Australia’s Great Barrier Reef shows record devastation: Scientists

New aerial surveys of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show the most widespread and severe bleaching the coral reef has experienced. The damage follows record high temperatures in February. Scientists at James Cook University have issued a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world’s largest living organism and say temperatures over … Read more Australia’s Great Barrier Reef shows record devastation: Scientists

Cardinal George Pell is Sydney-bound on first full day of freedom | ABC News

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First group of travellers head home from quarantine in New South Wales | ABC News

Some of the tough restrictions in force across New South Wales could be relaxed, according to Premier Gladys Berejiklian. She says the measures will be reassessed on a monthly basis, but she says any easing of the rules will come at a cost. Ashleigh Raper reports. Read more here: Coronavirus cases at Sydney hotel as … Read more First group of travellers head home from quarantine in New South Wales | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Wednesday 8 April | ABC News

The United States has recorded the biggest daily total of deaths for any one country, according to one of the websites reporting daily death tolls in that country. In the past 24 hours, 1,900 people have died – a huge jump on the previous daily highest total. Australia has been successful so far in limiting … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Wednesday 8 April | ABC News

Australia overturns cardinal’s child sex abuse conviction

Australia‚Äôs highest court has overturned a senior Catholic cardinal’s conviction for child sex abuse. Former Vatican treasurer George Pell was jailed last year for abusing two choirboys. Many abuse victims say they are devastated at the decision to release him. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports from Sydney. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Australia overturns cardinal’s child sex abuse conviction

Coronavirus: Healthy Ruby Princess cruise ship crew members going home | ABC News

Australia’s latest coronavirus deaths include two more passengers from the Ruby Princess cruise ship. That brings the total number of deaths from the vessel to 14. The ill-fated ship, which docked in Sydney in March and was allowed to let thousands of passengers depart despite reports of COVID-19 symptoms on board. The ship is responsible … Read more Coronavirus: Healthy Ruby Princess cruise ship crew members going home | ABC News

Cardinal George Pell to find out if bid for freedom successful

The highest-ranking Catholic church figure to be convicted of child sex abuse is set to find out on Tuesday whether his final bid for freedom is successful. Disgraced Cardinal George Pell is in prison in Australia for abusing two choir boys. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports from Sydney. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Cardinal George Pell to find out if bid for freedom successful

Australian artists connect with fans in new ways amid pandemic

Going to movies, concerts or art exhibitions has become a thing of the past because of the coronavirus clampdown. Millions of performers worldwide are out of work. But some artists in Australia are bypassing the restrictions to stay in touch with their audience. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports from Sydney. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Australian artists connect with fans in new ways amid pandemic

Criminal investigation launched into Ruby Princess coronavirus deaths | ABC News

A criminal investigation has been opened into the Ruby Princess ship and whether its operator downplayed potential coronavirus cases before thousands of passengers disembarked in Sydney last month. Ten passengers have died from COVID-19 since the vessel docked at Circular Quay on March 19, when nearly 2,700 passengers were allowed to disembark despite others on … Read more Criminal investigation launched into Ruby Princess coronavirus deaths | ABC News