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News from the ABC Australia

Hindmarsh Stadium chief sacked following Victory fan ban bungle
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The Adelaide stadium executive stood down after a decision to ban Melbourne Victory fans from the venue — a move that was subsequently overturned — has now been sacked. 

Indigenous health institute dismayed by 'misleading' funding claims in Voice debate
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The Lowitja Institute's chair has expressed alarm over "misleading" claims about Indigenous funding being circulated in the lead-up to the national Voice to Parliament referendum.

Midwives in regional SA town face lack of support, outdated facilities, report finds
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The review was commissioned by the South Australian government after the Whyalla Hospital was had to suspend its birthing service due to a lack of staff, forcing patients to travel to Adelaide or Port Augusta to give birth.

All the latest COVID-19 case numbers from around Australia
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Here's a quick wrap of the COVID-19 news and case numbers from each Australian jurisdiction for the past week.

Koori Knockout a 'modern-day corroboree' drawing thousands to NSW for Indigenous rugby league showcase
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The huge Central Coast gathering, which is in its 51st year, comes as the nation prepares to vote on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, but organisers are keen to keep the focus on the footy as communities use the opportunity to connect. 

Identity of high-profile man accused of rape in Toowoomba to remain secret
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

A Supreme Court judge has ordered that the identity of a high-profile man charged with two counts of rape remain a secret for now.

New list of blocked domains revealed in fight against 'rampant' copyright infringement
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Australia’s Federal Court has ordered the blocking of an updated set of domains for copyright infringement in a continuation of the battle over online piracy.

'Power imbalance' stopped female inmates from reporting prison officer's sexual abuse, inquiry told
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

A special commission of inquiry is looking at what Corrective Services NSW staff, or prison management, knew about the offending of senior prison guard, Wayne Gregory Astill.

Brisbane Broncos search for answers to deny Penrith Panthers three-peat
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Brisbane may have the ingredients needed to beat Penrith, but denying the Panthers an NRL three-peat in the grand final remains the most daunting of tasks.

Tasmanian Attorney-General Elise Archer quits amid bullying allegations
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Attorney-General Elise Archer resigns from cabinet, following allegations she engaged in bullying and inappropriate behaviour, and says she will also resign from parliament. 

Emotional support alligator denied entry to baseball stadium
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

A fan is refused entry to a baseball game in Philadelphia after officials refuse to allow his emotional support animal — an alligator named WallyGator — into the ballpark.

'I have no regrets': Ellyse Perry reflects on decision to pick cricket over football
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

As a 16-year-old dual international, Ellyse Perry had the choice between cricket and football. As time went on she eventually picked cricket, but after watching the incredible FIFA Women's World Cup, does she have any regrets?

Real estate agent Suzi Milgate issued with trespass notices over crepe attack on NT chief minister
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The notices mean Ms Milgate is now banned from entering any NT electoral offices, a breach of which could see her face further legal action. 

Attempted murder, stalking charges for man accused of axe attack on Perth doctor
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The 55-year-old man has appeared in court accused of attempting to murder the sister of federal MP Kate Chaney at the medical practice where she worked.

Cheerleading coach acquitted of sexually assaulting girls
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

An Adelaide cheerleading coach who had been accused of sexually assaulting girls at a club is acquitted of all charges, after a judge finds the complainants were "not credible or reliable".

Clothes and tyres driving plastic presence in SA waterways
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The presence of microplastics in South Australia's waterways is largely due to fibres from synthetic clothing — and particles from tyres — entering rivers, creeks and the ocean, researchers say.

Paying a bus or train fare with cash could soon be on the nose under Transperth overhaul
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Perth commuters are one step closer to being able to tag on to public transport with their phones, as Transperth begins to slowly roll out technology it first mooted six years ago.

'Severe' risk posed by Peter van de Wetering mitigated with indefinite prison sentence
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

A man who lured a German backpacker to a remote farm with a fake job advert before drugging, restraining and raping her will remain behind bars.

East Timor denies security part of high-level agreement with China
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

President Jose Ramos-Horta reassures Australia and Indonesia they can "always sleep at peace" while denying Timor-Leste discussed military cooperation with China in its recent upgrade of diplomatic ties.

Teenage father avoids conviction in baby neglect case
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

A magistrate said the then 15-year-old had not intended to cause harm when he shook or forcibly threw his baby, but had been reckless.

