India tour of Australia set to begin in Sydney with ODIs as CA gets green light from NSW for quarantine

India tour of Australia 2020-21: Virat Kohli’s men are all set to spend their first two weeks Down Under in quarantine in Sydney before playing 6 limited-overs games — 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is in Sydney and Canberra. The ODI series is likely to start from November 27. India all set to begin Australia tour … Read more

Hundreds urged to take HIV test after quarantine blood-testing blunder

It’s the latest in a series of Covid-19 setbacks to hit the country and the state of Victoria in particular. Earlier breaches at Victoria quarantine hotels led to a Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne, prompting the country’s second biggest city to spend months under a strict lockdown. In a statement Monday, Victorian health agency, Safer Care … Read more

In Quad snub to China, Australia joins India, US, Japan in Malabar Exercise 2020

Australia is set to participate in the Malabar Exercise for the first time along with navies of India, US and Japan amid the India-China standoff. Until now, only US, Japan and India were part of the naval exercise which is scheduled to be held in November. Snub to China This will be the first time … Read more

Australia’s spike in shark attack deaths could be a symptom of the climate crisis

Days of searching uncovered the man’s surfboard, but his body was never found. He was counted as Australia’s seventh shark attack victim this year — an alarming spike that hasn’t been seen in the country for 86 years. “In Australia, (this year is) a bit of a blip,” said Culum Brown, a professor at Macquarie … Read more

Australia’s spike in shark attack deaths could be a symptom of the climate crisis

Days of searching uncovered the man’s surfboard, but his body was never found. He was counted as Australia’s seventh shark attack victim this year — an alarming spike that hasn’t been seen in the country for 86 years. “In Australia, (this year is) a bit of a blip,” said Culum Brown, a professor at Macquarie … Read more

Australia says it’s ready to talk to China about their trade dispute

SINGAPORE — Australia wants dialogue with China to resolve their trade dispute and clear up any misunderstandings with its largest trading partner, Australian agriculture minister David Littleproud told CNBC Friday. Two Australian cotton industry groups said China has started discouraging its spinning mills from using cotton imported from Down Under. “It has become clear to … Read more

Australia’s finance minister says government is preparing to invest in the strength of recovery

SINGAPORE — After providing initial support for an economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian government is now focusing on the strength of recovery, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told CNBC on Wednesday. The government announced its budget a day earlier including billions of dollars worth of personal tax cuts for middle-income earners, programs to … Read more

A woman in Australia discovered her headaches were caused by tapeworm larvae in her brain

The aches were caused by tapeworm larvae that had taken up space in her brain, according to a new study on her case by the The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene published on September 21. The woman, who never traveled overseas, is the first native case of the disease in Australia, the study … Read more