Housing help still unclear for Lismore residents after northern NSW flood

The NSW Premier assures those left homeless after floods that temporary housing is on the agenda — but there is still no clear plan on how or when that will…  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

Melissa Perrine, Rae Anderson and Kate McLoughlin: Meet the women of Australia’s 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics team

There are only a few women in Australia’s Winter Paralympics team in Beijing, but they are making sure they stand out in the snow.  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

Ukraine couple flee to Tasmania as house in Kherson destroyed, fate of family members unknown

Alexander Djerourou and Anastasia Mikheda received an early warning about the impending war from childhood mate, Alex Solomon. They almost did not believe him.  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

COVID-19 updates: Every state and territory’s coronavirus numbers in one place

Looking for your state or territory’s latest COVID-19 statistics? Here’s where to find them.  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

Civil case against Prince Andrew formally dismissed after settlement reached with Virginia Giuffre

A US judge orders the dismissal of Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit accusing Britain’s Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her when she was underage, after the two parties reached a settlement.  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

With WA’s COVID-19 peak looming as Omicron spreads, businesses are trying to protect staff

Split rosters, reserve staff and a healthy dose of luck — that is how Perth businesses are preparing for the peak of Omicron infections expected to hit in the…  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

Indigenous man Brendan Thoms takes compensation case to the High Court after spending 14 months in immigration detention

Brendan Thoms, who made history in the High Court when it ruled that Indigenous Australians are not ‘aliens’ under the constitution, will today ask the court to allow him to claim compensation for…  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

Feral pest inquiry response shuts down cat curfew but urges owners to keep pets contained

With native species being hunted to extinction by cats, the Invasive Species Council chief says the federal government’s response to its own feral cat inquiry “doesn’t go far enough”.  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

Snow Medical Research Foundation cuts University of Melbourne funding after ‘six white men’ sole recipients of honorary doctorates

Australia’s largest medical research foundation says it is suspending the University of Melbourne from its multi-million dollar fellowship program because the university has only awarded honorary doctorates to men over…  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

Single-use plastic ban expanded in Canberra to include major sport and music events

Canberra’s single-use plastic ban is being expanded, with major events at Canberra Stadium and Manuka Oval now going plastic-free, alongside music festivals.  ABC News (AU)    08 Mar, 2022

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