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Australia's largest supermarket chain mandates vaccination for workers
Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) Woolworths, the largest supermarket chain in Australia, announced on Thursday that all of its workers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the beginning of next year.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Lyon hopes to trouble England batters with new mystery balls
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has developed some mystery balls with which he hopes to bamboozle the England batsman during the upcoming Ashes, which starts with the first Test at the Gabba on December 8.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
867,900 Australians have multiple jobs: Report
Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) A new report revealed on Thursday that 867,900 people in Australia had multiple jobs, the highest number since the country's Bureau of Statistics started keeping records in 1994.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Lyon expects Ben Stokes to make late entry into Ashes team
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Ben Stokes may not be in the England team for the Ashes series, starting in December, Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has tipped the all-rounder to make a late entry in the series.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Setback for Australia as Georgia Wareham ruptures ACL
Hobart, Oct 21 (IANS) The Australia women's cricket team suffered a big blow ahead of the upcoming Ashes series against England and next year's ODI World Cup with star spinner Georgia Wareham rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) match here.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia hits 70% Covid vaccination target
Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) Australia's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has hit a major milestone, with 70 per cent of the adult population fully inoculated against the virus, Minister of Health Greg Hunt said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Australia spinner Lyon suffers mild concussion in intra-squad match
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has suffered a mild concussion while fielding, leading to his withdrawal from an intra-squad match of his state team New South Wales (NSW) in Sydney on Tuesday, said Cricket NSW on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
It was a disgruntled situation with his IPL franchise: Gilchrist on Warner
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has expressed apprehension about opening batter David Warner's form coming into the ICC T20 World Cup, given that he wasn't in the Playing XI of his IPL side, Sunrisers Hyderabad, in the last few games.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Slater charged with stalking, to appear in court
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Slater will have to appear in court after he was "charged with stalking/intimidating" his partner of three years in an alleged incident last week.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Djokovic might skip Australian Open as Victoria bars unvaccinated players
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Even as world No.1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic of Serbia, is refusing to reveal his Covid-19 vaccine status, casting doubt over Australian Open participation next year, the state of Victoria has said that no athlete who has not been fully vaccinated will be allowed to participate in major events, which includes the Australian Open in January 2022.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
World's best golfers set to return for Woods-hosted World Challenge
Albany (Bahamas), Oct 19 (IANS) Rory McIlroy will play at the 2021 Hero World Challenge (HWC) as 15 of the world's top-20 golfers turn up for the event hosted by Tiger Woods at Albany, Bahamas, from December 2-5.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Golf
80% of rubbish found on Aus beaches is plastic waste
Canberra, Oct 19 (IANS) Plastic waste accounts for more tha 80 per cent of all rubbish found across Australian beaches, A study based on one of the largest marine debris databases in the southern hemisphere revealed on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Covid curbs eased in Aus capital as vax rate hits 80%
Canberra, Oct 19 (IANS) Coronavirus restrictions in the Australian capital will be further eased after it reached the 80 per cent vaccine milestone, authorities said on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus states to ease border curbs
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) As Australian states witnessed a decline in new Covid-19 cases amidst a surge in vaccinations, some border restrictions will be eased.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
More curbs eased relaxed in Aus state
Canberra, Oct 18 (IANS) Thousands of children returned to schools in Sydney and more restrictions were eased for fully vaccinated adults on Monday, as Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) surpassed its Covid-19 inoculation target.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus Deputy PM rules out support for greater 2030 climate target
Canberra, Oct 18 (IANS) Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has said it is "highly unlikely" his party will support an increased 2030 climate target.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Ex-Aussie pace bowler Tony Dodemaide joins CA's National Selection Panel
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Australian pace bowler Tony Dodemaide will join Cricket Australia's (CA) men's National Selection Panel (NSP) alongside chairman George Bailey and head coach Justin Langer.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Khawaja could get Test recall; may partner Warner in Ashes, feels Ian Healy
