Aged care regulator took four days to tell Australian government of St Basil's Covid-19 outbreak

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Aged care Labor spokeswoman says delay was a ‘catastrophic communications’ failure that may have been deadly for Melbourne aged care home’s residents St Basil’s aged care home in the Läs mer…

Global report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 million as Australia suffers deadliest day

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Five months since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a global pandemic, the number of Covid cases globally is nearing 20m, with almost 730,000 known deaths. The Läs mer…

Regional Victoria stage 3 coronavirus restrictions and lockdown rules explained

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After Victoria recorded 671 cases of coronavirus on 2 August and seven deaths, premier Daniel Andrews announced a “state of disaster” and sweeping new Covid restrictions across the state. Läs mer…

Scott Morrison presses Trump for continued detention of ex-Afghan soldier who killed three Australians

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump Hekmatullah’s potential release is the result of a peace agreement between US and Taliban but PM says ‘he should never be released’ Scott Morrison has contacted Donald Läs mer…

Government had no Covid-19 aged care plan, inquiry told, as ‘catastrophic’ failure alleged over St Basil’s

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The aged care regulator has been accused of a “catastrophic communications failure” causing a “potentially deadly delay”, amid revelations it took four days for the body to inform the Läs mer…

In the months my husband and I were apart, the world changed completely | Helen Sullivan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Coronavirus outbreak In the months my husband and I were apart, the world changed completely Helen Sullivan We didn’t know the pandemic would separate us for five months. Läs mer…

Canberra residents remain trapped on Victorian border after NSW 'reneges' on transit deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Canberra residents remain trapped on the Victorian border after the New South Wales government “reneged” on an agreement to allow them to pass through southern parts of the state Läs mer…

Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Greece sees highest daily case rise

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US cases pass 5m; French virus ship passengers sue cruise company; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June. Follow the latest updates Global infections near 20m Läs mer…

NSW wild weather: south coast towns evacuated amid flood warnings

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Several New South Wales south coast communities were on high alert on Monday morning as river levels continued to rise and towns evacuated. The body of a kayaker was Läs mer…

Three men injured after alleged stabbing at rugby league game in western Sydney

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia news Police allege a kitchen knife was used in brawl at under 20s community game between Wentworthville Magpies and Penrith Brothers Three men have been taken to Westmead Läs mer…

Global report: US nears 5m Covid cases; New Zealand goes 100 days without local transmission

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coronavirus outbreak US nears milestone as Trump extends jobless aid; NZ warns against complacency; Australia records deadliest day of pandemic to date Coronavirus – latest updates See all our Läs mer…

Young people who withdraw super may be $100,000 worse off in retirement, Labor says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Opposition steps up attacks on coronavirus support measure that allows people in financial distress to withdraw up to $20,000 Shadow assistant treasurer Stephen Jones says ‘young Australians Läs mer…

One in 12 Australians drinking alcohol every day during coronavirus outbreak, survey finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia news Alcohol and Drug Foundation says one in 10 people report consuming more than 10 standard drinks per week Download the free Guardian app to get the most Läs mer…

Victoria records 17 coronavirus deaths on Australia’s deadliest day of pandemic so far

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Daniel Andrews reports 394 new cases of Covid-19 and a record number of deaths, most of which are linked to aged care Australia has recorded its deadliest day of Läs mer…

Southern NSW hit by up to 200mm rain as weather warnings issued for coast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia weather Severe warnings for coast from Moruya to Kempsey, taking in Wollongong, Sydney and Newcastle Severe weather warnings for Sunday take in large stretch of NSW coast. Photograph: Läs mer…

Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Australian border closures ramp up

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US approaches horrific milestone; border restrictions tightened in Australian state of New South Wales; Brazil passes 100,000 deaths Ex-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Brazil Covid-19 deaths tops 100,000 Trump Läs mer…

Two-year-old Australian boy among more than 150 killed in Beirut explosion

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Beirut explosion Family of Isaac Oehlers say they are ‘heartbroken by the sudden and tragic loss of our beautiful boy’ Two-year-old Australian Isaac Oehlers, who was one of more Läs mer…

From the wreck of the pandemic we can salvage and resurrect an inner life | Nyadol Nyuon

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In early March I flew to New Zealand through the busy Tullamarine airport. I returned to a country in lockdown. I had been to speak at the New Zealand Läs mer…

A city out of time: what do we dream of when we dream of Rome?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Culture A city out of time: what do we dream of when we dream of Rome? On a writing grant to the eternal city an Italian-born Australian encounters its Läs mer…

