Australian News Headlines: February 21, 2021

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Coronavirus Australia live news: Prime Minister, aged care residents and frontline staff will be among first to be vaccinated today

Jane Malysiak gets the Pfizer shot at Sydney’s Castle Hill Medical Centre before Prime Minister Scott Morrison receives his vaccination as well. Follow live.ABC News1 hour ago

UK scientists highlight 12 criteria for Covid vaccine passports

Vaccine passports are feasible, according to scientists at the Royal Society, but many pressing questions need to be answered around their use, from knowing …The GuardianYesterday

Covid-19 vaccinations begin in Australia with Scott Morrison among first group

Initial group, which includes aged care residents and staff as well as chief medical officer, receive Pfizer vaccine on Sunday.The Guardian1 hour ago

#LIVE: Prime Minister Scott Morrison receives COVID-19 vaccine | ABC News

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COVID-19 vaccines begin as Prime Minister receives Pfizer immunisation

A small group will be vaccinated at Castle Hill in Sydney on Sunday ahead of the broader rollout beginning on Monday.The Age1 hour ago

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program will begin today, Health Minister Greg Hunt says

With the first Pfizer doses originally due to be administered tomorrow, Mr Hunt tells the ABC’s Insiders program a small group of people will be vaccinated today …ABC News4 hours ago

Australia’s coronavirus vaccinations start TODAY

Australia’s Covid vaccination roll out is officially underway, with a World War II survivor first to receive the jab.Daily Mail2 hours ago

Tanya Plibersek: ‘I don’t like or respect Scott Morrison’

Tanya Plibersek considered a possible replacement for Anthony Albanese as Labor leader has launched a personal attack against Scott Morrison, saying hes a …The Australian2 hours ago

The big questions left unanswered about the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins at Parliament House

It is nearly a week since former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins went public with her bombshell allegation she was raped by a colleague in a minister’s …ABC News7 hours ago

Facebook is my friend. I mean that sincerely, but I need to find some others

Confession time: I do love Facebook. I know, I know, the digital giant is a heinous, malignant, capitalistic force run by a guy who should never have been let out …Sydney Morning Herald2 days ago

Facebook faces a global backlash over its bid to ‘bully’ Australia

Facebook’s decision to block people from sharing news in Australia has been rebuked by lawmakers around the world, raising the specter of a much wider …CNN 2 days ago

Pete Evans gives bizarre speech at Sydney vaccine protest

Former reality star turned conspiracist Pete Evans has made a bizarre speech about his political aspirations at an anti-vaxxer rally in hours ago

Guardian Australia strikes deal with Google to join News Showcase

Guardian Australia is the latest media company to strike a deal with Google to feature its journalism in the News Showcase product just days out from the Senate …The Guardian19 hours ago

Facebook exec drops big hint on future of news ban

After prohibiting Australian users from accessing news on Facebook, a senior executive at the social media company has apologised for the execution of the ban …

WA closes border to Victorians, COVID case in ICU

WA has shut the door on Victorians – again – as a COVID case linked to the Holiday Inn cluster was admitted into intensive care. Sue Dunlevy, Maria Bervanakis, …Daily Telegraph2 days ago

Josh Frydenberg slams Facebook’s news restrictions | SBS News

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Anti-vaxxers march CBD chanting ‘wake up Australia’

More than 1000 people are marching through the Brisbane CBD blocking city streets in protest of COVID vaccinations. Shiloh Payne · @PayneShi. less than 2 …Courier Mail20 hours ago

Multiple arrests as anti-vax protestors and police clash in Melbourne park

Protestors at an anti-vaccination rally have been arrested following clashes with police in Melbourne’s inner hours ago

Coronavirus fragments again found in wastewater in Melbourne’s southeast

Coronavirus fragments have again been found in wastewater samples taken from three Melbourne suburbs without any known active hours ago

Woman charged with murder after alleged stabbing in Cairns

Police charge a 21-year-old woman with murder following the death of a 25-year-old man at a unit complex in Cairns in Far North Queensland.ABC NewsYesterday

Man, 26, missing from Sydney’s lower north shore since February 6

Police have released a photograph of a 26-year-old man missing from Sydney’s lower north for more than two weeks. Lincoln Ryan-Coulter was last seen …Sydney Morning Herald6 hours ago

Forensics spend night at ACT death scene

Forensics officers have spent the night examining a section of Canberra street where one man was killed and three others seriously injured in an unexplained e.The Canberra Times10 hours ago

Brittany Higgins: Scott Morrison ‘very distressed’ at second rape claims

Scott Morrison says he welcomes the police investigation into an alleged Parliament House rape, as a second woman claims she was assaulted.Daily Telegraph6 hours ago

Using scandal as a political weapon imperils all

Using the politics of sexual scandal is dangerous for all involved no matter how serious the allegation or the justification for calling prime ministers, ministers or …The Australian3 days ago

NT Police issue flood alert as Katherine River approaches 15 metres

Widespread rains in the Top End have filled the Katherine River to near its minor flooding point of 15 metres. Local residents are preparing for potential flooding.ABC News3 hours ago

