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The butterflies have flown from the United States and Canada to Mexico to escape the winter cold. Source: Reuters
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
There was no deadline for deciding whether it was possible to source an adequate replacement workforce at a Melbourne aged home struck by COVID-19, an inquest has heard.Outbreak managers replaced the entire St Basil's Home for the Aged staff with an emergency workforce on July 22 last year, during Melbourne's second wave.
Queensland authorities have refused to investigate the allegations and Adani says it is working in a 'respectful' way. Find out more.
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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.
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.
Independent MP Zali Steggall says federal ministers have lost touch with the public after a number of Liberal frontbenchers welcomed the idea of Gladys Berejiklian making a tilt for the federal seat of Warringah.Speculation has increased the former NSW premier would put her hand up for Liberal preselection to run against Ms Steggall in the northern Sydney electorate after the independent won it from former prime minister Tony Abbott in 2019.
Scott Morrison's government has given its full-throated support to the former premier to join the team, despite an ongoing investigation.
Delfina Pan's loved ones revealed the suspect, 20, 'didn't leave her alone' and she had refused to go to New York with him. Read about the allegations.
Thousands of Victorians were unjustly and inhumanely denied a COVID-19 border exemption to return from NSW to farewell dying loved ones, get medical care or start jobs, says Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass.Of 33,252 applications to the Department of Health permit scheme from July 9 to September 14, when the probe was launched, only eight per cent were granted.
Gambian police have fired tear gas to disperse supporters of losing presidential candidate Ousainou Darboe as protesters took to the streets outside the capital Banjul to contest the re-election of President Adama Barrow.Hundreds of protesters had gathered in the community of Serekunda, 12km from Banjul, the day after Darboe and two other candidates said they would not accept Barrow's resounding win in Saturday's election.
After lurching from deadline to deadline, China Evergrande Group is again on the brink of default, with pessimistic comments from the property developer raising expectations of direct state involvement and a managed debt restructuring.Having made three 11th-hour coupon payments in the past two months, Evergrande will again face the end of a 30-day grace period on Monday, with dues this time at $US82.
The Reserve Bank does not believe the emergence of Omicron will derail the economic recovery as Australians more broadly look set to spend big in the run-up to Christmas.But the International Monetary Fund believes uncertainty around the economic outlook remains high, warning renewed domestic virus outbreaks would pose downside risks to economic growth.
NSW Police have released video of a man running with a jerry can as they make a renewed appeal for information regarding the death of 22-year-old Mejed Derbas whose body was found in a burnt out car earlier this year.
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.
Ex-servicemen who last saw battle half a century ago were the only voices being heard on critical policy decisions while younger veterans who had fought "very different wars" were being ignored.Sunshine Coast Young Veterans president, Peter Kennedy, has told a royal commission that Vietnam veterans were the only ex-servicemen organisations that had a seat on the national Ex-Service Organisations Round Table.
Eighteen Australians are facing criminal charges after a global money-laundering sting that stopped $2.6 million in "dirty cash" flowing through the nation's financial institutions.
Video captured in Perth shows the boat accelerating at pace towards the shore before it crashes into a ute.
Residents from a Melbourne aged care home struck by COVID-19 appeared malnourished, dehydrated and "barely conscious" after being transferred to a hospital, an inquest has been told.Outbreak managers replaced the entire St Basil's Home for the Aged staff with an emergency workforce on July 22 last year, during Melbourne's second wave.