Australia news live: Queensland to reopen border to NSW as Australia weighs up NZ travel bubble

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Suspension of the NZ travel bubble is set to expire today, but fresh cases could delay its reopening as Jacinda Ardern’s Covid response rated world’s best. Follow the latest Läs mer…

Morning mail: Biden declares ‘climate day’, Google’s news experiment, The Dry ends box office drought

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Good morning, here are the lead stories this Thursday – not that you can count on them showing up in a Google search. The federal government faces fresh conflict-of-interest Läs mer…

I'm 20 and stressing to the point of getting grey hair. It's too much | Jake Turner

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Name: Jake Turner Age: 20 Dreams of: being a chef, musician and jujitsu fighter My birthday came this month just as Covid round three hit in New South Wales. Läs mer…

Important stories hidden in Google's 'experiment' blocking Australian news sites

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The search giant’s experiments see sources of questionable quality being promoted over mainstream websites in some cases Google’s “experiment” in Australia to remove major news sites from search results Läs mer…

Former NAB executive Rosemary Rogers jailed for defrauding bank of millions of dollars

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A former NAB executive who fraudulently enjoyed $5.4m worth of benefits unwittingly paid for by the bank has been jailed for at least four years and nine months. Rosemary Läs mer…

Malka Leifer lands in Melbourne to face child sex abuse charges after extradition from Israel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alleged child abuser Malka Leifer has landed back in Australia and is expected to face a Melbourne court after being extradited from Israel. Leifer arrived at Melbourne airport about Läs mer…

Australian government ordered to pay 1,300 asylum seekers whose details were exposed

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Australian government has been ordered to compensate almost 1,300 asylum seekers whose details were mistakenly exposed online in one of the country’s most shocking privacy breaches. After almost Läs mer…

UN global climate poll: ‘People’s voice is clear – they want action’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The biggest ever opinion poll on climate change has found two-thirds of people think it is a “global emergency”. The survey shows people across the world support climate action Läs mer…

Rating agency S&P warns 13 oil and gas companies they risk downgrades as renewables pick up steam

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rating agency S&P has warned 13 oil and gas companies, including the some of the world’s biggest, that it may downgrade them within weeks because of increasing competition from Läs mer…

Six of the 10 unprovoked shark attack deaths last year were in Australia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Unprovoked shark bites killed 10 people around the world in 2020 with six of the deaths in Australian waters, according to international figures. The number of unprovoked shark bites Läs mer…

Australia news live: NSW considers easing Covid restrictions as vaccine information campaign launches

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Limits on gatherings could be lifted in Sydney after more than a week of zero locally acquired cases, as Victoria records its 21st day of no community cases. Follow Läs mer…

Two years on from Australia's banking royal commission, why has progress stalled?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When the banking royal commission wrapped up in early 2019, the government said it was committed to enacting change. Senior business reporter Ben Butler explains how two years on, Läs mer…

Lucky break: how NSW got Covid under control

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After outbreaks in Sydney threatened to spoil the state’s summer, health authorities once again seem to have contained a flare-up without resorting to a city-wide lockdown State-by-state restrictions explained Läs mer…

Teenage boy dies in hospital a day after being pulled from NSW's Hawkesbury River

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A teenage boy has died a day after he was pulled from the Hawkesbury River north-west of Sydney as the national summer drowning toll approaches 60. Emergency services were Läs mer…

Human remains found on South Australian beach could belong to missing snorkeller

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Human remains have been discovered near where it was thought a man had been killed by a shark while snorkelling with his family off the South Australian coast. Police Läs mer…

Australian government MPs push for protectionism in China trade war

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A split has emerged within the Australian government, with members of the junior Coalition partner pushing protectionist policies as a way of “fighting fire with fire” in the trade Läs mer…

New Zealand borders to stay closed until citizens are 'vaccinated and protected'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jacinda Ardern has said New Zealand and “the world” need to return to some semblance of normality before she opens the country’s borders to foreign nationals. The prime minister Läs mer…

