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Cricket: NZ, Australia accept World Cup decisions

08 August, 2020 11:06 am 11:06 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Saturday it could have probably hosted the women’s Cricket World Cup next year but supported the decision of the International Cricket Council to postpone the event for a year. Cricket Australia have also downplayed any suggestions they were annoyed at having the hosting rights of this year’s postponed … Read More

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India to host 2021 T20 World Cup, 2022 edition in Australia : ICC

08 August, 2020 8:16 pm 8:16 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – India will remain hosts of the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup while Australia will host this year’s postponed tournament in 2022, the sport’s governing International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday. The ICC also confirmed the women’s 50-over World Cup that was scheduled to be held in New Zealand in February-March next year … Read More

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Emergency teams sent to tackle Australia’s worst virus outbreak in ag...

07 July, 2020 9:40 am 9:40 am

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has sent defence and emergency medical teams, usually deployed to disaster zones, to aged care homes in the city of Melbourne to help contain the country’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus. Another hotspot, in inner-city Sydney, forced a senior adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison into self-isolation, but the prime minister … Read More

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Australian regulator sues Google over expanded personal data use

07 July, 2020 10:05 am 10:05 am

(Reuters) – Australia’s competition regulator has launched court proceedings against Alphabet’s Google for allegedly misleading consumers about the expanded use of personal data for targeted advertising. The case by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in Federal Court said Google did not explicitly get consent nor properly inform consumers about a 2016 move to … Read More

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Australia to spend $279 million to lure Hollywood blockbusters

07 July, 2020 8:20 am 8:20 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will spend A$400 million (222 million pounds) over the next seven years to lure film and television productions, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as Canberra seeks to capitalise on its low levels of coronavirus. Global film and television production has ground to a halt amid the spread of coronavirus. … Read More

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Australia weighs further coronavirus curbs as outbreak grows

07 July, 2020 9:50 am 9:50 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous states will impose harsher restrictions on movement if a COVID-19 outbreak is not quickly bought under control, state premiers said on Wednesday. Australia has been heralded as a global leader in containing COVID-19, but in the last week it has seen a surge in new cases. Desperate to contain … Read More

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Opposition candidate claims win in close Australia by-election

07 July, 2020 12:40 pm 12:40 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A candidate from Australia’s opposition claimed victory on Sunday in a close by-election seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s handling of bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Kristy McBain of the centre-left Labor Party claimed a narrow win over Fiona Kotvojs of Morrison’s conservative party in electorate of Eden-Monaro. “I’m … Read More

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Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs after coronavirus spike

07 July, 2020 10:05 am 10:05 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Authorities will lock down around 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavirus cases in Australia’s second most populous state. Australia has fared better than many countries in the pandemic, with … Read More

Australia and New Zealand named hosts for 2023 Women’s Soccer World C...

06 June, 2020 4:53 pm 4:53 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Australia and New Zealand were handed the right to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup soccer tournament by a comfortable margin after a vote by the FIFA Council on Thursday. Their joint proposal beat a rival bid from Colombia to host the tournament which is being expanded to 32 teams. Japan, who … Read More

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Australia is ready for a woman to run the game – Perry

06 June, 2020 9:12 am 9:12 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian cricket is ripe for a woman to run the board for the first time and has excellent candidates within easy reach, according to star all-rounder Ellyse Perry. Cricket Australia (CA) have appointed Nick Hockley as interim CEO to replace Kevin Roberts, who resigned this week after months of criticism over his … Read More

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Thousands attend Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

06 June, 2020 3:49 pm 3:49 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events on fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections. The rallies, dominated by a heavy police presence, were mostly peaceful. Protesters marched on the … Read More

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Australia’s most populous state eases virus restrictions on sport

06 June, 2020 11:44 am 11:44 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous state will open up some sports facilities from the middle of June, officials said on Tuesday, after nearly a week with no new cases of coronavirus via community transmission. States and territories across Australia have been easing social distancing regulations at differing paces in recent weeks, slowly ending a … Read More

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New Zealand expects plan for safe travel with Australia in June

05 May, 2020 1:09 pm 1:09 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday a draft blueprint on safely starting travel between New Zealand and Australia will be presented to both governments in early June. The neighbours have been discussing the possibility of a travel bubble between them as both have slowed the spread of the novel … Read More

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Bring on the pink ball for India series, says Australia’s Starc

05 May, 2020 12:27 pm 12:27 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has never been a huge fan of the pink ball but would welcome the prospect of bowling it against India in a day-night Test over the home summer. India declined Australia’s offer to play a day-night Test during their last tour in 2018/19 but board president Sourav Ganguly … Read More

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Australia PM pushes jobs, Victoria to resume tourism as virus eases

05 May, 2020 9:43 pm 9:43 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s prime minister stressed the need to create jobs as a way to minimise government welfare spending, while the country’s second-most populous state Victoria set out measures to resume tourism to regions ravaged by bushfires and virus-linked curbs. “Whether it’s how we access markets, how we deliver assistance, whether it’s to bushfire … Read More