces Evacuation of Australian Prison – Officials in Australia’s New South Wales state say a plague of mice that has been tormenting farmers for several months has now forced the evacuation of …

Sydney’s first net zero energy house shows Australians are ready to pay more for green – “It was a pretty hotly contested auction, and we were very pleased with the result,” said Craig D’Costa, general manager at developer Sekisui House Australia.

Australia vows to challenge UNESCO’s plans to downgrade Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status – The UN World Heritage Committee in a draft report said ‘there is no possible doubt’ that the network of colourful corals off Australia’s northeast coast was ‘facing …

‘Stay focused on what matters’: Scott Morrison’s warning to coalition party room – Mr Joyce meanwhile has told the joint partyroom meeting the Coalition needs to unify, and has warned a changing world paradigm will present Australians with …

Sony Music Australia ‘investigating complaints of toxic workplace culture’ – Sony Music Australia has been hit by allegations of a toxic workplace culture after reports its US parent company brought in legal counsel to investigate claims of …

McAleer ‘seriously concerned’ at UK-Australia trade deal – ‘Sacrificial lambs’ in the UK-Australia deal. McAleer, who also chairs the Stormont Agriculture Committee, said the deal raised environmental concerns and also …

FutureBrand Australia designs new identity for MyFavorito – Branding company FutureBrand Australia has launched a new brand for global sports sponsorship platform, MyFavorito. alt. MyFavorito’s brand strategy leads …

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