August 17, 2022

Australia Tightens Biosecurity Measures to Stop Foot And Mouth Disease

Australian authorities are taking precautions to prevent foot and mouth disease (FMD) from entering the country. Starting from July 7, whenever a flight arrives from Indonesia, a biosecurity officer will board the aircraft and play a message about FMD issues. “One hundred per cent of travellers arriving from Indonesia will now be assessed against biosecurity […]

The Price of Beef Continues to Climb

Carcasses of beef hang at a meat processing plant. (Milanchikov Sergey, Shutterstock via The Center Square) The price of food continues to go up and leading the way is the price of beef. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the price of ground beef is up 36 percent from last year. Supply chain issues, […]

Roe V Wade Overturn ‘Misunderstood’ Australian Liberal Senator Says As Ruling Reignites Debate in Australia

An Australian Liberal senator has defended the US Supreme Court’s overturn of the Roe v Wade ruling that largely legalised abortion, saying the decision is “profoundly empowering” for democracy despite being largely “misunderstood” by the public as the ruling reignites the abortion debate in Australia. It comes after the US Supreme Court, in a 6-3…

Funding Boost for Allergic Diseases and Anaphylaxis Research in Australia

The Australian government has allocated $26.9 million (US$18.8 million) in the 2022-23 Budget to back research to better prevent and treat allergic diseases and anaphylaxis. Of the funding, $16.6 million will go to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Anaphylaxis Australia to jointly set up a National Allergy Council (NAC). Health…

Australia Increases Childcare Subsidies for Families

The Australian Federal government has announced that childcare subsidies (CCS) have increased for families with at least two children in childcare by 30 percent as of March 7. “These measures will ease the cost of childcare for about 250,000 families across Australia who on average will be $2,260 (US$1674) a year better off…

Australia Working With Partners on ‘Deep and Serious’ Sanctions on Russia: Foreign Minister

Australia is working with democratic allies to impose additional sanctions on Russia following President Vladimir Putin’s decision to send troops into the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. “Australia has been working with like-minded partners, including the United States, UK, and Canada on what our sanctions options look like,” Foreign Minister Marise Payne told 2GB…

Australia Welcomes First International Travellers After Two Years of Border Closures

International tourists have started arriving in Australia for the first time after two years of closed borders, triggering emotional reunion scenes between family and friends across the country. Travelers stepping out of aircraft at the Sydney airport were greeted by joyful well-wishers waving Tim-Tams, jars of Vegemite…

Australia Commences New Online Safety Laws to Protect Aussies From ‘Vicious’ Online Abuse

Australia’s new online safety measures came into force on Sunday, which could mean social media platforms are now able to be forced to take down offending posts and, in some cases, unmask the identity of anonymous posters. The wide-ranging Online Safety Act, which passed in 2021…

Sky News Breakfast: Novak Djokovic wins an appeal to stay in Australia

Novak Djokovic's entry to Australia delayed over visa mishap, being held in guarded room

Novak Djokovic could miss the Australian Open this month after a visa mishap involving his vaccine medical exemption has prevented him from entering the country, according to reports.  Djokovic arrived at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport just before midnight local time on Wednesday after announcing just a day earlier that he had been granted a medical exemption […]

‘We Will Fight Them in the Streets’: Djokovic Dad Says Australia Holding Son ‘Captive’ over Vaccines

World-renowned tennis player Novak Djokovic now finds himself at the center of a diplomatic firestorm as the Australian government keeps him detained at the Melbourne airport due to his vaccination status. On Wednesday, Djokovic arrived at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport after being granted a medical exemption to compete in the Australian Open, where he had hoped to earn a…

Jury to decide fate of US teen gunman Kyle Rittenhouse – BBC News

A jury has been sent to deliberate in the case of a teen who shot three men amid civil unrest last year, in one of the most high-profile trials in the US. Wrapping …

Australia: Koala population reaches ‘tipping point’ due to climate change

Vaccine Mandates See Principal Threaten School Closure in Western Australia

The principal of a catholic school in Western Australia (WA) is reportedly seeking legal advice on closing a school rather than enforcing the state’s vaccination mandate. Last month, WA Premier Mark McGowan announced that vaccinations were to be mandatory for 75 percent of the state’s workforce—equivalent to over a million workers—which includes teachers and other…

Reality TV Show ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ Triggers Coronavirus Lockdown in Australia

ITV’s reality TV show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! has been blamed for triggering a lockdown — which has affected thousands of Australians — after a crew member contracted the Chinese coronavirus. The show is facing criticism after one of its make-up artists tested positive for the coronavirus, which led to around 135,000 people in the northern…

China: U.S., UK, Australia Must Be ‘Held Accountable’ for ‘Great Suffering’ in Afghanistan

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has said that America, Britain, and Australia, among others, “must be held accountable” for the “suffering” caused by their “military interventions in sovereign states”, particularly Afghanistan. “The U.S., UK, Australia and other countries must be held accountable for the violation of human rights committed by their military in Afghanistan and…

Australia Starts Shipping Refugees To US As Part Of Obama Deal

  U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, aboard the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, U.S. May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. The first refugees held at Australia’s offshore detention centers began […]

Trump: “Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why?

Trump ‘Fumes’ At Obama Refugee Deal With Australia, Hangs Up On PM President Donald Trump fumed over a refugee deal Obama made with Australia while on a phone call with the prime minster Saturday, calling it a terrible deal and accusing the leader of trying to export the “next Boston bombers” before abruptly ending the […]

Obama’s ‘Backroom’ Refugee Deal Gives OK to Australia Rejects From Terror Spots

President Obama and his top administrative staffers, in what’s being described as an unprecedented move, have agreed to allow 2,465 refugees from terrorism hotspots into the United States, after Australia rejected them. What’s more, Obama’s State Department is granting the refugees classified status, so even Congress can’t get details on their backgrounds. Australia has taken […]

Obama to ‘Fast-Track’ 1800 Muslims Rejected by Australia

Obama will continue to destroy and dismantle until his very last day in power. Obama is expediting the importation of Muslims who were rejected by Australia.  Let’s hope Trump sends these invaders back to their jihad lands. NATIONAL SECURITY Obama hastens deal accepting 1.8K rejected Muslims Fast-tracking the Obama administration’s plan to accept hoards of […]

‘ALLAHU AKBAR!’ Stabbing Murder In Australia; Authorities Unsure Of Motive

Late Tuesday night In northeast Australia, A 29-year-old man shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he stabbed to death a 21-year-old British woman, a dog, and critically injured a 30-year-old British man. Australian authorities indicated that the killer is from France, with Reuters describing him as a “Frenchman.” His name has not yet been released. His likeness […]