The US Ambassador to Australia, Caroline Kennedy, surprises Canberra

Hunted on the head Former Minister of Health you would think Greg Hunt, who retired from politics in the last election, may be tired of talking about COVID. Not so. Hunt will address – via Zoom – a Boston-based conference for medical journalists dubbed “the health coverage fellowship” as the minister “who led Australia’s pandemic … Read more

Deanna Coco: Sydney Harbor Bridge protester jailed

A protester who blocked Sydney Harbor Bridge in a climate change protest has been sent to prison after a magistrate berated her for her “childish stunts” and “selfish emotional” actions. Magistrate Allison Hawkins sent Deanna “Violet” Coco to prison for a minimum of eight months after pleading guilty to seven charges, including using an authorized … Read more

Pivot Airlines says crew members have been detained in the Dominican Republic, back in Canada

Article content TORONTO — Crew members of a Pivot Airlines plane detained in the Dominican Republic since April have landed in Toronto and are being reunited with their loved ones. Article content CEO Eric Edmondson said in a statement Thursday night that the crew showed “incredible courage and resilience during the harrowing ordeal” of being … Read more

Weather in Vancouver: The map shows when you can see the Northern Lights

Be prepared. Metro Vancouverites have a chance to see the Northern Lights after a snowstorm that caused widespread commuter chaos in the region. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm warning for Thursday, Dec. 1. There is a small chance of R1 to R2 … Read more

Film students in Canberra learn how to work with technology used in high budget productions such as The Mandalorian

Film students at the Academy of Interactive Education (AIE) in Canberra can now use technology seen in productions such as The Mandalorian and Thor: Love and Thunder. Most important points: The AIE’s StageCraft course is the world’s first The technology displays backgrounds that move with the camera Teacher Dan Sanguineti says the course focuses on … Read more

Another 9684 COVID cases in SA

The latest wave of COVID-19 continues to grow, with weekly cases rising by eight percent and SA Health reporting another 12 deaths. Photo: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA This week, 9,684 people in South Australia tested positive for the virus, 684 more than last week, but the number of contagious people in hospital fell from 140 to 128. … Read more

‘Who cares?’: Teacher’s Pet journalist hits back at allegations wife killer is being bullied

Hedley Thomas, the Australian’s chief national correspondent, says “who cares” if Chris Dawson is bullied in prison after “brutally murdering” his wife Lynette. “She was completely unsuspecting, almost certainly murdered in her own home, one of the worst victims of domestic violence, and then her memory was smeared,” Mr Thomas told Sky News Australia. “So, … Read more

Ninth teen charged with alleged murder

A 19-year-old man has joined a group of teenagers charged with alleged kidnapping and death in Melbourne’s northeast. The teenager from South Morang was taken into custody at Melbourne Airport on Friday. He was charged with murder and kidnapping and is the ninth teenager charged in an incident earlier this year. A 25-year-old Thomastown man … Read more

Moon Dog Summer Paradise

Sip ice cold beers, seltzers, cocktails and ‘alcoholic disco nectar’ under the iconic spire of Arts Center Melbourne, serving American barbecue, spare ribs, burgers and more. Summer has finally arrived and Moon Dog is turning up the heat for five months with a pop-up on St Kilda Road, right between the NGV and Arts Center … Read more