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January, 2020

  • 28 January

    Coronavirus: 50 confirmed cases outside China – BBC News

    According to the World Health Organization and national authorities, there have been more than 50 confirmed cases outside China – but no deaths. Eight cases: Thailand Six: Japan Five: USA, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan Four: Malaysia, South Korea Three: France Two: Vietnam One: Nepal, Canada, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Germany The latest case to be confirmed is in the German state of …

  • 28 January

    Revealed: which clubs missed out on cash during the McKenzie’s sports grants saga | ABC News

    The Cabinet Minister Bridget McKenzie’s hold on her job appears to be even more tenuous tonight following new revelations in the sport grants saga. Documents obtained by the ABC reveal the full extent of political meddling in the $100 million grants program in the lead-up to the last Federal election. The agency responsible for administering the scheme even went as …

  • 28 January

    How Australian schools are coping with coronavirus fears | ABC News

    In Australia, there are growing concerns about the coronavirus virus potentially spreading as students return to school. Earlier today, the NSW Government took the extraordinary step of asking students who have visited China in the last two weeks to stay home. For more, here’s national medical reporter Sophie Scott. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-28/coronavirus-petition-circulates-from-sydney-chinese-community/11905320 For more from ABC News, click here: …

  • 28 January

    China’s coronavirus death toll passes 100, fears the disease spreading faster than SARS | ABC News

    More than 100 people with coronavirus have now died from in China and the number of those infected has jumped dramatically since yesterday. There are five confirmed cases in Australia. Scientists are worried that the disease could be spreading faster than SARS. Here’s China correspondent Bill Birtles in Beijing. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-28/coronavirus-death-toll-passes-100-chinese-authorities-say/11906128?section=world For more from ABC News, click here: …

  • 28 January

    Camping trip near Wedge Island leaves boy, father dead after suspected gas leak | ABC News

    The Australia Day long weekend has ended in tragedy for a West Australian family camping on a secluded beach around 150 kilometres north of Perth. A man and his 11-year-old son were found dead just south of Wedge Island yesterday after a suspected gas leak in their tent. The child’s mother was flown to hospital and is in a serious …

  • 28 January

    Sport Australia complained to Minister about political interference in grants scheme | ABC News

    The agency charged with administering the scandal-plagued $100 million sports grants program lodged a pre-election complaint about the way the Morrison Government was using it as a slush fund. The ABC can reveal for the first time how clubs were ranked under the contentious grants program and how embattled Deputy Nationals Leader Bridget McKenzie ignored the advice of public servants …

  • 27 January

    Court battle over climate change could shake the superannuation industry | 7.30

    A 24 year old ecologist has taken his super fund to court claiming it hadn’t factored the issue of climate change into how it invested his money. The outcome could have a big impact on how Australia’s $2.9 trillion superannuation industry handles climate change risk. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content …

  • 27 January

    Fifth case of coronavirus confirmed in Australia as schools issue warnings to students | ABC News

    A fifth case of the deadly new strain of coronavirus has been confirmed in Australia with a number of schools now issuing warnings to students at risk of infection to stay home. The death toll in China has now risen to 81, with close to 3,000 infections globally. The Australian foreign minister says the Government is exploring all opportunities to …

  • 27 January

    200 survivors mark 75 years since Auschwitz liberation

    Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp have marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation – returning to the place where they lost entire families. Around 200 people who witnessed the atrocities of the Holocaust attended the commemoration in southern Poland – many of them elderly Jews and non-Jews who travelled from Israel, the US, Australia, Peru, Russia and elsewhere. Together, …

  • 27 January

    Coronavirus turns Wuhan into a ghost town after lockdown

    A US tourist filmed the largely empty streets of the Chinese city of Wuhan on Monday, a city of 11 million people which is the epicentre of the coronavirus and has been placed on lockdown as the virus has spread worldwide. The new strain of coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 81 people so far and …