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 2021-08-03 19:00 

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Paying Australians $300 to get vaccinated would be value for money...

Treasury modelling released on Tuesday puts the cost of Australia-wide lockdown at $3.2 billion per week. Paying people to get vaccinated fits the government's criteria of a response that's "temporary, targeted and proportionate"....

 2021-08-03 18:55 

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Iran accused of oil tanker hijack...

Sources say the ship was the Panama-flagged bitumen tanker Asphalt Princess, which was travelling in the Arabian Sea leading to the Strait of Hormuz, through which about a fifth of the world's seaborne oil exports flow....

 2021-08-03 18:07 

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Investigation finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women...

The New York Attorney-General';s office announces an investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo finds he sexually harassed multiple women. Mr Cuomo denies it....

 2021-08-03 17:24 

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Worse than the Great Depression, this nation is in the most dire collapse the world has seen in 150 years...

As their country spirals into economic collapse, many in Beirut say they face four-hour waits for fuel as well as food and medicine shortages, blackouts and job uncertainty....

 2021-08-03 16:44 

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South Korea warns North Korea facing food crisis...

Major trouble is building in the secretive state according to South Korea, and this time it has nothing to do with the threat of war but a problem it has faced before....

 2021-08-03 14:56 

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'Your stolen money is no good here': The message MPs want to send overseas...

Some in Canberra are asking why the federal government has been slow to act — and the answer could be found in Australia's worsening relationship with China....

 2021-08-03 14:30 

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Peter Doherty talks vaccines, National Cabinet's roadmap out of lockdown, and kids getting the jab...

Peter Doherty has backed the plan to give kids COVID vaccines and says National Cabinet's new roadmap out lockdowns is "not the 10 commandments handed down to Moses"....

 2021-08-03 14:29 

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One graph shows why COVID vigilance will be a challenge in the months ahead...

A public health expert says clever campaigns may be needed in the months ahead, as data shows mask compliance on trains has risen and fallen with outbreaks over the past six months....

 2021-08-03 13:54 

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Indonesia celebrates its first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, with a 'tough and thrilling' victory...

Five cows, a meatball restaurant, and a new house are among prizes offered to Indonesian badminton gold medallists Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu when they return home from Tokyo....

 2021-08-03 13:46 

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Elaine Thompson-Herah becomes first woman to win Olympic sprint double twice in athletics...

The Jamaican creates history by completing the 100m-200m double at consecutive Olympics following a stunning victory in the half-lap event in Tokyo....

 2021-08-03 12:43 

ABC Australia

[ Business ]

Aldi, Coles, Foodworks, IGA and Woolworths urge NSW shoppers to follow COVID-safe rules...

Several major supermarket chains in New South Wales issue a joint statement urging people to be respectful of workers and to observe the rules for checking in and wearing masks in their shops....

 2021-08-03 11:44 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Kookaburras to play for hockey gold after reaching first Olympic final since 2004...

Australia have only won gold in men's hockey on one occasion, but they have the chance to claim another following a 3-1 win over Germany in the semi-finals in Tokyo....

 2021-08-03 11:44 

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Kookaburras to play for hockey gold, Stingers out of medal contention...

The Kookaburras beat Germany 3-1 to reach their first Olympic final since 2004, while the Stingers depart the women's water polo competition....

 2021-08-03 11:07 

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Australian Olympians accused of 'unacceptable behaviour' on flight home from Tokyo...

The Australian Olympic Committee condemns the alleged poor behaviour of members of the men's rugby sevens and football squads on their return to Sydney....

 2021-08-03 11:02 

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Australian woman found dead in Georgia...

The body of an Australian woman has been found in Tbilisi, Georgia, the federal government says....

 2021-08-03 10:54 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Your daily guide to the Games: Aussies to wrap up sailing gold medal, Opals face the US...

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan are set to be crowned Olympic champions in the men's 470 class and the Opals will take on the US in the quarter-finals of the women's basketball. Here are the Olympic events to watch out for on day 12....

 2021-08-03 10:48 

ABC Australia

[ Victoria ]

Crown Melbourne casino licence in jeopardy as heads roll...