Invasion Day protests across Australia – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amid debates about abolishing the holiday, Australia Day honours and whether protests should go ahead at all, people have rallied in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra to mark the Läs mer…

Invasion Day: thousands attend vigils before 26 January protests and marches

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Dawn vigils reflect on impact of colonialism and celebrate Indigenous life before First Fleet 26 January live blog: calls for Australia Day to move amid Invasion Day protests and Läs mer…

Calls for Australia Day to move as 26 January marked by Invasion Day rallies and holiday heatwave – live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 5.15pm EST17:15 Crowd begins to gather for Sydney’s Invasion Day rally 4.54pm EST16:54 Victoria records no new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19, one in hotel quarantine 4.39pm Läs mer…

Being denied student support has thrown my plans into bedlam. But I'm determined

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As I move from the country to the city and start my life as a university student, I’m disheartened by the lack of support from Centrelink Read Bethany’s first Läs mer…

Kerry O'Brien rejects Australia Day honour in protest against Margaret Court's award

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien has rejected an Australia Day award to protest the decision to give Margaret Court the country’s highest honour. O’Brien wrote to the governor general’s secretary Läs mer…

Firefighters battle bushfire in South Australia – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Footage filmed from inside a fire engine shows a raging bushfire in a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, on 24 January. Firefighting continued overnight with reports of multiple ignition Läs mer…

Australia halts New Zealand travel bubble over case of infectious new Covid variant

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia has suspended its travel bubble with New Zealand for three days after a confirmed case of a highly transmissible Covid-19 variant was identified in a woman who had Läs mer…

Vaccine passport plan for international students in Australia 'premature', health expert says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An infectious diseases expert has said plans to bring international students back to Australia with vaccine passports are “premature” and unlikely to start this year. On Monday the education Läs mer…

‘I almost cracked’: 16-month artistic performance of mass extinction comes to a close

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart is filled with people waiting for the swift parrot to disappear. Hobart artist Lucienne Rickard has spent five weeks drawing a Läs mer…

Australia news live: SA, NSW and Victoria set for a scorcher as heatwave safety warnings issued

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 4.30pm EST16:30 Victoria records no new local Covid cases and six in hotel quarantine 3.35pm EST15:35 Man charged over Adelaide Hills bushfire Live feed Show 4.30pm Läs mer…

Google threatens to shut down search in Australia over digital news code – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Australia’s managing director Mel Silva has told a Senate committee the tech giant could remove its search engine from Australia if a code forcing the companies to negotiate Läs mer…

US attacks Australia's 'extraordinary' plan to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The United States has urged the Australian government to ditch draft media laws that would force tech giants Google and Facebook to pay news organisations for sharing their content. Läs mer…

'Law unto themselves': the Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter's power

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nationals MP Anne Webster and Labor MP Sharon Claydon are less concerned with why Donald Trump was taken off social media, and more concerned with what platforms such as Läs mer…

'Human etch-a sketch': GPS art, burbing and my attempt to recreate the Guardian masthead

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; GPS art, or GPX, is a fitness and artistic activity where your movements, traced by GPS signals, become the paint on a city-sized canvas Henry David Thoreau once wrote: Läs mer…

One third of Australian users have not updated Covidsafe app

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nearly one third of the seven million Australians who downloaded the Covidsafe app have not updated to the most recent version, as new figures show the government spend on Läs mer…

Google admits to running 'experiments' which remove some media sites from its search results

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The tech giant says it is ‘running a few experiments that will each reach about 1% of Google Search users in Australia’ Google has been hiding some Australian news Läs mer…

Guardian readers: the 10 funniest things (on the internet) this past year – according to you!

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 1. Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs by Todrick Hall Todrick Hall’s Covid cover of his own song, Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels comes front of mind. – ChrisR22 2. This song Läs mer…