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  • BREAKING: Reports of multiple explosions tonight in Abu Dhabi. Possible rocket attack. More to come … Twitter: @AryJaey Possible terror attack fears have gripped Abu Dhabi following reports of a double explosion and a missile crashing into a building. https://twitter.com/conflicts/status/1491167762772905992?s=21 Images from the incident purport to show a burning building. According to some [...]
  • Lachlan G. Howell, Deakin University; Ryan R. Witt, University of Newcastle, and Shelby A. Ryan, University of Newcastle Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley is reportedly poised to decide whether some koala populations should be listed as endangered, as new research shows her government continues to approve land clearing in koala habitat. Zoos Victoria Analysis released by the Australian [...]
  • Australian retail sales volumes rose a record 8.2 per cent in the December quarter 2021, seasonally adjusted, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This follows a 4.4 per cent fall in the September quarter 2021. Ben James, Director of Quarterly Economy Wide Statistics, said the 8.2 per cent increase in retail sales volumes is the strongest quarterly [...]
  • Ilana Finefter-Rosenbluh, Monash University The recent case of a Christian school in Queensland asking parents to sign a contract, stating, among other things, homosexuality is immoral and their children will only identify as their birth gender, sparked a furore across the country. It also highlighted an ethical issue many staff face: what action to take if their school’s values conflict with [...]
  • According to US researchers, a healthy gut microbiome – the bacteria, fungi, and other tiny organisms that live in our guts – in middle age is linked to better brain performance. They investigated gut microbiome data from 597 people with an average age of 55 who had completed brain function tests. Those who had more healthy bacteria called Barnesiella and Lachnospiraceae performed [...]
  • As Queensland and New South Wales battle to suppress the DELTA variant with push to get the populations vaccinated experts have warned that Vaccine resistant COVID-19 strains most likely to emerge when 60% of us are vaccinated. Experts warn that Vaccine resistant strains are most likely to emerge when around 60 per cent of the population has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and we should keep [...]
  • Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Australia’s top economists have overwhelmingly rejected cuts to either permanent or temporary migration as a means of restoring lost wage growth. The 56 leading economists polled by the Economic Society and The Conversation include a former head of the Fair Pay Commission and a former expert member of the Fair Work Commission’s minimum wage panel. Among [...]
  • Modelling conducted by Dr Tony Blakely from the Population Interventions Unit at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, and his colleagues Dr Jason Thompson, and Dr Laxman Bablani on the health and economic impacts of how we deal with a COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria suggests that a strategy aimed at [...]
  • Shutterstock Deborah Williamson, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and Sharon Lewin, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 testing in Australia has been performed using highly sensitive PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests. But this conventional model of testing, which involves swabbing by a health-care professional [...]
  • Seven in ten people aged 16 and over will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID restrictions to begin to be eased, under targets agreed in principle by national cabinet on Friday. Further relaxation and opening beyond that, including a near end to lockdowns, will require 80% of those eligible to have had two doses. At present the proportion of people 16 and over fully vaccinated is 18.24%, while [...]
  • Queensland has nine new cases acquired in the community in Queensland over the last 24 hours, and has conducted 11,468 tests in the last 24 hour period. Government officials are saying that the testing rate is not enough. The CHO says they do not have any link between these cases that have happened in Indooroopilly and where it originally started from the two people who came into Queensland from [...]
  • His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and consort to Her Majesty the Queen, has died at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace confirmed the news early this morning London time at Windsor Castle. Speaking to press British Prime Minister Boris Johnston said the Duke had earned the affection of generations in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world. He was [...]
  • A Labor government would set up a $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund to promote manufacturing in Australia’s post pandemic economy. The fund, to be announced on Tuesday as Labor begins its national conference, would partner with private investors and superannuation funds, which have access to large reserves of capital. It would be aimed at helping build new industries and boosting [...]

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