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| The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 21. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS * Australia has recorded 7079 cases, with only 635 active cases remaining. SA and the ACT have no active cases, the NT has one. * The national death toll is 100 - NSW 49, Victoria...
| The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA have arrived at Kennedy Space Center, exactly one week before their historic SpaceX flight to the International Space Station. It will be the first time a private company, rather than a national government, sends astronauts into orbit. NASA test pilots...
| Queensland coroners have been granted new powers that could aid a second inquest into the deadly Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub bombing. Under new laws that have passed parliament, coroners have greater power to compel witnesses to give self-incriminating evidence at inquests. It's hoped the laws could resolve historic cases including whether...
| An inaugural Victorian cultural festival will rise next year to replace two major events and tap into the fountain of local talent. The new event RISING will combine art, music and ceremony in the heart of the Melbourne from May 26 to June 6, 2021. It will replace White Night and Melbourne...
| Twitter is testing new settings which will allow users to control who is allowed to reply to their posts on the social media platform, a potential major change. Until now, any user could reply to any public post on Twitter. Those replies would be visible below the original posting. In some cases,...
| International students could head back to Australia within months if universities come up with plans for how they can be safely quarantined and cleared of coronavirus. The higher education sector has been hit hard by a drop off in international students as the coronavirus led to border closures. The government's early move...
| Changes to coronavirus restrictions will allow up to 10 South Australians to dine indoors with a glass of wine in hand from Friday, with the state also moving to stage two on June 5, three days earlier than scheduled. SA Health's Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier says "it made sense"...
| The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 20. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS * Australia has recorded about 7068 cases, with under 700 active cases. * The national death toll is 100 - NSW 49, Victoria 18, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two...
| At least four homes are uninhabitable and up to 30 others have been damaged in severe storms which lashed western Victoria overnight. The hardest hit areas were Waurn Ponds and Mt Duneed west of Geelong, where the State Emergency Service received 115 calls for help. Of those, four homes were deemed uninhabitable...
| NSW residents will be able to head to the state's regions for holidays in less than a fortnight under a relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday announced recreational regional travel within the state will be allowed again from June 1. Under current NSW public health orders, regional travel...

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