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Walker trapped by fallen gum tree, then attacked by swarm of bees

A gum tree has fallen across a walking track in Melbourne’s north-east, trapping at least one person and unleashing a swarm of bees on the victims. A man and a woman, both believed to be aged in their 70s, were walking along a track near Templestowe Bowling Club on Swilk …

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Country kids committing their first crime after entering child protection

Almost half of these children were from regional areas, including Wangaratta, Shepparton, Bendigo, Horsham and Latrobe Valley, and were more likely to be known to child protection and younger (between the ages of 10 and 13) at their first offence than children from Melbourne. Child protection could be involved with …

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Beneath the virus lurks a bigger emergency, but the world is distracted from the climate threat

Loading But again the economic cycle intrudes with a recession driven by a pandemic that Bill Gates had prophesied but no nations had prepared for (by stockpiling testing kits and ventilators, for example). In the middle of the coronavirus crisis, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, to their credit, …

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TAFE college backtracks after students told to be back in class in May

But by Wednesday afternoon the institute was backing away from its plans to reopen so soon, telling The Age it had been too optimistic. “While there had been early hopes that many classes may have been able to return to face-to-face delivery in early May, current modelling of projected coronavirus …

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Carbon emissions from Australian airlines cut in half by coronavirus

Mr Merzian said he also expected that those nations in which there is a political consensus on the urgent need to tackle climate change, such as Germany, France and the United Kingdom, might insist that airlines that receive financial assistance from stimulus packages reduce their future emissions in return. Loading …

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Coronavirus Queensland LIVE updates: COVID-19 cases rise as new ‘enforcement’ team set up

With much confusion around what new social distancing rules mean and how strictly they will be enforced by police, people are being assured fines will only be issued for “blatant and wilful breaches” in Queensland. Queensland’s State Disaster Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski, said further clarification would come around the …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: $1.3 billion to fund 4000 new ICU beds, as Victoria records increase in COVID-19 cases and Australian death toll hits 21

Scott Morrison has revealed he is praying for the state and territory leaders during the coronaviruxcvs pandemic, describing the crisis as a time of “great need and suffering” in an online video. Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Horizon Church on Easter Sunday in 2019.Credit:AAP In a clip published on the …

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Building bridges: business and government respond to secure medical supplies

Meanwhile, the federal government on Wednesday announced a coordinated effort to be led by former Toll Group managing director Michael Byrne. The announcement from the Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham provides $110 million to set up the International Freight Assistance Mechanism. This will help Australia’s food …

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Dunn not done as belief remains high

In the end the aim won’t be realised but not for the reasons anyone could have predicted when Dunn made it his goal. At that point Buckley was entitled to preach caution as there were many obstacles in the likeable veteran’s path before coronavirus entered the picture. He needed to …

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Vets promise to lend ventilators to help make up coronavirus shortfall

Dr Jo Clapham, a senior emergency and critical care vet at Essendon’s Animal Referral Hospital, said the hospital’s ventilator, bought last year, could be immediately used on human patients. “Our ventilators are regularly serviced. We would sterilise it before it’s used by humans but all the processes are the same …

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