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Overnight News Headlines (Australia): July 20, 2021


Children account for 15 per cent of Australian farm deaths, says AgHealth study – 15 per cent of farm deaths are children under 14 years old, according to an AgHealth Australia study; A Ballarat farmer says she is shocked almost one in six … Australia’s first body image program for primary schools aims to help … Continue reading

Overnight News Headlines (Australia): July 19, 2021


Race on for Australian rare earth supplies as fears grow over China’s market ‘monopoly’ – It comes two years after David Gainer, the US Consul General to Perth, visited a rare earths mine near Laverton in outback Western Australia just days into the … Swim league to be launched in Australia – Taylor says the … Continue reading

Overnight News Headlines (Australia): July 18, 2021


New study reveals history of Aboriginal trade with foreign visitors before British settlement – They are markers of an annual Asian occupation of the northernmost tip of Western Australia that remains a mystery. “This is an unknown part of Australian … Lolesio kicks 14-man Australia to win to seal series against France – Wallabies flyhalf … Continue reading

Overnight News Headlines (Australia): July 17, 2021


Team USA Women’s Basketball Team Stunned in Loss to Australia – The United States have taken another devastating loss to Australia in the same week. Just days after Kevin Durant and the U.S men’s team were stunned and … Australia COVID news LIVE: NSW looks to clamp down on lockdown retail; Victoria’s exposure sites top … Continue reading

Overnight News Headlines (Australia): July 16, 2021


Australian fitness giant F45 valued at $2b after Wall Street debut – The backers of Australian founded F45 Training are set for a big payday with the fitness giant listing on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday (US time) … Report: Team USA vs. Australia exhibition could get canceled over Covid-19 concerns – Now, … Continue reading

Overnight News Headlines (Australia): July 15, 2021


South Australians warned to expect COVID restrictions amid outbreak fears – South Australians have been put on notice to follow COVID-19 rules and regulations or face tougher restrictions in response to a potential local outbreak of the … Chris Hipkins: If you can’t afford to be stuck in Australia, come home to NZ – Western … Continue reading

Overnight News Headlines (Australia): July 14, 2021


Australia news LIVE: NSW cases and exposure sites grow; Melbourne awaits testing results – Australia news LIVE: NSW cases and exposure sites grow; Melbourne awaits testing results. We have made our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic free for … The Chase Australia: The Shark tests his fans’ knowledge in daily quiz – The Chase … Continue reading

Australia’s Overnight News Headlines: July 13, 2021


This year’s census will have two new questions, but there are a few topics that won’t be addressed – LGBTIQ+ advocates say the lack of questions around sexual orientation is concerning. The census, run every five years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) … Australia news LIVE: Sydney cases and exposure sites soar; Victoria … Continue reading

Australia’s Overnight News Headlines: July 11, 2021


Australia COVID news LIVE: NSW braces for more cases, more weeks of lockdown as Delta strain outpaces contact tracers – Vaccination targets to move to phase two of reopening plan. By James Massola and Aisha Dow. Australia’s plan to end COVID-19 lockdowns and begin reopening … Australian stage going Rouge – Carmen Pavlovic is part … Continue reading

Australia’s Overnight News Headlines: July 10, 2021


These young First Nations people want to see more caring for Country around Australia – And in Central Australia, Shania Armstrong is undertaking a different kind of … is an opportunity for Indigenous Australians to advocate for greater protection of … ‘People dropping like flies’: Australians in Indonesia fear for their safety as deadly Delta … Continue reading

Australia’s Overnight News Headlines: July 9, 2021


COVID-19 breaking news: Sydney bracing for spike in cases; Major police operation starts in key suburbs; No new local Victorian cases – Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia’s vaccine rollout is “ramping up” after securing 300,000 extra Pfizer doses for Sydney and a million a week for the … ASX to drop as Wall Street … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – July 8, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed COVID-19 breaking news: Nervous wait for Sydney with COVID cases expected to spike; Queensland hospital staff in isolation after helping save the life of COVID patient; Calls for Federal Government to better help businesses in lockdown – South Australia could reopen its border to the Northern Territory and … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – July 7, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Australia breaking news today, live coronavirus updates and headlines July 70, 2021 – Senator Canavan’s comments come after it was announced the Australian Formula … Senator Canavan said Australia wouldn’t have had to halve international … Australia news LIVE: Sydney’s lockdown set to be extended; masks will no … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – July 6, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Flight caps will bump 18,000 Australians off flights home in the next six weeks – London: Airlines say 18,000 Australians are set to be bumped from flights back home in the next six weeks as a result of the national cabinet’s decision to halve … The Chase Australia: … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – July 5, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Australia-NZ travel bubble: Victoria, SA, ACT, Tasmania – From 11.59pm on Sunday night, people from Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT will be allowed to travel to New Zealand without spending 14 days … Australian Ben O’Connor wins stage nine of the Tour de France, moves to … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – July 4, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Contact tracing in the spotlight as experts warn of major animal disease risk – Questions are being raised about Australia’s ability to trace livestock as the country’s chief vet warns the risk of a major animal disease outbreak is increasing. The UK’s preparing to administer COVID vaccine booster … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – July 3, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed ‘Every day for me is a waiting game’: Australians call for clearer timeline to open international borders – Vikrant Sharma is an Australian living in Melbourne with his wife Marisa and … Australia closed its international borders to all non-citizens and non-residents in … If the Tokyo Olympics … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – July 2, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Rory McIlroy ‘stuck in neutral’ as Australian Lucas Herbert sets Irish Open pace with 64 – Australia’s Lucas Herbert carded a superb first round of 64 in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy laboured to an opening … Stepto Headed to Tokyo Olympics … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – July 1, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Casual workers again the forgotten faces of Australia’s latest COVID lockdowns – As almost half of Australia battles through a lockdown, hundreds of thousands of casual workers without leave entitlements are facing an uncertain and anxious … Covid-19 Australia: Annastacia Palaszczuk is slammed for derailing the vaccine rollout … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 30, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Australia is an outlier on private schools – but that’s the way many parents like it – This year’s Australia Talks National Survey 2021 found parents at independent schools had the highest rate of satisfaction with the education their child is … Covid-19 and Vaccine News: Live Updates … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 29, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Simmons won’t play for Australia at Olympics – Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons won’t play for Australia at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, Australia head coach Brian Goorjian confirmed. COVID lockdown Australia: Vaccines open to anyone under 40 – The final sprint was disrupted by another crash when … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 28, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Trust in Australian development NGOs is on the rise – “Thinking now about Australian non-governmental organisations and charities that do aid work in poorer countries, how much do you trust these organisations to … Australia’s Northern Territory ‘facing its biggest threat since Covid crisis began’ – Australia’s Northern … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 27, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Quarantine free travel with Australia paused for three days – A general view shows the empty Qantas departure terminal at Melbourne Airport on August 20,. Photo: AFP. Quarantine free travel from all Australian states and … Virgin Australia passengers ordered to isolate after cabin crew member tests positive … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 26, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Japan-born Yahiro named as Australia’s first karate Olympian – Japan-born Tsuneari Yahiro is heading to Tokyo as Australia’s first karate Olympian. Yahiro will compete in the 75-kilogram kumite division as the sport makes … Delta Coronavirus Variant Prompts Limits in Australia, Israel, as India Warns of New Mutation … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 25, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Australian government slammed for ‘shameful’ exclusion of Afghan contractors from protection visa program – The federal government is being criticised for refusing refugee visas for contractors who worked with Australia in Afghanistan because they weren’t directly … China appeals to WTO over Australia’s duties – The Chinese government … Continue reading

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