Australia’s sheep left without shearers as Covid halts travel from New Zealand

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s a tradition that stretches back decades. Every year, hundreds of New Zealanders fly in to Australia for the spring shearing season – a huge mobilisation of workers essential Läs mer…

Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 466 new cases and 12 deaths, including second man in his 30s

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia news Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says number of mystery Covid-19 cases has risen by 130 as nine new infections announced in NSW Follow the latest coronavirus news on Läs mer…

Three women injured swimming with whales in Australia in space of a week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alicia Ramsay was hit by humpback whale’s fin days after two others injured swimming at tourist hotspot Ningaloo reef A woman snorkelling on Ningaloo Reef, on the north-west coast Läs mer…

Families at Melbourne nursing home say staff testing was delayed after coronavirus case

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Private sector aged care giant Estia is battling a third Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne after two staff members and a resident tested positive at a facility in Keilor Downs. Läs mer…

Scott Morrison appearing unruffled at a podium isn’t enough to bring calm to a crisis | Katharine Murphy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Reassuring people in the middle of a pandemic is all about instilling confidence in the government’s strategies Scott Morrison made two interesting observations this week that didn’t get much Läs mer…

’A bit of joy’: Dagwood dog vendor fights to keep Brisbane’s Ekka spirit alive

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Fifth-generation agricultural show vendor Jesse McDonald has run foul of Brisbane authorities with his driveway food truck “It even smells like the Ekka,” a young girl calls to her Läs mer…

Coronavirus Australia latest: the week at a glance

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Good evening, here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Naaman Zhou and it’s Friday 7 August. Deadliest day and 20,000 case milestone passed Läs mer…

National cabinet plans rapid-response units to curb Covid-19 outbreaks in Australian aged care facilities

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rapid response units aimed at preventing Covid-19 outbreaks in aged care could be rolled out across Australia as leaders plan ways to prevent a repeat of the heartbreak seen Läs mer…

UNSW criticised for letter in Chinese with no mention of freedom of speech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The University of New South Wales has been criticised for issuing a letter in Chinese that differs from a letter in English explaining its deletion of a tweet that Läs mer…

News Corp posts US$1.5bn loss driven by sharp declines in newspaper revenue

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News Corporation Revenue collapses by 16% in Australia and 13% in the UK, while Foxtel loses 12% of its subscribers in Australia The headquarters of News Corp in New Läs mer…

Coronavirus Australia live update: Josh Frydenberg announces jobkeeper overhaul as Victoria's downturn hits – latest news

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coalition U-turns on tougher eligibility rules as economic impact of Victoria’s stage-four restrictions takes effect. Follow live U-turn on wage subsidy changes amid Victorian second wave Follow our global Läs mer…

Australian couple to build a home on government Covid-19 grants and super changes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Housing Pair take advantage of homebuilder initiative, ability to withdraw from superannuation, and a Queensland government grant to plan home on cheap land east of Brisbane CBD Chris Gorter Läs mer…

Coalition tweaks jobkeeper scheme again amid Covid second wave in Victoria

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Ahead of Friday’s national cabinet meeting, the expenditure review committee signs off on changes that will cost $15.6bn Josh Frydenberg and Scott Morrison. The government has changed Läs mer…

Victorian officials dismiss claim of 'secret modelling' showing daily Covid cases of 1,100 next week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Health Deputy chief health officer Allen Cheng says he’s seen no data that matches the figures splashed on the front page of the Australian Allen Cheng says there is Läs mer…

Melbourne Uber drivers fear for their health as they transport passengers to Covid-19 tests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rideshare association says there has been no clarity from Victorian government on transporting potentially infectious people Follow our Australian live blog on Thursday Melbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage Läs mer…

Businesses hit by new Victorian Covid restrictions fear being thrown off jobkeeper scheme

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Victoria Business lobby urges PM to change rules that currently risk seeing sectors that saw a bump in income in June flunking out of jobkeeper program Closed businesses in Läs mer…

Victoria lockdown to push Australia unemployment to 10% and cost national economy up to $12bn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scott Morrison says situation in Victoria ‘devastating’ for state economy and national outlook as Treasury reveals forecast The lockdown in Victoria will likely push unemployment in Australia to 10% Läs mer…

Hackers cause Telstra outages in Australia’s eastern states with ‘malicious’ cyber attack

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cybercrime Customers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne were worst hit, but telco has said no personal data was compromised Internet outages on the Telstra network have been attributed to Läs mer…

More government action needed on cyberattacks against Australia, including penalties

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cybercrime Prime minister’s comments about previous attack ‘incredibly useful’, but messaging needs to be consistent, advisory panel says Prime minister Scott Morrison and minister for defence Linda Reynolds reveal Läs mer…