Lady rejecting suspected scam call finds out she won $1.47m lotto

An Australian woman who dodged multiple calls from what she suspected to be scammers was shocked when she finally answered the phone and learned she had won a nearly $1.5 million lottery jackpot. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The Launceston, Tasmania, woman told The Lott officials she had been avoiding their phone calls because she didn't recognize … Continue reading Lady rejecting suspected scam call finds out she won $1.47m lotto

Chilling phone call reveals pretty Melbourne teacher was murdered in Georgia

A Melbourne woman found dead in Georgia is suspected to have been murdered, with a friend revealing chilling details of her final phone call. Shanae Edwards, 31, is believed to have been an English teacher in Tbilisi, whose body was found just outside the city on July 31. Shanae Brooke The discovery followed an hours-long … Continue reading Chilling phone call reveals pretty Melbourne teacher was murdered in Georgia

Sydney goes into lockdown to control spread of the deadly Delta variant

Australia's largest city Sydney begins a two-week lockdown on Saturday to contain a rapidly spreading outbreak of the Delta variant. A woman walks her dog past the St. Vincent's Hospital drive-through clinic in Sydney on the first of lockdown. AFP Millions of residents woke on Sunday to the first full day of coronavirus lockdown, as … Continue reading Sydney goes into lockdown to control spread of the deadly Delta variant

Chinese govt bans Australian goods

As tensions between Australia and China rise, Beijing is expected to ban imports of Australian wheat, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) has reported. From Friday, barley, sugar, red wine, timber, coal, lobster, copper ore and copper concentrates from Australia, are expected to be barred from China even if the goods have been paid for … Continue reading Chinese govt bans Australian goods

Coronavirus Vaccine: Australia to receive first batch of AstraZeneca in Jan 2021

Australia will receive the first doses of an AstraZeneca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 if trials prove successful after Canberra agreed a deal to purchase a second potential vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. Australia said in August it had signed a preliminary agreement with AstraZeneca for enough doses for … Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccine: Australia to receive first batch of AstraZeneca in Jan 2021

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TikTok to lose Australian fans over fears of data breach

Following India and the US, several Australian legislators are proposing to ban TikTok as they too fear the app was being used by the Chinese government to collect users' data, reported the South China Morning Post. Recently, Liberal Senator Jim Molan said TikTok was being "used and abused" by the Chinese government. Labor Senator Jenny … Continue reading TikTok to lose Australian fans over fears of data breach

CORONAVIRUS: Australian brewers rolling out free kegs of beer

It's been two months since pubs, bars and restaurants were forced to shut their doors in Australia due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a lockdown, which the government had to introduce in order to stop the spread of the disease. Australia's Carlton & United Breweries have decided to roll out 2,000 barrels of free … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS: Australian brewers rolling out free kegs of beer

COVIDSafe critic writes an emotional open letter to Scott Morrison

A hoax text message claiming to come from the government’s newly launched coronavirus app is circulating online. Yesterday the COVIDSafe app was unveiled to help track cases of the virus in Australia and prevent community transmission. The app already has more than a million downloads. Off the back of privacy concerns about the data the … Continue reading COVIDSafe critic writes an emotional open letter to Scott Morrison

COVID-19: Virgin Australia to lay off more than 16,000 workers

Australia’s second biggest airline, Virgin Australia (VAH.AX), has become the first large corporate coronavirus casualty, announcing it will enter voluntary administration on Tuesday morning. The decision follows crisis talks held on Monday evening after the airline failed to secure a desired $1.4 billion lifeline from the federal government. In a statement to the ASX on Tuesday … Continue reading COVID-19: Virgin Australia to lay off more than 16,000 workers

Why Australia should be in your bucket list of perfect tour destinations

Australia is every tourist’s dreamland despite its smaller size when compared to the United States. For lots of reasons, travellers to most Australian cities find it difficult to resist the temptation of residing permanently in the country. It is therefore not surprising that the country’s most productive sector is tourism, which contributed A$47.5 billion (3% … Continue reading Why Australia should be in your bucket list of perfect tour destinations