News from the BBC World Service

Elianne Andam: Boy, 17, charged with murder of schoolgirl in Croydon
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

A 17-year-old boy is charged after Elianne Andam, 15, was stabbed to death in south London.

UK on track for record tax levels, IFS think tank says
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

A study says taxes will reach 37% of national income by next election - the highest since 1948.

Train drivers strikes could continue in to Christmas, as fresh disruption begins
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The leader of the train drivers' union has not ruled out strike action continuing in to Christmas.

Working part-time at uni risks worsening inequalities, warns think tank
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

As the cost of living rises nearly half of universities now promote part-time jobs on their websites.

Some firms unaware of single-use plastic ban from Sunday
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Plastic cutlery is banned from Sunday but plastic containers for takeaway meals are not.

Law will let young people find sperm donor parents
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Young people born using a sperm or egg donor will soon be able to find the identity of their parents.

Watch: Biden tells climate heckler to “shush up”
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The US president was in Arizona delivering a speech when he was interrupted.

Rutherglen: Labour eye Scottish breakthrough in key by-election
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Keir Starmer's party hopes it is on the verge of a breakthrough in Scotland, as the Rutherglen poll nears.

Rotterdam shootings: Gunman arrested after killing three people
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

A 14-year-old girl and her mother are among the victims after attacks in two locations in the Dutch city.

Trudeau says serious about Canada's relations with India despite row
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The Canadian PM said India was an important geopolitical and economic power.

Europe's oldest shoe found in Spanish bat cave
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

The 6,000-year-old woven sandals are among dozens of prehistoric objects being analysed by scientists.

Magpie swooping: Inside the Australian bird's annual reign of terror
Posted on Thursday September 28, 2023

Each spring, magpies swoop on countless unsuspecting victims while defending their nests.

Newspaper headlines: PM 'puts drivers first' and high taxes 'permanent'
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Government plans intended to favour motorists and a study on the UK's tax burden lead the papers.

Harry Potter stars among tributes to Sir Michael Gambon
Posted on Thursday September 28, 2023

The actor, a four-time Bafta award winner, was best-known for playing Dumbledore in the hit film series.

What China's economic problems mean for the world
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Problems faced by the world's second-largest economy include a property market crisis and slow growth.

Canada Nazi row puts spotlight on Ukraine's WWII past
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

For decades, Jewish groups have criticised monuments that celebrate Ukrainian veterans in Canada.

Quiz of the week: Who was Taylor Swift cheer captain for?
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on over the past seven days?

Anna Lapwood: How TikTok helped organist reach the Royal Albert Hall
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Anna Lapwood has become one of the world's most famous organists, with the help of social media.

Cricket World Cup: Why India's pace attack is its strength
Posted on Friday September 29, 2023

Many see the World Cup as a battle between pace attacks. In that case, India hold their own comfortably.

Ryder Cup 2023: Europe take on United States in Rome in 44th edition of biennial event
Posted on Thursday September 28, 2023

Two years after being thrashed by the US at Whistling Straits a new-look Europe have their opportunity for redemption in Rome in the 44th Ryder Cup.

Warnings ::
With the extension of the lockdown until Sunday, August 8, Moreton Police would like to urge residents not to become complacent and to adhere to the restrictions.

If you are heading out and know you are not complying, then ask yourself these two questions:

“Can I afford a $1,378 fine right now?” And more importantly, “Am I willing to put other people and my family/ friends at risk of what could be a life threatening illness for them?”

Please stay home, help save lives and don’t abuse the restrictions – they are there for a reason.

If you need to familiarise yourself with the restrictions again, you can find the Chief Health Officers directions here. http://health.qld.gov.au

Covid-19 jabs are available across Queensland at QLD Health vaccine clinics, Commonwealth jab hubs, GPs, and pharmacies.

You can find a full list here https://www.couriermail.com.au/coronavirus/interactive-search-where-to-get-covid-vaccine-in-queensland/news-story/ce381b8c62ee5f0d191eb75d1aedf01c

For a QLD Health clinic, you must register and book online at https://www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au

For GPs and Commonwealth jab hubs, look for an appointment near you using the government’s Eligibility Checker website, http://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au

You can also give your usual GP a call to see if they are providing jabs.

If you feel you need more information about the jab, or are under 40 and looking to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, speaking to a GP is the most sensible option.

For pharmacies, use the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Find a Pharmacy tool to find one near you.

This may be your go to jab spot if you are in a rural or regional area. http://findapharmacy.com.au






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