Posts Tagged Australia

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...

Australians demand PM’s resignation amid bushfires

UNTV News   •   January 10, 2020

Sydney – Thousands of Australians on Friday protested in several cities demanding Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s resignation over his failure to act on raging fires and his lack of commitment...

Comedienne Celeste Barber launches fund raising campaign for Australia

Marje Pelayo   •   January 9, 2020

AUSTRALIA — Comedienne Celeste Barber initiated a fund raising effort in support of the firefighters battling the raging wildfire across the country. So far, her campaign has generated US$30-M. About...

Australia extends state of disaster in areas affected by bushfires

UNTV News   •   January 9, 2020

Sydney, Australia – The state of Victoria in southeastern Australia on Thursday extended the state of disaster due to bushfires and urged the people to evacuate danger zones before the...

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