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# australia - Friday 9 April, 2021

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
# Australia
# Australia

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Fri 7:09 AM 23,109 Views 47 Comments

The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.

# australia - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’
# Jab
# Jab

Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’

Thu 2:20 PM 11,092 Views 8 Comments

Pfizer’s jab will now be the preferred vaccine for those under the age of 50.

# australia - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout

Wed 7:28 AM 21,495 Views 70 Comments

Scott Morrison blamed “strict export controls” introduced by the European Commission.

# australia - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

New Zealand and Australia to start quarantine-free travel
# Covid Bubble
# Covid Bubble

New Zealand and Australia to start quarantine-free travel

Tue 9:03 AM 40,270 Views 37 Comments

Ardern urged Australians to take advantage of the bubble, with New Zealand’s ski season on the horizon.

# australia - Monday 29 March, 2021

Two Australian cabinet ministers demoted amid dual rape scandals
# Australia
# Australia

Two Australian cabinet ministers demoted amid dual rape scandals

Mar 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 34,247 Views 7 Comments

Both ministers have been on leave for weeks.

# australia - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods

Mar 24th 2021, 7:09 AM 21,406 Views 1 Comment

Emergency services have made hundreds of rescues since the flood emergency in Australia’s most populous state began last week.

# australia - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Australia's government rocked by 'disgraceful' sex act allegations
# Australia
# Australia

Australia's government rocked by 'disgraceful' sex act allegations

Mar 23rd 2021, 10:54 AM 52,086 Views 35 Comments

Videos of staff from Australia’s conservative government performing sex acts in parliament have been leaked.

# australia - Monday 22 March, 2021

Dozens of towns isolated and thousands evacuated after flooding in Australian state
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Dozens of towns isolated and thousands evacuated after flooding in Australian state

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 14,903 Views 5 Comments

Emergency services in New South Wales fear up to 54,000 people could be displaced with rain forecast to continue until Wednesday.

# australia - Sunday 21 March, 2021

More evacuation orders issued in Australia amid worst flooding in decades
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

More evacuation orders issued in Australia amid worst flooding in decades

Mar 21st 2021, 7:21 AM 47,721 Views 16 Comments

Hundreds of people have been rescued from rising waters, authorities said.

# australia - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Record rain and flooding prompt evacuations in Australia
# Flash Floods
# Flash Floods

Record rain and flooding prompt evacuations in Australia

Mar 20th 2021, 9:27 AM 43,641 Views 18 Comments

Sydney’s main reservoir was filled to overflowing for the first time in 30 years, officials said.

# australia - Friday 19 March, 2021

Farmers battle to save crops after 'plague' of mice invade Australia's rural east
# Rodent Rampage
# Rodent Rampage

Farmers battle to save crops after 'plague' of mice invade Australia's rural east

Mar 19th 2021, 10:18 PM 38,466 Views 30 Comments

Farmers fear this year’s harvest is at risk and have asked the government for emergency permission to lay down pesticides.

# australia - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Australian police commissioner suggests app to prove sexual consent
# MICK MULLER
# MICK MULLER

Australian police commissioner suggests app to prove sexual consent

Mar 18th 2021, 8:05 AM 18,787 Views 36 Comments

A consent app similar to Fuller’s proposal was launched in Denmark last month.

# australia - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news
# Facebook
# Facebook

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news

Mar 16th 2021, 6:56 AM 4,992 Views 4 Comments

The pay deal follows a similar agreement struck with Google last month.

# australia - Monday 15 March, 2021

Australians rally for justice for women as alleged rapes shake government
# Allegations
# Allegations

Australians rally for justice for women as alleged rapes shake government

Mar 15th 2021, 7:02 AM 26,696 Views 1 Comment

The prime minister refused to address the demonstration in Canberra.

# australia - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place

Mar 6th 2021, 12:15 PM 20,453 Views 14 Comments

It is being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where people can socially distance in their seats.

# australia - Thursday 4 March, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official

Mar 4th 2021, 10:14 PM 34,044 Views 57 Comments

The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years
# Cape York
# Cape York

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years

Mar 4th 2021, 8:37 AM 30,924 Views 16 Comments

The Australian box jellyfish is among the world’s most venomous creatures.

# australia - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
# Australia
# Australia

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Feb 25th 2021, 7:05 AM 10,828 Views 11 Comments

Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

# australia - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law
# Compromise
# Compromise

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:09 AM 8,653 Views 8 Comments

The tech giant has resolved its conflict with the Australian government.

