Good morning. Requires obligatory vaccinations to be prolonged in Australia, 1000’s scramble to flee Kabul, and Australia’s Paralympians go high of the world on day one in Toyko.
Coalition MPs are urging the prime minister to increase a Covid vaccine mandate to all aged care employees, with nationwide cupboard additionally pondering obligatory vaccinations for incapacity employees. Queensland MP Warren Entsch and former physician Katie Allen have each referred to as for an extension to incorporate house care employees as nicely, amid experiences that lots of of aged care centres are struggling to fulfill the preliminary deadline. State and federal governments stay locked in dialogue over whether or not assembly vaccination targets will sign an finish to lockdowns, with finance minister Simon Birmingham strolling again extra inflammatory statements from the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, who earlier threatened withdrawing financial helps if states did not part out lockdowns as soon as 70% of Australians over 16 have been vaccinated. In the meantime, debate continues over the subject of at what age youngsters ought to be vaccinated to assist attain herd immunity.
Hundreds concern being stranded in Kabul because the US evacuation deadline of 31 August quick approaches. Ninety planes departed the Afghan capital in a single 24-hour interval between Tuesday and Wednesday, with over 19,000 individuals onboard – surpassing the 1975 evacuation of Saigon. Based on Pentagon experiences, 88,000 individuals have flown out of Kabul because the Taliban re-seized energy. However as many as 4 occasions that quantity could possibly be left behind, susceptible for beforehand aiding US or western allies. Accusations that the Taliban have looted UN workplaces and threatened or bodily harmed employees have emerged, regardless of ongoing protestations of non-recriminations. In the meantime, Russia has claimed the Taliban have captured greater than 100 Russian-made helicopters from the overrun Afghan nationwide military.
Australia have made a golden begin to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, dominating within the pool and on the velodrome with six gold medals to shoot to the highest of the medal tally forward of China. A giant shock got here within the wheelchair rugby nonetheless, with Australia shedding to Denmark, as they chase a third-straight gold within the occasion.
A Victorian report has detailed lots of of tales of financial abuse, during which violent or abusive companions “weaponised” authorities or business constructions to regulate their companions. Below the Reworking Monetary Safety challenge, $900,000 of sufferer debt has been cleared.
Australia’s Vitality Safety Board has promised to work with business gamers, following criticism from the renewable vitality sector that proposed market guidelines are designed to prop up ageing coal turbines.
A 4 Corners report on the cosy relationship between Donald Trump and Fox Information has earned the ire of the Murdoch media empire, with Information Corp publishing 45 articles attacking the Australian public broadcaster in simply two days.
The NSW deputy premier, John Barilaro, has apologised after coming below hearth for “extremely offensive” feedback he made evaluating a funeral within the western NSW city of Wilcannia held in compliance with well being orders to “the 16 dickheads in Maroubra” who unfold Covid after having a celebration.
The HSC could possibly be delayed in NSW till November, with solely main topics examined in face-to-face checks. The NSW authorities additionally appears set to increase the lockdown in regional NSW till the tip of September, consistent with the lockdown in better Sydney.
Italian prime minister Mario Draghi stays assured he has secured US president Joe Biden’s assist for a G20 peace convention on Afghanistan, regardless of considerations contained in the US administration that any agreements with the Taliban would empower China or Russia’s affect within the area.
Samoa’s former prime minister has accused Jacinda Ardern of being “behind” the nation’s current political disaster, as a part of a plan to see him deposed for a feminine chief. Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi was the world’s second-longest serving prime minister, on the helm of the nation for over 22 years.
Powerful new censorship legal guidelines in Hong Kong will retrospectively be utilized to movies, in one other transfer that’s been seen as an assault on the town’s political and creative freedom.
“Eco-friendly” LED streetlights have come below hearth in England for decimating moth populations, with the brand new lights affecting populations much more severely than the sodium bulbs they changed.
When the coronavirus pandemic broke, it initially gave a fillip to Australia’s clothes manufacturing sector. However whereas Australian designers turned to native producers in droves, now that lockdowns have hit Sydney, homegrown firms are beginning to hit the wall. As designer Bianca Spender explains: “Summer time is our peak season and that is the time for manufacturing these collections. It hurts us as designers, it hurts retailers, and it hurts makers. That is once they make the cash that sustains the enterprise for the entire yr.” And as Lucianne Tonti writes, others concern the nascent revival of Australian clothes manufacturing could possibly be “killed off”, in a short time.
Ebook week could be a stress check at one of the best of occasions. However between house education and the cabin fever that has set in for a lot of households, the annual pageant of ebook appreciation has been even trickier for some this yr. Guardian Australia is in search of your finest and worst efforts – please share the love, beneath the road.
The web stays a treasure trove of the bizarre, macabre and generally surreal. However this week, we’re as soon as once more primarily simply trawling for lols, as Jenny Tian presents her 10 funniest issues on the web. And man, did that Einstein actually flip right into a blowhard after he went huge time.
It’s a motley bunch of preeners, posers, lookers and, nicely, not lookers. Chicken of the Yr is again, and among the many early frontrunners should not simply majestic flappers just like the New Holland honeyeater, but additionally extra pedestrian rivals just like the suburban brush turkey. And whereas there’s clearly a little bit of enjoyable concerned (spangled drongo, anybody?), as Birdlife’s Sean Dooley explains, the love expressed for Australia’s avifauna is certainly heartwarming. “You will have the unique and vibrant nominations. However you additionally see the much less glamorous birds. The fantastic little ones which are widespread and fly below the radar.”
Tampa, 20 years on. In 2001, Abbas Nazari was a seven-year-old Afghan refugee rescued from a distressed fishing vessel by the MV Tampa. 20 years on, Australia as soon as once more confronts its capability to just accept Afghan refugees. On this episode of Full Story, David Marr displays on the political disaster that got here to form Australia’s refugee politics to today.
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Throughout an 18-year profession, footballer Jamie Younger has seen as a lot as any. However the now veteran goalkeeper has a brand new problem: as a PhD pupil interviewing the A-League’s finest coaches about their approaches to psychology. Emma Kemp has the story.
England are within the field seat within the third Check in opposition to India at Headingley, after a shocking capitulation from the guests noticed all of them out for 78. The hosts then powered to 0/120 at stumps with each Burns and Hameed scoring sharp fifties.
Massive tourism, hospitality and recreation employers in NSW will have the ability to entry jobkeeper below a plan that can elevate the annual turnover threshold for entry from $250m to $1bn, writes the Australian. Coronavirus sufferers in Sydney’s hotspots can be triaged in makeshift items at Westmead and Blacktown hospitals to release ambulances after paramedics have been advised to redirect some Covid sufferers so far as the north shore, the Sydney Morning Herald experiences. And a witness within the Brereton inquiry into alleged warfare crimes in Afghanistan has stated she “lives in concern now” after her home was focused in an early-morning bombing, in line with the ABC.
Main Australian companies are anticipated to launch their full-year outcomes, together with Qantas, Woolworths and takeover candidate Huon Aquaculture.
A media briefing is scheduled for Western Australia’s first home-designed and constructed satellite tv for pc, to be launched for an Worldwide House Station resupply mission.
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It’s a discover that threatens to shake up demographic historical past. The invention of intact DNA from a 7,200-year-old physique present in 2015 Indonesia is, within the view of researchers, serving to “fully revolutionise our understanding of the early human story”. And whereas half the genetic make-up of the lady generally known as Bessé is much like present-day Aboriginals, genetic sequencing can also be exhibiting “a novel ancestral historical past not shared by anybody dwelling at the moment”.
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