Australia

Victoria records 176 COVID-19 cases as state races to vaccinate its way out of lockdown

Victoria has recorded 176 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections on Thursday, a day after the Premier conceded driving the state’s Delta outbreak down to zero was no longer possible. Contact tracers have linked 83 of the new cases to existing outbreaks. Health authorities say more information will be provided later about the number of cases who were in quarantine while ...

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Splashup announced as Xccelerate21 winner

    Simplifying the ecommerce shopping and comparison experience and finding ‘just the right item’ is the mission for Aussie startup Splashup, and they are now one-step closer to achieving that goal after securing a $150,000 SAFE note through Commonwealth Bank’s venture-scaling entity, x15ventures. Announced this morning, Splashup co-founders, Nathalie Rafeh and Vivek Bharadwaj, are the winners of Xccelerate21 – ...

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Call from Iraqi doctors to the community 

We , Iraqi Australian doctors, have been privileged to look after your health for many years. Our main goal is to work with and for you. You have for many years entrusted us with your health and listened to our clinical judgment. Now we are asking you again, to trust our judgment about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 ...

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New vaccination clinic for Canterbury-Bankstown

Community members including the priority group of 16-to-39 year olds can receive their free Pfizer vaccination at a new clinic opening in Bankstown tomorrow (Thursday 19 August). The clinic at Bankstown PCYC at 55-57 Meredith St will open seven days a week from 8.30am to 6pm and futher expand South Western Sydney Local Health District’s vaccination program in the region. ...

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Australia rescues just 26 people from Afghanistan on evacuation flight with space for 128

By: Daniel Hurst Australia’s first evacuation mission to Afghanistan rescued just 26 people amid growing fears about dangerous conditions outside Kabul’s airport, but the prime minister says he hopes those numbers will ramp up with further flights in coming days. Scott Morrison confirmed the low initial figure – believed to be mostly Australian passport holders – as he said Australian ...

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NSW records 681 new COVID-19 cases, another death

NSW recorded 681 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8:00pm on Thursday. It is the highest number of new cases the state has ever recorded in a day. There was also one COVID-19 death, bringing the state’s total fatalities in this Delta outbreak to 61. The man was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions. ...

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Scott Morrison criticises ‘crazy’ COVID-19 conspiracy theories, George Christensen defends comments on restrictions

By: Jade Macmillan The Prime Minister criticised what he described as “crazy, rubbish” conspiracy theories about COVID-19 a day after the views of one of his backbenchers were formally condemned by Parliament. The House of Representatives took the unusual step of condemning comments made by Queensland MP George Christensen on Tuesday, after he used a speech to argue masks and ...

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Melbourne lockdown extended by seven days as Victoria records 20 local COVID-19 cases

By: Joseph Dunstan and Bridget Rollason Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed Melburnians will spend another week in lockdown, warning if restrictions were eased now the state could rapidly find itself battling a similar outbreak to New South Wales. “This is very challenging for every single Victorian who would like to be going about their business, they would like to be ...

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Landmark report confirms Australia is 1.4C warmer and how different regions are being impacted by climate change

By: Charis Chang A landmark new report has confirmed Australia has already warmed 1.4C with impacts already seen in many regions, particularly in the southern parts of the country. Scientists have observed changes to the Earth’s climate in every region in the world and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, ...

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