# australia - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,785 Views 59 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

# australia - Friday 19 February, 2021

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban
# Facebook
# Facebook

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban

Feb 19th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,681 Views 31 Comments

As of yesterday, Facebook has blanked out the pages of media outlets for Australian users.

# australia - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news
# Unfriended
# Unfriended

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news

Feb 18th 2021, 2:16 PM 16,462 Views 27 Comments

The company announced the new measure last night.

# australia - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

Feb 17th 2021, 8:39 PM 40,235 Views 45 Comments

The move comes as the Australian parliament debates laws that would force Facebook to pay for Australian news

# australia - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

Feb 16th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,283 Views 2 Comments

Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids.

# australia - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia
# Adelaide
# Adelaide

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia

Feb 9th 2021, 7:21 AM 41,763 Views 17 Comments

Thankfully no-one was badly injured.

# australia - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire
# Perth
# Perth

Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:50 AM 22,041 Views 6 Comments

One firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation.

# australia - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown
# Australia
# Australia

Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown

Jan 31st 2021, 12:05 PM 65,641 Views 43 Comments

Roughly two million residents of the city must stay at home as of this evening.

# australia - Friday 22 January, 2021

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
# Social Media
# Social Media

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,473 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

# australia - Friday 15 January, 2021

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

Jan 15th 2021, 9:33 PM 37,083 Views 40 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

# australia - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US
# Birds
# Birds

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

Jan 14th 2021, 8:55 AM 115,902 Views 83 Comments

The pigeon arrived at the garden of Kevin Celli-Bird, who says he has no interest in birds “apart from my last name”.

# australia - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed
# Grand Prix
From The42
# Grand Prix

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed

Jan 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 1,899 Views 1 Comment

The normal curtain-raiser in Melbourne is now scheduled for November.

# australia - Saturday 9 January, 2021

More virulent Covid-19 strain in Brisbane puts Australia on 'high alert'
# Australia
# Australia

More virulent Covid-19 strain in Brisbane puts Australia on 'high alert'

Jan 9th 2021, 8:22 AM 32,720 Views 17 Comments

The stay-at-home order for Brisbane was triggered after the UK strain spread from a returned traveller to a cleaner.

# australia - Monday 28 December, 2020

Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks
# Australia
# Australia

Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks

Dec 28th 2020, 1:36 PM 17,854 Views 9 Comments

The move came as South Korea recorded its first cases of the Covid variant first identified in the UK.

# australia - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Ciara Glennon's killer told he will likely die in prison as sentence handed down in Perth court
# Australia
# Australia

Ciara Glennon's killer told he will likely die in prison as sentence handed down in Perth court

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:52 AM 43,678 Views 12 Comments

Bradley Edwards was sentenced at the Australian Supreme Court today.

# australia - Friday 11 December, 2020

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'
# Man Down Under
# Man Down Under

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'

Dec 11th 2020, 11:22 AM 35,383 Views 46 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull said that Australia faces “very large barriers” to trading with the EU.

# australia - Monday 7 December, 2020

Australian surfer survives attack from great white shark
# Kangaroo Island
# Kangaroo Island

Australian surfer survives attack from great white shark

Dec 7th 2020, 9:47 AM 25,791 Views 20 Comments

The 29-year-old said he had been enjoying a “normal days surfing”.

# australia - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Covid-19: Australian researchers begin training sniffer dogs to detect virus in infected patients
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Australian researchers begin training sniffer dogs to detect virus in infected patients

Dec 6th 2020, 3:26 PM 12,613 Views 13 Comments

14 dogs are being trained as part of a feasibility study.

# australia - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Hodge misses late penalty as draw between Argentina and Australia sees All Blacks win Tri Nations
# Result
From The42
# Result

Hodge misses late penalty as draw between Argentina and Australia sees All Blacks win Tri Nations

Dec 5th 2020, 11:10 AM 9,360 Views 7 Comments

The Wallabies needed to earn a bonus point and win by 101 points to overhaul New Zealand in the final game.

# australia - Monday 30 November, 2020

Australian firefighters struggling to control massive bush fire on heritage-listed island
# Fraser Island
# Fraser Island

Australian firefighters struggling to control massive bush fire on heritage-listed island

Nov 30th 2020, 7:36 AM 17,448 Views 8 Comments

The fire on the world’s largest sand island, off Australia’s east coast, has been raging for more than six weeks.

# australia - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures

Nov 29th 2020, 11:31 AM 50,069 Views 31 Comments

The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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