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News from the ABC Australia

NRLW live: Knights and Dragons fight it out for grand final berth
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Newcastle and St George Illawarra will duke it out to be the first team through to the NRLW grand final. Follow our ScoreCentre for all the live scores and stats.

Blind athlete makes history as first person to swim from Abrolhos Islands to Geraldton
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Tethered to other swimmers acting as his eyes, Jeremy McClure battled cold, hunger and fatigue to finish the 60km journey in gruelling conditions.

New security measures to be unveiled following massive Optus data breach
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Under changes expected to be announced in coming days, banks and other institutions will be informed much faster when a data breach occurs at a company so personal data cannot be used to access accounts.

Dangerfield, Smith and the defensive wall: How the Cats won the grand final
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

The 2022 AFL grand final was a procession for Geelong, who emphatically defeated Sydney to claim the premiership. This is how the Cats took control and ground the Swans down.

CIA unveils model of Al Qaeda leader's hideout used in lead-up to his killing
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

A model used to brief US President Joe Biden is now on display at the CIA museum, but it is not open to the public. 

Relief for Panthers as Kikau, Luai free to play in grand final
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Penrith Panthers breathe a sigh of relief with Viliame Kikau and Jarome Luai avoiding bans for illegal hits on Souths' Campbell Graham, freeing them for the grand final.

He found King Charles a 'likeable bloke'. Now this Aboriginal artist is counting on him to step up
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

An acclaimed Indigenous artist who has met three generations of the royal family believes discussions about the late Queen Elizabeth can be respectful, while acknowledging failings of the monarchy.

Geelong faithful bask in Cats' glory after night of celebration — which for some involved a cow wearing a medal
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

The city of Geelong is continuing to bask in the glow of the Cats' AFL premiership victory, as the team's raucous celebrations — including wresting a premiership medal back from a cow — roll on.

Russia is holding referendums to claim more parts of Ukraine. The West says they are illegal shams — here's why
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Mirroring Russia's earlier land grabs in Crimea, the referendums to annex parts of Ukraine are a violation of international law that represent a significant escalation in Moscow's war, according to the West.

Live: Socceroos face New Zealand in final pre-World Cup friendly in Auckland
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

With several senior starters returning to their clubs, Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold is expected to test his squad's depth in their final friendly before the World Cup.

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of joint drills by South Korea and US forces
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

The move follows the arrival of the nuclear-powered American aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in South Korea. 

The dolphins of Kharkiv are getting used to the sounds of war
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Evacuating the five mammals from the local aquarium is almost impossible now — the belugas are too big, and the youngest dolphin is only six months old and still needs to be fed every 15 minutes or so.

The libraries of things bringing back neighbourhood sharing
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Two new community initiatives offering the opportunity to borrow everything from chainsaws to party supplies are aiming to reduce waste and bring back the tradition of neighbourhood sharing.

Animal fights, disease and neglected pets rise in communities 'overwhelmed' with dogs and cats
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

At least $50,000 has been spent on desexing dogs and cats in north-west Queensland over the past year, but experts say they are out of solutions as a national vet shortage complicates the issue.

Fancy a flutter this spring? Your butterfly spotter's guide for south-eastern Australia
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Butterflies are getting ready to burst forth in their annual race to reproduce, but there are worrying signs the carnival may soon be over for some.

Teenager arrested after woman, 39, killed in alleged hit-and-run in rural Darwin
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Authorities describe a hit-and-run crash in Girraween as "another tragic loss of life on NT roads", with the 17-year-old driver allegedly testing positive for alcohol. 

Iranian protests spread globally as Tehran vows to 'deal decisively' with demonstrators
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Hundreds of Melburnians have gathered in solidarity with protesters in Iran, who have taken to the streets across the country, furious over the death of a woman while she was in the custody of Iran's morality police.

Echoes of 2007 as Swans pick up the pieces from grand final demolition
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Sydney's awful grand final performance has echoes of another big grand final demolition by Geelong that derailed a promising young side 15 years ago. Andrew McGarry takes a look at the Swans' grand final horribilis and what happens next for Sydney.

Could electric planes bring back short-haul flights? Some aviation experts think so
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Over the past 40 years flight paths have been reduced across Australia, but some believe electric technology could see more short-haul flights between regional cities open up again.

Tropical storm Fiona reduces houses to 'pile of rubble' in Canada
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Tropical storm Fiona lashes Newfoundland, tossing coastal homes and the people inside them into the sea.

News from the BBC World Service

Ukraine war: Hundreds arrested as Russian draft protests continue
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Over 700 people were arrested at protests across the country on Saturday, rights groups said.

Labour conference: Sir Keir Starmer backs net zero electricity to boost growth
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

The Labour leader sets out plans to make the UK entirely free from fossil fuels by 2030.

Mick Lynch: Talks with new transport secretary 'a good start'
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

The rail union leader says he is "more optimistic" about a breakthrough under a new transport secretary.

Prisoner released by Russia 'treated worse than a dog'
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Aiden Aslin says he was kept in solitary confinement for five months, beaten up and stabbed.

Iran protests: Raisi to 'deal decisively' with widespread unrest
Posted on Saturday September 24, 2022

At least 35 people have died in the unrest, triggered by the death of a young woman in custody.

Italy votes as far-right Meloni looks for victory
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Italians are deciding whether to choose their most right-wing government since World War Two.

Storm Ian delays launch of Nasa's Artemis I Moon rocket
Posted on Saturday September 24, 2022

The launch of the American space agency's big new Moon rocket is being delayed for the third time.

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

It came after a US military ship arrived in South Korea, and before a visit by the US vice president.

Queen Elizabeth II: Picture of chapel ledger stone released
Posted on Saturday September 24, 2022

The stone is engraved in memory of the Queen, her parents, and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Scotland 2-1 Republic of Ireland: Ryan Christie's late penalty gives hosts crucial win
Posted on Saturday September 24, 2022

Scotland need a point away to Ukraine on Tuesday to win Nations League Group B1 after a dogged comeback victory over the Republic of Ireland at Hampden.

Hurricane Fiona: Canada hit by 'historic, extreme event'
Posted on Saturday September 24, 2022

Fiona - which was downgraded from a hurricane - has left extensive flooding across two provinces.

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey to leave BBC for Times Radio
Posted on Saturday September 24, 2022

The hosts of the hit Fortunately podcast will host a new weekday afternoon programme and a podcast.

Joe Joyce v Joseph Parker: Briton's granite chin sees him through to 11th-round knockout
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Briton Joe Joyce walks through fire to knock out Joseph Parker in their heavyweight showdown in Manchester.

The Papers: New Year tax cuts and Labour's 'green growth' plan
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Following the controversial mini-budget, Sunday's papers report on the PM's plans for more tax cuts.

CIA museum: Inside the world's most top secret museum
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

It's filled with artefacts that have shaped history - but its doors are firmly shut to the public.

Your pictures on the theme of 'the visitor'
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

A selection of striking images from our readers around the world.

The Mumbai B-boy taking India to the breakdance world championship
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

Eshwar Tiwari began breaking 10 years ago for fun. He'll soon represent India at a world tournament.

New prosthetic arm surfing aid tested in Bristol
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

It is being trialled to help people with prosthetic arms enjoy sports such as surfing and yoga.

‘We demand wages for housework’
Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

In the 1970s, an international campaign demanded that governments recognise the value of unpaid work done in the home, primarily by women.

Strictly Come Dancing; How are this year's newly-paired couples feeling?
Posted on Saturday September 24, 2022

The widely watched dancing competition has paired the celebrities, including comedian Ellie Taylor and actor Will Mellor, with their dancing professionals.

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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