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Australian cricket legend Ian Healy has said that 34-year-old Queensland batter Usman Khawaja could get a Test recall for the Ashes series, adding that the Pakistan-born player was the ideal candidate to open the innings with David Warner when the five-match series commences in Brisbane on December 8.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus secure access to 2 more Covid treatments amid 3rd wave
Canberra, Oct 18 (IANS) The Australian government has secured access to two additional Covid-19 treatments as the country continues to battle against the third wave of the pandemic, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
WBBL: Shafali stars in Sydney's five-wicket win over Hobart
Hobart, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian opener Shafali Verma's first WBBL half-century and a fine all-round display from Ellyse Perry led Sydney Sixers to five-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes in the Women's Big Bash League match, here on Sunday.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia's most populous state crosses 80% vaccination rate
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) has crossed the milestone of 80 per cent of its population above the age of 16 being fully vaccinated against Covid-19, prompting the state government to announce the further easing of restrictions from Monday.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus island state enters snap lockdown
Hobart, Oct 16 (IANS) Parts of Australia's island state of Tasmania entered a three-day snap lockdown and the next 48 hours remain critical, Premier Peter Gutwein announced on Saturday.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus govt urged to halve emissions by 2030
Canberra, Oct 16 (IANS) Australia's biggest industry group on Saturday urged the federal government to halve the country's carbon emissions by 2030.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pucovski didn't suffer major concussion; should be fine for Ashes: Victoria GM
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Cricket Victoria general manager Shaun Graf said on Saturday that Australian opener Will Pucovski didn't suffer a major concussion and the youngster should be fit for the Ashes series beginning December 8 in Brisbane.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
WBBL given permission to proceed at Hobart without spectators
Hobart, Oct 16 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) promised the Tasmanian government on Saturday that they will enhance the 'biosecurity precautions' in order to ensure the Women's Big Bash League's (WBBL) weekend matches continue unhindered following a snap three-day lockdown being announced in the state owing to a Covid-19 incident.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus PM confirms position on net zero emissions
Canberra, Oct 15 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday that the government's position on net zero emissions would be outlined before he attends the UN UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Lockdown ends in Australian capital
Canberra, Oct 15 (IANS) The coronavirus lockdown in Australia's capital ended on Friday after more than two months as the country continues to battle the third wave of the pandemic.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
NSW to end hotel quarantine as it 'opens for business'
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) will end Covid-19 hotel quarantine requirements for people entering the state from November 1, Premier Dominic Perrottet said on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
WBBL thrown into turmoil after 3-day flash lockdown imposed in Tasmania
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) The Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) inaugural week is facing uncertainty after Hobart was put under a three-day lockdown on Friday due to surging Covid-19 cases in Tasmania.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aussie Test skipper Tim Paine 'shattered' by Will Pucovski concussion
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Australian Test skipper Tim Paine said on Friday he was "shattered" when he got to know that young batter Will Pucovski had suffered another concussion while training with his state side Victoria on October 5.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
WBBL: Teenage pacer Hannah Darlington named captain of Sydney Thunder
Hobart, Oct 14 (IANS) Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) defending champions Sydney Thunder have named teenage Australian pacer Hannah Darlington as the captain for the seventh season of the league. Darlington will captain the team in place of regular skipper Rachael Haynes, who will not be joining the team after the birth of her son Hugo, and other factors like border closures and 14 days of quarantine.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
BBL: Brisbane Heat sign Somerset batter Abell as Banton's replacement
Brisbane, Oct 14 (IANS) Brisbane Heat on Thursday signed Somerset batter Tom Abell for the 2021-22 Big Bash League season.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus central bank deems climate change 'first order risk' to economy
Canberra, Oct 14 (IANS) Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) Deputy Governor Guy Debelle on Thursday outlined the risks climate change and the green energy transition poses for the country's fossil-fuel reliant economy.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Australia,Politics
WBBL: Sydney Thunders skipper Haynes to miss entire tournament
Hobart, Oct 13 (IANS) Rachael Haynes, the skipper of Women's Big Bash League side Sydney Thunder, will not be available for the entire tournament due to spending time with her family, hamstring injury sustained during the series against India and border closures due to COVID-19 situation.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings steps down
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings stepped down from his post on Wednesday, ending a 13-year stint with the organisation, and said that he will not stand for re-election as a director at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday (October 14).
