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Qantas warns coronavirus impact of as much as $99m

The warning comes as concerns grow over the impact of the outbreak on airlines and the global economy.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 20 Feb 2020 | 4:29 pm

'Violent and devastating': RFS superintendent reflects on unprecedented fire season

Almost eight weeks after lightning started a major blaze near the New South Wales-Victoria border, the Green Valley fire at Talmalmo has finally been declared out.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 4:18 pm

Regulation of 'unaffordable' medicinal cannabis forcing patients to turn to black market for cheaper options

It has been legal for doctors to prescribe medical cannabis since 2016 but patients say the process is time-consuming and expensive meaning some are sourcing their pain relief elsewhere.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 3:51 pm

Huge East Gippsland blaze that burned for three months finally declared 'contained'

The Tambo-35 bushfire complex that charred more than 320,000 hectares of East Gippsland around Bairnsdale and the Buchan Valley over the past 91 days is finally 'contained'.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 3:25 pm

Two new commissioners added to lead royal commission into deadly bushfires

The Governor-General signs off on a royal commission into this summer's devastating bushfires, with a specific focus on better management of hazard reduction.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 3:25 pm



Bushfires had 'no notable impact' on jobs, but unemployment ticks up

Australia's unemployment rate rises from 5.1 to 5.3 per cent in January, but it is because more people were looking for work not because jobs are being cut.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 2:59 pm

Australia weather: 'We’ve gone from hell to high water'

Australians on the drought, dust, fire and floods of one of the most turbulent summers in memory.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 20 Feb 2020 | 2:50 pm

Man dies after being trapped by stone sheets in Melbourne shipping container

Police say a man has died after he became trapped by stone sheets inside a shipping container in the Melbourne suburb of Campbellfield.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 2:03 pm

Gangland lawyer takes Google to court to unmask reviewer

Melbourne gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson is suing technology behemoth Google in a bid to unmask an online reviewer who she suspects is actually a legal competitor.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 12:56 pm

St Kevin's deputy principal asked to step aside in wake of Four Corners investigation

The deputy principal of St Kevin's College, Janet Canny, is asked by the school's governing body to step aside pending an investigation into allegations regarding her handling of a staff member's complaint of inappropriate conduct.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 11:53 am

Dr Anthea Rhodes urges parents to talk to teenagers about the health risks of e-cigarettes

Vaping, or e-cigarettes, have become a popular alternative to smoking, especially among young Australians.

Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 10:04 am

'It's a crisis': Case worker overload draws concern for kids in out-of-home care

Gippsland children in out-of-home care are left out of decisions about how often they see their families, where they live, and where they attend school because case workers are swamped with paperwork, a study finds.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 9:25 am

Rowan Baxter: Outcry after family of ex-rugby player die in fire

Unconfirmed reports say that Rowan Baxter set a car alight with his wife and children inside.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 20 Feb 2020 | 8:14 am

Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy expect returns to form in T20 World Cup opener

Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry are two of the national women's cricket team's biggest stars but both have endured a run of outs ahead of the Women's T20 World Cup — where they're backing themselves to silence the critics.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 7:50 am

Australian Ballet leaps to new heights with skateboards, highwire and men doing duets

One of the stars of the Australian Ballet's world-premiere production of The Happy Prince literally takes ballet to new heights as dancers soar high above the stage in a contemporary production which features a "living fruit salad" of cultural references.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 7:40 am

Prosecuting lawyer wins $435k judgement after being traumatised by evidence

The Office of Public Prosecutions breached its duty of care to a employee who was diagnosed with with PTSD and a depressive disorder after having to view child exploitation material and pornography in her role as a prosecutor.



Source: ABC News | 20 Feb 2020 | 7:32 am

Australia planes collide north of Melbourne, killing four

The two light aircraft with two people on board each crashed to the ground north of Melbourne.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 20 Feb 2020 | 12:35 am

Australia firefighters thanked with Times Square billboard

The Australian bushfire agency said it wanted to say thanks to helpers in "the biggest way possible".

Source: BBC News - Australia | 19 Feb 2020 | 6:32 pm



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Sydney storm: Thunder and lightning thrash Australian city

One dead and thousands are left without power after thunderstorms hammer Sydney.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 19 Feb 2020 | 4:32 pm

Australia bushfires: Backpackers can stay longer if they help rebuild

New rules have been introduced so that people with working holiday visas can extend their stay.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Feb 2020 | 11:16 pm

Missing woman survives five days lost in Queensland forest

Chinese university student Yang Chen took shelter in caves and drank fresh water from creeks.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Feb 2020 | 5:26 pm

Holden: Historic Australian car brand loved by families and surfers

Fans of the Australian brand Holden are sharing memories of their beloved cars on social media.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Feb 2020 | 2:15 am

Sacking row over firefighter's outburst at PM

The man claims he was sacked for criticising the Australian PM, but authorities have denied it.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Feb 2020 | 1:55 am

Victorian mother seeking to have baby son live with her in maximum security prison

A Victorian mother who is serving a sentence for manslaughter is pushing to have her baby son live with her in prison. The toddler's mother, who is in jail for killing his father, wants the 22-month-old brought up at a maximum security women's prison in Victoria. She hopes to regain custody from the toddler's grandparents, who say the boy should remain in their care.

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Weather explained: How do snowmaking machines work?

Our Sky News Weather Chief Meteorologist Tom Saunders explains.

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Daughter of ambulance worker shares story about father’s suicide (ABC Q&A)

Kim, an audience member on the ABC’s Q&A program, told the panel on Monday night that her father Tony had recently taken his own life and how she feels like the system didn't do enough to help. CREDIT: ABC/Q&A

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Samurai sword-wielding thieves still on the run

Three men are on the run after they robbed a tavern on New South Wales' mid-north coast. The trio donned masks and threatened staff with a samurai sword and machete before taking off from the Bago venue with money and mobile phones.

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A furious manager of a New South Wales pub that was threatened by armed robbers overnight has offered $5000 of his own money to catch the thieves (9 News)

A furious manager of a New South Wales pub that was threatened by armed robbers with a samurai sword, machete and a wooden club overnight has offered $5000 of his own money to catch the thieves.

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Samurai sword, machete used in terrifying pub robbery (9 News)

A furious manager of a New South Wales pub that was threatened by armed robbers overnight has offered $5000 of his own money to catch the thieves. CREDIT: 9 News

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Italy’s President faces calls for impeachment after PM appointment

Italy's President is facing calls for impeachment after he appointed a former International Monetary Fund official Carlo Cottarelli as interim prime minister. It comes a day after President Sergio Mattarella effectively ended plans by two anti-establishment parties to form a coalition government.

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Heavy Rains, Winds Proceed Alberto Along Florida Panhandle

Heavy rain and windy conditions developed across the Florida panhandle on Monday, May 28, as Subtropical Storm Alberto approached the coast. The storm was due to make landfall near Destin, Florida, Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service said the storm was weakening as it approached the coast, but tropical-force winds and gusts were still expected. Gusts up to 54 miles per hour were recorded on St. George Island, a news report said. This video shows the rain and wind ahead of the storm in Panama City Beach. Credit: Autumn Renfroe via Storyful

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Extreme weather outlook

Cold, wet and windy weather hits the southeast with potential for follow up rain in the West. Our Sky News Weather Meteorologist Rob Sharpe explains.

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

RUSH HOUR: The issue with this hugging picture

Live: Rush Hour

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