Coronavirus update: 16 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Victoria overnight | ABC News

0:00 – There are 16 new cases of coronavirus in Victoria over the past 24 hours. The state’s Health Minster and Chief Health Officer have just held a news conference as the state grapples with a spike in COVID-19 cases. 4:20 – The situation in Victoria is worrying the premiers of other states which have … Read more Coronavirus update: 16 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Victoria overnight | ABC News

Fart-powered pig farm saves more than $500k on electricity bill | ABC News

A central Queensland pig farm is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by converting animal waste to electricity. The Biloela farm processes the liquid waste from its pigs and creates enough electricity to power 140 homes. Meg Bolton reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-19/biloela-pig-farm-swaps-electricity-for-waste-biogas/12369410 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can … Read more Fart-powered pig farm saves more than $500k on electricity bill | ABC News

Coronavirus update: Global cases pass 8 million as outbreak expands in Latin America | ABC News

0:00 – A primary school in Melbourne’s north has been closed down after a grade five student tested positive to coronavirus. 3:44 – Coronavirus, bushfires and the drought have taken a heavy toll on the New South Wales economy. The state’s Treasurer will today lay out what he calls a challenging set of numbers. 6:07 … Read more Coronavirus update: Global cases pass 8 million as outbreak expands in Latin America | ABC News

Protesters say ‘enough is enough’ as Black Lives Matter marches unfold across Australia | ABC News

Thousands of people are gathering for a Black Lives Matter protest in Perth, as part of a series of protest activities unfolding across Australia today. The protest in Western Australia’s capital city is going ahead despite the WA Premier urging organisers to postpone the event and the City of Perth refusing to grant a permit … Read more Protesters say ‘enough is enough’ as Black Lives Matter marches unfold across Australia | ABC News

Morrison’s ‘no slavery’ comment prompts descendants to invite him to sugar cane regions | ABC News

Australia’s history as a nation that enslaved people is widely known in parts of Queensland, and the Prime Minister is being urged to see it for himself. While on Sydney radio discussing the removal of statues like those of Captain James Cook, Scott Morrison said there was “no slavery in Australia”. “While slave ships continued … Read more Morrison’s ‘no slavery’ comment prompts descendants to invite him to sugar cane regions | ABC News

When cats don’t cut it anymore | Enjoy soothing footage of endangered green sea turtles

Nature has provided an uplifting antidote to the doom and gloom of 2020, as breathtaking drone footage has captured the world’s largest group of nesting turtles en route to lay their eggs far north of Queensland, Australia. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/aj6j Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews … Read more When cats don’t cut it anymore | Enjoy soothing footage of endangered green sea turtles

Drone Spots 64,000 Endangered Turtles Nesting Near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

At least 64,000 endangered green turtles were spotted on and around Raine Island in the Great Barrier Reef late last year, the Queensland Government said in a press release on June 9. Drone footage taken in December 2019 helped scientists working on the Raine Island Recovery Project to count the number of green turtles that … Read more Drone Spots 64,000 Endangered Turtles Nesting Near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Labor MPs who attended Black Lives Matter protests told to get coronavirus test | ABC News

Four Labor MPs and senators have been told to get tested for COVID-19 after attending Black Lives Matter protests on the weekend. Queensland MPs Graham Perrett and Anika Wells, plus the Northern Territory’s Warren Snowdon and Malarndirri McCarthy left Parliament this morning for testing. They will not return to Parliament until they are cleared by … Read more Labor MPs who attended Black Lives Matter protests told to get coronavirus test | ABC News

Winning elite gamers have same mental toughness as athletes, study finds | ABC News

A university study has found esports competitors need to have the same mental toughness and stress-coping processes as elite athletes to succeed in the gaming world. It’s hoped the findings will help top level gamers in Australia reach their full potential, by incorporating resources into an esport athlete’s training regime that are usually only utilised … Read more Winning elite gamers have same mental toughness as athletes, study finds | ABC News

Surfer dies after being bitten on the leg in northern NSW | ABC News

A surfer has died after a shark attack in northern New South Wales. Witnesses told police a 3-metre shark attacked a man shortly after 10.00am, at Salt Beach, just south of Kingscliff. Several boardriders came to his assistance and fought off the shark. The man was helped to shore and received first aid for serious … Read more Surfer dies after being bitten on the leg in northern NSW | ABC News

The Virus: The latest on the world’s fight against the coronavirus | ABC News

Each week, Jeremy Fernandez takes an in-depth look at the spread of COVID-19, bringing you crucial information on the coronavirus crisis. Protests across the United States have brought fears of major outbreaks to life, as thousands of people gather in the already COVID-stricken country. And closer to home, Queensland researchers sign a major distribution deal … Read more The Virus: The latest on the world’s fight against the coronavirus | ABC News

Australian scientists hope to mass-produce COVID-19 vaccines by end of 2021 | ABC News

Today, researchers in Queensland signed a major partnership with a pharmaceutical giant; but it’s too soon to say whether the vaccine will work. ABC Medical Reporter Sophie Scott has the story. Read more here: Coronavirus vaccine research takes step forward as UQ, CSL, CEPI sign deal for human trials and production – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-05/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-csl-uq-cepi/12324596 For more … Read more Australian scientists hope to mass-produce COVID-19 vaccines by end of 2021 | ABC News

14 boys rescued from ‘most horrific’ child-exploitation ring uncovered in Australia | ABC News

They’ve described it as the most horrific they’ve seen. Australian Federal Police have cracked a major child abuse network with arrests in three states. Two of those arrested were living in the northern New South Wales town where William Tyrell went missing. George Roberts reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-05/afp-ring-alleged-child-sex-offenders-online-queensland/12325618 For more from ABC News, click … Read more 14 boys rescued from ‘most horrific’ child-exploitation ring uncovered in Australia | ABC News

Clive Palmer’s nickel refinery insolvent before entering administration, court rules | ABC News

Mining billionaire Clive Palmer is claiming victory after a mammoth civial trial over the collapse of his north Queensland nickel refiinery in 2016. The Supreme Court ruled Mr Palmer won’t have to repay $100 million his flagship company received from Queensland Nickel before its collapse. But the judge found the refinery was insolvent before administrators … Read more Clive Palmer’s nickel refinery insolvent before entering administration, court rules | ABC News

Premier apologises for Blackwater man Nathan Turner’s false coronavirus result | ABC News

The Queensland Premier has apologised to the family of a central Queensland man who was said to have died whilst also being infected with coronavirus last week. Multiple, subsequent tests for COVID-19 have all been negative. But the state’s chief health officer says nothing could have been done any differently. Rachel McGhee reports. Read more … Read more Premier apologises for Blackwater man Nathan Turner’s false coronavirus result | ABC News