Breaking News Today

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away.

Test backlog leaves 900 COVID-19 positive cases in the dark

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

German authorities worked through the night to clear a backlog of coronavirus tests from travelers after it emerged 900 people who were positive for COVID-19 had yet to be informed.

Australia Needs a National Bushfire Monitoring Agency

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

Australia needs a dedicated national bushfire monitoring agency, argue Australian experts, because state and territory governments have different approaches for gathering and storing essential information about fires.

Queen expresses ‘great sadness’ after train derailment kills three near Scottish home

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

It’s believed the service hit a landslide after heavy rain and thunderstorms which caused flooding and travel disruptions across Scotland.

Aged care claims ‘frankly insulting’

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

One of Australia’s top doctors has hit back at suggestions there was an attitude of futility towards COVID-19 deaths in the nation’s aged care facilities.

Outcry as Somalia considers legalisation of forced child marriage

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

A proposed law would allow child marriage once a girl’s sexual organs mature and forced marriage as long as the family gives their consent.

T21 Tasmanian Visitor Economy Action Plan Released

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

Launched today was the first 6-month rolling plan of immediate priorities from the T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan.

How Sydney’s biggest end-of-year parties could look during pandemic

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are watched by more than one billion people, but with just 20 weeks until 2020 ends, many events face being cancelled if the pandemic doesn’t ease.

Australian authorities ‘know very little’ about Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

Australia’s top medical authorities “know very little” about a Russian COVID-19 vaccine that has been reportedly approved for use on local citizens.

New Zealand Considers Freight As Possible Source Of New Coronavirus Cluster

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

New Zealand officials are investigating the possibility that its first COVID-19 cases in more than three months were imported by freight, as the country’s biggest city plunged back into lockdown on Wednesday.The discovery of four infected family …

Burnie Woman Fined for Breaching Home Isolation

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

Police have fined a 28-year-old woman for failing to isolate at home after returning to Tasmania from an interstate trip. The woman, who arrived in north-west Tasmania from Western Australia on Sunday, was directed to isolate at her residence for 14 days upon her return. Tasmania Police identified the breach during a routine compliance check […]

Government laziness is impeding the important work of the Disability Royal Commission

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

The second progress report of the Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect of People with Disability makes it clear that the limitations of confidentiality provisions are impeding on people’s willingness to speak with the Commission and affecting the scope of the Commission’s work, Australian Greens Disability Rights and Services spokesperson Senator Jordon … Continue reading “Government laziness is impeding the important work of the Disability Royal Commission”

Finance Advice 2021