Crown chair Helen Coonan and Melbourne casino CEO Xavier Walsh will step down by the end of August, as the Victorian royal commissioner says the casino could be taken over by another company....

 2021-08-03 10:47 

ABC Australia

[ Western Australia ]

Northern Star Resources boss Stuart Tonkin talks the future of gold...

The owner of one of the biggest open cut gold mines in the world says cryptocurrency will never replace the precious metal as a safe haven....

 2021-08-03 10:06 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine in suspected murder...

Vitaly Shishov, who led a Kyiv-based organisation that helps Belarusians fleeing persecution, had been reported missing by his partner on Monday after failing to return home from a run....

 2021-08-03 09:58 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

Queensland records 16 new cases...

All are linked to the Indooroopilly State High School cluster which is now at 47 cases in total. Lexy Hamilton-Smith reports....

 2021-08-03 09:50 

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Biles returns to competition and collects bronze in balance beam final...

American gymnastics superstar Simone Biles returns to competition for the first time in more than a week and wins the bronze medal in the balance beam final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics....

 2021-08-03 09:46 

ABC Australia

[ Victoria ]

Lake, comment, share — hopes rare event will bring visitors to Victorian town...

For the first time in 10 years water has found its way into Lake Hindmarsh in Victoria's Wimmera region....

 2021-08-03 09:31 

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'Seasonal sniffle' not COVID, New Zealands PM's test reveals...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's COVID-19 test result is negative, a government spokesman confirms....

 2021-08-03 09:31 

ABC Australia

[ New South Wales ]

RFS volunteer found guilty of igniting blaze during total fire ban...

Blake Banner was 19 when he was charged with lighting seven fires on purpose in 2019....

 2021-08-03 09:24 

ABC Australia

[ New South Wales ]

COVID-19 vaccination rates show local rollout is 'on track', says health network...

Riverina health organisation says COVID-19 vaccination rate breakdown shows local rollout is "on track"....

 2021-08-03 09:22 

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Perth Casino Royal Commission interim report investigates 'informal, lax' process for investigating conflicts of interest...

The report says evidence to date raises several issues relating to conflicts of interest which require "further consideration"....

 2021-08-03 09:18 

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Man seeking to build 'alternative community' accused of lighting fires...

A Tasmanian man who attempted to establish his own "alternative community" has appeared in court, accused of lighting fires in the Fingal Valley in 2019....

 2021-08-03 09:13 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

The IOC asks China to explain a medal ceremony protest no-one was expecting...

Olympics chiefs have been on alert for protests athletes might stage at Tokyo, but the stunt a pair of Chinese gold medallists pulled may have surprised them....

 2021-08-03 09:06 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

'Lively, pink and plump' two giant panda cubs born in France...

A giant panda on loan to France from China gave birth to female twin cubs early Monday, a French zoo announces, declaring "they are very lively, pink and plump."...

 2021-08-03 09:05 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

NT anti-corruption watchdog issues public warning to staff following 'media speculation'...

Four weeks into his role as the Territory's anti-corruption watchdog, Michael Riches responds to allegations about the ICAC office's handling of the Darwin Turf Club report, prior to his tenure....

 2021-08-03 09:03 

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[ World ]

Former police officer pleads guilty to beating teenager with baton...

Florian Hilgart, 43, who has since resigned from the police force, has now twice been filmed assaulting a member of the public while on duty....

 2021-08-03 09:00 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

Rockhampton woman charged with murder after partner's death...

A 47-year-old woman has been charged with the alleged murder of her partner in March this year....

 2021-08-03 08:54 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

China orders mass COVID-19 testing of Wuhan as Delta variant spreads...

Chinese authorities are doing mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reaches the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019....

 2021-08-03 08:50 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Sydney man arrested in ACT as Canberrans are encouraged to dob in venues failing to comply with check-in requirements...

A Canberra woman is one of two people arrested for breaching COVID-19 rules in the ACT in the past 48 hours after she refused to check-in at a store. The ACT government is encouraging people to report non-compliance at supermarkets....

