Posts Tagged Australia

Australia to force Facebook, Google to pay media companies for content

UNTV News   •   July 31, 2020

Australia will force U.S. tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move on Friday (July 31) to protect...

Australian police say Chinese students being targeted in ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam

UNTV News   •   July 28, 2020

New South Wales (NSW) Police on Monday (July 27) warned students of Chinese backgrounds studying in Sydney to be aware of a ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam that has obtained millions in...

Virus cases surge, Australia state bans dancing, singing, mingling

UNTV News   •   July 17, 2020

Australia’s New South Wales state on Friday (July 17) said it was banning dancing, singing and mingling at large-scale gatherings as neighbouring Victoria reported a record daily increase in COVID-19...

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years to halt coronavirus

UNTV News   •   July 6, 2020

The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday (July 7) for an indefinite period, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday (July 6), following an outbreak...

Australia considering offering safe haven for Hong Kong residents

UNTV News   •   July 2, 2020

Australia is considering safe haven proposals for Hong Kong residents, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday (July 2), after China imposed a new national security law on the financial...

Koalas could become extinct in Australian state by 2050 – inquiry

UNTV News   •   June 30, 2020

A year-long parliamentary inquiry announced on Tuesday (June 30) that koalas will become extinct in Australia’s most populous state by 2050 without significant intervention. The report found that koala populations...

Japan to ease entry for Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, NZ – Abe

UNTV News   •   June 19, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday (June 18) said his country would ease entry restrictions for people coming from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam. Speaking at a news...

Roads flooded as heavy rains dampen Australian bushfires

UNTV News   •   February 7, 2020

Vehicles struggled through flooded roads on Friday (February 7) as the biggest rainfall in almost 20 years drenched Australia’s wildfire-ravaged east coast, dousing the blazes and providing welcome relief to...

Firefighting plane crash kills 3 in Australia

UNTV News   •   January 23, 2020

Sydney, Australia – Three people were killed when a water-bombing plane fighting bushfires crashed into a large fireball in Australia on Thursday amid rising temperatures that have further fueled the...

One man and his dog: Rescuing koalas from Australia’s bushfires

UNTV News   •   January 16, 2020

Sydney, Australia – A dog trained to track down animals has been helping Australian forest guards find koalas in danger amid the huge bushfires razing the land and claiming the...

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