The COVIDSafe app uses a phone's Bluetooth wireless signal to store information about people's interactions, and can be accessed by health officials if a person contracts coronavirus.
The coronavirus serves as a reminder that diseases are political as well as biological.
Budget repair after years of deficits was a key promise ahead of last year’s election but Treasurer Josh Frydenberg sidestepped a question about whether the promised $3.4 billion surplus for the year to June 2020 could be delivered.
Tens of thousands rally across the country to demand PM Scott Morrison's conservative government cut back on fossil fuels, as deadly climate-fuelled bushfires burn out of control.
Fires burn in southern Parndana town as another heatwave, expected to bring renewed misery, sets in. Scientists warn carbon emissions from ongoing blazes are now nearly at par with those caused by fires in Amazon rainforest in 2019.
The fire danger is forecast to be extreme in seven of the Victoria state's nine districts and threatened to close the Princes Highway, a major road artery in the region.
Authorities said temperatures of more than 40 Degrees Celsius, strong winds, thunderstorms and a wind change moving across the state meant Monday would be one of the most significant fire weather days in Victoria's history.
Australia’s most populous state was paralysed by “catastrophic” fire conditions amid soaring temperatures, while one person died as wildfires also ravaged the country’s southeast.
Hot, dry, windy conditions spread wildfires east of Melbourne, Australia. Presently there are 25 fires burning in the state and 15 of them are in eastern Victoria.
Farmers in Australia's eastern states are struggling with extreme aridity that has turned green pastures into dust, with the economies of local towns also suffering.
Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and fifth in line to the throne, will tie the knot with actress Meghan Markle on May 19 at Windsor Castle.
US authorities charged the driver of the overheated truck found in Texas packed with migrants, 10 of whom died, with one count of transporting illegal immigrants, an offence punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty.
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