Four words that could undo Scott Morrison in 2021 election campaign

In the recent weeks since the return of Parliament from its summer break, a major change in atmosphere has occurred, as the parties begin to prepare for what is … hours ago

Herald Sun journalist, photographer arrested at Melbourne anti-vax protests

A journalist and photographer have been arrested while reporting on an anti-vaccination protest in Melbourne. Herald Sun reporter Olivia Jenkins and senior … hours ago

ACT government public health campaign will target anti-vaxxers as roll out widens

The push comes as concern grows about anti-vaccination material circulated in the lead up to the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the ACT.The Canberra Times9 hours ago

These isolated Sydney homes are under ‘massive’ boulders which could fall at any moment, and authorities don’t know what to do

In Greek mythology, the sword of Damocles signified perpetual peril suspended over someone’s head, ready to fall at any moment. Suzie and Joe Haddock …ABC News6 hours ago

Southern hairy-nosed wombats reclaim the Nullarbor

The southern hairy-nosed wombat might just have the perfect personality for life on the Nullarbor. Known for being “extremely funny” and “tough as nails” in …ABC News3 hours ago

Ipswich’s Bremer River is polluted, oxygen starved and capable of killing wildlife and risking public safety, study finds

Ipswich’s Bremer River is so heavily polluted and oxygen starved it is a risk to public safety, according to an independent study. The man behind the research …ABC News4 hours ago

Gladys Berejiklian told of boyfriend Daryl Maguire’s conduct

Gladys Berejiklian was personally briefed in July 2018 that two ministerial advisers were making disclosures to corruption investigators about her then secret …The Australian2 days ago

Australian businesses can require customers to prove they’ve had Covid jab, regulator says

The guidance from Safe Work Australia comes as Gladys Berejiklian suggests people might need to be vaccinated to go on a flight or enter hospitality venues.The Guardian2 days ago

NSW Mid North Coast retired teacher spreading love with handcrafted tea-cosies

Surrounded by bushland and birdsong, 70-year-old Robyn Lauder relaxes on her back deck, knitting needles in hand. She’s creating a bright, old-fashioned …ABC News3 hours ago

Three new COVID-19 cases linked to Holiday Inn cluster

Members of a family that quarantined at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport in early February have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of cases …Sydney Morning Herald2 days ago

Coronavirus: Victoria records no cases as protesters march | 9 News Australia

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Recycler Suez says herbicides in contaminated compost came from Melbourne council waste

Recycling giant Suez says the powerful herbicides that contaminated a batch of compost produced at its Melbourne facility late last year, killing hundreds of …ABC News5 hours ago

Want to go to Mars? We hope you like blue sunsets, mind-melting g-forces and living underground

What would it take to get to Mars and live there for a couple of years? Come with us on a journey to the Red Planet and back.ABC News7 hours ago

President Biden Congratulates NASA on the Perseverance Mars Rover Touchdown

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Labor launches new campaign highlighting aged care horror stories

Labor will launch a hard-hitting campaign that targets failures in Australia’s aged care sector, ahead of the Royal Commission into the sector handing its final …Sydney Morning Herald8 hours ago

Best and worst in aged care may stay hidden

A league table system for the embattled aged care sector has been created by SA researchers – but they fear the public might never get to use it. Roy Eccleston.The Advertiser16 hours ago

Brisbane siege ends after 26-hour stand-off as woman, boy, 3, walk free

It has been revealed that police had wanted to speak to the man who allegedly kept a woman and a child hostage in Brisbane’s south over an alleged armed … days ago

Brisbane siege ends with woman and toddler safe | 9 News Australia

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The Australian government made a documentary about Thailand’s King. But the timing has raised some eyebrows

The Australian government has produced a documentary showcasing historical footage of the King of Thailand’s six-and-a-half years in Australia at boarding …ABC News7 hours ago

Restless Dance company fighting for its life after funding loss shock

The Restless Dance company features dancers with and without disabilities, but is facing a budget black hole and its future is clouded beyond this year.ABC News4 hours ago

WA election: Social media is shaping the campaign in unexpected ways

WA Liberal Leader Zak Kirkup’s election campaign briefly suffered collateral damage from Facebook’s decision to ban the sharing of news *content* — a timely …ABC News4 hours ago

‘Someone could lose their life’: Waiting in agony for an ambulance in a remote border town

Residents in this part of Australia say it’s “like two different countries and one doesn’t talk to the other very well”.ABC NewsYesterday

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australia prepares for vaccine rollout; Victorian government yet to send hotel quarantine bills; Inside Sydney’s biggest vaccination station

The federal government has revealed the who, what and where of Australia’s initial vaccine rollout, but there are fears the nation’s supply is at risk due to a …The Age16 hours ago

Greens to put inequality at centre of election campaign after billionaires make out ‘like bandits’

Adam Bandt is set to outline the party’s strategy for the next federal poll, which he predicts will be later this year.The Guardian7 hours ago

‘It’s a difficult culture to break’: Sydney private schools respond to sexual assault claims

St Catherine’s principal Dr Julie Townsend wrote to her school community on Saturday after a petition unveiled hundreds of former Sydney schoolgirls’ …Sydney Morning Herald13 hours ago

