Thursday, June 17, 2021

Australia

Clotting concerns see more restrictions for AstraZeneca jab in Australia

Australia now recommends that the AstraZeneca vaccine should not be given to people under 60.

Australia releases Tamil asylum-seeking family from island detention

Amid growing support for their case, Priya and Nades Murugappan along with their Australian-born daughters will now be allowed to live temporarily in Perth.

Aussies and Brits agree broad terms of new post-Brexit trade deal

Prior to entering the European Common Market in 1973, the UK was Australia's most lucrative trading market.

China gets veiled rebuke from Japan, Australia

Beijing’s relations with Tokyo and Canberra have been strained in recent times over several issues.

After fire and floods, Aussie farmers suffer devastating mouse plague

Farmers say the numbers of mice this year have been 'just astronomical'.

Australia, Singapore discussing quarantine-free travel bubble

The two countries are also in discussions on the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates and resuming travel for students.

Australia pressured to free Tamil refugee family detained on remote Christmas Island

The family of 'unlawful non-citizens' were transferred to the island from Queensland, where they had settled.

Qantas ‘infiltrated’ by drug-smuggling biker gangs

Allegations include claims that a Comanchero biker gang affiliate is working as a Qantas manager at Sydney Airport, recruiting criminals to help import narcotics.

Virus lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city extended a week

It is believed to be the 17th time in six months that the virus has leaked out of Australia's makeshift hotel quarantine facilities, which are now facing tough scrutiny.

Australian state enters fourth lockdown to curb fast-spreading outbreak

Australia has been slow to vaccinate its population, and the latest outbreak has prompted renewed calls for Australians to get their jabs.

Aussie surfer killed by great white shark after warning others

Two great whites, each measuring nearly 5m were later spotted by drones flying above the waters near the beach.

New Zealand tourism aims for more responsible return

There are calls to use the pandemic-enforced break in tourism as a chance to curb its impact.

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