Labor welcomes new medical cannabis laws
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Labor welcomes new medical cannabis laws
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The Morrison government is sticking to its argument that Labor must agree to its version of an integrity commission before introducing legislation to parliament.The government says draft legislation has been available for scrutiny for some time but Labor says it does not go far enough.
Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil has died aged 68.Gulpilil enjoyed an acting career spanning 50 years, appearing in iconic films such as Walkabout, The Last Wave, Crocodile Dundee, The Tracker and Rabbit Proof Fence, before he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017.
South Australia has tightened its border rules following the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.All international travellers and people arriving in SA from high-risk Australian locations will again be required to quarantine for 14 days.
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Fears of the latest coronavirus variant have consumed the world, with cases popping up in ever more countries while experts sought to assess the true nature of the threat.Dubbed Omicron, there are worries that it could be more contagious and make vaccines less effective.
Two cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Canada, provincial health officials say.The cases of the variant, which was first detected in southern Africa last week, were reported in two people in Ottawa who had recently travelled to Nigeria, the Ontario government said on Sunday.
Hundreds of environmental protesters have blocked major roads in Serbia to protest against new laws they say will give free rein to foreign mining companies.Serbia's government has offered mineral resources to companies including Chinese copper miner Zijin and Australia's Rio Tinto, but green activists say the projects would pollute land and water in the Balkan nation.
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The UK will offer a COVID-19 booster shot to all adults in a bid to accelerate its vaccination program amid concern over the new Omicron coronavirus variant, as eight more cases were found in the country.Britain as a whole has reported 11 cases of the new variant, which the World Health Organisation said on Monday was likely to spread internationally and posed a very high risk of infection surges.
Israel is set to ban the entry of all foreigners into the country, making it the first country to shut its borders completely in response to the potentially more contagious Omicron coronavirus variant.It also says it will reintroduce counter-terrorism phone-tracking technology in order to contain the spread of the variant.
South Australia will take whatever action is necessary to protect people from the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Premier Steven Marshall says.SA has already tightened its border restrictions for international arrivals, lifting the quarantine requirement from seven to 14 days.
Virgil Abloh, fashion's highest profile Black designer and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton's menswear collection, has died of cancer, Vuitton's owner LVMH said.LVMH said Abloh, 41, had been battling cancer privately for years.
Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey is stepping down from his role and Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will now lead the company, the social networking site has announced.The appointment of Agrawal, a 10-year veteran of Twitter, marks an endorsement of a strategy the company previously laid out to double its annual revenue by 2023 and also indicates an increasing focus on Twitter's long-term ambition to rebuild how social media companies operate.
If China adopted the same pandemic control tactics as the US, Britain and Israel it could spell disaster, mathematicians say. Read more about their study.
Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija said the emergence of the variant was the result of a failure to vaccinate developing countries. Read more about her comments.
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Australia's national security committee will discuss whether the country can reopen to vaccinated visa holders as scheduled. Find out more.