A divisive legacy: ABC Media Watch host Paul Barry shock jock Alan Jones’ retirement | The Drum

ABC News in Austrtalia reported on “shock jock” Alan Jones who is retiring from the airwaves. After 35 years in radio, almost 20 at the top of the Sydney market, Alan Jones has told listeners he’ll be stepping down – on doctor’s orders. ABC Media Watch host Paul Barry talks to Julia Baird about how … Read more A divisive legacy: ABC Media Watch host Paul Barry shock jock Alan Jones’ retirement | The Drum

Ruby Princess inquiry hears tearful apology from NSW Health official | ABC News

An emotional apology came from a New South Wales, Australia, health official during the inquiry into the Ruby Princess, which let sick patients off in Sydney during the coronavirus outbreak. A New South Wales Health official has broken down while giving evidence at the inquiry into the Ruby Princess debacle. The hearing heard there was … Read more Ruby Princess inquiry hears tearful apology from NSW Health official | ABC News

‘Murder Hornet’ now found in the US | The World

This Australian video news item talks about the Asian Giant Hornet being found in the United States of America. Sightings of the Asian Giant Hornet, nicknamed the ‘Murder Hornet’, in North America have prompted fears the species could take over and wipe out local bee populations. Yvonne Yong reports. ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel There’s … Read more ‘Murder Hornet’ now found in the US | The World

Man in critical condition in Perth hospital after stabbing attack at Port Hedland | ABC News

One of the seven people stabbed in a rampage in South Hedland, Western Australia, where the attacker was shot dead by police remains in a critical condition and is undergoing surgery in Royal Perth Hospital. He was the only one of the victims, who were aged between 19 and 39, to be seriously injured by … Read more Man in critical condition in Perth hospital after stabbing attack at Port Hedland | ABC News

The technological experiments helping battle coronavirus | The World

ABC News (Australia) posted this item about the use of smartphones and new technology to provide additional help in tracking and eliminating Covid-19. As countries prepare to relax coronavirus restrictions, the question of how to prevent a second wave of infections and maintain physical distancing remains. As Rachel Merritt reports, startups and engineers have been … Read more The technological experiments helping battle coronavirus | The World

ACT becomes first state or territory to be declared COVID-19 free | ABC News

Australia’s ABC News reported that the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has become the first Australian state to declare itself Covid-19 free, after the number of active cases in the territory reached zero. The ACT has become the first Australian jurisdiction to be free of all known cases of the coronavirus. After a total of 106 … Read more ACT becomes first state or territory to be declared COVID-19 free | ABC News

China’s “wolf warrior diplomacy” with Australia over COVID-19 | The World

ABC News in Australia reports on growing tension between Australia and China. As the rift grows between China and Australia over the origins of coronavirus, Peter Jennings from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute tells The World Beijing’s ‘deliberately provocative’ language won’t help them in the long run. ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel

Court hears details of Porsche driver’s tirade at dying police officer | ABC News

A court has heard distressing allegations of what happened in the moments after Wednesday’s horrific crash that killed four police officers. The alleged driver of the Porsche that was stopped before the crash is facing multiple charges. Police told the court the body camera of one of the victims would show the accused man verbally … Read more Court hears details of Porsche driver’s tirade at dying police officer | ABC News

Photos of crash that killed police posted on Facebook by man who fled scene | ABC News

In Australia, ABC News report on a shocking story, where a driver who witnessed police officers killed – after pulling him over in is Porsche – fled the scene the scene. The driver later left photos of the aftermath on Facebook. The Porsche driver who fled the scene of a crash which killed four police … Read more Photos of crash that killed police posted on Facebook by man who fled scene | ABC News

As you open that bottle of wine, spare a thought for where it’s made | ABC News

ABC News in Australia reported on wineries in the country who have been having a tough time in 2020, and, they explained, many may fail as a consequence of coronavirus impacting several of their revenue streams. Up to a third of Australian wineries are predicted to go to the wall in the wake of the … Read more As you open that bottle of wine, spare a thought for where it’s made | ABC News

WA Premier cracks up explaining it’s not unlawful to get a kebab | ABC News

Mark McGowan can’t stop laughing about idea of “going for a run & picking up a kebab” ABC News (Australia) reported on the Western Australia Premier, Mark McGowan, who cracked up into laughter when explaining that it is “not unlawful” to get a kebab while the Australian state is enforcing social distancing to help prevent … Read more WA Premier cracks up explaining it’s not unlawful to get a kebab | ABC News

Virgin seeks AUD $1.4 billion bailout, Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion | The Business

If Virgin Gets AUD $1.4B Bailout, Qantas Wants AUD $4.2B! ABC News Australia reports that Virgin is seeking AUD $1.4billion from the Australian Government… and Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion, as airlines feel the pinch of the Covid-19 pandemic. Virgin Australia confirms it wants $1.4 billion from the Federal Government … Read more Virgin seeks AUD $1.4 billion bailout, Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion | The Business

Meet the backpackers left homeless, broke and stranded in Australia by coronavirus | ABC News

Coronavirus: Backpackers Stranded in Australia Australia’s ABC News introduces us to backpackers who’ve found themselves stranded in the country because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Triona Mullahy dreamed of escaping dreary Irish winters for the sun of Australia. But she has been left jobless and homeless in 24 hours due to the coronavirus pandemic and … Read more Meet the backpackers left homeless, broke and stranded in Australia by coronavirus | ABC News

Best day on Wall St in 90 years boosts ASX but don’t break out the champagne | Finance Report

ABC News (Australia) picked up the news that the US stock market surged into recovery mode on news of a USD $2 trillion rescue package on Tuesday… but was cautious about showing similar optimism for their ASX exchange: The best day on Wall Street since the Great Depression has boosted the local share market, as … Read more Best day on Wall St in 90 years boosts ASX but don’t break out the champagne | Finance Report

‘This is not holiday break time’: Qld closes its borders as COVID-19 cases increase | ABC News

In Australia, ABC News (Australia) has reported on the growing Covid-19 outbreak in Queensland, the response to which has prompted the stat’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk to say “this is not holiday break time!” From midnight on Wednesday, QLD will be banning interstate travel, in an effort to protect the state from the outbreak: Another 78 … Read more ‘This is not holiday break time’: Qld closes its borders as COVID-19 cases increase | ABC News