Sydney private school students’ allegations of sexual assault in online petition ‘extremely concerning’

The NSW Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor says an online petition in which hundreds of former female students have shared their experiences of being …ABC News18 hours ago

The speed camera so successful they stopped issuing fines

In September alone, the cameras at the corner of Oxford and Crown streets in Darlinghurst snagged more than 300 motorists a day, raking in $1.5 million in …Sydney Morning Herald13 hours ago

Search continues for teen missing for four days from Maroochydore in the Sunshine Coast QLD

A desperate search is underway to find a 15-year-old boy who has been missing for four days and was last seen in a laneway in the Sunshine Coast in …Daily Mail13 hours ago

Missing boy, Maroochydore

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a 15-year-old boy reported missing from Maroochydore since February 16. The boy (pictured) was last.myPolice14 hours ago

Neville to take extended leave after health scare

Police minister Lisa Neville has spent a week in hospital after a health scare, and has now been ordered to take three months off work. Shannon Deery.Herald Sun9 hours ago

Why is Facebook limiting political content in Indonesia, Brazil and Canada?

Last week, Facebook started a trial in Canada, Brazil, and Indonesia to reduce the amount political *content* some users are seeing.ABC NewsYesterday

Brett Sutton calls for people to ignore ‘fervent anti-vaxxers’ as hundreds rally across Australia

Anti-vaccine protesters clashed with police on Saturday across the country, just days before Australians are due to start getting COVID-19 jabs on Monday.SBS News18 hours ago

Melbourne anti-vaxxers arrested as hundreds rally in Australian capital cities

Victorian chief health officer Brett Sutton says ‘fervent anti-vaxxers’ are a ‘small minority’The Guardian18 hours ago

Ex-PM Gough Whitlam’s former Cabramatta home sells for $400,000 more than expected at auction

The family home of late former prime minister Gough Whitlam was sold to a Labor heavyweights. The Cabramatta home in Sydney’s southwest sold on Friday for …Daily Mail2 days ago

‘It’s not optional’: Debt collectors sent in for overdue quarantine hotel bills

The NSW government has called in debt collectors to chase $16.4 million owed by more than 7000 returning Australians for their stay in mandatory hotel …Sydney Morning Herald13 hours ago

Hung jury in trial of police officer Harry Little’s trial over horror crash with Gai Vieira

An emotional Sydney racing king Bert Vieira has described his “shock” after a jury was unable to reach a verdict in a trial examining the high-speed crash that … days ago

Harry Little case set for retrial after jury unable to reach verdict

Gai Vieira’s husband has fought back tears after a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Senior Constable Harry Little, charged over the crash at …9News2 days ago

‘Inhumane’: woman held in isolation for seven years, disability royal commission hears

Sight of woman’s bare, blood-graffitied room ‘is something that will be with me until the day I die’, lawyer says.The GuardianYesterday

Disability royal commission hears evidence from Indigenous woman locked away for 20 years

The disability royal commission hears evidence from Melanie, a First Nations woman who has been locked away from the community for 20 years.ABC NewsYesterday

Coronavirus Australia live news: Three days to go until the first COVID vaccines are administered in Australia

With only three days to go until the first coronavirus vaccines will be administered in Australia, state and territory authorities make final preparations for the …ABC News2 days ago

Soil carbon: what role can it play in reducing Australia’s emissions?

We break down the facts around one of the Coalition’s five priority areas in its ‘technology, not taxes’ response to the climate crisis.The Guardian3 hours ago

Why do we treat our country folk so poorly?

Whether it’s coronavirus lockdowns or climate change woes, we’ve become a divided country – the city slickers are taking our country cousins for mugs, writes …Courier Mail15 hours agoOpinion

Australian Electoral Commission drops case against missing former far-right senator Fraser Anning

The Australian Electoral Commission has dropped a case against former far-right senator, Fraser Anning, because it has been unable to locate him.The GuardianYesterday

Gold Coast woman filmed drinking wine in driver’s seat

A Gold Coast man has shared shocking footage of a woman draining a bottle of wine in the driver’s seat of her car. “She actually pulled out a full bottle of wine, … days ago

Inquest into cold case rape and murder of Bronwynne Richardson hears three prime suspects all dead

A coronial inquest into the 1973 rape and murder of teenage beauty queen Bronwynne Richardson has heard there is little chance of anyone being prosecuted …ABC News2 days agoplay_arrow

Disgraced MP Daryl Maguire makes bid for NSW Premier’s Gladys Berejiklian’s heart

Daryl Maguire, 61, has been laying low after allegations of corruption surfaced and his relationship with the NSW Premier, 50, was exposed.Daily MailYesterday

Disgraced Daryl Maguire: I still love Gladys

Disgraced ex-MP Daryl Maguire is telling friends he still loves Gladys Berejiklian, with sources saying he is devastated the Premier would not quit her job to be …Daily TelegraphYesterday

43C heatwave blast: Qld to swelter through 72hr furnace

Parts of southeast Queensland will swelter in temperatures over 37C while the state’s west will hit 43C during a three-day heatwave ahead of widespread rain …Courier Mail3 hours ago


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