Saturday, April 10, 2021

Australia

Backlash forces Australia to scrap sexual harassment exemption for judges and politicians

The government is struggling to contain a backlash over allegations of mistreatment of female lawmakers and staff.

NZ-Australia travel bubble to begin April 18

Qurantine-free travel between the two countries will begin in just under a fortnight.

Olympic kayaker tried to smuggle US$150 million of cocaine into Australia

The cocaine packages were transferred from a ship at sea, then a high speed chase by navy and police vessels ensued.

Papua New Guinea to start Covid-19 campaign with jabs from Australia

Canberra is worried an 'uncontrolled' outbreak would affect not only PNG but the wider region.

Aussie art festival cancels plan to soak Union Jack in indigenous blood

The European artist said the installation aimed to convey the pain and destruction caused by colonialism.

Australia prepares for further floods even as blue skies reappear

More than 40,000 people in the state have been evacuated so far.

‘Disgraceful’ sex acts in parliament rock Australia’s government

The graphic images have prompted fresh outrage from female lawmakers and the Australian public, coming on the heels of the rape allegations that sparked mass nationwide protests.

NZ drafts plans for Australia travel bubble

PM Jacinda Ardern says the government will exercise the cautious approach that has allowed New Zealand to limit its virus toll to 26 deaths in a population of five million.

Australia ‘deeply worried’ as Covid-19 explodes in Papua New Guinea

Dozens of medical workers have tested positive and PNG is asking for Australia's help in expediting vaccines for its doctors and nurses.

Australia says working on travel bubble with Singapore

The deal will reportedly allow Singaporeans and Australians who have been vaccinated to travel between the countries without quarantining.

Italy blocks AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia as EU still short of jabs

Italy explained the move by saying that Australia is not on a list of 'vulnerable' countries.

Australia extends international flight ban for 3 more months

Anyone hoping to enter Australia will have longer to wait as arrivals are limited to the capacity of mandatory quarantine hotels.

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