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Australia has lost one-third of its koalas in the past three years

MELBOURNE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Australia has lost about 30% of its koalas over the past three years, hit by drought, bushfires and developers cutting down trees, the Australian Koala Foundation said, urging the government to do more to protect the creature’s habitat.The independent non-profit group estimated the koala population has dropped to less than…

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Australia allots $7M for projects rolling out wearables, POC testing in rural areas

The Australian government has set aside A$10 million (over $7 million) for research projects testing and implementing new applications of existing wearable electronic devices and examining ways to deliver point-of-care testing in rural and remote areas. The Primary Health Care Research Initiative grant under the government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) supports projects using the…

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Best soundbars in Australia 2021: enhance your TV shows, movies, games and music

Home News Audio Visual (Image credit: Sonos) Choosing the best soundbar for your needs can be tricky, whether you want to build the home theater system of your dreams, or you want a more reliable audio source to accompany your TV at an affordable price.Soundbars are must-have devices to accompany today’s modern TVs. That’s because…

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Australia says France knew it had ‘deep and grave concerns’ about its submarines before U.S. deal

SYDNEY — Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, said Sunday that it had “deep and grave” concerns about the diesel-powered submarines it planned to buy from France — and that Paris knew that well before Canberra abruptly canceled the deal in favor of sharing nuclear submarine technology with the United States and Britain.Morrison was pushing back…

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What is AUKUS? US, UK, and Australia team up in Indo-Pacific.

Washington President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities – including helping equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. It’s a move that could deepen a growing chasm in U.S.-China relations.Mr. Biden made the announcement alongside British…

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New Zealand, Australia travel bubble suspended as COVID continues

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is within sight of eliminating Delta but travel restrictions to Australia extended until November.New Zealand has suspended quarantine-free travel with Australia for a further eight weeks, extending a halt in the so-called travel bubble between both countries, as they deal with fresh outbreaks of the Delta variant of…

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Australia Reforms Visa Policies to Better Introduce Overseas Workers

The Australian government has made it easier for overseas workers to enter the country to fill labour shortages in the agriculture and hospitality industries. “The Morrison Government has today announced the first stage of reforms to Australia’s labour mobility programs – the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP)–which will make the…

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A new PS5 is out in Australia but don’t get too excited over it

The new PS5 has two small differences.  Andrew Hoyle/CNET There’s an updated PlayStation 5 out on store shelves in Australia. This new SKU, however, has the most minimal of changes from the original PS5. PS5s with the model number CFI-1102A began selling in Australia this weekend according to a report from Press Start on Friday. The two…

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Australia now shooting homeless dogs to keep volunteers safe from COVID-19

Meanwhile, in Australia, they’ve reached the part of the pandemic where they think it’s necessary to shoot homeless dogs because it’s not safe for volunteers to come by the shelter and pick them up:This is evil… Rescue dogs shot dead by NSW council due to COVID-19 restrictions— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) August 22, 2021Literally. They’re…

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U.S. beats Australia 4-3, wins Olympic bronze in likely end for golden era of women’s soccer

The United States beat Australia 4-3 on Thursday, sealing a women’s soccer bronze medal in what could be a final prize in the international careers of several iconic American stars.Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe sealed the Olympic medal for Team USA with two goals apiece in Kashima, aided by a late defensive effort to survive…