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‘Ready to go’: Drought’s end in sight after rains and more to come

Catchments have become wetter so follow-up falls will be more likely to create run-off and reach dams across the Murray Darling Basin. Odds for such rainfall have also improved for coming months. Bureau of Meteorology charts show moisture level in the top 100 centimetres of soil improved sharply between last …

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Don’t be afraid of the app, it’s our ticket out of here

Loading Currently, health authorities can only identify potential cases known to a confirmed coronavirus case. Authorities need to rely on the memory of the individual who has tested positive to painstakingly retrace and then investigate the previous fortnight of their interactions in the community – and it is only those …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global COVID-19 cases top 2.9 million as Australia’s death toll stands at 83

Papua New Guinea is running low on reagent and extraction kits needed for testing COVID-19, sparking Australia to source the material for its neighbour. Port Moresby this month recorded its first case.Credit:Eddie Jim Although PNG has only recorded eight cases of the coronavirus, they have been spread across the country …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Man in his 90s becomes Victoria’s 17th COVID-19 death, COVID-Safe tracing app arrives

Cancer referrals at Australia’s leading oncology centres have plummeted by up to 30 per cent, fuelling concerns seriously ill people may be going undiagnosed. The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has revealed referrals for patients were down by a third this month, compared to the same time last year, as thousands …

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Goal of the year? Kate Hore’s Melbournge teammate might need convincing

She would have voted for the match-winning goal Lily Mithen kicked against Greater Western Sydney in the dying seconds of the thrilling final the Demons won before the season was called off. And she won’t even stop playing that goal on the television either. Hore’s flatmate’s name is none other …

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Workers urged to download app to kick-start post-COVID-19 economy

Australians will be asked to give a name, which can be a pseudonym, a contact phone number, a postcode and an age range, and neither their location nor movements will be registered. Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said the organisation was working with members to encourage their …

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‘I’m not sure everyone would cope’: AFL seeks approval for hub plan

Although the 24-year-old recruit is comfortable about moving into hubs to resume the season he said setting them up properly was likely to be complicated. Loading “It’s going to be hard for players and staff to go from the current climate we are in now where you are so isolated …

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‘That could have been any of us’: Police rally round in wake of freeway tragedy

Police are hopeful that they will be able to interview Mohinda Singh Bajwa, the driver of the truck involved in the crash, on Monday. He has been under police guard at Royal Melbourne Hospital since suffering a medical episode immediately after the accident. An ice pipe was found in the …

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NRL to check every player’s home, promote use of phone tracing app

Each club will be forced to submit a list to the NRL of players and staff who will be required to undertake an online COVID-19 infection control training module this week. All will then be required to adhere to the NRL’s biosecurity measures thereafter. Only people on the list will …

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Cancelled public transport timetables resume as WA schools head back

All WA public bus services will return to their normal timetable ahead of schools opening this week for term 2, with full train services set to be back on track from early May. The government had initially planned a staged and scaled return to public transport service that were reduced …

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