2021-10-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Strange radio waves from galactic centre indicate hidden planet
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) An international team of astronomers have for the first time ever discovered unusual signals coming from the direction of the Milky Way's centre.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Covid lockdown to end in Australian capital
Canberra, Oct 12 (IANS) Andrew Barr, the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), on Tuesday confirmed its strict coronavirus lockdown will end on Friday amid the ongoing third wave of the pandemic.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australian govt fails to protect biodiversity: Report
Canberra, Oct 12 (IANS) A new report revealed on Tuesday that the Australian government is failing to protect more than 1,500 unique ecosystems.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Australian state's Covid outbreak shows signs of slowing down
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) The Australian state of Victoria saw a reduction of new Covid-19 infections by reporting 1,466 new locally acquired cases on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Sydney announces 'Freedom Day' after 106 days in lockdown
Sydney, Oct 11 (IANS) As Sydney, capital of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), exited its 106-day lockdown, residents on Monday re-emerged to celebrate the long-awaited "Freedom Day".
2021-10-11
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia needs more efforts to halt biodiversity decline
Canberra, Oct 11 (IANS) Environmentalists have advised the Australian government that it must do more to arrest a decline in biodiversity.
2021-10-11
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Mooney and McGrath set up Australia's 14-run win over India in final T20I
Gold Coast, Oct 10 (IANS) An unbeaten 44 off 31 balls by Tahlia McGrath apart from 61 of 43 balls by Beth Mooney followed by consistent strikes from the bowlers helped Australia to a 14-run win over India in the third and final T20I at the Metricon Stadium here on Sunday. The victory also meant that Australia finished the multi-format series on a high, winning by 11-5.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
A bleak picture for Test cricket, exacerbated by pandemic-created chaos: Chappell
Sydney, Oct 10 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes that Test cricket is in a bleak state due to the chaos created by the COVID-19 pandemic. He also pointed out that the new entrants of Test cricket, Afghanistan and Ireland, have played just one match against India and England respectively while Australia are yet to play a Test against them.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus kids to be eligible for Covid vaccinations in Dec
Canberra, Oct 10 (IANS) Australian children as young as five could be eligible for coronavirus vaccines before the end of 2021 as the country continues to battle the third wave of the pandemic, a top official announced on Sunday.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Nearly 97% voters vote 'Yes' for Ethiopia's 11th region
Addid Ababa, Oct 10 (IANS) Nearly 97 per cent of voters in a local referendum held on September 30 have approved a proposal to create Ethiopia's 11th region, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has announced.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Lucrative T20 casting a dark shadow over Test cricket: Chappell
Sydney, Oct 10 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that the "lucrative nature" of Twenty20, its soaring popularity compared to Test cricket, and myopic administrators ruling cricket boards across the world were the reasons behind the shortest form of the game "casting a dark shadow over Test cricket".
2021-10-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
She only has 2 sets of gloves and 2 bats: Healy on McGrath's kit
Gold Coast, Oct 9 (IANS) Australia wicketkeeper-opener Alyssa Healy has revealed that all-rounder Tahlia McGrath has only two sets of gloves and as many bats as her kit. Healys tweet comes after Tahlia's unbeaten 42 guided Australia to a four-wicket win over India in the second T20I at the Metricon Stadium on Saturday.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
McGrath stars as Australia win second T20I against India, clinch series
Gold Coast, Oct 9 (IANS) All-rounder Tahlia McGrath's unbeaten 42 off 33 balls helped Australia defeat India by four wickets in a hard-fought second T20I at the Metricon Stadium on Saturday. The win also helped Australia take an unassailable 9-5 lead in the ongoing multi-format series.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ashes 2021/22: Lyon wonders why England cricketers aren't 'jumping at the opportunity'
Hobart, Oct 9 (IANS) Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon has said that the Ashes is the pinnacle in his eyes and he couldn't understand why England cricketers aren't 'jumping at the opportunity' to be a part of the series.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ellyse Perry becomes most capped woman cricketer for Australia
Queensland, Oct 9 (IANS) Cricket 'legend' and all-rounder Ellyse Perry on Saturday etched her name in the record books after she surpassed Alex Blackwell to become Australia's most capped female player across all formats.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket