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Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus, expects more cases

Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus, expects more cases

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus on Saturday in Melbourne, with many pharmacies in the city’s centre running out of protective masks despite health officials saying they are not recommended. A Chinese national in his 50s, who had been in the city of Wuhan where the virus first appeared, is in a stable

Nadal clicks into top gear, brushes aside Carreno Busta

Nadal clicks into top gear, brushes aside Carreno Busta

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal delivered his best performance of the week as the Spaniard dismantled compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-2 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The top seed was in ominous form on Rod Laver Arena, facing no break points and striking 42 winners to just seven unforced errors in his

The winners of the Australian of the Year Awards 2020

The winners of the Australian of the Year Awards 2020

January 25, 2020. Australian of the Year awards for 2020 were announced tonight in Canberra by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The Australian of the Year is Dr James Muecke AM, the Senior Australian of the Year is Professor John Newnham AM, the Young Australian of the Year is Ash Barty and the Australia's Local Hero is Bernie Shakeshaft. (AAP Video/Marc

PM emotional speaking about his late father

PM emotional speaking about his late father

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has held back tears when he spoke about his late father.

Barty named Young Australian of the Year

Barty named Young Australian of the Year

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ash Barty was named Young Australian of the Year on Saturday in recognition of her rise to number one in the world and Grand Slam triumph at last year’s French Open. Barty was her country’s first number one women’s tennis player since her fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976 when she first reached the top

Australian of the Year 2020: Dr James Muecke

Australian of the Year 2020: Dr James Muecke

Australian of the Year recipient Dr James Muecke has praised the courageous firefighters and emergency services labelling them “our heroes” applauding their sacrifice and unwavering commitment. Dr Muecke is an eye surgeon who founded Sight for All, dedicating his career to preventing blindness. “Whilst I have not been fighting fires, I humbly accept

Minister’s fate coming to a head

Minister’s fate coming to a head

Two of the Prime Minister's senior staffers have been linked to the sports rorts scandal surrounding Deputy Nationals Leader Bridget McKenzie. According to The Weekend Australian, a senior adviser to Scott Morrison worked closely with Liberal party strategists in the handling of grant applications before presenting them to Senator McKenzie's office

Daniil Medvedev speaks to the media about his straight sets win against Alexei Popyrin

Daniil Medvedev speaks to the media about his straight sets win against Alexei Popyrin

January 26, 2020. Daniil Medvedev speaks to the media about his straight sets win against Australian Alexei Popyrin in the third round of the Australian Open. He also discusses his upcoming match against Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round. (AAP Video/Alex Murray)

Economics behind nuclear ‘difficult to prosecute’

Economics behind nuclear ‘difficult to prosecute’

Content Director at Multiplier Daniel Petrie says “the economic behind nuclear in its current form are very difficult to prosecute” but it should “be part of the discussion” as fresh calls for nuclear power emerge. This comes as New South Wales 2020 Australian of the Year Professor Al Muderis suggested Australia should go nuclear to cut emissions