Federal Government backs down from charging coronavirus evacuees from China | ABC News

Australians evacuated from the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China will no longer be charged $1,000, with the Treasurer blaming “incorrect advice” from bureaucrats for the mix-up. Josh Frydenberg said the Government would not be seeking to recover the cost of the Qantas flights from China to Christmas Island, contradicting statements given by senior … Read more Federal Government backs down from charging coronavirus evacuees from China | ABC News

Residents return to find homes razed after NSW fires, Canberra escapes worst fate | ABC News

Fire crews have worked through the night to try to contain a major bushfire in the New South Wales Snowy Monaro region, which has destroyed multiple properties. Impact assessment crews are also visiting communities in the state’s south east to determine the level of property loss as a result of yesterday’s fires. The four fires … Read more Residents return to find homes razed after NSW fires, Canberra escapes worst fate | ABC News

Scientists explore mysterious deep sea canyon of West Australian coast | ABC News

For the first time scientists are exploring some of the deepest tracts of ocean off the West Australian coast with the hope of discovering new marine species. Bremer Bay canyon off the state’s south coast is three kilometres deep and is considered to be a marine biodiversity hotspot that researchers believe will also provide an … Read more Scientists explore mysterious deep sea canyon of West Australian coast | ABC News

Coronavirus has sparked racist attacks on Asians in Australia | ABC News

The spread of the coronavirus and the relentless headlines have led to thousands of reports of racism against Asian Australians. Community groups are calling on governments to stamp out misinformation and support Chinese communities. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-01/coronavirus-has-sparked-racist-attacks-on-asian-australians/11918962 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Coronavirus has sparked racist attacks on Asians in Australia | ABC News

Indigenous teams travel to Alice Springs for 2020 cricket championships | ABC News

Alice Springs has been the home of Indigenous cricket for the week, hosting the annual 2020 National Indigenous Cricket Championships. Teams from every state have travelled to the red centre for the tournament which took place in cultural celebration alongside sport. Jennetta Quinn-Bates reports. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch … Read more Indigenous teams travel to Alice Springs for 2020 cricket championships | ABC News

Parts of South Australia inundated by flash flooding as severe storms lashed state | ABC News

A tropical downpour triggered flash flooding across large swathes of South Australia, damaging dozens of homes and businesses. The State Emergency Service responded to more than 500 calls for help, but for drought-affected regions, the rain was welcomed. Still, a major clean-up is underway, including in Port Lincoln, a city that’s seen both fires and … Read more Parts of South Australia inundated by flash flooding as severe storms lashed state | ABC News

Federal Government chooses Kimba farm Napandee on the Eyre Peninsula for nuclear dump | ABC News

A farming property on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula has been selected by the federal government to host a controversial national nuclear waste facility. Following years of consultation, the 160-hectare site in Kimba has been given the green light after 60 per cent of local residents voted in support of the plan. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-01/kimba-farm-eyre-peninsula-chosen-for-nuclear-dump/11920514 … Read more Federal Government chooses Kimba farm Napandee on the Eyre Peninsula for nuclear dump | ABC News

Four children killed and three more hospitalised after being struck by a 4WD in Sydney | ABC News

A 29-year-old man has been charged with 20 offences, including manslaughter and high-range drink driving, after four children were killed in Sydney. The four children, aged 9, 11, 12, and 13, were walking along a western Sydney footpath when they were hit by a car at 8pm last night. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-01/children-killed-in-traffic-accident-north-west-sydney/11921348 For more … Read more Four children killed and three more hospitalised after being struck by a 4WD in Sydney | ABC News

Au revoir, Europe: Britain heads into uncharted waters as it leaves the EU

France 24 held this special show to mark the exit of the UK from the European Union: As Britain starts its life outside of the¬†European Union, FRANCE 24’s Talking Europe presents a special Brexit edition live from London. France 24 YouTube Channel Do you think the UK will be better without the EU? Will the … Read more Au revoir, Europe: Britain heads into uncharted waters as it leaves the EU

Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial enters endgame as Republicans set final vote date | ABC News

US President Donald Trump is set to be acquitted in his impeachment trial after republicans blocked calls for witnesses to give evidence. In the end, just two Republicans sided with Democrats, with the vote going down 51-29. It now means the trial will move to a final vote – to convict or acquit – which … Read more Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial enters endgame as Republicans set final vote date | ABC News