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by   THURSDAY DEC 3 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says COVID vaccinations will start rolling out to the British public next week. So why do Australians have to wait? The ABC reports that the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Health Minister Greg […]

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by WEDNESDAY DEC 2 The Queensland Government has ordered a full review of a bushfire that has burned a large swathe of the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island (K’gari). Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has directed the state’s Inspector General for Emergency Management, Alistair Dawson, […]

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by TUESDAY DEC 1 Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert says there are “no words to express the depth of my gratitude” after being released from an Iranian prison. The University of Melbourne lecturer arrived in Canberra last Friday, after spending more than two […]

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by MONDAY NOV 30 Scott Morrison has demanded Beijing apologise and remove a “repugnant” attack on Australia’s soldiers posted by an official Chinese government Twitter account. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian tweeted a graphic, fake photograph of an Australian soldier holding […]

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by FRIDAY NOV 27 US President Donald Trump says he will leave the White House if, as expected, the electoral college confirms Joe Biden has won the 2020 election. It is the nearest Mr Trump has come to a concession. Mr Trump […]

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by   THURSDAY NOV 26 Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert says she is departing Iran “with bittersweet feelings” and “as a friend with friendly intentions”, despite spending more than 800 days in prison. Dr Moore-Gilbert, a University of Melbourne lecturer, was detained for […]

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by   WEDNESDAY NOV 25 The NSW Government has eased coronavirus restrictions, with up to 50 people allowed to gather at private residences and work-from-home orders to be repealed. From December 1, up to 50 people will be able to gather at […]

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by   MONDAY,  More than four tropical cyclones are likely to form in the Coral Sea this summer, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has predicted, reports the ABC The BOM has briefed the Queensland Cabinet on the cyclone season outlook, with the […]

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by South Australia will come out of hard lockdown on Saturday night — three days early — and outdoor exercise with family or housemates will be allowed “effective immediately”, authorities have announced. It comes as the state records three new coronavirus cases, all […]

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by   THURSDAY, NOV 19 Australian special forces soldiers allegedly committed up to 39 murders and 19 current or former soldiers will face criminal investigation, possible prosecution and the stripping of their medals after the findings of an exhaustive inquiry released by […]

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by   WEDNESDAY, NOV 18 Victoria is setting up testing facilities at its border with South Australia, after it recorded its 19th-straight day of no new coronavirus cases and no deaths. As a coronavirus outbreak in Adelaide’s northern suburbs grows, the Victorian […]

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by   TUESDAY, NOV 17 President-elect Joe Biden has warned “more people may die” if outgoing President Donald Trump continues to block efforts to plan for a US transition of power as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. The remarks were Mr Biden’s toughest […]

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by   MONDAY, NOV 16 Seventeen coronavirus cases have now been linked to a cluster in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer says. The new cases are linked to four community cases announced yesterday. Two of the new cases worked […]

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by   Thursday, NOV 12 Australia’s Foreign Minister has issued a sharply worded statement criticising China’s Government over its latest crackdown on Hong Kong. Yesterday, Hong Kong’s Government forced out four pro-democracy politicians after China passed a resolution saying any politician who […]

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by   WEDNESDAY NOV 11 A Sydney bar has been slapped with a $10,000 fine after dancing and hugging patrons sparked multiple COVID safety breaches, news.com reports. Odyssey Bar Restaurant in Leichhardt was hit with the coronavirus fine after NSW Department of […]

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by   TUESDAY NOV 10 Multiple TV networks decided to cut away from a White House press conference this morning, after press secretary Kayleigh McEnany repeated US President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Trump and his campaign have made baseless […]

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by   MONDAY, NOV 9 Malcolm Turnbull is set to lift the lid on the Canberra culture of “boozing and screwing staff” in an explosive episode of Four Corners tonight that the Morrison Government has tried to stop going to air. The […]

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by FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2020 NSW captain Boyd Cordner has ruled himself out of the rest of the State of Origin series after the latest in a series of head knocks. Cordner came off the field in the first half of the opening […]

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by THURSDAY NOV 5 Americans on both sides of the political divide have vented their anger and frustration over the undecided presidential contest at scattered protests across the United States. Dozens of supporters of US President Donald Trump chanting “Stop the count!” […]

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by   WEDNESDAY NOV 4 As the tight US election count continued into the night, analysts predicted a result would not be clear until at least tomorrow or even later. But while the Presidential fight was unresolved, it became clear the  Democrats […]

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