Beijing orders factories to shut
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West Australian businesses have expressed gloom over the state's border reopening delay as they await clarity on new isolation rules.Premier Mark McGowan will on Friday chair a meeting of the state disaster council to discuss close contact definitions and quarantine requirements.
Former Seven Network television host Andrew O'Keefe is being assessed by a clinician while in custody and will be applying for bail after allegedly choking and kicking a woman, a court has been told.The 50-year-old presenter was arrested early on Thursday after getting into an argument with the 38-year-old woman on Tuesday in a Sydney CBD unit, police say.
The "virtual fatigue" felt by so many of us will change the way Australia lives and works, a survey shows.Years of tapping to seek advice or treatment, order food, try to learn, or see colleagues and friends are taking their toll.
A Melbourne-based group has been chosen to redevelop an old gasworks site in Adelaide, with the $459 million plan expected to generate up to 1000 ongoing jobs.South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas says the MAB Corporation has been selected as the preferred bidder to acquire, remediate and develop the 5.
British and Australian navy ships have arrived in Tonga to deliver aid without making contact with anybody ashore, to avoid spreading COVID-19 in a nation which has never had an outbreak.The danger of spreading the disease was underscored when nearly two dozen sailors aboard the Australian ship HMAS Adelaide were reported infected on Tuesday, raising fears they could bring the coronavirus to the small Pacific archipelago devastated by an undersea volcanic eruption and a tsunami on Jan.
The Prime Minister has addressed the now-viral images of him and the former Australian of the Year. Read what he had to say here.
A NSW man has lost his licence and been charged with drink-driving after being nabbed by police twice on Australia Day.Police charged the man with two high-range drink-driving offences after being stopped twice within hours in the state's north on Wednesday.
North Korea says its two latest rounds of weapons tests this week were successful while vowing to bolster its nuclear "war deterrent" and speed up the development of more powerful warheads.It appeared North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not attend the tests on Tuesday and Thursday, which were detected by the militaries of neighbours South Korea and Japan.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson played no part in authorising the removal of animals from Kabul during the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan last year, and emails suggesting he did are wrong, a minister says.Johnson, whose premiership is under immense pressure over allegations of parties at his Downing Street office during COVID-19 lockdowns, has dismissed as nonsense accusations that he intervened to ensure the safety of the Nowzad rescue charity's animals run by ex-British soldier
ShutterstockScott Morrison will announce $1 billion over nine years for ground and water programs for the Great Barrier Reef when he visits the area on Friday. The Prime Minister said the $1 billion would extend the federal government’s investment under the Reef 2050 Plan to more than $3 billion. “Funding will support scientists, farmers and traditional owners, backing in very latest marine science while building resilience and reducing threats from pollution in our oceans and predators such as
Climate change must be urgently tackled to save the tourism destination, environmentalists warn.
A man in his 80s has become the latest fatality from COVID-19 in the ACT, as the national capital recorded another 734 cases.The latest fatality brings the death toll in the ACT to 26 since the pandemic began, and was the fifth this week alone.
ShutterstockEven before the pandemic, recent research shows most Australian teachers worked an average of 140 to 150% (one-and-a-half times) of their paid hours in a typical week. And they’re not necessarily getting to focus on aspects of the job they believe are important, such as actual teaching. In fact, the same research shows teachers spend, on average, 1.5 times as many hours on non-teaching tasks, such as administration and compliance reporting, as they do on face-to-face teaching. Adding
To demand Grace Tame smile for Scott Morrison is to prioritise deference over the very activism that won her Australian of the Year in the first place.
Find out how the office supply store is attempting to put end to fraudulent vaccination certificates.
A member of Ukraine's National Guard has opened fire on his fellow soldiers, killing five people and wounding five more, Ukraine's Interior Ministry says.The serviceman was detained by police but his motives remain unclear.
Sweden's government has given the go-ahead for the building of a storage facility to keep the country's spent nuclear fuel safe for the next 100,000 years.What to do with nuclear waste has been a major headache since the world's first nuclear plants came on line in the 1950s and 1960s.
Two people are lucky to be alive after crashing a Lotus sports car in Hong Kong.
Australia's religious leaders have called for the release of asylum seekers in detention following the Novak Djokovic controversy.The star tennis player, who arrived to compete in the Australian Open, was detained by immigration authorities in Melbourne's Park Hotel and deported a fortnight ago after failing to meet the country's vaccination requirements for international visitors.
Britain is not ruling out sanctions targeted at Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin in person if Russia invades Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says.US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans to shield Europe from a potential energy supply shock.