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Australian court overturns ruling requiring mine approvals to weigh climate harm

An Australian court on Tuesday overturned a groundbreaking ruling from last year that required the country’s environment minister to consider harm to children from...

‘Welcome back world!’: Australia fully reopens borders after two years

Australia on Monday fully reopened its international borders to travellers vaccinated against the coronavirus after nearly two years of pandemic-related closings as tourists returned...

Australia boosts spending to protect koalas

Australia will spend an additional A$50 million ($35 million) in the next four years to protect koala habitat and slow the decline of the...

Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic as Omicron drives up hospital cases

Australia on Tuesday suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic as a fast-moving Omicron outbreak continued to push up hospitalisation rates to record levels,...

Australian minister cancels Djokovic’s visa; world No. 1 cannot defend his title

(IANS): World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic will not be able to defend his Australian Open crown this year after the Australian Immigration Minister,...

Australia vows to ‘push through’ Omicron wave as infections cross 1 Million

Australia must "push through" the fast-moving Omicron outbreak, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, as infections surpassed 1 million, more than half in...

Sydney Omicron outbreak could peak by late January, modelling shows

The Omicron outbreak in Australia's most-populous state could peak by the end of January, official modelling showed on Friday, as authorities reinstated some restrictions...

History of Bushfires in Australia

The earliest bushfires occurred in Australia around 4000 B.C. In central Australia, fires erupted more often and were more destructive than ever. Indigenous people...

Australia’s reopening plans stumble as Omicron cases rise

Australia said it would review some of its border reopening plans this week after reporting its first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, but...

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