Australia unlikely to fully reopen borders in 2021 as virus cases slide
January 18, 2021
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia may not fully reopen its international borders this year even if most of the population is vaccinated against coronavirus, the head of its health department said on Monday as the country recorded zero local COVID-19 cases.
January 9, 2021
Australia on high alert after overseas travelers bring new COVID-19 strains
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s health officials said on Saturday they are on high alert after cases of highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus, discovered in Britain and South Africa, have made it into the country.
January 4, 2021
Australia's largest state reports zero COVID cases, urges thousands to get tested
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s most populous state New South Wales (NSW) on Monday reported zero local coronavirus cases for the first time in nearly three weeks, as Sydney battled multiple outbreaks and authorities urged tens of thousands of people to get tested.
January 1, 2021
Australia rings in 2021 with new pandemic restrictions, traffic jams
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia welcomed 2021 with subdued celebrations as fresh coronavirus restrictions and border closures at its two most populous states forced families to ditch New Year plans.
December 21, 2020
Australia regulator chief Sims says Google and Facebook draft laws fair, critical for media future
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman (ACCC) Rod Sims said proposed laws that will make Australia the first country in the world to force Google and Facebook to pay for news were fair and critical for the survival of the media industry.
December 19, 2020
Australia thrash India by eight wickets to take 1-0 Test series lead
ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Josh Hazlewood took five for eight as Australia romped to an emphatic victory by eight wickets in the first Test at Adelaide Oval on Saturday after skittling India for 36, their lowest innings score in 88 years of test cricket.
December 8, 2020
Australia to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content
SYDNEY (92 News) - Facebook and Google could be required to pay news outlets for their content in “world first” legislation set to be introduced to Australia’s parliament on Wednesday.