Covid 19 Australia: Victoria records 705 cases, Queensland and WA face legal issue

Victoria has reported 705 new local cases of Covid-19, a drop from a record 847 cases on Saturday and 779 infections on Sunday. As vaccination rates grow, the state is now set to ease lockdown restrictions in a series of “trials” from next month. Hospitality, hairdressing and beauty businesses in

Australia: Some experienced surfers ‘no longer want to go in water’ after latest fatal shark attack

A man has died after being attacked by a shark off Australia’s eastern coast. Surfers, bystanders and paramedics tried to give him CPR, but he had a critical arm injury and could not be revived. The attack occurred off Shelly and Emerald beaches in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales –

Covid 19 coronavirus Australia: NSW records 1533 new cases, four deaths; preps emergency hospital ‘surge’

NSW has recorded 1533 new community Covid-19 cases and four more Covid-related deaths. A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at home; a woman in her 80s from south-west Sydney died at Fairfield Hospital; a man in his 50s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital; and a

Australia's central bank may reverse policy taper decision – economists

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s central bank will likely reverse its decision to taper its bond buying programme if Sydney remains in a coronavirus lockdown when the board meets on Aug.3, economists at the country’s top banks said on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past the main entrance to the Reserve Bank

Australia central bank holds rates as economy bolts ahead, A$ slips

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia’s central bank left its cash rate at record lows on Tuesday and reiterated its lower-for-longer policy stance even as data showed the country’s economic output was above its pre-pandemic level and house prices were shooting through the roof.FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past the main entrance to the

Australia PM Scott Morrison arrives in Queenstown to iron out the ‘wee devils between us’

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is talking up the importance of New Zealand’s “family ties” with Australia to counter China’s increasing influence in the Pacific. And though New Zealand and its neighbour will not always see eye-to-eye on every issue, she said the transtasman success in battling Covid-19 has put both

Australia trade deal ready in WEEKS as Liz Truss vows UK farmers won’t be undercut

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Australia's housing price boom shows signs of slowing

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) – Australia’s housing price boom is showing some signs of slowing as the rapid rise the past six months begins to constrain affordability and dampen demand. Nationwide dwelling values rose 1.8 per cent in April, the slowest pace since January after last month’s record rise, CoreLogic data released

Australia floods: Two people found dead amid fresh warnings over rising water levels

Two people have died after torrential rain sparked dangerous flash flooding along Australia’s east coast. More than 40,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as the wild weather submerged buildings, swept away livestock and cut off entire towns. New evacuation orders have been issued for residents of Sydney‘s

Australia spider horror: NSW residents warned as arachnids swarm houses – VIDEO

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