 2021-08-03 08:35 

ABC Australia

[ New South Wales ]

Orange COVID-19 testing clinic could lead to legal action for Health District...

The Western NSW Local Health District says it could face legal action for setting up a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in a car park of a vacant former hardware store....

 2021-08-03 08:32 

ABC Australia

[ New South Wales ]

Cost of cancelling Bluesfest a day before opening revealed...

The festival's director says the event should never have been cancelled as an economic analysis puts the loss at $181m....

 2021-08-03 08:31 

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Man who attacked Canberra woman with what appeared to be methylated spirits handed suspended sentence...

A "terrifying and heinous incident" is how an ACT magistrate has described an attack by a man who flicked what was believed to be methylated spirits on his former partner and threatened to light it....

 2021-08-03 08:00 

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All-female racing team makes history at the Darwin Cup...

Jockey Jessie Philpot says she is still coming to terms with her history-making win at this year's Darwin Cup....

 2021-08-03 07:57 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

Supply issues, no hubs behind low vaccination rates in regional Queensland...

One regional Queensland location had one of the worst fully vaccinated rates in the country. Now a reason has been offered for why that is....

 2021-08-03 07:39 

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IOC launches investigation into treatment of Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya...

The International Olympic Committee has launched a formal investigation into allegations Belarus attempted to force Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who has sought refuge at the Polish embassy, to return home from the Tokyo Games....

 2021-08-03 07:33 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

'Instagram bikie' has a 'target on his back in jail', Gold Coast court hears...

Ex-Hells Angel Ben Geppert has been sentenced for bashing a man with a baseball bat over a $500 debt, but will be eligible for parole later this year....

 2021-08-03 07:32 

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Warholm produces incredible 400m hurdles performance, Aussies eye more gold...

Norway's Karsten Warholm smashes a world record with his outstanding performance in the men's 400m hurdles, while several Australians get a step closer to bringing home more gold....

 2021-08-03 07:17 

ABC Australia

[ Western Australia ]

Sightseers spoiling culturally sensitive waterfall...

Soaring visitations to a culturally sensitive West Australian waterfall by keen sightseers is creating headaches for those tasked with its care and protection as Instagrammers step outside dedicated walking trails to secure their perfect picture....

 2021-08-03 07:11 

ABC Australia

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Australia set to clinch second sailing gold at Tokyo Olympics...

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan are all but guaranteed of winning gold after establishing an insurmountable lead in the men's 470 class ahead of the medal race....

 2021-08-03 07:11 

ABC Australia

[ South Australia ]

Beach cleaners tally up rubbish as winter storms dump waste back on shore...

South Australians are being urged to not only post their shocking beach waste photos to social media but send them to a centralised system to enact change....

 2021-08-03 07:10 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Woman who spoke out about 'rogue' COVID policy in Sydney hospitals sacked...

A woman who spoke out about partners being banned from maternity wards in some Western Sydney hospitals is sacked, shortly after going public....

 2021-08-03 06:32 

ABC Australia

[ New South Wales ]

He overcame near-fatal head kick, thyroid cancer: Berry's Shane Rose claims silver in showjumping...

Shane Rose has overcome many obstacles both on and off a horse including a near-fatal kick to the head and thyroid cancer, but that didn't stop him winning another Olympic medal last night....

 2021-08-03 06:26 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

The Lord of the Rings TV series wraps up filming in NZ...

The first season of Amazon's TV series based on The Lord of the Rings, which at $79 million per episode eclipses what it cost to make Game of Thrones, has wrapped....

 2021-08-03 06:12 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Laurel Hubbard is an extraordinarily ordinary person struggling with her place in history...

Laurel Hubbard has had more attention and more written about her than most others here at the Tokyo Games. But the transgender weightlifer from New Zealand is just another human being trying to make her way in a complex world, writes Tracey Homes....

 2021-08-03 06:08 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

COVID blamed for delay to Adelaide train line upgrade, commuters say substitute buses are not working for them...

The completion of the long-delayed electrification of Adelaide's Gawler train line has now been shunted off until 2022, angering commuters who have been forced onto substitute buses since last year....

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