Coronavirus: Australia Covid-19 Cases Exceed 10,000 as Sydney ‘Hotspots’ Grow

Areas of Sydney have been declared coronavirus outbreak hotspots by a state government, as health authorities fear the second wave of infections in Melbourne has now spread to Australia’s largest city. Commuters report waiting for hours for Covid-19 testing in Casula, Sydney. The declaration by the Queensland state government means that anyone who has been … Read more Coronavirus: Australia Covid-19 Cases Exceed 10,000 as Sydney ‘Hotspots’ Grow

Human trials begin on coronavirus vaccine developed by University of Queensland | ABC News

Human trials have begun in Brisbane for another possible vaccine for COVID-19, developed by the University of Queensland. Researchers say all going well, a vaccine could be available as early as mid-next year. Talissa Siganto reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-13/queensland-coronavirus-vaccine-human-trials-begin/12443640 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content … Read more Human trials begin on coronavirus vaccine developed by University of Queensland | ABC News

Concerns over Ipswich plan to turn rubbish into energy | ABC News

Residents in Ipswich have vowed to continue fighting against a $400 million waste-to-energy incinerator that has been proposed for Swanbank at Ipswich, west of Brisbane. Queensland recycles just 30 per cent of its waste The project’s proponents, German waste company Remondis, said the facility would take 50,000 tonnes of waste per year and create 50 … Read more Concerns over Ipswich plan to turn rubbish into energy | ABC News

Hospital’s stairwell project bringing musical relief to patients and staff | 7.30

The concrete stairwell of a major inner-city hospital isn’t where you’d expect to find professional musicians playing. But in the stairwells of Royal Brisbane Hospital live music reverberates bringing relief to patients and staff alike. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to … Read more Hospital’s stairwell project bringing musical relief to patients and staff | 7.30

Big business is reshaping office space to meet coronavirus restrictions | ABC News

There’s a gradual return of workers to Brisbane’s CBD with office towers starting to fill. But, as big businesses start to ramp up, extra safety precautions have meant a rethink of how top tier firms operate. Andree Withey reports. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Big business is reshaping office space to meet coronavirus restrictions | ABC News

Australia deports ‘bowling ball’ killer back to the UK after being granted parole

A British man jailed for the gruesome murder of a teenager in Australia has been deported to the UK after being granted parole 15 years into a life sentence. Christopher Clark Jones, 36, was convicted in 2007 of murdering Morgan Shepherd, 17, after a drunken argument at a home in Brisbane. Read more about the … Read more Australia deports ‘bowling ball’ killer back to the UK after being granted parole

Thousands rally in support of Black Lives Matter to call for an end to systemic racism | ABC News

Thousands of people are protesting across Australia today to oppose the deaths of Indigenous people in police custody. Rallies kicked off in Brisbane and Adelaide, along with some regional centres, before big crowds gathered later in the afternoon for protests in Melbourne and Sydney. The latter proceeded after the New South Wales Court of Appeal … Read more Thousands rally in support of Black Lives Matter to call for an end to systemic racism | ABC News

Stepmother of Willow Dunn charged with murder as police investigation spans three states | ABC News

The stepmother of a 4-year-old Brisbane girl found dead last week has been charged with her murder. Willow Dunn’s father was charged with murder last week, and police are now expanding investigations to New South Wales and South Australa. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/willow-dunn-stepmother-murder-charge-shannon-leigh-white/12315422 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more … Read more Stepmother of Willow Dunn charged with murder as police investigation spans three states | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday June 1 | ABC News

Much of Australia is moving forward with the relaxation of restrictions today. In this update: 0:06 – In New South Wales non-essential regional travel is now allowed and up to fifty customers can be served at restaurants, cafes and pubs. 0:13 – Victoria is permitting up to 20 people in venues and the same limit … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday June 1 | ABC News

‘Sustained mistreatment’: Brisbane detective says child’s death confronting for officers | ABC News

A four-year-old girl found dead inside a Brisbane house was malnourished and had other health issues pointing to “sustained mistreatment”, a detective is alleging. Her father is charged with her murder. The news comes after this week’s discovery of two autistic teenagers locked in a house in the Brisbane suburb of Stafford. Read more here: … Read more ‘Sustained mistreatment’: Brisbane detective says child’s death confronting for officers | ABC News

Cricket Australia reveals international summer schedule but warns there may be changes | ABC News

CA reveals the international summer schedule, with Brisbane replacing Perth for the marquee Indian Test series — but warns changes may have to be made. Read more here: https://ab.co/2yHFvDE For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper … Read more Cricket Australia reveals international summer schedule but warns there may be changes | ABC News

Two autistic teens locked in house after father discovered dead in back yard | ABC News

WARNING – The following contains images some viewers may find distressing Photos and vision of two teenage boys found malnourished and locked inside a suburban Brisbane home reveal the horrific conditions they were living in. Neighbours say despite notifying the Department of Child Safety, nothing was done. Read more here: https://ab.co/2X8SeIT For more from ABC … Read more Two autistic teens locked in house after father discovered dead in back yard | ABC News

Giant kookaburra built during lockdown in Australia takes ‘flight’

A 750kg laughing kookaburra sculpture stationed in a Brisbane front yard during the Covid-19 lockdown has ‘taken off’ north to a Townsville culture festival. Farvardin Daliri, a Townsville local, was stuck in Brisbane during the lockdown and spent his spare time perfecting the monster-sized Australian native bird • ‘People adore it’: Australian man spends lockdown … Read more Giant kookaburra built during lockdown in Australia takes ‘flight’

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 26 | ABC News

The total number of active COVID-19 infections across the nation has dropped below 500. Those numbers come as the federal government ramps up pressure on some states and territories to remove border restrictions saying the closures are crippling the tourism industry. Here are today’s developments in the coronavirus story: 08:00 – The Prime Minister will … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 26 | ABC News