Govt starts domestic violence response
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Govt starts domestic violence response
Australia is trending down in military capability as historians warn China's ruling party could make a desperate and bold move. Read why.
La Boite's artists company is embedding Queensland creatives in the theatre company for 18 months. Markus RavikIn the arts in Australia, precarious employment, unpaid work and short-lived careers are the norm. Many artists and arts workers have “portfolio careers”, piecing together a mixture of jobs while competing for limited funding and career opportunities in the arts. COVID-19 shone a glaring spotlight on this precarity, exposing the lack of permanent jobs in the sector. Some 81% of artists
One of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats.In excerpts released before a speech on Monday, Professor Sarah Gilbert says the scientific advances made in fighting deadly viruses "must not be lost" because of the cost of fighting the current pandemic.
The butterflies have flown from the United States and Canada to Mexico to escape the winter cold. Source: Reuters
The USA Power Lotto is offering Aussies the chance to win $400 million in Tuesday's draw. Find out how to enter the draw through the Lottery Office today.
Businesses in the Victorian town of Ballarat have closed and Eureka Stockade anniversary events have been postponed due to a so-called freedom rally.Extra police were deployed as hundreds of protesters gathered at Civic Hall on Sunday carrying Australian and Eureka flags, to protest against vaccine mandates and new state pandemic laws.
A Sydney man who stabbed another in the neck with a smashed whiskey bottle near the city's harbour has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.Graham Anthony Egan, 52, pleaded not guilty to murdering Benjamin Coleman, 40, opposite Pyrmont Bay Park on September 22, 2019.
The body of a 20-year-old man who went missing while swimming off the Sunshine Coast has been found.Rescue crews had resumed their search for the man identified in media reports as Travis Davis of Capalaba, south of Brisbane, after he was swept away at Shelly Beach near Caloundra on Saturday afternoon.
Amid ongoing deadly hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, an Australian woman is risking her life to help her ancestral homeland.Just weeks after the heaviest fighting this year in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe claimed 22 lives, 55-year-old mother of two Milena continues running kindergarten programs in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.
The mother is alleged to have given a chilling four-word response when asked where her daughter was. Find out more.
Children over five have been provisionally approved to receive te the Pfizer vaccine.Read more here.
Australians are still deserting Melbourne and Sydney in droves and moving to Brisbane or Perth, according to an online removalist booking company."We are a good proxy of the total people moving house in Australia - you would not look at our site unless you wanted to move," Adam Coward from Muval told AAP.
Jacinda Ardern has hailed her country's "astonishing" vaccination rate as New Zealand's downtick of COVID-19 cases continues and Aucklanders enjoy restored freedoms.November brought pandemic highs for New Zealand, with 15 deaths, and daily cases pushing beyond 200 for the first time.
Labor has pledged not one job would be lost under its long-awaited climate policy.In an address to the National Press Club, the opposition's climate change spokesman Chris Bowen described the party's pledge for a 43 per cent cut in emissions by 2030 as "targets with teeth".
Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs have killed at least 24 people in Sudan's western Darfur region, an aid group says.It was the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region.
Omicron cases are on the rise in Australia, with fears the variant is spreading in the community. Read more.
Victoria's chief health officer is talking up the safety of Pfizer's paediatric COVID-19 vaccine as his state and others wait final clearance for five- to 11-year-olds.The young cohort is to soon become eligible for the vaccine after it was provisionally approved by the nation's medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Western Australia will reopen its borders before the widespread vaccination of younger children but it won't come soon enough to rescue the fifth Ashes Test.WA's strict border regime had already loomed as an insurmountable barrier to hosting the event before Cricket Australia made it official on Monday, saying it was "not possible to align the respective priorities" of the various stakeholders.
Many Aussies dream of a northern hemisphere Christmas and when they travel abroad, enjoy experiencing the wintry scenes: snowy streetscapes with twinkling fairy lights; long evenings next to a log fire; woolly Christmas jumpers and mulled wine.But not all intended to have quite so many of them.
The UK government has tightened travel restrictions amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travellers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight.Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the new rules will apply from 4am London time on Tuesday.